Coast Guard assists boaters 22-miles off Hatteras Inlet, NC

Coast Guard assists boaters 22-miles off Hatteras Inlet, NC
Coast Guard members from Station Hatteras Inlet tow five boaters with a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat after the boaters activated an Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon when their boat lost power approximately 22-miles east of Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina, May 11, 2019. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet PORTSMOUTH, VA. – The Coast Guard assisted five people after...

Coast Guard emphasizes water safety ahead of fishing and boating season

Coast Guard emphasizes water safety ahead of fishing and boating season
MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and the National Safe Boating Council are promoting safe boating practices during the upcoming boating and fishing season in the areas surrounding Eureka, Fort Bragg, Crescent City, Redding and Ukiah. The public will notice increased air and boat enforcement patrols in the coming days. “In the event of a capsizing emergency, mariners...

Coast Guard rescues 2 mariners off Diamond Head, Oahu

Coast Guard rescues 2 mariners off Diamond Head, Oahu
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew stands with two survivors following their rescue off Honolulu, May 4, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HONOLULU — Coast Guard crews rescued two mariners about nine miles southeast of Diamond Head, Saturday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew located the two men in the water holding onto the hull of their 19-foot recreational vessel, Smooth C’s. The aircrew...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from life raft after fishing boat sinks

Coast Guard rescues 3 from life raft after fishing boat sinks
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry file photo by Aux. Michael Dubin NAPLES, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued three men from a life raft Monday after a 32-foot fishing boat sank 90 miles west of Naples. Rescued were Madeira Beach natives, Terry Britton, 58, and Patrick Leoni, 43, and St. Petersburg native Kyle Haskins, 29. At 1:52 a.m. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received mayday calls...

Coast Guard rescues 6 from sinking boat off Sunny Isles, Fla.

Coast Guard rescues 6 from sinking boat off Sunny Isles, Fla.
MIAMI- Six people in the water after their boat sank 25 miles west of Sunny Isles, Fla., Saturday, April 6, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cochito photo. MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cochito (WPB 87329) rescued six people from the water after their boat was taking on water 25 miles west of Sunny Isles on Saturday. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received notification from a...

406 Day: National Campaign for Awareness of Emergency Locator Beacon Importance

406 Day: National Campaign for Awareness of Emergency Locator Beacon Importance
An EPIRB in front of a 25-foot Response Boat-Small moored in front of Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay, Md. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Brazzell. NEW ORLEANS – Saturday, April 6, is 406 Day, a national campaign run by NOAA to spread awareness of the importance of emergency position indicating radio beacons, or EPIRBS, and personal locator beacons, or PLBs, in boating safety. In...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from disabled vessel 20 miles southwest of Bahamas

Coast Guard rescues 2 from disabled vessel 20 miles southwest of Bahamas
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued two people from a disabled vessel Wednesday approximately 20 miles southwest of Freeport, Bahamas. At approximately 8:40 a.m., Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon alert from a vessel southwest of the Bahamas. Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard...

Coast Guard responds to over 700 false alerts in 2018

Coast Guard responds to over 700 false alerts in 2018
Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon file photo. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — After responding to over 700 false alerts in 2018, the Coast Guard is urging anyone with an emergency position indicating radio beacon to properly register their device. An EPIRB is a device that transmits a distress signal to a satellite system called Cospas-Sarsat. The satellites relay the signal to a network of ground units...

Coast Guard suspends 11-day search for missing 82-year-old man along East Coast

Coast Guard suspends 11-day search for missing 82-year-old man along East Coast
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday evening for an 82-year-old man who went missing while transiting from Maryland to Florida. On Oct. 24, a family member notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads that she had lost contact with Hugh Blankenship during his voyage. He was last seen on Oct. 23 departing Rudee...