Coast Guard assists after fishing vessel sinks near Florence, Oregon

Coast Guard assists after fishing vessel sinks near Florence, Oregon
Coast Guard Air Facility Newport MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard crews responded to a fishing vessel crew who abandoned ship in the early morning hours Monday near Florence. At approximately 1:50 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend received a distress call from the captain of fishing vessel Aquarius stating all crew members were abandoning ship. The...

Coast Guard, President Eisenhower rescue mariner 500 miles offshore

Coast Guard, President Eisenhower rescue mariner 500 miles offshore
A 67-year-old man rows a small dinghy away from his disabled and adrift 28-foot sailing vessel Miss Lilly to the motor vessel President Eisenhower approximately 575 miles south southwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, June 4, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. KODIAK, Alaska – Coast Guard Seventeenth District command center personnel coordinated efforts with motor vessel President Eisenhower to...

Coast Guard urges boaters to register EPIRBs, file float plans

Coast Guard urges boaters to register EPIRBs, file float plans
SEATTLE – Every year the Coast Guard makes thousands of phone calls to mariners, boat owners and emergency points of contact in response to receiving distress alerts from emergency position indicating radio beacons. An EPIRB is a beacon that alerts the Coast Guard that the vessel registered to the EPIRB is in distress and requires a search and rescue response. These alerts can often mean the...

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters after vessel sinks off Cumberland Island

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters after vessel sinks off Cumberland Island
Coast Guard crews rescued three boaters Saturday after their vessel sank 18-miles east of Cumberland Island, Georgia. US Coast Guard photo. CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coast Guard crews rescued three boaters Saturday after their vessel sank 18-miles east of Cumberland Island, Georgia. The boaters’ use of a VHF radio and Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) led to a rapid rescue. Coast...

Coast Guard, Navy rescue 4 from disabled vessel after alert from distress signal

Coast Guard, Navy rescue 4 from disabled vessel after alert from distress signal
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard and Navy crews rescued four mariners Thursday on a disabled fishing vessel 55-miles east of Mayport. The 37-foot fishing vessel Fish Bone notified the Coast Guard Wednesday via emergency position-indicating radio beacon (EPIRB)it had become disabled due to machinery failure. Coast Guard 7th District Command Center...

Coast Guard searching for 3 after finding capsized vessel near Coos Bay jetty

Coast Guard searching for 3 after finding capsized vessel near Coos Bay jetty
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NORTH BEND, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew and two boatcrews are searching for three fishermen near the entrance to Coos Bay after finding a capsized vessel Tuesday evening on the jetty tips. The capsized vessel is the 38-foot fishing vessel Pacific Miner, which reportedly had three men aboard when it capsized. A Coast Guard Sector North Bend MH-65 Dolphin...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from sinking tugboat northeast of Andros Island

Coast Guard rescues 3 from sinking tugboat northeast of Andros Island
The 62-foot tugboat, Gulf Man, and a barge afloat approximately six miles northeast of Andros Island, Bahamas, Jan. 9, 2020. (Coast Guard Photo) ANDROS ISLAND, Bahamas — The Coast Guard rescued three crewmembers from the sinking 62-foot tugboat, Gulf Man, Thursday approximately 6 miles northeast of Andros Island. Rescued were Noel Maycock, 66, Seth Daughtery, 32, and James Orr, 51. A Coast Guard...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue crew of dismasted sailing vessel

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue crew of dismasted sailing vessel
A U.S. Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules observes the crew of the commercial vessel Kalamazoo as they rescue the crew of the dismasted 42-foot sailing vessel Coco Haz III about 656 miles off Hawaii Dec. 29, 2019. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans aboard two commercial vessels located and rescued the crew of the 42-foot white dismasted sailing vessel Coco Haz III 656 miles west southwest of...

Coast Guard suspends search for 3 fishermen off Martha’s Vineyard

Coast Guard suspends search for 3 fishermen off Martha's Vineyard
BOSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Monday for three missing fishermen in the waters off Massachusetts. Missing are: Gerald Bretal, Mark Cormier Jr. and Xavier Vega Watchstanders at the Coast Guard District One command center initially received an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) alert Sunday at 3:18 p.m. from the fishing boat Leonardo, which capsized and sank 24...