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...

Coast Guard, Alaska State Troopers rescue man from grounded vessel

Coast Guard, Alaska State Troopers rescue man from grounded vessel
Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 file photo KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard and Alaska State Troopers coordinated efforts to locate and rescue a boater from a disabled and aground 40-foot fishing vessel 127 miles east-southeast of Cordova, Alaska, Wednesday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules aircrew located the operator of the fishing vessel Gambler while conducting a training...

Coast Guard medevacs 50-year-old woman approximately 63 miles west of Clearwater

Coast Guard medevacs 50-year-old woman approximately 63 miles west of Clearwater
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 50-year-old woman suffering from chest pains aboard the sailing vessel, Apogee approximately 63 miles west of Clearwater. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a 406 MHz EPIRB alert from the Apogee and a relayed report from a nearby good Samaritan aboard the sailing vessel, Dreaming of the...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue mariner near San Luis Pass, Texas

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue mariner near San Luis Pass, Texas
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter File Photo HOUSTON —The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued a mariner from a fishing vessel taking on water one mile southeast of San Luis Pass, Texas, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received notification from a TowBoatUS operator of a mariner aboard a 20-foot fishing vessel who was taking on water. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard crews assist disabled sailboat off North Carolina coast

Coast Guard crews assist disabled sailboat off North Carolina coast
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Snyder file photo by Auxiliarist Trey Clifton PORTSMOUTH, Va.-The Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous and Coast Guard Cutter Richard Snyder towed a disabled sailboat with two people aboard to safety Tuesday. The crew of the sailing vessel Gaia became disabled after being demasted and losing all electrical power. The crew activated an Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)...

Coast Guard rescues 7 after vessel sinks in Thorne Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 7 after vessel sinks in Thorne Bay, Alaska
An inflatable life raft sits in Thorne Bay after a Coast Guard Station Ketchikan Response Boat-Medium boat crew rescued seven people from a sinking vessel in Thorne Bay, Alaska, June 29, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Ketchikan. KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew rescued seven people from a life raft in Thorne Bay, Alaska, Friday, after their...

Coast Guard rescues two 180 miles west of Grays Harbor, Wash

Coast Guard rescues two 180 miles west of Grays Harbor, Wash
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued a husband and wife off a sailing vessel 180 miles off the coast of Grays Harbor, Washington, Saturday morning. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew, from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, tracked the sailing vessel’s electronic position indicating radio beacon and safely hoisted the couple before...