Coast Guard rescues two after fishing vessel sinks near Barnegat Light, New Jersey

Coast Guard rescues two after fishing vessel sinks near Barnegat Light, New Jersey
Coast Guard aircrews stand with two crewmembers of a vessel that sank 37 miles off Barnegat Light, New Jersey, Jul. 27, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. — The Coast Guard rescued two men 33 miles east of Barnegat Light early Tuesday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay were notified at 5:30 a.m. via Channel 16 that a 68-foot fishing vessel had begun taking...

Coast Guard assists 5, stresses EPIRB importance

Coast Guard assists 5, stresses EPIRB importance
The Cospas-Sarsat satellite system uses a combination of different satellites to detect and locate emergency beacons. The satellites relay the distress signals from the emergency beacons to a network of ground stations and ultimately to the U.S. Mission Control Center in Suitland, Maryland. The USMCC processes the distress signal and alerts the appropriate search and rescue authorities to who is in...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue three mariners from sailboat in Pacific

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue three mariners from sailboat in Pacific
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point C-130 Hercules aircraft file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and crew of the merchant vessel Mahi Mahi rescued three mariners from the disabled 50-foot trimaran Third Try 825 miles northeast of Oahu, Wednesday. The crew of the Mahi Mahi brought the mariners back to Honolulu Thursday afternoon. There are no reports of injuries....

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...