Coast Guard rescues 2 from vessel on fire off Fort Myers Beach

Coast Guard rescues 2 from vessel on fire off Fort Myers Beach
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter rescue crew rescued two people, Sunday, after their vessel caught fire approximately 28 miles south of Fort Myers Beach. The aircrew transported the men to Fort Myers Beach High School where local emergency services personnel treated the men on scene. The captain...

Coast Guard rescues 4 from boat fire, responds to capsized boat with 2 aboard

Coast Guard rescues 4 from boat fire, responds to capsized boat with 2 aboard
A sport fishing boat burns about 9 miles south of Surfside, Texas, after the four people aboard abandoned ship to their life raft Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. HOUSTON — Coast Guard Station Freeport crews responded to two consecutive maritime emergencies to save people from the water Sunday afternoon. At 1:03 p.m., four people aboard a 1974, 40-foot, Viking sport fishing boat,...

Coast Guard responds to boat fire near Jeffreys Ledge, off Maine coast

Coast Guard responds to boat fire near Jeffreys Ledge, off Maine coast
BOSTON — Crews from Coast Guard Station South Portland, Maine, and Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod responded to a report of a fishing boat fire Wednesday, about six miles from Jeffreys Ledge, a fishing area which stretches from the coast of Rockport to just southeast of Cape Elizabeth, Maine. A crewmember aboard the 40-foot fishing boat Gretchen Marie contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector...