Coast Guard assists in search for survivors after 17 dead migrants wash ashore in Haiti

Coast Guard assists in search for survivors after 17 dead migrants wash ashore in Haiti
MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard is assisting the Haitian Coast Guard in searching for possible Haitian migrants in the water after it’s believed their sail freighter ran aground in Haitian territorial seas Wednesday. The Coast Guard received notification Thursday evening that 17 deceased bodies washed ashore in Haiti. The Haitian Coast Guard rescued 12 survivors but advised that 19 were still missing. The...

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater crew rescues 2 people, 2 dogs west of Great Inagua, Bahamas

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater crew rescues 2 people, 2 dogs west of Great Inagua, Bahamas
MIAMI — Two men and their two dogs were rescued from a fishing vessel 80 nautical miles west of Great Inagua, Bahamas, Wednesday afternoon. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 7th District command center received a report that a 55-foot fishing vessel, Island Cruiser, was taking on water with two men aboard and required assistance. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater,...

EPIRB helps Coast Guard rescue 3 fisherman

EPIRB helps Coast Guard rescue 3 fisherman
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Three fishermen were rescued by an aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater near Great Inagua, Bahamas, Tuesday. Coast Guard rescue coordinators received a report of an activated Electronic Positioning Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) around 10 p.m., Monday. A helicopter crew was sent to the scene where they discovered three people...

Coast Guard opens new OPBAT hangar in Great Inagua, Bahamas

Coast Guard opens new OPBAT hangar in Great Inagua, Bahamas
Great Inagua, Bahamas – Rear Adm. William D. Baumgartner, Seventh Coast Guard District commander, and The Hon. Perry Christie, Prime minister of The Bahamas, took part in the opening ceremony for the new OPBAT (Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos) hangar in Great Inagua, Bahamas, March 21, 2013.  The ceremony also honored the partnership between the United States and the Bahamas. OPBAT is...

Coast Guard repatriates 95 Haitian migrants

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant repatriated 95 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti, Tuesday morning.