Coast Guard rescues 2 from overturned vessel off Clearwater, Florida

Coast Guard rescues 2 from overturned vessel off Clearwater, Florida
A Coast Guard Station Sand Key 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew recovers a man and woman from an overturned 24-foot vessel 14 miles off Clearwater, Florida March 21, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters from an overturned 24-foot vessel 14 miles off Clearwater, Saturday. A Coast Guard Station Sand Key 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in water near Dutch Harbor

Coast Guard suspends search for person in water near Dutch Harbor
The Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley  with a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter. U.S. Coast Guard file photo. JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a possible person in the water near Dutch Harbor. Still missing is 33-year-old Steven Mencer, last seen wearing a neon green pullover rain jacket with orange and black pants. Coast Guard boat and aircrews searched...

Coast Guard interdicts illegal foreign fishers in Pacific

Coast Guard interdicts illegal foreign fishers 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 interdicted several foreign fishing vessels fishing inside the US exclusive economic zone on two separate occasions incidents in the first two months of 2020. “While we’ve seen incursions into the EEZs of partners and illegal, unreported, and unregulated...

Coast Guard ends search for missing fisherman off Guanica, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard ends search for missing fisherman off Guanica, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard rescue crews ended the search Tuesday night for a missing fisherman in waters three nautical miles south of Guanica, Puerto Rico. Still missing is Marcos Mattei Garcia, a 45 year-old man and resident of Guanica, who reportedly was last seen fishing at 3 p.m. Sunday, aboard a 22-foot center console Robalo fishing boat,...

Coast Guard searching for missing mariner off Federated States of Micronesia

Coast Guard searching for missing mariner off Federated States of Micronesia
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point C-130 Hercules aircraft file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard, Air Force, and regional partners are searching for a 47-year-old mariner missing from the Panamanian-flagged merchant vessel Rising Wind, 174 miles northwest of Chuuk. “In cases such as this one, we often rely on our partners in the region to coordinate...

Coast Guard, local agencies search for missing swimmer off Waimea Bay

Coast Guard, local agencies search for missing swimmer off Waimea Bay
Coast Guard Cutter Ahi file photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a missing swimmer swept out to sea off Waimea Bay. “We are currently looking for Hannah Wänerskog, a 20-year-old Swedish National,” said Sam Gardner, Search and Rescue planner, Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. “We request all waterway users in the area to keep a sharp lookout for signs of distress...

Coast Guard responds to vessel aground off Hilo, Hawaii

Coast Guard responds to vessel aground off Hilo, Hawaii
The Coast Guard responds to a 63-foot motor vessel, Midway Island, grounded off Ale Ale’a Point, Hilo, February 4, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and partners are responding to a 63-foot motor-sailing vessel grounded near Ale Ale’a Point, Hilo Bay. At 5:33 p.m. Monday, Coast Guard Sector Honolulu watchstanders received a report from Hilo Fire Department of...

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship mariner from Christmas Island to Hawaii

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship mariner from Christmas Island to Hawaii
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point C-130 Hercules aircraft file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle HONOLULU — The Coast Guard successfully medevaced a 46-year-old mariner from Christmas Island to Hawaii, Saturday. A Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules aircrew transported the crew member to Oahu, where he was brought by ambulance to Queen’s Medical Center. While...

Coast Guard, partners rescue adrift mariner off Micronesia

Coast Guard, partners rescue adrift mariner off Micronesia
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point C-130 Hercules aircraft file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force, and Federated States of Micronesia Police rescued an adrift mariner off the Lukunor Atoll in the Mortlock Islands of Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia, Friday. “Our good working relationship with our partners in the region was vital...