Coast Guard rescues 2 from capsized sailboat, 65 miles east of New Jersey

Coast Guard rescues 2 from capsized sailboat, 65 miles east of New Jersey
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson, a 154-foot fast response cutter homeported in Cape May, New Jersey, approaches a capsized 55-foot wooden sailboat about 65 miles east of Atlantic City, New Jersey, May 29, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy, Cutter Lawrence Lawson) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Coast Guard crews rescued a man and woman from a capsized sailboat about 65 miles east of Atlantic...

Coast Guard suspends search for downed aircraft 221 miles northeast of Bahamas

Coast Guard suspends search for downed aircraft 221 miles northeast of Bahamas
Coast Guard  C-130 Hercules aircraft file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a downed aircraft Saturday approximately 221 miles northeast of Marsh Harbor, Bahamas. Two Florida Air National Guard F-15 fighter aircraft witnessed the plane crash in the ocean. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders were notified by Miami Mission Control of a...

Coast Guard rescues 2 mariners off Diamond Head, Oahu

Coast Guard rescues 2 mariners off Diamond Head, Oahu
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew stands with two survivors following their rescue off Honolulu, May 4, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HONOLULU — Coast Guard crews rescued two mariners about nine miles southeast of Diamond Head, Saturday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew located the two men in the water holding onto the hull of their 19-foot recreational vessel, Smooth C’s. The aircrew...

Coast Guard locates disabled vessel with 23 people aboard on the high seas

Coast Guard locates disabled vessel with 23 people aboard on the high seas
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry file photo by Aux. Michael Dubin NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and the crew of the cruise ship Carnival Fantasy rescued 23 individuals on the high seas, 130 nautical miles off the Yucatan Peninsula, Sunday. The Eighth Coast Guard District and Seventh Coast Guard District command centers received a report at 1:15 a.m. from a Cuban national stating his brother and 22...

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship off Atlantic City

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship off Atlantic City
U.S. Coast Guard Air Stations Atlantic City, New Jersey and Elizabeth City, North Carolina medevac a man from the cruise ship MSC Divina approximately 100 miles off Atlantic City, New Jersey, March 19, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Elizabeth City) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from the cruise ship MSC Divina approximately 100 miles southeast of Atlantic City,...

Coast Guard rescues man 170 miles west of St. Petersburg

Coast Guard rescues man 170 miles west of St. Petersburg
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter File Photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 57-year-old man Thursday 170 miles west of St. Petersburg. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center watchstanders received a call via satellite phone at 1:24 p.m. from the master of the 120-foot tug Mariya Moran, stating a crew member was suffering from chest pains and was...

Coast Guard responds to busy holiday weekend in Hawaii and the Pacific

Coast Guard responds to busy holiday weekend in Hawaii and the Pacific
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard responded to several cases in the Hawaiian Islands, American Samoa and Guam over Presidents Day weekend. The cases range from a passenger-ferry taking on water in American Samoa to vessels in distress in Hawaii and Guam and beachgoers swept out to sea off Maui. The Coast Guard handles around 900 cases annually in the region. “Our crews are always ready to respond to any...

Eyes in the sky: one air station’s Herculean efforts to stop drug smugglers

Eyes in the sky: one air station’s Herculean efforts to stop drug smugglers
A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, conducts pre-flight checks before departing the air station, Jan. 8, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Corinne Zilnicki) Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Corinne Zilnicki It was completely dark in the middle of the Caribbean Sea on the evening of October 3, 2018. Dense bands of cloud...

Coast Guard rescues three divers off Maunaloa Bay, Hawaii

Coast Guard rescues three divers off Maunaloa Bay, Hawaii
A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Honolulu located and recovered the men from the water. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Logan Breskin) HONOLULU — Coast Guard crewmembers rescued three divers off Maunaloa Bay, Monday. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Honolulu located and recovered the men from the water and towed their disabled, 20-foot Wellcraft...