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...

Coast Guard searching for 71-year-old man southwest Crystal River

Coast Guard searching for 71-year-old man southwest Crystal River
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules aircraft file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael De Nyse CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. — The Coast Guard continues to search Thursday for a 71-year-old man 30 miles southwest Crystal River. Missing is Ernest Bishop, from Crystal River. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center received a 911 relay at 10:20 p.m. Wednesday from...

Coast Guard suspends search for man missing west of Stump Pass Beach State Park

Coast Guard suspends search for man missing west of Stump Pass Beach State Park
Coast Guard HC-130 file photo ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Coast Guard crews suspended their search Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. for a missing a 50-year-old man 20 miles west of Stump Pass Beach State Park. Missing is Todd Battaglino, from Venice. Coast Guard crews and partner agencies searched a combined total of 98 hours, and covered 3,860 square miles in search of Battaglino. Partner agency personnel from...

Coast Guard searching for 50-year-old man West of Stump Pass Beach State Park

Coast Guard searching for 50-year-old man West of Stump Pass Beach State Park
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki ENGLEWOOD, Fla. — The Coast Guard continues to search Tuesday for a 50-year-old man 20 miles west of Stump Pass Beach State Park. Missing is Todd Battaglino, from Venice. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center received a 911 relay at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday from the Florida Fish and...