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Coast Guard rescues father and son from sailboat during winter storm

Coast Guard rescues father and son from sailboat during winter storm
BOSTON — Coast Guard crews responded to an offshore distress call from a 43-foot sailing vessel that was disabled and adrift in a winter storm about 150 miles south of Nantucket, today. Watchstanders at the First Coast Guard District command center in Boston received an alert beacon signal at about 4:50 a.m. from the sailing vessel Sedona, and contacted the two men via satellite phone. The operator...

Coast Guard prepares for severe weather in Alaska

KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard is working with federal and state agencies to respond to incoming severe weather in the Bering Sea and Western Alaska Tuesday. “We are prestaging helicopters from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak to parts of Western Alaska in response to severe weather advisories including hurricane force winds and high seas that are forecast all along the west coast of Alaska,”...