Coast Guard, good Samaritan vessel rescue 21 from burning boat

 Coast Guard, good Samaritan vessel rescue 21 from burning boat
HONOLULU – Twenty-one people are safe after being rescued from a burning boat 230 miles south of Jarvis Island, Saturday. Watchstanders at the Joint Rescue Coordination Center received a distress alert from an emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) at 2 a.m. JRCC determined the EPIRB belonged to Kiribati-flagged, 140-foot fishing vessel Betty C. JRCC issued a safetynet broadcast to...

Coast Guard JRCC watchstanders coordinate Pacific rescue efforts

Coast Guard JRCC watchstanders coordinate Pacific rescue efforts
Story by Staff Sgt. Chris Hubenthal, Defense Media Activity – Hawaii News Bureau JOINT RESCUE COORDINATION CENTER, Hawaii – U.S. Coast Guard watchstanders operating out of the Joint Rescue Coordination Center coordinated a rescue operation after receiving a distress call May 2 at approximately 8:30 a.m. U.S. Coast Guardsmen Lt. Jason Hagen, JRCC command duty officer, Lt. Craig Dente, JRCC...

Coast Guard conducts long-range medevac

Coast Guard conducts long-range medevac
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard conducted a long range medevac of a mariner in distress from a fishing vessel in a remote region of the South Pacific Tuesday. Watchstanders at the Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Honolulu received a call from the vessel agent, Tri Marine Group, requesting assistance in transporting a crewmember to emergency medical services. A 36-year-old Panamanian man aboard the...