Coast Guard assists sinking fishing boat 50 miles east of Cape May

Coast Guard assists sinking fishing boat 50 miles east of Cape May
Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted three mariners after their ship began taking on water more than 50 miles off Cape May, New Jersey, Monday. Fifth District command center watchstanders in Portsmouth, Virginia, received an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon alert from the 77-foot fishing trawler Capt Garland, but were unable to make contact...

Coast Guard investigates 2 sunken fishing boats in New Bedford Harbor

Coast Guard investigates 2 sunken fishing boats in New Bedford Harbor
The fishing vessels Dinah Jane and Nemesis, both out of New Bedford, Massachusetts, are sunk at their mooring in Homer’s Warf, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Schneider. BOSTON — The Coast Guard and local responders deployed early Monday after two fishing vessels sank while moored at Homer’s Warf in New Bedford. The two boats, the 65-foot fishing...

Coast Guard, Navy respond to distress beacon off Maui

Coast Guard, Navy respond to distress beacon off Maui
MH-60R Seahawk helicopter (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Cody M. Deccio) HONOLULU — Three boaters off Maui were rescued by a Navy helicopter crew following Coast Guard notification of the distress beacon, Tuesday. “I was lucky enough to be the aircraft commander on yesterday’s flight, and really it was just a matter of being in the right place at the right time,” said Lt. Cmdr. Megan Barnett,...

Coast Guard rescues five people after Alameda-based sailing vessel capsizes during race

ALAMEDA, Calif. — An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station San Diego rescued five people after their sail boat capsized 197 miles southwest of San Diego, Wednesday morning.