Coast Guard warns of weak ice on Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River

Coast Guard warns of weak ice on Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River
A Coast Guard ice rescue team trains using an ice rescue shuttle board. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) BUFFALO, N.Y. – The U.S. Coast Guard reminds the public to exercise extreme caution on ice along Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Annually, there have been multiple accidents due to ice instability resulting in persons in the water and complete...

Coast Guard rescues 2 aboard disabled sailing vessel northwest of Marathon

Coast Guard rescues 2 aboard disabled sailing vessel northwest of Marathon
A Coast Guard Station Key West crewmember prepares to throw a towline to the disabled sailing vessel, Mystic, approximately 60 miles northwest of Marathon, Florida, March 21, 2021. Coast Guard air and sea units responded to a personal locator beacon alert from the vessel and towed it to safety. (Coast Guard Photo)KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two people aboard a disabled sailing vessel...

Coast Guard rescues distressed boaters 38 miles east of Savannah

Coast Guard rescues distressed boaters 38 miles east of Savannah
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Coast Guard crews rescued six boaters Sunday after their vessel became disabled 38-miles east of Savannah. Boaters on the vessel activated their personal locating beacon (PLB) to contact the Coast Guard. Coast Guard Sector Charleston watchstanders received notification from the PLB at 12:05 p.m. and launched a Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew. The Dolphin...

Coast Guard rescues 2 men from Santa Cruz Island

Coast Guard rescues 2 men from Santa Cruz Island
MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from FOB Point Mugu file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sondra-Kay Kneen. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued two men from Santa Cruz Island Saturday. Coast Guard 11th District command center personnel notified Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders of a personal locating beacon activation in the vicinity of Santa Cruz Island at approximately...

Coast Guard rescues 4 boaters 25 miles east of Port Canaveral

Coast Guard rescues 4 boaters 25 miles east of Port Canaveral
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued four boaters Sunday 25 miles east of Port Canaveral. Coast Guard 7th District Command Center watchstanders received a distress alert from a personal locating beacon at 10:30 a.m. A Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew...

Coast Guard rescues jet skier near Miami

Coast Guard rescues jet skier near Miami
MIAMI – The Coast Guard rescued a jet skier Friday 25 miles east of Miami. Watch standers with the Seventh Coast Guard District Command Center received a personal locating beacon (PLB) notification at 12:59 p.m. and directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew. The rescue crew arrived on scene at 1:23 p.m., hoisted the jet skier and brought him to Jackson Memorial...

Coast Guard crew rescues boaters from sunken vessel

MIAMI – The Coast Guard rescued two men Wednesday morning after their vessel sank approximately 10 miles south of Plana Cay, Bahamas.