Coast Guard urges safe practices for anglers

Coast Guard urges safe practices for anglers
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department are urging the public to heed risks and enact recommended safety practices when fishing along Texas coasts and waterways. So far in 2021, 19 people have drowned while fishing in or near Texas waters, nine of whom were wade fishing, or fishing on foot in shallow waters. Twenty-two people died fishing in 2020, nine of whom were wade...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people 31 miles off Homosassa Springs, FL

Coast Guard rescues 2 people 31 miles off Homosassa Springs, FL
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater air crew rescued two people aboard a disabled 42-foot sailing vessel 31 miles off Homosassa Springs, Florida Sunday. The MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew safely returned the two men to Air Station Clearwater in good health. Coast Guard District Seven watchstanders received a registered 406MHz Personal...

Coast Guard assists 3 near South Padre Island

Coast Guard assists 3 near South Padre Island
Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard assisted three boaters after their vessel began taking on water near South Padre Island, Texas, Thursday. Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District command center in New Orleans received a personal locator beacon activation alert at about 5 p.m. for an unknown...

Coast Guard rescues a man from capsized vessel 135 miles east of Daytona Beach

Coast Guard rescues a man from capsized vessel 135 miles east of Daytona Beach
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew rescued a 65-year-old man, Saturday, from a capsized 38-foot sailing vessel 135 miles east of Daytona Beach. The Jayhawk helicopter crew safely hoisted the man and transported him to Daytona International Airport with lacerations and a broken arm to awaiting...

Coast Guard rescues 2 after boat sinks 40 miles off Bradenton, Florida

Coast Guard rescues 2 after boat sinks 40 miles off Bradenton, Florida
A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida, MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew poses for a photo at the air station with two men rescued by the crew, Dec. 12, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary rescued two men from the water Saturday after their 24-foot boat sank 40 miles west of Bradenton. Rescued...

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of three from vessel 140 miles off Bermuda

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of three from vessel 140 miles off Bermuda
Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City HC-130 Hercules aircraft file photo. PORTSMOUTH, Va— The Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of three boaters from their sailing vessel approximately 140 miles North East of Bermuda, Saturday morning. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard’s 5th District Command Center received notification from the Bermuda Rescue Coordination Center that a personal locator beacon...

Coast Guard rescues 6 from overturned vessel

Coast Guard rescues 6 from overturned vessel
The aircrew and six rescued mariners stand beside an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter at Air Station Elizabeth City, August 16, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued six mariners after their vessel capsized in adverse weather 16 miles east of Cape Henry Sunday afternoon. Watchstanders at the Fifth District Command Center received an alert that a personal locator beacon...

Coast Guard rescues injured hiker from Olympic National Park

Coast Guard rescues injured hiker from Olympic National Park
A Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew transfers an injured hiker’s care to emergency medical personnel at the air station in Port Angeles, Washington,, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo. PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 17-year-old hiker from Olympic National Park shortly after 3:30 p.m. Monday after he fell and sustained knee and...

Coast Guard vessel capsizes near 36th Street pier in Astoria

Coast Guard vessel capsizes near 36th Street pier in Astoria
Coast Guard AtoN Team Astoria 26-foot Trailerable Aids to Navigation Boat file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Trevor Lilburn. ASTORIA, Ore. — A Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Astoria 26-foot Trailerable Aids to Navigation Boat capsized Saturday with four crew members aboard near Pier 39 in Astoria. Four Coast Guardsmen were aboard the vessel conducting routine operations when the capsizing...