3 men off Yap rescued from capsized sailing canoe

3 men off Yap rescued from capsized sailing canoe
Three men wait to be rescued from their capsized, 36-foot sailing canoe off Yap, June 8, 2019. A Pacific Mission Aviation crew flew overhead to drop rations consisting of VHF handheld radios, flares and night time illumination devices. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Pacific Mission Aviation) SANTA RITA, Guam — Good Samaritans from a merchant vessel, with Coast Guard coordination, rescued three men from...

Coast Guard rescues 6 from sinking boat off Sunny Isles, Fla.

Coast Guard rescues 6 from sinking boat off Sunny Isles, Fla.
MIAMI- Six people in the water after their boat sank 25 miles west of Sunny Isles, Fla., Saturday, April 6, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cochito photo. MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cochito (WPB 87329) rescued six people from the water after their boat was taking on water 25 miles west of Sunny Isles on Saturday. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received notification from a...

406 Day: National Campaign for Awareness of Emergency Locator Beacon Importance

406 Day: National Campaign for Awareness of Emergency Locator Beacon Importance
An EPIRB in front of a 25-foot Response Boat-Small moored in front of Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay, Md. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Brazzell. NEW ORLEANS – Saturday, April 6, is 406 Day, a national campaign run by NOAA to spread awareness of the importance of emergency position indicating radio beacons, or EPIRBS, and personal locator beacons, or PLBs, in boating safety. In...

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescues man from downed aircraft east of Juno Beach

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescues man from downed aircraft east of Juno Beach
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami crew approaches a life raft with one survivor aboard Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (Coast Guard photo) JUNO BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard along with the Palm Beach Sheriff’s office rescued a man from the water after his small aircraft went down 18 miles east of Juno Beach. Rescued was, Robert Lillard, 51. Coast Guard 7th District...

Coast Guard assists NPS in locating 4 kayakers in Glacier Bay National Park

Coast Guard assists NPS in locating 4 kayakers in Glacier Bay National Park
The Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro sails past Margerie Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, July 15, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Trenton Hirschi. JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro small-boat crew rescued four kayakers in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska, Sunday. The kayakers activated a personal locator beacon after one of the...

Coast Guard reminds paddlesport enthusiasts of cold water exposure danger

Coast Guard reminds paddlesport enthusiasts of cold water exposure danger
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard reminds paddlesport enthusiasts, Wednesday, about the increased risks of cold-water exposure. Paddlers are more exposed to the elements than boaters on power and sail craft and should wear the personal protective clothing, including dry or wet suits, appropriate for the water temperature where they are paddling. “Dress for the swim, it’s not if, but when,”...

Coast Guard crews locate two men after receiving distress DSC/PLB alerts

Coast Guard crews locate two men after receiving distress DSC/PLB alerts
Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo SAN PEDRO, Calif. — A Coast Guard helicopter and boat crew located and rescued two men in the vicinity of Anacapa Island, Wednesday evening. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders received a recorded distress digital selective calling alert (DSC) and an alert from a personal locator beacon (PLB) from...

Coast Guard raises awareness on 406 Day

Coast Guard raises awareness on 406 Day
MIAMI – The Coast Guard is reminding boaters Friday of the importance of emergency position indicating radio beacons (EPIRBs) and personal locator beacons (PLBs) for 406 Day. 406 Day is a national campaign run by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to spread awareness of EPIRBs and PLBs for boating safety annually on April 6. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Good Samaritans rescue 6 people from sinking vessel 14 miles northwest of Bahamas

Good Samaritans rescue 6 people from sinking vessel 14 miles northwest of Bahamas
Coast Guard HC-144 file photo MIAMI — A good Samaritan sailing vessel rescued six people from a sinking sailing vessel early Monday 14 miles west north west of Hog Cay, Bahamas. Watchstanders with the Coast Guard 7th District Command Center received a 406 megahertz personal locator beacon distress alert and the Halifax Joint Rescue Coordination Centre received a report from the sailing vessel Serenity,...