Coast Guard stresses importance of carrying life-saving emergency distress equipment

Coast Guard stresses importance of carrying life-saving emergency distress equipment
CLEVELAND — As National Safe Boating Week continues, the Coast Guard is reminding boaters of the importance of carrying life-saving emergency distress equipment. While many boaters rely on cell phones for emergency communications on the water, personal locator beacons are much more reliable in the marine environment. The Coast Guard highly recommends all mariners equip their boats with Emergency...

Coast Guard rescues 2 adventurers stranded in Bering Strait near Little Diomede, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 2 adventurers stranded in Bering Strait near Little Diomede, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrews rescued two men who were stranded while traveling from Wales, Alaska, to Little Diomede, Alaska, Thursday. Two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews and a HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew from Kodiak arrived on scene. One of the Jayhawk crews hoisted the men and transported them to Nome, Alaska. Coast Guard District 17 watchstanders received a report...

Coast Guard: Think ice safety this Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Coast Guard: Think ice safety this Black Friday, Cyber Monday
BALTIMORE – Crewmembers at ANT Baltimore carry PEPIRBs while servicing aids throughout the upper Chesapeake Bay. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Brazzell. CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is reminding people to remember their favorite outdoor enthusiast’s safety while shopping this holiday season. Lifesaving safety gear may not be the first thing gift givers think of when...

Coast Guard responds to capsized vessel off Farallon Islands

Coast Guard responds to capsized vessel off Farallon Islands
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard responded to a capsized vessel approximately 24 miles off San Francisco Saturday morning. At approximately 10 a.m., Coast Guard 11th District watchstanders received a personal locator beacon activation in the vicinity of the Farallon Islands. An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco and a boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Golden Gate were launched...

Coast Guard rescues 5 people from sinking sailboat off the coast of Monterey

Coast Guard rescues 5 people from sinking sailboat off the coast of Monterey
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued five people from a sinking 65-foot sailing vessel approximately 120 miles off the Monterey coast, Saturday. At approximately 8 a.m. Saturday, the 11th Coast Guard District Command Center received a distress signal from a personal locator beacon. A C17 transport aircraft under Oakland Center Control, flying at approximately 5,000 feet, visually identified...

Coast Guard urges caution on ice as warmer temperatures linger through Saturday

Coast Guard urges caution on ice as warmer temperatures linger through Saturday
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — The Coast Guard is urging people to use extreme caution on waterways throughout Lake Superior and northern Lakes Michigan and Huron since warmer temperatures are forecast through Saturday. The above freezing-temperatures could pose safety concerns on waterways which may have frozen during the past couple of weeks. Earlier today, a watchstander at Sector Sault Ste. Marie...

Coast Guard, AMVER partners respond to disabled sailing vessel in Pacific Ocean

Coast Guard, AMVER partners respond to disabled sailing vessel in Pacific Ocean
SEATTLE — Coast Guard search and rescue crews and an Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue crew are responding to a report of a sailing vessel disabled and adrift about 780 miles west of the Oregon California border, Sunday evening. The operator of the 32-foot sailing vessel Hale’s Revenge reported that there were no injuries to anyone aboard, but they were disabled and adrift after sustaining...

Coast Guard assists in rescue of boaters in Pamlico Sound, NC

Coast Guard assists in rescue of boaters in Pamlico Sound, NC
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of two people Sunday after their 18-foot catamaran started sinking four miles north of Cedar Island in the Pamlico Sound, North Carolina. Watchstanders at the Fifth Coast Guard District received distress signals from a pair of personal locator beacons and an emergency SPOT device. The watchstanders utilized the information from the distress...

Coast Guard Air Facility Muskegon rescues kayaker 30 miles offshore in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard Air Facility Muskegon rescues kayaker 30 miles offshore in Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued a 31-year-old man 30 miles offshore in Lake Michigan Monday morning after he activated his personal locator beacon. Just after 7:30 a.m., CST, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee received notification from the International Emergency Response Coordination Center about a distress signal received from a PLB in the middle of Lake Michigan,...