Coast Guard rescues boater near Alameda

Coast Guard rescues boater near Alameda
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued a boater whose 14-foot sailing vessel capsized and was taking on water south of Alameda, Tuesday. The operator of the sailing vessel made a mayday broadcast via VHF-FM channel 16 around 4 p.m., but due to a language barrier, Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders...

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters after vessel capsizes 8 miles east of Tybee Island

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters after vessel capsizes 8 miles east of Tybee Island
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters Wednesday after their vessel capsized 8 miles east of Tybee Island, Georgia. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received a single call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 at 2:15 a.m. from a male voice saying “mayday”....

Coast Guard deploys 3 teams to assess ports, waterways in Florida Keys

Coast Guard deploys 3 teams to assess ports, waterways in Florida Keys
Personnel from various units throughout the Coast Guard listen during a command and general staff brief at the Sector Key West Incident Command Post Sept. 14, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle) ORLANDO, Fla. – The Coast Guard deployed three teams, Thursday, to assess the damage to ports and waterways in the Florida Keys in effort to reopen the area for maritime...

Coast Guard eyes in the sky helped guide rescuers to Hurricane Harvey victims

Coast Guard eyes in the sky helped guide rescuers to Hurricane Harvey victims
Aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Miami serve as eyes in the sky as they help coordinate search and rescue efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corrie Smith) MOBILE, Ala.—While Hurricane Harvey destroyed buildings, upturned cars and smashed boats, the Coast Guard’s Rescue 21 communication towers also fell victim to Harvey’s wrath....

Coast Guard upgrades to Rescue 21 on Ohio River and Mississippi tributaries

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Coast Guard upgraded its very high frequency radio communications equipment in Louisville, Kentucky, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley changed its VHF communications from an obsolete analog system to a digital system called Rescue 21 to improve the quality of radio communications between the Coast Guard and mariners on the Ohio River and tributaries of the Mississippi...

Coast Guard hoists mariner from vessel aground north of Vendovi Island, Wash.

Coast Guard hoists mariner from vessel aground north of Vendovi Island, Wash.
USCG File Photo SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews rescued a distressed mariner from a 30-foot sailing vessel that was taking on water and stuck on the rocks north of Vendovi Island, Tuesday night. A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, hoisted the man and transported him to Anacortes Airport, where he was safely transferred to emergency medical service personnel to...

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 5 from capsized boat off Carolina Beach, NC

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 5 from capsized boat off Carolina Beach, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard and partner agencies rescued five people Saturday from a capsized vessel about three miles off the coast of Carolina Beach. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders in Wilmington received a mayday call at approximately 7:30 a.m.  requesting help. Multiple agency assets launched to conduct search and rescue patterns: -A C-130 Hercules aircraft crew and MH-60...

Coast Guard rescues 4 capsized boaters 24 miles southwest of Matanzas Pass Preserve

Coast Guard rescues 4 capsized boaters 24 miles southwest of Matanzas Pass Preserve
A 10-year-old boy hugs his father after being rescued by the Coast Guard, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, 24 miles southwest of Matanzas Pass Preserve, Fla.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Castelletti. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard rescued four boaters Sunday 24 miles southwest of Matanzas Pass Preserve. Watch standers from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received multiple...

Coast Guard rescues boater after vessel runs aground near Santa Cruz

Coast Guard rescues boater after vessel runs aground near Santa Cruz
LOS ANGELES – The Coast Guard rescued a man after his vessel ran aground north west of Santa Cruz Island, Monday. At 6:55 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received a Mayday call over VHF ch 16, from the 27-foot sailing vessel Ollie. The 67-year-old man aboard reported that his vessel had run aground and initially provided incorrect coordinates. However, with the Coast...