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...

Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen 6 miles west of San Francisco

Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen 6 miles west of San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard rescued two men from a capsized commercial fishing vessel that was located approximately six miles west of San Francisco Monday. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a distress call from the commercial fishing vessel Jack D 7 at 10:02 a.m.   The vessel’s crew reported that it was taking on water and was going down fast.  The crew passed...

Coast Guard, crew of Good Samaritan sailing vessel rescue 3 French boaters in the Mona Passage

Coast Guard, crew of Good Samaritan sailing vessel rescue 3 French boaters in the Mona Passage
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard rescue crews and the crew of Good Samaritan sailing vessel rescued three French boaters from a sinking catamaran Sunday morning, approximately 25 nautical miles southeast of Mona Island, Puerto Rico. The rescued men were transiting from the Dominican Republic to the island of St. Maarten at approximately 2 a.m. Sunday when their catamaran began taking on water...

State of Hawaii, Coast Guard partnership completes statewide safety network

State of Hawaii, Coast Guard partnership completes statewide safety network
Capt. James Jenkins, Coast Guard 14th District chief of staff, provides remarks after David Ige, Hawaii state governor, read a proclamation announcing the completion of the Anuenue Interisland Digital Microwave Network, at the Hawaii State Capitol in Honolulu, Oct. 22, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle/Released) HONOLULU — “Full operating capability” has been...

Coast Guard suspends search for man overboard from freighter in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard suspends search for man overboard from freighter in Lake Michigan
MILWAUKEE — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a man who reportedly jumped overboard from a freighter near Big Sable Point in Lake Michigan early Sunday morning. Just before 2 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan received a report, via Rescue 21 on VHF-FM Ch. 16, from the motor vessel Stewart J. Cort, a 989-foot, U.S.-flagged freighter owned by the Interlake Steamship...

From Mother to Mayday

From Mother to Mayday
OS3 Stephanie Williams and SNOS Thadeus Shudark are hard at work in the Sector Hampton Roads Command Center. Every day communications watchstanders stand ready for any event. Often times it can be just a moment: A small, “Help,” comes across a radio channel and then is gone. A lost soul adrift in the ocean wondering if anyone heard her or if anyone knows she is out there. Petty Officer 3rd Class...

Rescue 21 System Logs 75,000th Search And Rescue Case

Rescue 21 System Logs 75,000th Search And Rescue Case
The Coast Guard Rescue 21 communications system was employed in its 75,000th search and rescue case Jan. 15, 2015, since the service started tracking Rescue 21 caseloads in June 2010. The system is currently providing coverage of nearly 42,000 miles of coastline, including the entire Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts of the continental United States as well as along the shores of the Great Lakes, Hawaii,...