Coast Guard, Navy combine efforts to medevac ill mariner to Bermuda

Coast Guard, Navy combine efforts to medevac ill mariner to Bermuda
A MH-60T helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City lands on the deck of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), March 20, 2021. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John D. Bellino) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard, Navy and good Samaritan vessels combined efforts to medevac a tanker ship crewmember to Bermuda on Friday. Rescue...

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 6 near Bermuda

Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 6 near Bermuda
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Watchstanders with the 5th Coast Guard District in Portsmouth coordinated the rescue of six sailors from a catamaran approximately 275 miles southwest of Bermuda, Thursday. The watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon alert and notification from the Rescue Coordination Center in Bermuda that the 75-foot catamaran Ninah, with six people aboard, had reportedly...

A rescue’s success hinges upon EPIRB

A rescue's success hinges upon EPIRB
It was another early Friday morning for the crew of a Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules based out of Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C. Fifty-knot winds roared around the airframe while the crew scoured the dark cauldron of 20-foot seas below for a boat.  Rain lashed the plane, reducing visibility to less than a mile. Radar was next to useless and no one had been able to contact the distressed...