Coast Guard rescues boaters stranded in Tropical Storm Alex

Coast Guard rescues boaters stranded in Tropical Storm Alex
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and C-130 Hercules aircraft file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies rescued three boaters approximately 395 miles southeast of Virginia Beach Monday night. Coast Guard Fifth District Command Center watchstanders received an Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon alert from the sailing vessel Faule Haut. The location of the signal...

Coast Guard medevacs crewman 70 miles off Oregon coast

Coast Guard medevacs crewman 70 miles off Oregon coast
SEATTLE — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a 51-year-old male from a 1,140-foot container ship about 70 miles west of the Columbia River Bar, Friday. A Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Oregon-based MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew safely hoisted the man from the German-flagged motor vessel CMA CGM Vela and transported him to waiting EMS personnel, who took him to Columbia Memorial Hospital in...