Coast Guard rescues 4 from demasted, disabled sailboat 100 miles off NC

Coast Guard rescues 4 from demasted, disabled sailboat 100 miles off NC
Four mariners are brought back to shore near Morehead City, North Carolina, aboard a 47-foot Coast Guard boat, after being rescued by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba, Nov. 28, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicholas Healy. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard crews returned four mariners to shore Wednesday, after their sailboat was demasted in a storm more than 100...

Merchant ship crews respond to sailor’s call for assistance off Bermuda

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Crewmembers aboard two merchant ships responded to the Coast Guard’s call for assistance to medevac a Canadian man reportedly experiencing signs of a heart attack aboard his sailboat 170 miles southwest of Bermuda, Thursday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District Command Center, internationally known as Rescue Coordination Center Norfolk, coordinated the rescue using the...