Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue three mariners from sailboat in Pacific

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue three mariners from sailboat in Pacific
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point C-130 Hercules aircraft file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and crew of the merchant vessel Mahi Mahi rescued three mariners from the disabled 50-foot trimaran Third Try 825 miles northeast of Oahu, Wednesday. The crew of the Mahi Mahi brought the mariners back to Honolulu Thursday afternoon. There are no reports of injuries....

Tanker crew rescues sailor, tows his trimaran 300 miles through Gulf of Mexico

Tanker crew rescues sailor, tows his trimaran 300 miles through Gulf of Mexico
HOUSTON — A man and his disabled boat were brought to safety in Galveston Wednesday, after being towed about 300 miles through the Gulf of Mexico by a tanker, then brought to shore by the Coast Guard and a commercial tow boat. The man signaled for help to Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders using a satellite device Monday from his 40-foot trimaran, Fearless, located about 300 miles...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing pilot 460 miles off Pt. Reyes

Coast Guard suspends search for missing pilot 460 miles off Pt. Reyes
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard suspended the search this afternoon for a the pilot aboard a plane that down in the Pacific Ocean approximately 460 miles off Pt. Reyes late Thursday night. A Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento HC-130 aircrew and the Marshall Islands-flagged tanker Neptun conducted search efforts in the Pacific Ocean. The Coast Guard aircrew searched a 368 square-mile area for approximately...

Coast Guard responds to plane crash 460 miles off Pt. Reyes

Coast Guard responds to plane crash 460 miles off Pt. Reyes
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard is searching for the pilot of a plane that crashed into the Pacific Ocean approximately 460 miles off Pt. Reyes late Thursday night. At 7:40 p.m. Thursday the 11th Coast Guard District received a report from the U.S. Northern Command that a civilian experimental type Lancair aircraft departed from Palmdale with one person aboard was not responding to communications,...