Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters from vessel taking on water

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters from vessel taking on water
Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin R. Williams HOUSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters from a sailing vessel taking on water near Freeport, Texas, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a mayday call at 2:45 a.m. via VHF Chanel 16 from passengers aboard the 28-foot sailing vessel Irish Eyes, stating...

Good Samaritans successfully evacuate mariners from two sailing vessels in the Pacific

Good Samaritans successfully evacuate mariners from two sailing vessels in the Pacific
HONOLULU — Mariners from two disabled sailing vessels were rescued by good Samaritans roughly 2,000 miles southeast of Hilo on the Big Island, Thursday. The crew of the fishing vessel Azteca 5 rescued the three mariners aboard the sailing vessel Ran Tan II while the crew of the commercial car carrier Tomar rescued the two people aboard the sailing vessel Irish Eyes. “There were no reports of injuries...

Coast Guard responding to two foundering sailing vessels in the Pacific

Coast Guard responding to two foundering sailing vessels in the Pacific
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are responding to reports of two foundering sailing vessels roughly 2,000 miles southeast of Hilo on the Big Island, Thursday. The crews of the fishing vessel Azteca 5 and the commercial car carrier Tomar participating in the AMVER program, are responding to the Ran Tan II and the Irish Eyes respectively. The two sailing ships are approximately 85 miles...