Unified command established after fishing vessel runs aground near Santa Cruz

Unified command established after fishing vessel runs aground near Santa Cruz
The 56-foot commercial fishing vessel, Pacific Quest, is pictured on the rocks near Natural Bridges State Beach, Calif., Aug. 12, 2018.  (Photo courtesy of Eric Laughlin, California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response/released) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, California...

Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary rescue 17 people from Lake St. Clair

Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary rescue 17 people from Lake St. Clair
USCG File Photo DETROIT — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 17 people during two separate cases on Lake St. Clair, Friday. Shortly before 7 p.m. local time, the Coast Guard Sector Detroit command center received a call, via VHF Marine Radio Channel 16, from the owner and operator of a 39-foot vessel with 15 people aboard stating that they were taking on water approximately four and one-half miles offshore...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from Galveston Jetty

Coast Guard rescues 2 from Galveston Jetty
A sailboat crew lost steering and broke an anchor line trying to avoid the South Galveston Jetty Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cody Crowson. HOUSTON — A Coast Guard aircrew plucked 2 men from the south Galveston Jetty Saturday morning, after their sailboat lost steering and ran into the rocks. At 9:06 a.m., the crew of the 27-foot sailboat called Coast...

Coast Guard finds missing father and son fishermen SW of Marco, Florida

Coast Guard finds missing father and son fishermen SW of Marco, Florida
Coast Guard Fireman Isiah Kearns stands lookout after finding two missing boaters, 35 miles southwest of Marco, Fla., Jan. 10, 2016.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brittany Haynor) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard found two missing fishermen, father and son, 35 miles southwest of Marco, Florida, Sunday. At approximately 1:00 a.m. watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan, locals rescue 8 near Sanibel, Fla.

Coast Guard, good Samaritan, locals rescue 8 near Sanibel, Fla.
A 22-foot boat sinks approximately one mile southeast of Sanibel, Fla., in San Carlos Bay, Monday, June 8, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Eight people were rescued by a Coast Guard crew, a good Samaritan and a Tow Boat US crew after the 22-foot boat they were aboard began taking on water and sank approximately one miles southeast of Sanibel in San Carlos Bay, Florida, Monday. Coast...

Teenager helps Coast Guard assist 15 people aboard grounded pontoon boat.

CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews assisted 15 people aboard a grounded pontoon boat in the Grand River near Grand Haven, Michigan, early Saturday morning. Just after 1:15 a.m., a crew from Coast Guard Station Grand Haven on patrol received a radio call from Tow Boat US of an aground 16-foot pontoon boat on the Grand River near Lloyd’s Bayou with 15 people aboard. The pontoon boat had contacted...

Coast Guard units assist 10 in Corpus Christi area

Coast Guard units assist 10 in Corpus Christi area
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi coordinated assistance for two disabled boats Sunday. Coast Guard Station Port O’Connor Crews towed a boat with seven people aboard due to it becoming disabled approximately 40 miles offshore of Matagorda Bay. A person aboard the 47-foot boat contacted Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders at approximately...

Coast Guard rescues 3 near Barnegat Light, NJ

USCG file photoBARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. — The Coast Guard rescued three people after the 27-foot boat they were aboard began taking on water in the vicinity of Stouts Creek seven miles northwest of here, Monday. Rescued were Jim Hollenbrach, 51, from Dayville, N.J., Ann Rapp, 45, from Dayville, N.J., and Ed Griffen, 38, from Forked River, N.J. The Coast Guard received a report over VHF-FM channel 16...