Coast Guard, Good Samaritans rescue 2 boaters in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard, Good Samaritans rescue 2 boaters in the U.S. Virgin Islands
A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter deployed to Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico sits on the deck of the hanger Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 standing by to assist in any search and rescue or post-storm missions.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Carlos Gonzalez SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews and a good Samaritan rescued two boaters during separate...

Coast Guard, Good Samaritan rescue boater from capsized catamaran off Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, Good Samaritan rescue boater from capsized catamaran off Puerto Rico
Coast Guard crews and the Good Samaritan vessel “One Life” combined efforts to rescue a man from the water Tuesday, after his 12-foot catamaran capsized north of Culebra Island, Puerto Rico. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard and Good Samaritan vessel “One Life” combined efforts to rescue a man from the water Tuesday, after his 12-foot catamaran capsized north of Culebra Island, Puerto Rico. Rescued...

Good Samaritans rescue 7 from sinking boat off Cape May, NJ

Good Samaritans rescue 7 from sinking boat off Cape May, NJ
Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson file photo PHILADELPHIA – Seven boaters were rescued by good Samaritans after their boat sank off the Coast of Cape May, New Jersey, Saturday. The Coast Guard received a distress call over VHF channel 16 stating the Beach Runner, a boat with seven people aboard, was rapidly taking on water approximately nine miles offshore at Cape May reef, at approximately 9 a.m. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 6 fishermen south of Hawaii

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 6 fishermen south of Hawaii
File photo of an HC-130 from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, and good Samaritans rescued six fishermen from the 57-foot fishing vessel Jane, reportedly taking on water 110 miles southeast of the Big Island, Hawaii, Monday. The six fishermen were rescued by the crew of the 70-foot fishing vessel VAK 2 and are en route to Hawaii where they will be met by emergency...

Good Samaritans rescue 4 from fishing boat fire off Pillar Point Harbor

Good Samaritans rescue 4 from fishing boat fire off Pillar Point Harbor
Coast Guard Cutter Tern file photo SAN FRANCISCO — Four crewmembers from the commercial fishing vessel Ocean Gale were rescued by the crew of the commercial fishing vessel Smith Brothers #2, after a boat fire 13 miles southwest of Pillar Point Harbor. Fishermen aboard the Ocean Gale, a 37-foot vessel, contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders at approximately 5 p.m., Monday, reporting...

Coast Guard Station Golden Gate assists commercial fishing vessel off Ocean Beach

Coast Guard Station Golden Gate assists commercial fishing vessel off Ocean Beach
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard assisted a commercial fishing vessel off Ocean Beach Monday evening At approximately 4 p.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a distress broadcast from the operator of the commercial fishing vessel Joyce, requesting immediate assistance due to vessel stability issues discovered while retrieving fishing gear. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco...

Coast Guard assists in rescue of boaters in Pamlico Sound, NC

Coast Guard assists in rescue of boaters in Pamlico Sound, NC
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of two people Sunday after their 18-foot catamaran started sinking four miles north of Cedar Island in the Pamlico Sound, North Carolina. Watchstanders at the Fifth Coast Guard District received distress signals from a pair of personal locator beacons and an emergency SPOT device. The watchstanders utilized the information from the distress...

Coast Guard, Navy searching for possible mariner in distress

Coast Guard, Navy searching for possible mariner in distress
PONCE DE LEON INLET, Fla. — Coast Guard and Navy crews are searching for a possible mariner in distress Thursday approximately 20 miles east of Ponce de Leon Inlet, Florida. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center were notified of the situation after hearing a “Mayday” call over VHF Channel 16 at approximately 5:26 p.m. Watchstanders made attempts to communicate with...

Coast Guard Cutter Bluefin rescues 2 people who abandoned sinking boat

Coast Guard Cutter Bluefin rescues 2 people who abandoned sinking boat
MIAMI — Two local mariners were rescued Tuesday afternoon after they abandoned their 38-foot boat 13 nautical miles east of Boca Raton, Florida. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a call via VHF radio from one of the passengers aboard the pleasure craft Doctors Orders stating their vessel was taking on water rapidly and they required assistance. The men then embarked their life raft...