Coast Guard News

December 30, 2016
MIAMI – The Coast Guard rescued a jet skier Friday 25 miles east of Miami.  Watch standers with the Seventh Coast Guard District Command Center received a personal locating beacon (PLB) notification at 12:59 p.m. and directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew.... [Read More]
December 30, 2016
TAMPA, Fla. — The Coast Guard reminds Florida boaters Friday to exercise caution and to boat safe while enjoying New Year's Day weekend.  The Coast Guard urges boaters not to launch or use fireworks aboard a boat as they can be mistaken as a sign of distress and needlessly attracting Coast Guard and other rescue resources. ... [Read More]
December 30, 2016
(U.S. Coast Guard photos and story by Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers/Released)To view or download imagery please visit:  https://goo.gl/CvD67s... [Read More]
December 30, 2016
The U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Air Force search Lake Erie just off Cleveland for a missing airplane with 6 people aboard Dec. 30, 2016. The aircraft went missing shortly after takeoff from Burke Lakefront Airport the evening of Dec. 29. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher M. Yaw. Click the video for hi-res download Further updates will be released as they become available. For more information contact the response joint information center at 216-937-0121. ... [Read More]
December 30, 2016
MIAMI — The Coast Guard repatriated 29 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, since Saturday. The Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo crew repatriated five Cuban migrants Monday and another 24 migrants Friday.  These repatriations are a result of three separate at-sea migrant interdictions in the South Florida Straits. In each instance, the Coast Guard helped secure the U.S. border and prevented these sea voyages from ending in tragedy.... [Read More]
December 30, 2016
CORRECTION: The Canadian air asset involved in the search for a missing plane is from the Royal Canadian Air Force rather than the Canadian Coast Guard as was previously identified in this morning's original press release.  CLEVELAND — Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Air Force are searching Lake Erie, Friday, for six people aboard a Cessna Citation 525, after it disappeared from radar shortly after takeoff, Thursday evening, at Burke Lakefront Airport. The cause of the disappearance is unknown.... [Read More]
December 30, 2016
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced one injured person, and a Coast Guard Station Juneau response boat – medium crew transported five people from a hard-aground pleasure craft near Cube Cove, approximately 65 miles northeast of Sitka, Alaska, Thursday afternoon. The Jayhawk crew hoisted and transported the injured woman to awaiting medical personnel in Juneau. The remaining five mariners were picked up by good Samaritans, transferred to the Station Juneau RB-M and transported to Juneau.... [Read More]
December 29, 2016
  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard medevacked a 91-year-old man Sunday from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship 35 miles north of San Juan.... [Read More]
December 28, 2016
Courtesy photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public's help identifying the owner of a two-person kayak found approximately two miles west of the Captain James Cook Monument in Kealakekua Bay on the Big Island, Wednesday. The kayak is orange and red with the words Tropic II on both sides. The paddles appear to be in the stored position.... [Read More]
December 28, 2016
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard pulled one kayaker from the water near Cape Charles Wednesday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center were notified at 9:20 a.m. that one adult male overturned his kayak in the vicinity of Cherrystone Inlet approximately two miles west of Cape Charles. ... [Read More]
December 27, 2016
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued Jonathan Mason and his 5-year-old daughter from their pleasure craft near the north end of Lake Borgne, Louisiana, Tuesday.  Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 4:10 p.m. from the St. Bernard Sheriffs Office that a 17ft pleasure craft was taking on water with two people on board. A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew was launched at 4:50 p.m.... [Read More]
December 27, 2016
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard assisted in the return of an overdue boater to St. Pete Pier, Florida, Tuesday. The Coast Guard Cutter Stingray established communication between 52-year-old Scott Albon and Sea Tow. Sea Tow took the vessel in tow at 36 miles offshore and brought Albon closer to shore where he was given fuel to drive the rest of the way in, arriving at 4:28 p.m. Albon ran out of fuel aboard his 36-foot Carver motor yacht while traveling from Panama City Florida, to Crystal River, Florida, Sunday.... [Read More]
December 27, 2016
Curt Farrell, fishing vessel safety coordinator, Marine Safety Unit Portland , discusses the Drill Conductor Course as classmembers participate in the course along Astoria's Columbia River waterfront, Feb. 24, 2016.The Drill Conductor Course is designed to train commercial fishermen how to use and become familiar with required emergency gear aboard their vessels.U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. ... [Read More]
December 27, 2016
  MILWAUKEE — The U.S. Coast Guard has announced that commercial fuel shipping activity into the Port of Green Bay will conclude by Jan. 20,  2017.  At that time, in conjunction with the Green Bay (Brown County) Port Director, the Coast Guard will signal the end of the local navigation season and close the southern portion of the bay to shipping.... [Read More]
December 27, 2016
The Coast Guard rescued two mariners and a dog who became stranded near Altoona, Wash., Dec. 27. 2016. The mariners became stranded after they were beset by poor weather condition and were unable get back to their boat anchored offshore. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg. SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued two hunters and a dog who were stranded on Miller Sands, a shallows in the Columbia River located offshore from Altoona, Wash., today.... [Read More]
December 27, 2016
Editor's note: Click on photo for link to high resolution video FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.— The Coast Guard rescued two adults and two children Monday in Charlotte Harbor after they were reported missing aboard their 16-foot boat. Rescued were Jason Asbury, 36, Brittany Farr, 32, Lila Asbury, 8, and Ranger Farr, 5, from Texas.... [Read More]
December 26, 2016
FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.— The Coast Guard rescued two adults and two children Monday in Charlotte Harbor after they were reported missing aboard their 16-foot boat. Rescued were Jason Asbury, 36, Brittany Farr, 32, Lila Asbury, 8, and Panger Farr, 5, from Texas. At 7:09 p.m. watch standers at Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach received a call from Jason Asbury's father, stating the four people had not returned from a boating day trip. The boaters left Charlotte Harbor at 11 a.m. and were expected to return by sunset. ... [Read More]
December 26, 2016
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard found an overdue boater 87 miles northwest of St. Petersburg, Florida, Monday. A Coast Guard Aviation Training Center HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew made visual confirmation of 52 year-old Scott Albon aboard his vessel off the coast of Florida at 3:30 p.m., Monday.  Albon was reported in stable condition. Sea Tow is en route to tow Albon back to St. Petersburg, Florida. Albon was aboard a 36-foot Carver motor yacht that reportedly lost fuel while Albon traveled from Panama City, Florida, to Crystal River, Florida, Sunday.  ... [Read More]
December 26, 2016
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard aircrew found the body of a 61-year-old fisherman Monday, after he was reported missing off Mustang Island earlier in the morning. The Corpus Christi Police Department notified Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders at 7:35 a.m. The police reported that the man's wife was waiting in the car when he went wade fishing Sunday at about 11 p.m. They reported that she attempted to contact him when he didn't return and she fell asleep waiting for him, calling the police when she awoke.... [Read More]
December 26, 2016
SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 50-year-old man approximately 27 miles southwest of San Diego, Sunday. At approximately 7 p.m. Sunday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego received a report from the crew of cruise ship Carnival Inspiration stating that a male passenger was experiencing heart-attack like symptoms. The Coast Guard duty flight surgeon recommended that the patient be medically evacuated and taken to a hospital for emergency care. ... [Read More]

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