Coast Guard medevacs man 48 miles offshore of Sanibel Island, Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard medevaced a man 48 miles offshore of Sanibel Island, Florida, Wednesday. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted a 53-year-old man from a 30-foot fishing vessel and transported him to Tampa General Hospital for treatment. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center watchstanders were notified by the fishing vessel Leer másCoast Guard medevacs man 48 miles offshore of Sanibel Island, Florida[…]

USCG rescues mariner near Santa Cruz Island

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The USCG rescued a man Monday morning after his sailboat ran aground at Scorpion Anchorage near Santa Cruz Island.  The man aboard the sailboat contacted Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders via VHF channel 16 concerned that his vessel was dragging anchor after it had been overtaken by bad weather.  Watchstanders launched Leer másUSCG rescues mariner near Santa Cruz Island[…]

Coast Guard Station Maui RB-M crew rescues boater off Kahoolawe

HONOLULU — The USCG rescued a 75-year-old boater who abandoned ship after his sailing vessel began taking on water 500 yards off Kahoolawe, Sunday. “We are always happy at the end of the day when we know someone who was in danger is now safe and sound,” said Lt. j.g. Brad McNell, a Sector Honolulu Leer másCoast Guard Station Maui RB-M crew rescues boater off Kahoolawe[…]

Coast Guard, Maui County partners hold annual response the SAREX exercise off Maui

HONOLULU — The Coast Guard, Maui County Fire Department, Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services, Maui County Emergency Medical Services, American Medical Response, and Maui County Police Department conducted a search and rescue exercise (SAREX) off Kapalua, Maui, Thursday. “The robust participation from our Maui partners and Coast Guard units made this exercise not only possible, Leer másCoast Guard, Maui County partners hold annual response the SAREX exercise off Maui[…]

USCG Air Station Kodiak medevacs Cutter John Midgett crewmember near Kodiak, Alaska

KODIAK, Alaska — A USCG Air Station Kodiak aircrew medevacs a Coast Guard Cutter John Midgett crewmember from the ship near Kodiak, Saturday. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew safely hoisted and transported the patient to awaiting Emergency Medical Service personnel in Kodiak. At 10:00 a.m., District 17 Command Center watchstanders received a call from a John Leer másUSCG Air Station Kodiak medevacs Cutter John Midgett crewmember near Kodiak, Alaska[…]

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 15 miles west of Coos Bay

NORTH BEND, Ore. — A Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated a 28-year-old man Friday morning off the fishing vessel ‘Alaska Ocean,’ which was operating 15-miles west of Coos Bay. A Coast Guard Sector North Bend aircrew hoisted the man after he experienced chest pains and seasickness. Watchstanders at the 13th Coast Guard District Command Center were notified at 3:15 Leer másCoast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 15 miles west of Coos Bay[…]

USCG and good Samaritan boat helps transport vessel taking on water

NEW ORLEANS — The USCG and a good Samaritan vessel helped to establish communications, dewater, and escort a fishing vessel that was taking on water with three people aboard in the Gulf of Mexico, Thursday. Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District received an Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon activation alert at 8:49 a.m. that correlated Leer másUSCG and good Samaritan boat helps transport vessel taking on water[…]

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters from disabled sailing vessel near Wassaw Sound, Georgia

CHARLESTON, S.C. —​ Coast Guard crews rescued two boaters Saturday after their 37-foot sailing vessel became disabled near Wassaw Sound, Georgia. An MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Savannah arrived on scene hoisting the boaters from a life raft. Coast Guard Sector Charleston watchstanders were notified via a mayday call at 4 p.m. by Leer másCoast Guard rescues 2 boaters from disabled sailing vessel near Wassaw Sound, Georgia[…]

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