Coast Guard reminds mariners that hoax calls are no joke

NEW ORLEANS —​ The Coast Guard would like to remind people of the dangers and penalties associated with hoax distress calls and the use of laser pointers pointed at aircraft or boat crews on patrol. For 230 years the Coast Guard has responded to distress calls at sea but lately, false distress has been on the Leer másCoast Guard reminds mariners that hoax calls are no joke[…]

Coast Guard, Maui County Fire search for missing spearfisher off Maui

HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Maui County Fire Department crews are in search for a missing spearfisher the Saturday off Paia, Maui, Hawaii. Missing is Scot Williams, a 53-years-old male last seen wearing dark board shorts.​ Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is requested to contact Coast Guard Sector Honolulu at 808-842-2600. At 10 p.m., Leer másCoast Guard, Maui County Fire search for missing spearfisher off Maui[…]

Coast Guard search for missing boater near Kemah, Texas

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard crews and partners are search for a missing boater approximately five miles east of Kemah, Texas, Saturday evening. An MH-65 Dolphin aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Houston and a Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Houston are involved in search. The missing boater is a male in his Leer másCoast Guard search for missing boater near Kemah, Texas[…]

Coast Guard rescue 2 mariners near Port Aransas, Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas —​ The Coast Guard rescue two mariners after their recreational vessel capsized south of the Port Aransas jetties near Port Aransas, Texas, Tuesday.​ At 3:31 p.m., Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received​ notification of two people in the water after a wave capsized their recreational vessel. The two men reported they were unable to Leer másCoast Guard rescue 2 mariners near Port Aransas, Texas[…]

Coast Guard rescue 56-year-old man from disabled, aground sailboat near Sapelo Sound

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The​ Coast Guard rescue a 56-year-old man after his sailboat, Rosa Vessia, became disabled and aground near Sapelo Sound, Sunday. A​ Coast Guard Air Station Savannah​ MH-65 Dolphin helicopter​ crew arrived on scene, hoisted the man and transported him to Hunter Army Airfield. Coast Guard Sector Charleston​ command center watchstanders received a call at 1:08 a.m. from the Leer másCoast Guard rescue 56-year-old man from disabled, aground sailboat near Sapelo Sound[…]

Coast Guard rescue 2​ jet skiers offshore Texas City, Texas

HOUSTON​ — The Coast Guard rescue two​ jet skiers​ approximately two miles offshore the Texas City Dike in Texas City, Texas, Tuesday morning. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report of an overdue​ jetski with two people aboard at approximately 5:30 p.m.​ Monday.​ Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched​ an Air Station Houston MH-65 Leer másCoast Guard rescue 2​ jet skiers offshore Texas City, Texas[…]

Coast Guard rescue 3 boaters after vessel sinks off Cumberland Island

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coast Guard RB-M, USCGC Heron and MH-65 Dolphin crews rescue three boaters Saturday after their vessel sank 18-miles east of Cumberland Island, Georgia. The boaters’ use of a​ VHF radio and Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)​ led to a rapid rescue. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center​ watchstanders received a radio distress call at 8:18 a.m. Leer másCoast Guard rescue 3 boaters after vessel sinks off Cumberland Island[…]

Coast Guard rescue 5 from vessel taking on water near Freeport, Texas

HOUSTON​ — The Coast Guard rescue five boaters after their disabled vessel began taking on water near Freeport, Texas, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified of a disabled​ 18-foot vessel taking on water with five boaters aboard at the mouth of the Brazos River and drifting offshore.​ Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information Leer másCoast Guard rescue 5 from vessel taking on water near Freeport, Texas[…]

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