Coast Guard, partners rescue injured hiker near Cascade Locks, OR

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew rescue a seriously injured hiker Friday from a canyon near Cascade Locks in Hood River County. Watchstanders at Sector Columbia River received an agency assistance request from Oregon Emergency Management approximately 5:30 p.m. Two hikers found the injured man near Gorton Creek Trail Leer másCoast Guard, partners rescue injured hiker near Cascade Locks, OR[…]

Coast Guard, TCI Police rescue 159 people off Turks and Caicos

MIAMI — A deployed Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter rescue aircrew assisted Turks and Caicos police and marine units in finding 159 people approximately 13 miles east of West Caicos Island, Turks and Caicos.​ While the aircrew remained on scene, TCI responders removed all the people from the sail freighter and brought Leer másCoast Guard, TCI Police rescue 159 people off Turks and Caicos[…]

Coast Guard rescue crews assists fishing vessel 80 miles off Key West

MIAMI — Coast Guard rescue crews assisted the 40-foot fishing vessel Santa Maria, Thursday, after the crew launched two flares signaling their distress approximately 80 miles southwest of Key West.​ A nearby good​ Samaritan saw the flares and reported to Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders the Santa Maria crew’s distress. The good Samaritan stayed Leer másCoast Guard rescue crews assists fishing vessel 80 miles off Key West[…]

USCGC Joseph Gerczak conducts patrol to increase maritime presence in Pacific

HONOLULU — The USCGC Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) conducted a port call in Honolulu after completing the first stage of their expeditionary patrol in the Pacific to curtail illegal fishing and strengthen maritime law enforcement self-sufficiency with Kiribati partners. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak traveled from Dec. 28, 2020, to Jan. Leer másUSCGC Joseph Gerczak conducts patrol to increase maritime presence in Pacific[…]

Coast Guard rescue 2 from vessel taking on water in South Padre Island, Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas —​ The Coast Guard rescue 2 people from a 68-foot​ fishing vessel taking on water near the Brazos Santiago jetties in South Padre Island, Texas, Monday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders​ received​ notification at 5:08 a.m. from the crew of the Captain Jerry, a 68-foot fishing vessel, stating they had struck Leer másCoast Guard rescue 2 from vessel taking on water in South Padre Island, Texas[…]

Coast Guard assists disabled boat 56 miles offshore Freeport, Texas

HOUSTON​ — The Coast Guard crews assists six people on a 32-foot boat approximately 56 nautical miles offshore Freeport, Texas, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders​ received a notification at​ 12:30​ p.m. Saturday of a disabled and adrift boat with six people aboard approximately 30 miles offshore Freeport.​ The reporting source was a friend who had communications Leer másCoast Guard assists disabled boat 56 miles offshore Freeport, Texas[…]

Coast Guard crews rescue three mariners near Anna Maria Island

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. —​ The Coast Guard rescue three mariners from a vessel taking on water two nautical miles west​ of Anna Maria Island, Florida Friday. A Coast Guard Station Cortez 45-foot Response Boat–Medium boat crew arrived at 7:50 p.m. to the​ 70-foot commercial fishing vessel Warrior, took the three crewmembers​ off the vessel, and Leer másCoast Guard crews rescue three mariners near Anna Maria Island[…]

Coast Guard HITRON History Series: Rear Adm. Donna Cottrell

The U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) operations started as an experiment in 1998 to halt the flow of illegal drugs into the U.S. Drug trafficking organizations primarily used “go-fast” boats, high-speed smuggling vessels capable of traveling over twice the speed of Coast Guard cutters. The Coast Guard needed a way to counter Leer másCoast Guard HITRON History Series: Rear Adm. Donna Cottrell[…]

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