Coast Guard, partner agencies conduct SAR exercise off San Diego coast

SAN DIEGO​ —​ Coast Guard​ personnel, San Diego and Los Angeles county lifeguards, harbor police, emergency response organizations and first responders conducted a mass SAR exercise off the San Diego coast Tuesday.​ The purpose of the search and rescue exercise was to improve coordination, communication and response techniques among the participating agencies during a mass Leer másCoast Guard, partner agencies conduct SAR exercise off San Diego coast[…]

Coast Guard aircrew rescue swimmer in distress in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-60T Jayhawk crew rescue a swimmer in distress just off Rompe Olas Beach near downtown Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.​ Rescued was Mabel Ramos, mid thirties, after she was pulled out by the current, approximately a mile from shore.​ Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector San Juan received a Leer másCoast Guard aircrew rescue swimmer in distress in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico[…]

Coast Guard MH-60T aircrew rescue fisherman 57 nm off Westport, WA

GRAYS HARBOR, Wash.​ —​ A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk aircrew rescue a man (medevac) who was experiencing distressed medical symptoms from a charter fishing vessel​ Thursday, approximately 57 nautical miles off Westport. At 11:46 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received the initial distress call via VHF-FM radio on channel 16. The​ crew of the 51-foot vessel Ranger Leer másCoast Guard MH-60T aircrew rescue fisherman 57 nm off Westport, WA[…]

Coast Guard rescue overdue boater from Lazy Bay in Kodiak, Alaska

KODIAK, Alaska – A U.S. Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk MRR helicopter aircrew rescue an overdue boater from Lazy Bay in Kodiak, Alaska, Friday.​ A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew deployed a rescue swimmer, hoisted the boater and safely transported him to the local cannery. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Leer másCoast Guard rescue overdue boater from Lazy Bay in Kodiak, Alaska[…]

Coast Guard medevac woman from cruise ship 45 nm from Sitka, Alaska

KODIAK, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevac a woman Wednesday from a cruise ship in Chatham Strait, near Sitka. The Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew retrieved the woman at approximately 10 a.m. and transferred her to Sitka, for further transport to a higher level of care. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Leer másCoast Guard medevac woman from cruise ship 45 nm from Sitka, Alaska[…]

Coast Guard rescue 3 mariners on sailboat in Chincoteague Harbor

CHINCOTEAGUE, Virginia.— Coast Guard crews rescue 3 mariners in Chincoteague Inlet after their sailboat ran aground during severe weather Wednesday afternoon. ​ Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia Command Center received notification of the distress at approximately 2:22 p.m. Wednesday afternoon and issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast.​ Sector Virginia also launched crews aboard a Leer másCoast Guard rescue 3 mariners on sailboat in Chincoteague Harbor[…]

Coast Guard, partner agencies continue to support Haiti

MIAMI — The Coast Guard, USAID, U.S. Southern Command and Joint Task Force-Haiti continue to have unity of effort and respond to critically injured Haitian citizens, Tuesday, by transporting them to a higher level of care in Port au Prince, Haiti. “The Coast Guard immediately responded to the government of Haiti’s request for assistance following Leer másCoast Guard, partner agencies continue to support Haiti[…]

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