Coast Guard rescue 3​ people off sinking crab fishing boat

EUREKA, Calif. —​ The Coast Guard rescue three people after their commercial crab fishing boat, Sunup, lost propulsion and collided with the jetties while attempting to transit through the entrance channel in Humboldt Bay, Sunday. ​At approximately 6:20 p.m.,​ Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay​ watchstanders​ received a distress call on VHF-FM channel 16 from the fishing vessel Leer másCoast Guard rescue 3​ people off sinking crab fishing boat[…]

Coast Guard MH-65 aircrew rescue 3 from fishing boat near Big Lagoon

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. —​ A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew rescue three people Sunday after their fishing boat lost propulsion approximately a quarter mile from Big Lagoon. The captain of the fishing boat “Jeannie II” notified to Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay​ watchstanders via VHF channel 16 at approximately 2:40 p.m. stating their vessel Leer másCoast Guard MH-65 aircrew rescue 3 from fishing boat near Big Lagoon[…]

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 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[…]

Coast Guard MH-65 Kodiak aircrew medevac man near Dutch Harbor, Alaska

DUTCH HARBOR, Alaska — A Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter aircrew medevac an injured fisherman​ Wednesday in the Bering Sea, about 80 miles northeast of Dutch​ Harbor. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew based out of Air Station Kodiak and​ deployed aboard Cutter Alex Haley, hoisted the man from the vessel​ Magnus Martens after he suffered a severe leg injury. He Leer másCoast Guard MH-65 Kodiak aircrew medevac man near Dutch Harbor, Alaska[…]

Coast Guard HITRON History Series: AET1 Kimberly Dechmerowski

In this USCG HITRON History Documentary Series, the Coast Guard speak with Petty Officer 1st Class Kimberly Dechmerowski, an avionics electrical technician. Dechmerowski and the first female gunner of Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron. The HITRON operations started as an experiment in 1998 to halt the flow of illegal drugs into the U.S. Drug trafficking organizations Leer másCoast Guard HITRON History Series: AET1 Kimberly Dechmerowski[…]

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