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[…]

Rescued 3 mariners from burning boat near Ward Cove

JUNEAU, Alaska — Three mariners are​ safe after being rescued, Friday, from a burning boat​ approximately two miles​ north of Ketchikan Airport.​ ​ A 45-foot Response-Boat Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Ketchikan and the crew of Ketchikan Fire Department vessel Harry Newell arrived on scene at​ 4:57 p.m., Friday, and found the three mariners and Leer másRescued 3 mariners from burning boat near Ward Cove[…]

Coast Guard rescues two pilots from helicopter crash

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard rescued two pilots from two separate helicopter crashes near Ft. Meade, Florida, Thursday afternoon. Rescued are Polk County Deputy Lavon Hughes and a gyrocopter pilot. An MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew launched from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater to hoist the two pilots out of the field they had crashed in and transported to Tampa General Hospital. Coast Leer másCoast Guard rescues two pilots from helicopter crash[…]

Coast Guard, Unified Command conclude salvage efforts for Conception dive boat

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Salvage operations for the commercial diving vessel Conception off the coast of Santa Cruz Island have been completed Thursday. Recovery efforts began at sunrise and concluded in the afternoon after the vessel was hoisted, drained of water and secured aboard a barge. “I am proud of the unified response from the federal, Leer másCoast Guard, Unified Command conclude salvage efforts for Conception dive boat[…]

Coast Guard aircrew medevacs passenger from cruise ship en route to Yakutat, Alaska

SITKA, Alaska — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 71-year-old male from a cruise ship en route to Yakutat, Wednesday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka, hoisted the man from the vessel and transported him to Sitka, where he was transferred to emergency medical service personnel for further care. At approximately 9 a.m., Coast Leer másCoast Guard aircrew medevacs passenger from cruise ship en route to Yakutat, Alaska[…]

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