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Coast Guard, good Samaritan assist vessel taking on water near Sitka, Alaska

The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan assist a vessel taking on water near Sitka, Alaska, Saturday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka delivered a dewatering pump to the fishing vessel Tamarack, which was taking on water approximately 35 miles west of Sitka Saturday. The crew of Tamarack utilized the dewatering pump to prevent additional flooding. The good Samaritan vessel Pacific Bounty responded to the urgent marine information broadcast, arrived on scene and assisted in dewatering the vessel. Video, >click to read< 06:49

Coast Guard boat crashing through waves is having a f*cking blast!

CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT — Witnesses in the southwestern corner of Washington state have reported that a 47-foot Coast Guard vessel was last seen having the time of its f*cking life crashing through gigantic 18-foot breakers past the Columbia River bar. The Coast Guard boat, known for its durability in treacherous weather, was heard yelling things like “WEEEEEEEEE!!!” and “Guys guys guys guys guys, waaaatch this, BWOOOOSHHHH!!” >click to read< 08:46

Coast Guard suspends search for possible person in water near Dutch Harbor, Alaska

The Coast Guard has suspended its search Thursday for a possible person in the water near Dutch Harbor. Missing is 33-year-old Steven Mencer, last seen wearing a neon green pullover rain jacket with orange and black pants. Mencer was reported missing after failing to report to crew check-in while the Alaska Mist, a 164-foot fishing vessel, was moored at Coastal Transportation Northern Dock, Thursday. includes original alert. >click to read< 09:23

Video: Coast Guard medevacs fisherman injured 170 miles southwest of Kodiak

The Coast Guard medevaced an injured fisherman Saturday from a boat southwest of Kodiak Island. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak hoisted the 49-year-old man from the 58-foot fishing vessel Alaskan Dream at approximately 1:15 p.m. He was transported to Air Station Kodiak and placed in the care of awaiting local EMS. Video, >click to watch< 15:31

Efforts begin to remove grounded vessel off Oregon Inlet

Collaborative efforts have begun to remove a fishing vessel that was grounded off of Oregon Inlet on the night of February 29. The crew of the 72-foot scallop boat were safely removed by an air crew from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City the following morning, and until the vessel is towed away, it still remains stranded about 50 yards near the shoreline, and roughly a half mile south of ORV Ramp 4 on Bodie Island. more, >click to read< 19:08

Enviro group says it may sue NMFS and Coast Guard to prevent whale deaths from ship strikes

The Center for Biological Diversity, which has an office in Los Angeles, alleges that the government agencies are ignoring the requirements of the Endangered Species Act in agency consultations, studies and actions such as speed limits in shipping lanes or protecting critical habitat areas. Ship strikes are a leading cause of death and injuries to whales migrating along California’s coast and are more lethal than previously understood >click to read< 16:22

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near Port O’Connor, Texas

The Coast Guard medevaced a mariner from a fishing vessel approximately two miles offshore Matagorda Bay near Port O’Connor, Texas, Sunday morning. The Matagorda County Sheriff’s Office received a request from a fishing vessel, F/V Lady Nora, for a medevac of a 52-year-old male crewmember experiencing symptoms of a heart attack. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders were notified and consulted with the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac. Photos, >click to read< 19:38

F/V New Age: How Coast Guard saved a Montauk fishing crew

Mike Havens was asleep in the galley of Montauk fishing trawler, New Age, around 20 miles south of Fire Island Inlet when a mate woke him with a line that is every fisherman’s nightmare. “Mike, the boat is sinking,” he was told.  It was shortly before 3:45 a.m. on Feb. 12, and the three-man crew had fished for fluke most of the previous day, packing more than 1,500 pounds of fish in the hold until 10 p.m., and were steaming to New Jersey to unload their catch. Now, the sky was black, the wind was up around 30 knots and swells were level with the stern, a sign of trouble. Deck lights lit the scene phosphorescent white. photos, >click to read< 19:37

F/V New Age: Fluke Run From Montauk Turns Into Close Encounter With Hypothermia

Capt. Bill Carman was on a routine fluke run with Mitchell Lester of East Hampton and Mike Havens of Springs, all experienced fishermen, when the seas came up in the early morning hours of Feb. 12. Their boat, the New Age, a Montauk-based 50-foot fishing vessel owned by Chris Winkler, stayed afloat, but listed to one side so much they feared it would roll over.  The men refuted an early report from the Coast Guard last week that they were in the water when help arrived. >click to read< 08:48

Crewman from disabled fishing boat taken to hospital with minor injuries, another went on his own.

A Station Gloucester 47-foot Coast Guard lifeboat escorted the F/V Angela Michelle into Gloucester Harbor on Monday morning after the fishing vessel experienced a disabling mechanical problem at sea. Gloucester Police Chief Edward Conley said one crew member was transported to Addison Gilbert Hospital for an “unspecified illness.” Conley said another crew member suffered a minor injury, but was able to help secure the vessel at the pier before going to the hospital on his own. photo’s, >click to read< 14:05

F/V New Age: Captain lands vessel at Belford Seafood Co-op after salvage operation, including the fish!

Chris Winkler was not on his boat the New Age when it became distressed off the coast of Fire Island Wednesday morning. The boat began to take on water and the crew radioed for help,,,  “First thing, you know, ‘Hey, are my guys all right?’ And that’s all I needed to hear was that they were all right. That changed everything from that point on,” Winkler says. “ But with the crew present and accounted for – Winkler realized that he could salvage the New Age. So, with the help of his brother-in-law Matt Fabrizio, Video, >click to read< Archives: F/V New Age, >click< 05:44

Coast Guard suspends search after radio beacon alert, debris found off NC coast

The Coast Guard suspended its search on Thursday after an unregistered emergency position indicating radio beacon alert lead responders to debris approximately 126 miles southeast off the coast of Wilmington, North Carolina. There were no additional signs of distress reported or vessels known to be overdue in the area. >click to read< 14:36

  Coast Guard search underway after radio beacon alert and debris found off Wilmington, North Carolina -The Coast Guard is searching for a possible missing vessel after being alerted by an unregistered emergency position indicating radio beacon and finding debris approximately 126 miles southeast of Wilmington, Tuesday morning.  >click to read<

F/V New Age Owner Desperately Trying to Save Sinking Boat

The owner of the New Age, a commercial fishing vessel from Montauk that took on water Wednesday morning, forcing its crew to evacuate the boat 25 nautical miles south of Fire Island, raced to his boat and is now aboard, heading for a New Jersey port in an effort to save it. Chris Winkler of Montauk, the boat’s owner, had just landed at J.F.K. Airport after a two-week vacation with his girlfriend, Tracy Stoloff, when he received a call from the Coast Guard that his crew had been forced overboard. “The first question out of Chris’s mouth when he was talking to the Coast Guard is ‘How is my crew? Where is my crew?’ ” >click to read< 06:03

Three rescued from sinking Montauk fishing vessel taking on water

Three crew members were rescued from a Montauk-based fishing vessel that took on water early Wednesday off Fire Island, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The spokesman, P.O. 3rd Class John Hightower, identified the vessel as the 45-foot New Age, based in Montauk, and said its crew sent a distress call at 4:35 a.m., saying they were taking on water about 25 nautical miles south of Fire Island Inlet.>click to read< 17:06

Coast Guard search underway after radio beacon alert and debris found off Wilmington, North Carolina

The Coast Guard is searching for a possible missing vessel after being alerted by an unregistered emergency position indicating radio beacon and finding debris approximately 126 miles southeast of Wilmington, Tuesday morning. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard District Five command center in Portsmouth, Virginia received the distress alert at approximately 11 a.m. >click to read< 17:34

Coast Guard, responders prepare to move fishing vessel grounded in Hilo Bay

Responders are working to remove potential pollutants from the 63-foot fishing vessel, Midway Island, currently aground off Hilo. The Coast Guard is working with the Department of Land and Natural Resources and contractor personnel to mitigate the potential pollution threat from the vessel. Reportedly, a maximum potential of 1,800 gallons of diesel and two marine batteries are aboard. >click to read<14:50

Coast Guard hoists 4 fishermen after vessel runs aground near Shackelford Banks, North Carolina

The Coast Guard rescued four men after their 78-foot fishing vessel ran aground near Shackelford Banks, North Carolina, Friday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina’s command center received a radio distress call at approximately 3:30 a.m from a crewmember aboard the vessel Tamara Alane, who reported that they had become disabled due to fuel issues, then ran aground and began taking on water. Video, >click to read/watch< 14:50

Coast Guard urges caution to mariners ahead of heavy weather expected to impact the Central and Southern California Coast

Sunday’s weather conditions for the inner waters in the vicinity of metro Los Angeles include wind speeds reaching 40 knots and sea states as high as 14 feet. Conditions are expected to worsen moving north from Los Angeles. For offshore conditions, the National Weather Service is reporting potential gusts approaching 50 knots with seas nearing 20 feet. Beaches throughout the area are expected to feature exceptionally high surf, large breaking waves and dangerous rip currents.>click to read< 07:48

Coast Guard Assists Disabled Fishing Vessel Triple G Near Oregon Inlet

U.S. Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet responded to a report of a vessel offshore that had been experiencing complications with its fuel system on Thursday morning, January 30, at approximately 9:30 a.m. The vessel, which was located an estimated six miles south of the sea buoy, had lost power entirely and could also not retract their outlying gear. Once the Coast Guard boat crew arrived on the scene,, photos, >click to read< 13:24

Coast Guard medevacs F/V Enterprise crew member off Manasquan Inlet

A crew member from the F/V Enterprise, a fishing vessel located 50 miles off the Manasquan Inlet on Thursday afternoon, suffered a medical emergency and needed to be airlifted by the Coast Guard. The Enterprise’s captain had radioed Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay to request a medevac for a crew member who was experiencing severe abdominal pain, the Coast Guard said in a prepared statement. >click to read< 08:19

A 2017 shipwreck off Hilton Head killed 3 people. Now other boats are in danger.

A shifting shipwreck that left three boaters dead in 2017 has caused perfect storm conditions for other ships and contributed to the demise of one just 4 miles off Hilton Head Island’s south end. As first reported by the Charleston Post and Courier, >click to read<  a wooden fishing boat named “Miss Annie” was torn apart Dec. 19 when it hit wreckage,,, Turns out, the crew aboard the “Miss Annie” wasn’t the first to have troubles in the water between Hilton Head, Daufuskie and Tybee Islands.  How did it happen? On May 23, 2017, a steel-hulled fishing boat named “Miss Debbie”, Photos, >click to read< 07:08

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman with severe burns near Saint Paul, Alaska

The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a fishing vessel approximately 46 miles southwest of Saint Paul, Monday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak safely hoisted the 43-year-old man at 2:56 p.m. and transferred him to awaiting emergency medical services personnel in Saint Paul for further transport to Anchorage. At 9:56 a.m., watchstanders in the 17th District command center received a medevac request from fishing vessel Bountiful for a crewmember with severe burns. Video, >click to read/watch< 05:57

Tiverton fishing vessel and cargo ship collide off Martha’s Vineyard

No one was injured in the collision between the fishing vessel Edna May and the tanker Iver Prosperity, Petty Officer Third Class Ryan Noel said Tuesday. The cargo ship was carrying petroleum on its inbound trip to Providence but no pollution was reported, Noel said. Two small punctures on the starboard quarter of the tanker were discovered during an inspection of the ship at sea, but it is unclear if the damage resulted from the collision, Noel said. The fishing vessel only suffered minor cosmetic damage. >click to read< 16:26

F/V Lady Brittany Update: Coast Guard investigating fisherman overboard from New Jersey boat, was deceased when brought to New Bedford

Details are few about the loss of a commercial fisherman who reportedly went overboard off the coast of Nantucket and wasn’t recovered until some 40-50 minutes later. The name of the fisherman hasn’t been released yet and it is not known if he was local.,, The Lady Brittany was still at Sea Watch International Friday afternoon. Two dock workers who didn’t want to give their names said they heard the crew was “throwing the gear” when the fisherman was “in the wrong spot” and got hit by a hose and he fell overboard. >click to read< 18:54

Coast Guard is actively investigating the death of a fisherman aboard a New Jersey boat

The Coast Guard is actively investigating the death of a fisherman aboard a New Jersey boat,,, The Lady Brittany was reported to be 50 nautical miles off the coast of Nantucket when a fisherman was reported overboard, according to the Coast Guard. Lt. Jordan Ortiz, the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Detachment Supervisor for New Bedford, said a call was received on Jan. 21 at 5 a.m. for a person in the water. He said the crew was able to recover the fisherman >click to read< 12:37

Two missing fishermen found dead off the Maine coast

The crew of another fishing boat recovered the bodies of two people, believed to have been crew members on the Hayley Ann, from the waters southeast of Portland. The bodies of two fishermen were recovered after their boat sank off the coast of southern Maine on Thursday afternoon, the Coast Guard said. The names of fishermen were not immediately released.  >click to read< 19:38

Coast Guard says two unresponsive people pulled from Atlantic

Two people were pulled unresponsive from the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday after an automated emergency signal was issued 45 miles southeast of Portland, the Coast Guard said. A fishing vessel located the people after the Coast Guard launched a search for the fishing boat Hayley Ann. Two people were on the vessel when an automated emergency beacon alerted the Coast Guard to a problem. >click to read< 18:49

Coast Guard reminds mariners of hazardous bar conditions in Pacific Northwest

Recent incidents have highlighted the challenges of attempting to cross waterway bars in heavy weather and at night. The marine casualty of a commercial fishing vessel on the Coos Bay bar resulted in the loss of a vessel, but miraculously all three crew members were saved. Unfortunately, in a similar incident on the Yaquina Bay bar, both the crew and the vessel were tragically lost. The Coast Guard previously established regulated navigation areas for specific locations on the Oregon and Washington coasts and created guidance for these locations. >click to read< 18:25

Coast Guard notes communications dead zones in Southeast

The U.S. Coast Guard has released a list of communications towers in Alaska that may not be receiving VHF radio broadcasts and is warning mariners to bring back up communications systems. Seven of the problem towers are in Southeast Alaska, including Zarembo Island and Cape Fanshaw near Wrangell and Petersburg, two towers in southern Southeast near Ketchikan and Prince of Wales Island, along with sites near Sitka and Pelican. Those are dead zones where the Coast Guard won’t be able to hear distress calls on emergency channel 16. >click to read< 08:17

Drunken assault at sea leads to a federal prison sentence for a Winchester Bay man

39-year old Brandon Vanderploeg was sentenced Thursday to 18 months behind bars and two year of supervised patrol for assaulting his then-girlfriend about a fishing vessel in August of 2018. According to court documents, on August 16, 2018, members of the U.S. Coast Guard were dispatched to a situation at sea involving the report of a woman who had been assaulted by her boyfriend onboard a commercial fishing vessel. >click to read< 07:39