Tag Archives: Coast Guard

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 15 miles west of Coos Bay

U.S. Coast Guard 13th District PA Detachment Astoria – A Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated a 28-year-old man Friday morning off the fishing vessel ‘Alaska Ocean,’ which was operating 15-miles west of Coos Bay. A Coast Guard Sector North Bend aircrew hoisted the man after he experienced chest pains and seasickness. Watchstanders at the 13th Coast Guard District Command Center were notified at 3:15 a.m. by the company who owns the fishing vessel that the man was suffering medical issues. Photos, >click to read the rest< 17:27

Fishing boats collide 35 miles west of Dry Tortugas, Coast Guard medevacs two fishermen

The Coast Guard medevaced two crewmembers from the fishing vessel, Miss Amy J, after the boat collided with another fishing vessel approximately 35 miles northwest of Dry Tortugas, Tuesday. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo (WPC-1112) crew arrived on scene and determined that two men from the Miss Amy J sustained injuries. Photo’s, >click to read<  23:31

Coast Guard experiencing VHF-FM radio outages throughout Southeast Alaska, reminds public of secondary means of emergency communication

Coast Guard Sector Juneau personnel are experiencing multiple VHF-FM radio outages throughout Southeast Alaska and may not be able to hear or respond to distress calls on channel 16. Currently, waterways affected by Coast Guard VHF-FM radio site outages include the Gulf of Alaska between Yakutat and Sitka, Cross Sound, Peril Strait, Hoonah Sound, Southern Chatham Strait, Sumner Strait, the waters surrounding Zarembo Island and the west side of Prince of Wales Island. >click to read< 20:38

Body found as search for missing fisherman in Cork enters its fourth day

A BODY has been recovered in the massive air-sea search operation for a missing Irish fisherman. The body was recovered by divers from an area of Dunmanus Bay in West Cork that was being searched for Kodie Healy (24), who failed to return to port last Wednesday evening.,, The massive search operation for Mr Healy was stood down following the discovery. The tight-knit fishing industry in west Cork was devastated at the disappearance of Mr Healy last Wednesday. >click to read< 16:25

Gardaí issue appeal to ‘well-intentioned’ locals searching for fisherman Kodie Healy

The  gardaí have appealed to the public not to put their own lives at risk in the search for the missing fisherman off Dunmanus Bay.,, He was responding to the huge numbers of local people who have turned out to search for missing fisherman Kodie Healy who failed to return home on Wednesday evening, after a day fishing from his trawler. >click to read< 09:05

USCG offers Commercial Fishermen Marine Safety/Survival Training, asking Oregon fishermen to sign up

The Coast Guard has scheduled marine safety and survival training in five different cities along the Oregon Coast and is offering six separate two-day trainings beginning Oct. 24. The trainings are designed for commercial fishermen, not the general public, and are scheduled to be held on the following dates, at the following locations and with the following contacts for scheduling and questions: >click here to read more information<  18:02

Coast Guard rescues man, dog off grounded vessel near Toledo, Oregon

The Coast Guard rescued a man and his dog Sunday afternoon after the man’s vessel ran aground on submerged pilings near Toledo. A Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew retrieved the man and dog off the fishing vessel Mickey, which is listing and stuck in mud in the Yaquina River. Photo’s,  >click to read<  20:13

Coast Guard aircrew rescues 2 off Coos River jetty

A Coast Guard aircrew hoisted two persons from a jetty near the Coos River entrance Sunday morning after their 54-foot commercial fishing vessel became disabled and drifted onto the rocks. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Sector North Bend hoisted the two persons and transported them to awaiting emergency medical services at the air station. Photo’s, >click to read< 18:59

Coast Guard rescues 6 fishermen and an observer from a fishing vessel on fire off Oahu

Six crew and an NOAA observer are safe following a Coast Guard rescue eight miles off Ko’Olina, Tuesday. A Coast Guard Station Honolulu 45-foot Response-Boat Medium crew rescued the crew of the fishing vessel Miss Emma from a liferaft after the ship reportedly caught fire. Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Watchstanders received a mayday call on VHF-FM channel 16 at 4:29 p.m. reporting the crew was battling a vessel fire. Photo’s, >click to read< 06:56

“We’re gonna bomb your bleeping ships”, You understand me? – Coast Guard seeks tips for threatening radio broadcast

The Coast Guard is seeking information regarding a person making threats and hoax calls on marine band radio off the gulf coast of Florida. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center received the latest threat on Aug. 13, 2019 via VHF channel 22A. In this call, the male caller makes threats against the Coast Guard personnel, aircrafts and vessels. The broadcast sounds like the same person who has made other radio broadcasts that start with MAYDAY three times and then talks about, “scrambling all jets we are under nuclear attack.” >click to read, listen< 13:43

Coast Guard, salvage crews rescue remaining Golden Ray crew members in St. Simon Sound

Coast Guard and salvage crews extracted the remaining four Golden Ray crewmembers Monday in St. Simons Sound near Brunswick, Georgia. The crewmembers were transported by a Coast Guard Station Brunswick 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew to Glenn County EMS for further medical evaluation. Three crew members were safely extracted from the vessel at approximately 3 p.m. and the fourth and final crew member was safely extracted at 5:50 p.m. Photos, >click to read<21:04

Coast Guard rescues four from NOAA buoy on Gray’s Reef

Four people are lucky to be alive after they were rescued by a Coast Guard detachment out of Air Station Savannah on Sunday afternoon.  The group’s vessel took on too much water, so they were forced to abandon the craft and swim. They were able to find shelter on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration buoy.  The Coast Guard was able to locate the group by tracking their Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon.  >click to read< 08:33

What we know and don’t know about dive boat Conception’s demise – crew, ship and regulations are all under scrutiny

Amid anguish over 34 lives lost in the fire that consumed a recreational diving boat off the Channel Islands this week — one of the worst passenger boat accidents in modern history — a central question lingers: What could have caused such a swift, deadly catastrophe? Speculation has swirled from overheated lithium batteries in charging cell phones and laptops to enhanced oxygen to prolong dives and electrical wiring. But as investigators probe the Labor Day disaster, attention is focusing on three key areas: the crew’s actions and training, the boat’s design and construction, and the regulations governing the operation. >click to read< 14:06

Search warrants served in California boat fire investigation>click to read< 18:16

Coast Guard, port partners conducting rescue operation for 4 aboard disabled, on fire vessel in St. Simons Sound

The Coast Guard and port partners are searching for four crewmembers aboard a disabled cargo vessel with a fire on board Sunday morning in St. Simons Sound, Brunswick, Georgia. Currently, 20 people have been safely removed and four people remain unaccounted for on the M/V GOLDEN RAY, a 656-foot vehicle carrier. The vessel is listing heavily in the St. Simons Sound. >click to read<  10:53

UPDATE 2: Coast Guard suspends search for survivors of sunken boat near Santa Cruz Island

The Coast Guard suspended their search for survivors aboard the Conception Tuesday at 9:40 a.m. following a search that began Monday. In total, Coast Guard assets searched for 23 hours covering approximately 160 square miles. The Coast Guard utilized the following assets throughout the search: (5) MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews (2) 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crews, The Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal, an 87-foot Patrol Boat homeported in Corona Del Mar. The Coast Guard will continue working alongside partner agencies throughout the recovery and investigation phases.
-USCG- >Video, click to watch< 16:30

Rescue crews still searching for passengers trapped aboard Conception. Once the fire started, it was too late for many

Rescuers continued searching overnight off the coast of Santa Cruz Island for passengers who were trapped aboard the Conception when the dive boat caught fire and sank early Monday. At least 15 people were confirmed dead, and others were still missing early Tuesday,,, Additional bodies were recovered from the wreckage overnight, but updated numbers were not available early Tuesday, said Amber Anderson, a spokesperson for the Santa Barbara City Fire Department. >click to read<  10:54

The 75-foot dive boat Conception was considered one of the best of its kind in the region, and both it and its operator, Truth Aquatics Inc., were in compliance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations.,, The cause has yet to be determined, but regardless of what sparked and fueled the fire, this much is clear: Once it started, it was too late for most of those on board to safely escape. >click to read<

UPDATE 1: Coast Guard, local agencies continue response to boat fire near Santa Cruz Island

SAN PEDRO, Calif. Coast Guard and partner agencies continue their response to a vessel fire that led to the Conception sinking near Santa Cruz Island Monday morning. A family assistance number has been established at (833) 688-5551 or (800) 400-1572. A 3,000-foot temporary flight restriction has been established around the Conception. Thirty-nine people were reported aboard the vessel at the time of the incident. Five people were rescued from the water during the initial response to the incident. Several deceased victims have also been recovered from the scene. >click to read< 19:01

Coast Guard, local agencies responding to boat fire near Santa Cruz Island, 33 people aboard the vessel are unaccounted for.

SAN PEDRO, Calif – Coast Guard and partner agencies are responding to a vessel fire near Santa Cruz Island Monday. At approximately 3:15 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders overheard a mayday call via channel 16 of an engulfed 75-foot commercial diving vessel with 38 people aboard. Crews from the Coast Guard, Santa Barbara Fire Department, Ventura County Fire Department and Vessel Assist responded. The fire department crews were fighting the fire when the vessel sank 20 yards off shore in 64 feet of water. >click to read< 12:01

Rescuers hold safety practice at offshore wind farm.

Offshore rescuers are sharpening their skills at and near the Block Island Wind Farm,,, But a Rhode Island commercial fishing group has said practicing on five turbines, all in a row, can’t be considered a real test for what is expected to be hundreds of wind turbines in grid patterns offshore south of Massachusetts and Rhode Island in the coming decade. “It’s not really a farm,” said Richard Fuka of the Rhode Island Fishermens Alliance. The U.S. Coast Guard has completed a case study on the Jan. 1 sinking of the F/V Mistress 3 or 4 miles from the Block Island wind farm to determine if the presence of the five turbines had any impact on the agency’s search and rescue operation. >click to read< 18:09

Coast Guard crews assist in dewatering, towing fishing vessel near Ketchikan

The Coast Guard Cutter Adelie and Station Ketchikan boat crews responded to and assisted in dewatering and towing a fishing vessel that hit a rock near Percy Islands, Wednesday.The Cutter Adelie boat crew arrived on scene at 11:20 a.m., controlled the flooding and assisted in towing the vessel to a nearby boat ramp for repairs. At approximately 8 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Juneau Command Center watchstanders received a call from the Station Ketchikan boat crew,,, >click to read<  20:03

A Fisherman is dead and 2 Fishermen were rescued after fall overboard from a menhaden fishing vessel

The Coast Guard is leading an investigation after a fisherman died after tumbling overboard while performing maintenance operations. The unidentified victim reportedly fell overboard Wednesday morning.  Ocean Harvesters, the contracted company for Omega Protein, says the victim was aboard a menhaden fishing vessel when the incident occurred. A total of three fishermen reportedly went overboard while conducting fishing operations, with two of the men being rescued. >click to read< 20:10

Video: Coast Guard medevacs fishing vessel master 104 miles west of Ft. Myers

A Coast Guard crew medevaced a man experiencing abdominal pains Tuesday 104 miles offshore of Ft. Myers, Florida. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center watchstanders were notified by the commercial fishing vessel, F/V Solo, that the master of the boat had been in pain for more than 12 hours. Coast Guard watchstanders launched an Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew who hoisted the man from vessel and transported to Tampa General Hospital, where the man was transferred to medical personnel. >click to read<  15:19

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman suffering severe abdominal issues in Pamlico Sound

The Coast Guard medevaced a man who was reportedly suffering from severe abdominal issues on a fishing vessel in Pamlico Sound, North Carolina, Wednesday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet were notified by a crewmember on the fishing vessel Capt Phillips, via VHF FM radio channel 16, that a 57-year-old crewmember was having abdominal pains and needed medical attention. >click to read< 20:50

Coast Guard Cutter Forward assists disabled vessel 149 miles off Cape Henry, Virginia

The Coast Guard assisted two people aboard a 67-foot commercial fishing vessel 149 miles east of Cape Henry, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received the initial call Wednesday afternoon from the vessel, F.V Hope and Sydney,  who stated its engine was excessively burning oil and would not be able to make it back to shore. >click to read<

Coast Guard urges EPIRB education to save taxpayer dollars, lives

When the Coast Guard receives an EPIRB alert and cannot trace it to the owner due to missing or outdated registration information, they launch aircraft and boat crews to search the area for signs of distress. It costs approximately $15,000 per hour to fly a C-130 Hercules aircraft, $10,000 per hour to fly an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, and $5,000 per hour to operate a Coast Guard small boat. Since October 1, 2018, there have been 16 confirmed false alerts for distress beacons in Alaska that cost the taxpayer approximately $353,108. Of those 16 cases, three of the distress beacons were located in garbage dumps. The cost for searching for those beacons was approximately $35,000. >click to read< 14:53

Coast Guard boat crew, Ketchikan EMS medevac injured fisherman in Revillagigedo Channel, Alaska

A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew medevaced an injured 58-year-old man off the fishing vessel Lake Bay in Revillagigedo Channel, 18 miles southeast of Ketchikan, Alaska, Monday. The boat crew and Ketchikan emergency medical services coordinated efforts to transfer the man from the small boat to Station Ketchikan. Ketchikan EMS further transported the man to Ketchikan Medical Center. The man was reported stable upon transfer. >click to read< 22:09

Fishing vessel runs hard aground on Naushon

The fishing boat Miss Jenna, which regularly docks at Tisbury Wharf Co. in Vineyard Haven Harbor, ran hard aground on Naushon early Friday morning.,,, Station Woods Hole respond to the Miss Jenna, Lt. Nathan Mendes said. Mark Brown, owner of TowBoat U.S. Falmouth, said he was on scene at 3:30 am, about 20 minutes ahead of the Coast Guard. >click to read<  09:11

Coast Guard completes marathon tow of disabled fishing vessel off Oregon coast

Coast Guard crew members aboard three separate vessels rescued a 50-foot commercial fishing vessel disabled 116 miles west of Newport Wednesday. The 41-ton vessel, Ruby Lily, which reported 6 tons of albacore tuna and three crew members aboard, was safely moored in Yaquina Bay after a four-day opperation. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received notification at 4:35 p.m. Sunday from the crew of the Ruby Lily, who reported that the vessel’s rudder was stuck. >click to read<  10:01

Lobsterman charged after boat collision

A schooner operated by a Portland tour company, and a lobster boat collided near the entrance to Customs House Wharf on Sunday evening, resulting in one arrest for boating under the influence. The lobster boat, Patricia Ann, was being operated by Russell N. Parmenter, 39, a lobster fisherman from Yarmouth. The bowsprit of the schooner, the Timberwind, was damaged. Both were attempting to enter their docking slips, said Maine Marine Patrol officer Alex Hebert. >click to read< 21:41

Fishing boat beaches while captain snoozes

A commercial fishing boat grounded early Friday morning near the East Chop Beach Club after the captain reportedly fell asleep at the helm. “That was a sight — a big fishing boat like that on the beach,” Oak Bluff Fire Chief John Rose said. Rose said the captain, whom the U.S. Coast Guard later identified as Sam Berreira, set his autopilot and dozed off. Oak Bluffs Police and U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Nicole Groll separately identified the vessel as the Mary Emmalene. >click to read< 16:53