Tag Archives: Coast Guard

Coast Guard rescues boat captain from attack off Marco Island

The U.S. Coast Guard is out searching for an empty fishing boat that was last seen around 70 miles off Marco Island. The captain of that missing boat was allegedly attacked on Monday by a crew member wielding a “blunt object.” Members of the Coast Guard left their Fort Myers Beach station before 11 a.m. on Tuesday. Their mission was to find that missing boat: The Road Runner. Video, >click to read< 07:42

UPDATED: Breaking: Boat Fire in Port of Brookings-Harbor, Photos, New Details

An 85-foot fishing vessel is on fire at Port of Brookings-Harbor. A Coast Guard vessel is fighting the fire from the water with Harbor Fire, Brookings, Gold Beach and Smith River Fire Departments on the scene. This story will be updated >click to read< 15:45

Photos / New Details: Boat Fire>click to read<

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water in Mobile Bay, Alabama

The Coast Guard suspended its search, Saturday, for a person in the water in Mobile Bay, Alabama. The Coast Guard and local agencies began searching Friday after watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report of a capsized boat in Mobile Bay. Coast Guard crews searched an area of 1,152 square nautical miles over the course of 29 hours but were unable to locate the missing crewmember. (USCG) >click to read< 12:54

The shrimp boat that capsized near Fort Morgan Friday morning does regular business with Billy’s Seafood in Bon Secour, according to Billy Parks, the owner of the seafood market. The ship, named “The Chief” capsized around 4 a.m., according to ALEA Marine Patrol. (WKRG)>Video, click to read<

Update: Coast Guard, agencies continue search for person in the water in Mobile Bay, additional details

The Coast Guard and local agencies are continuing their search for a person in the water in Mobile Bay, Alabama, Friday. Of the three mariners reportedly aboard the commercial fishing vessel when it sank, one crewmember was rescued by a Good Samaritan vessel earlier and another was found deceased by rescue divers. The other crewmember has yet to be found. >click to read<  19:06

1 Killed, Another Missing After Shrimp Boat Capsizes – The accident involved a 50-foot (15-meter) shrimp boat named “The Chief.” The vessel had three people aboard at the time of the accident. >click to read<

I Rescued as Coast Guard, local agencies searching for persons in the water in Mobile Bay, Alabama

The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for two people in the water in Mobile Bay, Alabama, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 5:00 a.m. of a capsized fishing vessel approximately five miles south of the entrance to Mobile Bay. A nearby Good Samaritan vessel rescued one passenger from the water in fair condition. Two passengers are still missing. >click to read< 12:33

Owner of New Bedford vessel capsized off Martha’s Vineyard fears 3 crew members perished

Coast Guard crews from Air Station Cape Cod were continuing the search for the three missing fishermen Monday,,, Luis Martins, who owns a fish processing plant called Joe’s Fresh Seafood in New Bedford, said he has owned the 56-foot commercial fishing vessel for about five years. The boat was built in 1967, and Martins said it had been updated. The U.S. Coast Guard has released footage of the rescue of the lone fisherman from the F/V Leonardo. Video, >click to read< 16:07  all F/V Leonardo posts >click here<

Coast Guard continues search for 3 missing fishermen off Martha’s Vineyard

The owner of a scalloping vessel that capsized and sank in choppy seas southwest of Martha’s Vineyard Sunday afternoon said the single fisherman found in a lifeboat a few hours after the distress signal was sent is currently in the hospital. “The other three fishermen are presumed lost,” said Luis Martins, owner of the F/V Leonardo Monday morning. “That’s all I can say.” He declined to provide any names. >click to read< 09:48

Turtlegate: Net Escape Doors Versus the Doors of Government

This week, a 50 pound Loggerhead was rescued on Cape Cod.,, Kemp’s Ridley turtles are endangered and although it cannot be confirmed if there is a direct connection between these cold-stunning incidents and interaction with fishing boats, trawler net entanglement remains the number one culprit for sea turtle trauma and mortality. huh! Let’s turn our attention to this critical man-made danger that affects all ocean mammals and sea life in general,,, we see where this is going, >click to read< 09:33

Fisheries Minister Jordan to oversee fisheries, coast guard in new federal cabinet

Nova Scotia’s Bernadette Jordan has retained a place in Justin Trudeau’s cabinet. But Jordan, the lone Nova Scotia-based MP in the group, has been assigned new duties. The representative for South Shore-St. Margaret’s will head the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, as well as oversee the work of the Canadian Coast Guard. >click to read< 17:33

Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman 10 miles off Oregon coast

A Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated an injured fisherman Tuesday morning off the commercial fishing vessel Arctic Storm 10 miles southwest of Newport. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Facility Newport rendezvoused with the Arctic Storm at 7:36 a.m., and hoisted a 21-year-old male off the fishing vessel and transported him to Samaritan Pacific Community Hospital in Newport for treatment.  >click to reads< 17:53

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted five Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off the coast of southern Texas, Saturday.,, Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi has intercepted 22 lanchas and interdicted 15 lanchas north of the U.S./Mexico Maritime Border since Oct. 1, 2019. 3 Photo’s, >click to read< 17:59

Coast Guard seeks public comment regarding bar entrances in central, northern California

The Coast Guard initiated a public comment period Thursday pertaining to proposed safety requirements at several bar entrances in central and northern California. Regulated Navigation Areas are being proposed for the harbor bar entrances to Crescent City Harbor, Humboldt Bay, Noyo River and Morro Bay. The proposed regulation would create additional safety requirements for recreational and small commercial vessels operating in these areas during periods of hazardous conditions,,, >click to read<  17:36

Coast Guard announces naming of new cutters after FDNY, NYPD, USCG Reserve 9/11 heroes

The Coast Guard announced today that two of its new Sentinel-Class Fast Response Cutters (FRCs) will be named in honor of two extraordinary public servants who served in the Coast Guard and also served in the New York City Fire Department and New York City Police Department, respectively, with both losing their lives responding on 9/11. >click to read<  16:52

Fort Bragg fishing community mourning loss of missing fisherman presumed dead

The Fort Bragg fishing community grieved Monday that one of their own remained lost at sea after a fishing boat overturned Saturday in rough waters off the Sonoma Coast, sending the man still missing and three others into the ocean. The four fishermen were hired crew working on the Miss Hailee trawling Saturday afternoon for cod and other fish. >click to read<  07:12

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man after boat capsizes near Bodega Bay

The Coast Guard suspended their search Sunday morning for a man who was missing after Coast Guard crews rescued three people Saturday evening from a capsized commercial fishing boat approximately 30 miles northwest of Bodega Bay.,, An emergency position-indicating radio beacon from the 54-foot Miss Hailee notified Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders of a distress at approximately 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Video, >click to read< 08:23

Capsized commercial fishing boat off Bodega Bay coast identified as Fort Bragg-based Miss Hailey

Coast Guard resources are still engaged in a search for one man after rescuing three other people Saturday night, but that search may soon be paused due to weather conditions, Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Lt. Jg. Chris Greenwood said in a phone interview Sunday morning. “Typically off Bodega Bay, weather is extremely rough out there,” Greenwood said. “It limits how long we can stay on scene.”,,, Greenwood said officials don’t know if the man lost at sea was wearing a wet suit or a dry suit, saying only that he was wearing a life jacket. >click to read<  15:25

Coast Guard rescues 3, continues search for 1 after boat capsizes off Bodega Bay

The Coast Guard rescued three people Saturday evening after a commercial fishing boat capsized approximately 30 miles north of Bodega Bay, while a search continues for the last man aboard the boat. An emergency position-indicating radio beacon from the 54-foot Miss Hailee notified Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders of a distress at approximately 5:30 p.m. >click to read< 06:57

Three rescued, one still missing in ocean search off Bodega Bay coast>click to read<

Video: Coast Guard medevacs man near Sitkinak Island, Alaska

The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a fishing boat near Sitkinak Island, Wednesday. A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak hoisted the man who had sustained an arm injury, and transported him to awaiting EMS in Kodiak. Watchstanders in the Sector Anchorage command center received a request for the medevac from the fishing vessel Irene H at approximately 11:53 a.m., stating they were about 3 miles south of Sitkinak. Video, >click to read<16:04

Coast Guard confirms serious problems with channel 16

By the time the U.S. Coast Guard issued an alert in mid-October about VHF-FM radio outages throughout Southeast Alaska, word had already spread through the commercial fishing fleet from harvesters worried that mayday calls might go unanswered. “I don’t think the fleet is aware of how severe of a problem this is,” said Jeff Farvour, a commercial harvester from Sitka. “Fishermen usually feel the Coast Guard is on to these things. It doesn’t look like it’s going to be fixed any time soon.” >click to read<  15:11

Video: Coast Guard, Navy conduct medevac of injured fisherman off Hawaii

The Coast Guard and Navy conducted a medevac of an injured mariner 431 miles off Hilo, Big Island, Thursday.,,, At 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu (JRCC) watchstanders received a report from the master of the commercial fishing vessel Lady Alice stating a crew member was suffering from an eye injury he sustained while fishing. >click to read< 06:59

Coast Guard rescues 4 fishermen near South Padre Island, Texas

Coast Guard crews rescued four fishermen from the water after their fishing vessel capsized at the South Padre Island jetties near South Padre Island, Texas, late Friday night. At approximately 11:00 p.m., Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi watchstanders received notification that the 63-foot fishing vessel Little Joseph was taking on water after striking the south jetty. >click to read<  15:12

Video: Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near the St. Augustine Inlet

The Coast Guard medevaced a 46-year-old man Friday from a fishing vessel near the St. Augustine Inlet. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew hoisted and transported the man to Flagler Hospital. At 1:45 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center watchstanders received a request for a medevac from St. Johns Fire and Rescue for a crew member experiencing chest pains aboard the Lady Denise, a 96-foot fishing vessel. >click here to watch video<  >photo, info, >click here <20:43

Coast Guard assists four mariners aboard disabled fishing vessel 90 miles off Georgetown, South Carolina

The Coast Guard assisted four mariners aboard their disabled vessel approximately 90 miles Southeast of Georgetown, South Carolina, Friday morning. Sector North Carolina watchstanders received a report from District Seven watchstanders that the good Samaritan vessel Costco Hope had located the 67-foot fishing vessel Morgan Lea that had become disabled due to engine failure and was in need of assistance. >click to read< 16:32

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