Coast Guard comes to aid of boat on fire off coast of Trinidad

A Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and four-member crew were dispatched to an area about 12 miles off the Trinidad coast this morning after reports of a boat on fire were received. The fishing vessel Midori called the Coast Guard just before 9 a.m. and reported that they had a fire on board. The five people on board Midori soon abandoned the burning vessel and got into a life raft. They received assistance from a second fishing boat, the Pacific Bully,,, >Video click here<>click to read<21:15

Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman near Texas City, Texas

The Coast Guard medevaced an injured fisherman off the 44-foot fishing vessel Donnie J near the Texas City Dike, Thursday morning. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from a crewmember aboard the Donnie J for a medevac after the vessel’s captain was injured due to being struck in the head by gear onboard the vessel. The Donnie J had a two person crew and needed an experienced boat driver to navigate the vessel back to port. A Station Galveston crewmember was placed onboard to safely transit the Donnie J to Pier 21 in Galveston. -USCG- 16:12

Coast Guard medevacs injured crewman from fishing vessel south of Montauk

Coast Guard crews medevaced a 25-year old man from a fishing vessel 80-miles southeast of Montauk, New York, early Tuesday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center received notification around 11:00 p.m., Monday from the captain of the ‘Reaper’ that a crewmember had experienced what appeared to be a seizure, and struck his head on an object when he fell. The man’s current medical condition is unknown. The ‘Reaper’ is a 45-foot fishing vessel homeported in Point Judith, Rhode Island. -USCG-10:57

Coast Guard assists 3 fishermen following boat fire near Table Bluff

The Coast Guard aided three fishermen in distress after their 45-foot fishing vessel caught fire and was flooding near Table Bluff, Wednesday morning. A crew member of the commercial fishing vessel Advance called watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay via cell phone around 8:30 a.m., reporting an engine fire and flooding with three people on board.  The caller said the crew was fighting the fire by dumping buckets of water into the engine compartment. >click to read<23:13

Coast Guard assists disabled fishing vessel 40 miles east of Atlantic City, NJ

The Coast Guard assisted a disabled fishing vessel 40 miles east of Atlantic City, New Jersey, Sunday.  Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay were notified at about 10:30 p.m. via VHF-FM channel 16, that the 90-foot fishing vessel Margaret Rose carrying seven people was disabled from engine failure. Once on scene, the USCGC Dolphin crew towed the vessel to Cape May, New Jersey, where the fishing vessel anchored and is awaiting commercial salvage. >click to read<12:21