itCG-search and rescue cases, seasonal station closes

  • Guardians in the Tampa Bay area rescued six people in two separate SAR cases yesterday. Five boaters were pulled from the Gulf of Mexico after their 21-foot boat started taking on water about 31 miles off the coast. Thankfully, the men were carrying the right equipment to call for help and were wearing life jackets. In the second case, Guardians rescued a man from the water who used an EPIRB to call for help after his boat hit a submerged object and sank about 14 miles off the coast.
    Watch video of one rescue and read story here
  • When Canadian Coast Guard officials received a distress call in U.S. waters, they helped to direct U.S. Coast Guard assets to the location of two men whose fishing vessel was taking on water off Cape Alava in Northern Washington. The men donned survival suits and abandoned ship into a life raft as the ship was sinking. Guardians arrived on scene and safety rescued the men.
    Story here
  • Yesterday, Guardians helped in the search for a Russian sailor who went missing about 250 miles north of Bermuda. The crewmember was aboard the Baltic Melody, a Liberian-registered vessel, when he went missing sometime between late Monday night and early Tuesday morning.
    Story here
  • Coast Guard has closed its seasonal station on the Coquille River in Bandon, Oregon. The station is normally only open during peak boating months from Memorial Day until Labor Day. The crewmembers will return to Station Coos Bay in Charleston.
    Story here

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