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US Coast Guard Rescues 4 from Lake Erie After Boat Fire Near Mentor

US Coast Guard Rescues 4 from Lake Erie After Boat Fire Near Mentor

By John Deike and Rachel Vadaj | August 5, 2020 at 10:57 PM EDT - Updated August 6 at 5:43 AMMENTOR, Ohio (WOIO) - Four boaters jumped into Lake Erie after their boat caught fire Wednesday evening near Mentor at about 8 p.m. The boaters were wearing life jackets and they were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard after quickly abandoning ship. They are all now safe and back on shore, but the cause of...

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USCG Rescues Four Near Venice Louisiana

USCG Rescues Four Near Venice Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued four people Wednesday from a vessel taking on water 17 miles south of Southwest Pass near Venice, Louisiana. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call on VHF radio channel 16 at 9:23 a.m. reporting a vessel taking on water with two adults and two minors aboard. “The fact that they were able to call in on channel 16 using their radio and...

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USCG Rescues Commercial Fisherman Off St. Petersburg, FL

USCG Rescues Commercial Fisherman Off St. Petersburg, FL

VIDEO AVAILABLE: Coast Guard rescues man from capsized commercial fishing vessel near St. Petersburg   ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-- The Coast Guard rescued a man, Thursday, after his 36-foot commercial fishing vessel capsized 18 miles west of St. Petersburg.  Rescued was Robert Heart, 48. Coast Guard Seventh District watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon alert at...

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USCG Medevacs Man 30 Miles Off Masonboro Inlet, NC

USCG Medevacs Man 30 Miles Off Masonboro Inlet, NC

MASONBORO, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 62-year-old man who passed out aboard a 33-foot Onslow Bay pleasure craft approximately 30 miles east of Masonboro Inlet, North Carolina, Thursday afternoon. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received notification from personnel aboard a 33-foot Onslow Bay pleasure craft regarding a 62-year old male passenger who passed out and...

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Coast Guard Seeks Info On Sinking Of F/V Aquarius That Killed 2 Florence, Oregon Residents

Coast Guard Seeks Info On Sinking Of F/V Aquarius That Killed 2 Florence, Oregon Residents

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard made a public appeal for information on the deadly capsizing of a fishing vessel near the Siuslaw River Bar last month that claimed the lives of 2 Florence residents. Kyle and Amber Novelli owned and operated Novelli's Crab and Seafood from their small facility on the docks in Old Town Florence.The couple died when their F/V Aquarius went down June 29. A third...

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Coast Guard Good Samaritans Rescue Three Mariners From Sailboat In Pacific

Coast Guard Good Samaritans Rescue Three Mariners From Sailboat In Pacific

HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and crew of the merchant vessel Mahi Mahi rescued three mariners from the disabled 50-foot trimaran "Third Try" 825 miles northeast of Oahu, Wednesday. The crew of the Mahi Mahi brought the mariners back to Honolulu Thursday afternoon. There are no reports of injuries. A hazard to navigation notice to mariners has been issued regarding the derelict trimaran. “One of...

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USCG Rescues 5 People, Dog From Sinking 52-Foot Boat Saginaw Bay, Michigan

USCG Rescues 5 People, Dog From Sinking 52-Foot Boat Saginaw Bay, Michigan

By Cole Waterman | Cole_Waterman@mlive.com Saginaw and Bay City News ESSEXVILLE, MI — Five people and a dog were rescued by U.S. Coast Guard personnel as their boat sank in Saginaw Bay. About 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 1, the Coast Guard Station Saginaw River in Essexville was notified by Bay County Central Dispatch that a 52-foot Chris-Craft boat was sinking about a mile and a half northwest...

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Fishing Vessel Sinks Near Florence, Oregon

Fishing Vessel Sinks Near Florence, Oregon

ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard crews responded to a fishing vessel crew who abandoned ship in the early morning hours Monday near Florence.At approximately 1:50 a.m., Coast Guard watch standers at Sector North Bend received a distress call from the captain of fishing vessel Aquarius stating all crew members were abandoning ship. The vessel had struck the south jetty in the Siuslaw River Bar and was...

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Hazard to Navigation Passage to Horta

Hazard to Navigation Passage to Horta

Broadcast Version For Maritime Mobile Service Network & Other Nets On June 27, 2020 at 12:19 PM a cruising boat on a passage to Horta observed a large obstruction with attached orange buoy observed at Latitude 38’32.721 N Longitude 031’ 41.023 W. ****** Chris Parker, Marine Weather Center, has received information from a cruising boat SV Scintilla on a passage to Horta of a large obstruction...

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