Coast Guard

Coast Guard Searches Florida Coast For Two Firefighters Missing At Sea

The Jacksonville and Virginia firefighters were on their last fishing trip before selling the boat It’s been over 48 hours since the missing Port Canaveral boaters were due back from their fishing trip. Rescue efforts are still in full swing as the Coast Guard and multiple other agencies and volunteers do everything they can to …

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12,000 Pounds Of Cocaine Seized By Coast Guard After 50-Day Counterdrug Patrol

A Coast Guard crew from Astoria made an incredible find during a 50-day counterdrug patrol. While patrolling international waters off the Mexico and Central America coasts in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, they seized 12,000 pounds of cocaine. It carries an estimated street value of over $180 million. They discovered the cocaine after stopping and searching …

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Captain Jumps into the Water to Rescue Crew Members After Their Fishing Boat Capsizes

Even though the captain of the Grayling had already found his way to safety after his boat capsized, he wasn’t going to sit idly by while others rescued his crew and not lend a hand himself. So he decided to jump back into the 47-degree water without hesitation to bring them in. The captain of a …

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Search Suspended for Missing Seattle-Based Fishing Vessel, the Destination

After 21 coordinated searches, which covered 5,730 nautical miles, the U.S. Coast Guard has officially suspended the search for the F/V Destination and its 6 crew members. The vessel went missing early Saturday after sending an emergency signal from a radio beacon. “We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the six crewmembers …

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Really Dumb Guy Drives His Truck Onto Jetty Despite 27-Foot Seas, Gets Rescued by Helicopter

This guy in a truck found one way to get a quick ride on a helicopter. We’re not sure if this guy in the vehicle doesn’t watch the weather channel or if he’s just blind, either way, it was obvious driving out on Humboldt Bay’s north jetty was the worst possible idea he could have come up …

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Terrifying Footage Shows Just How Fast a Ship Can Sink

This footage shows just how quickly things can go from a a normal day to a life-threatening situation. Preparation is key when going out on the water. Whether out fishing or going on a joy ride, having the proper safety equipment is incredibly important in the event of a worse case scenario. This footage from the …

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Daring Coast Guard Rescue of Fishing Boat’s Captain Experiencing Chest Pain at Sea

The Coast Guard rushed into action on Saturday after receiving a distress call from a 73-foot commercial fishing boat called Capt. Alex. Received at about 8:45 p.m., the call said the captain of the boat had severe chest pains and need immediate medical attention. The captain ended up being taken to a Norfolk, Virginia hospital …

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30 Rescued After 34-Foot-Long Sailboat Capsizes

It was an event that could’ve ended terribly when a 34-foot sail boat named “Khaleesi,” capsized near pier 45 in San Francisco while carrying 30 passengers. Coast Guard, local police, firemen and other nearby pedestrians all leant a helping hand in rescuing the passengers over the course of roughly 30 minutes. Eight of those rescued …

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Nazi Submarine Discovered In The Great Lakes – The True Story

As the story goes, after discovering a U-boat in Lake Ontario in late January, amateur scuba divers contacted the authorities. Archaeologists with Niagara University and U.S. Coast Guard divers were contacted in order to determine just what it was they had discovered. Bizarrely enough, what the divers had found was an old German submarine that …

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Coast Guard Targeting, Shutting Down Fake Charter Captains

It’s no surprise the Coast Guard is tightening their grip when it comes to illegal charter operations. With a lack of licensing and safety equipment, they’re only putting themselves and others at risk, especially considering there’s been a recent surge in boats weighing less than 100 tons operating in this manner. The law requires captains …

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Good Samaritans and Coast Guard Rescue 26 Passengers From Sinking Boat

A nearby civilian vessel helped save the lived of 26 passengers of a fishing boat after it sank in the Coronado Islands, according to U.S. Coast Guard. The fishi/Users/kylerhodes/Desktop/11706616_G.jpgng boat, a 63-footer named ‘Invicta,’ hit rocks near the islands, waking up those aboard with the collision. “I was walking out of the bathroom – that’s …

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