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Coast Guard searching for capsized vessel near Dania Beach Pier  Follow link

January 16, 2017 9:56 pm

MIAMI — The Coast Guard is searching for a capsized vessel Monday near Dania Beach Pier.

Coast Guard Sector Miami watch standers received notification from the Broward Sheriff's Office at 7:48 p.m. Monday that a good Samaritan reported a 15-foot boat capsized near Dania Beach Pier. The watch standers issued an urgent marine information broadcast, launched a Station Fort Lauderdale 45-foot Response Boat Medium crew and diverted the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dolphin.

Broward County Sheriff's Office and Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue personnel are assisting with the search.

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Coast Guard, local responders searching for overdue diver off Big Island  Follow link

January 16, 2017 9:07 pm

HONOLULU — Coast Guard and Hawaii Fire Department are searching for an overdue diver off Pohoehoe Beach, Big Island, Sunday.

A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew launched and is searching the surrounding areas. The crew from USCGC Kiska (WPB 1336) is also en route to assist in the search.

The Hawaii Fire Department is also searching with helicopter, rescue boat and ground crews. An Urgent Marine Information Broadcast has been issued alerting mariners in the area to keep a sharp lookout and report any sightings to the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu command center.

Anyone with information that may help locate the diver is asked to contact the Sector Honolulu command center at 808-842-2600.

The initial call was made to Hawaii Fire Department by a good samaritan who is an experienced diver. The good samaritan said the man was caucasian, looked to be in his early 20s, about 150 pounds with red hair. He is reportedly wearing blue board shorts and a white rash guard with blue lettering. The man was last seen at 12:40 p.m. leaving the beach to swim out to the farthest rocks with fins, a mask, diving gear and a back up regulator.

The good samaritan watched since the diver was going out alone, did not have a float or any safety gear and noticed, based on experience, the diver only had enough air for a maximum of 80 minutes. After two hours, the good samaritan reported the diver overdue to Hawaii Fire Department who relayed the report to watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu command center at 2:11 p.m.

Weather conditions are currently reported as 10 mph winds with waves at 2 feet and approximately 6 miles of visibility.



UPDATE 2: Coast Guard and good Samaritan respond to vessel fire  Follow link

January 16, 2017 6:40 pm

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are responding to the report of a vessel on fire approximately 150 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Monday.

The Alliance St. Louis is currently on emergency back-up power, which allows minimum crew needs to be met after they suffered an electrical fire in the engine room that has been extinguished.

The 20 crewmembers aboard the Alliance St. Louis are all accounted for with no reported injuries or medical conditions.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans is maintaining a 2-hour communications schedule with the vessel and are boadcasting a notice to transiting vessels every 12 hours via VH-F channel 16.

A good Samaritan integrated tug, Mariya Moran, is on scene for safety with the vessel. The Alliance St. Louis is currently awaiting the tug, Crosby Endeavor, to arrive on scene to tow the vessel to Port Arthur, Texas.

At approximately 10:00 a.m. Coast Guard Cutter Brant got underway to provide additional assistance and to relieve the Mariya Moran.

No injuries or pollution has been reported.

Coast Guard Morgan City Marine Safety Unit inspectors and investigators are investigating the cause of the incident.



PHOTO RELEASE: Coast Guard and good Samaritan responds to vessel fire  Follow link

January 16, 2017 4:53 pm

Coast Guard and good Samaritan responds to vessel fire

The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are responding to the report of a vessel on fire approximately 150 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Monday. No injuries or pollution has been reported.

(Coast Guard imagery courtesy of Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile)

Coast Guard and good Samaritan responds to vessel fire

The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are responding to the report of a vessel on fire approximately 150 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Monday. No injuries or pollution has been reported.

(Coast Guard imagery courtesy of Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile)

Coast Guard and good Samaritan responds to vessel fire

The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are responding to the report of a vessel on fire approximately 150 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Monday. No injuries or pollution has been reported.

(Coast Guard imagery courtesy of Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile)

Coast Guard and good Samaritan responds to vessel fire

The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are responding to the report of a vessel on fire approximately 150 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Monday. No injuries or pollution has been reported.

(Coast Guard imagery courtesy of Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile)

Coast Guard and good Samaritan responds to vessel fire

The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are responding to the report of a vessel on fire approximately 150 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Monday. No injuries or pollution has been reported.

(Coast Guard imagery courtesy of Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile)



UPDATE: Coast Guard and good Samaritan responds to vessel fire  Follow link

January 16, 2017 3:54 pm

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are responding to the report of a vessel on fire approximately 150 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Monday.
The Alliance St. Louis is currently on emergency power after suffering an electrical fire in the engine room and is drifting approximately 135 miles southwest of Southwest Pass with 20 crewmembers aboard and safely accounted for.
A good Samaritan integrated tug, Mariya Moran, is on scene for safety with the vessel. The Alliance St. Louis is currently awaiting the tug, Crosby Endeavor, to arrive on scene to tow the vessel to Port Arthur, Texas.
Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile launched an HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew who conducted an over flight of the vessel and confirmed that the fire had been extinguished by the crewmembers.
At approximately 10:00 a.m. Coast Guard Cutter Brant got underway to provide additional assistance and to relieve the Mariya Moran.
No injuries or pollution has been reported.


Coast Guard suspends search for father and son swept out to sea near Cape Blanco, Ore.  Follow link

January 16, 2017 2:04 pm

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector North Bend searches for a father and son who were swept out to sea near Cape Blanco, Jan. 15, 2016.  Multiple Coast Guard helicopter crews, a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Coos Bay, Oregon State Police, Curry County Sheriff's Office, Sixes River Fire Department and Port Orford Fire Department personnel, also assisted in the search.  Photo courtesy of Oregon State Police.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector North Bend searches for a father and son who were swept out to sea near Cape Blanco, Jan. 15, 2016.

Multiple Coast Guard helicopter crews, a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Coos Bay, Oregon State Police, Curry County Sheriff's Office, Sixes River Fire Department and Port Orford Fire Department personnel, also assisted in the search.

Photo courtesy of Oregon State Police.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector North Bend, Ore., and first responders on all-terrain vehicles from Oregon State Police, Curry County Sheriff's Office, Sixes River Fire Department and Port Orford Fire Department, search for a father and son who were swept out to sea near Cape Blanco, Jan. 15, 2016.  Watchstanders at sector received the initial report at 12:58 p.m. of two people in the water from the wife and mother, after she observed them being swept out to sea.  Photo courtesy of Oregon State Police.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector North Bend, Ore., and first responders on all-terrain vehicles from Oregon State Police, Curry County Sheriff's Office, Sixes River Fire Department and Port Orford Fire Department, search for a father and son who were swept out to sea near Cape Blanco, Jan. 15, 2016.

Watchstanders at sector received the initial report at 12:58 p.m. of two people in the water from the wife and mother, after she observed them being swept out to sea.

Photo courtesy of Oregon State Police.

NORTH BEND, Ore. — The Coast Guard suspended its search at 11:51 a.m. Monday, for a 31-year-old father and 3-year-old son from the Eugene area, who were swept out to sea from a Boice Cope County Park beach, 4 miles north of Cape Blanco, Ore., Sunday.
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews from Sector North Bend and Air Facility Newport, as well as a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Station Coos Bay searched 112 square miles for over 22 hours, covering 583 total miles in an effort to locate them.
Oregon State Police, Curry County Sheriff's Office, Sixes River Fire Department and Port Orford Fire Department personnel assisted in the search by scouring the beach on all-terrain vehicles.
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Coast Guard and good Samaritan responds to vessel fire  Follow link

January 16, 2017 12:50 pm

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are responding to the report of a vessel on fire approximately 150 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Monday.

Watchstanders at the Eighth Coast Guard District command center received a report at 3:28 a.m. from the National Command Center of an electrical fire in the engine room of the motor vessel Alliance St Louis.

Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile launched an HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew who conducted an over flight of the vessel and confirmed that the fire had been extinguished by the crewmembers.

No injuries or pollution has been reported.

The Alliance St. Louis is currently on emergency power and drifting approximately 135 miles southwest of Southwest Pass with 20 crewmembers aboard and safely accounted for.

A good Samaritan integrated tug, Mariya Moran, is on scene with the vessel. The Alliance St. Louis is currently awaiting a tow company to arrive on scene.

At approximately 10:00 a.m. Coast Guard Cutter Brant got underway to provide additional assistance.



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