Hh65 Dolphin News

25 Feb 2016

Coast Guard Vessel Capsizes During Rescue Mission

U.S. Coast Guard Station Jones Beach crewmembers swam to shore after their rescue boat capsized in rough waters near East Rockaway Inlet, today. At approximately 2 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Command Center received an urgent distress call from the 76-foot scallop fishing vessel, Carolina Queen III, that had been taking on water with seven mariners aboard. Shortly after, the master reported the vessel was under control and had run aground near the East Rockaway Inlet. Coast Guard Station Jones Beach launched a 25-foot Response Boat Small to assist. The inlet water produced 10- to 12-foot waves and the vessel capsized. The five crewmembers aboard swam safely to shore. The Coast Guard vessel ran aground and is currently secured on the beach.

04 Aug 2015

Coast Guard Monitors Oil Recovery Ops near Bayonne, NJ

National Response Center

Coast Guard crews are continuing to monitor oil recovery operations (ORO) in the water near the International-Matex Tank Terminal (IMTT) Bayonne, New Jersey, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received notification at approximately 10 p.m. Saturday from IMTT crewmembers of an oil spill as a result of an allision between a tug and a fuel terminal pier. The Coast Guard immediately launched members from the Sector New York Pollution Response Team to investigate. A Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey, also responded.

31 Jan 2014

Coast Guard Medevacs Sick Mariner

The U.S. Coast Guard medically evacuated a 42-year-old man from a New Bedford, Mass., fishing vessel approximately 75 miles south east of the New York Harbor, Thursday. Watchstanders at Sector New York received a call at 4:20 p.m., Thursday, from the 100-foot fishing vessel Patience requesting assistance for a crewmember with life-threatening conditions. A Coast Guard Atlantic City HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew launched and arrived on scene at approximately 5:15 p.m. The man was safely evacuated from the vessel and transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center. The patient is currently in stable condition and is being evaluated by the Jersey Shore Medical staff, the Coast Guard said.

15 Apr 2013

USCG Rescues Four from Tug off California Coast

The Coast Guard rescued four people from a liferaft after their tugboat sank. The Coast Guard received a distress called from the tug Delta Captain at 2:55 p.m. Saturday and immediately launched rescue crews; a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Coast Guard Station Monterey, the Coast Guard Cutter Sockeye — an 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boat homeported in Bodega Bay — and an HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco. The rescue helicopter crew located the survivors of the Delta Captain and deployed a rescue swimmer to hoist them aboard. All four were transported to shore in Monterey and transferred to awaiting emergency medical technicians. There were no reports of injuries. The tug Delta Captain sank and may still be attached via towline to the barge.

15 Apr 2013

Tugboat Sinks, Tow Afloat Off California Coast

The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued four people from a life raft after their tugboat sank in a towing operation off California near Big Sur. The Coast Guard state that they received a distress called from the tug Delta Captain at 2:55 p.m. Saturday and immediately launched rescue crews; a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Coast Guard Station Monterey, the Coast Guard Cutter Sockeye — an 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boat homeported in Bodega Bay — and an HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco. The rescue helicopter crew located the survivors of the Delta Captain and deployed a rescue swimmer to hoist them aboard. All four were transported to shore in Monterey, and transferred to awaiting emergency medical technicians. There were no reports of injuries.

12 Feb 2009

CG Reports No Pollution, Navy Ship Grounding

The guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73)

U.S. Coast Guard and State of Hawaii pollution investigators determined this morning there is no threat of marine pollution after a U.S. Navy ship was freed from a grounding site off Honolulu International Airport's reef runway. The USS Port Royal ran aground a half mile off the runway Feb. 5 and was pulled free by the Navy. A Coast Guard air crew aboard an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter was airborne for an investigation at sunrise. Coast Guard and state pollution investigators aboard the HH-65 reported a sheen of approximately one mile by 100 yards wide.

26 Dec 2008

Tank Vessel Touches Bottom, San Pablo Bay

The Coast Guard responded to a report of a tank vessel which grazed the bottom of the channel on Dec. 19. No pollution was reported or sighted by response personnel. At 5 a.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco received a report that the Marshall Islands-flagged Tank Vessel Cape Brasilia had touched the muddy bottom of the Pinole Shoal Channel. The 577-foot tanker immediately moved back into deeper water without incident, assisted by two tugs. The Coast Guard immediately launched vessels from Coast Guard Station Vallejo and Coast Guard Station San Francisco to search the area for signs of pollution. At first light, an HH-65 Dolphin Helicopter from Air Station San Francisco conducted a thorough overflight of San Pablo Bay, with negative sightings of pollution.

05 Nov 2008

Detroit River Barge Runs Aground

The U.S. Coast Guard and local salvage companies safely removed a barge that ran aground Sunday, at 6:30 p.m., on the Detroit River. The 115-meter barge, which contains approximately 3.7 million gallons of gasoline, was freed Monday at approximately 2 p.m. The 41-meter tug William J. Moore and the barge were leaving Sarnia, Ontario, bound for Montreal when the barge ran aground approximately 100 yards northwest of the Detroit River Light. U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit launched an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter to assess damages and look for any pollution. Coast Guard Sector Detroit dispatched three prevention dept. inspectors to the William J. Moore to check for damage. No pollution or gasoline sheens have been reported.

29 Oct 2003

Three Survive Capsizing in Hood Canal

Three people are alive tonight after their 58-foot fishing boat capsized in the Hood Canal near Foul Weather Bluff, forcing them to abandon ship and take refuge onboard their small skiff. The Coast Guard received a call from a nearby pleasure craft shortly after the fishing vessel Martle had capsized. The Kodiak, Ala. based Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley, operating in the area, was diverted to the scene and an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Port Angeles was launched to the scene. A Coast Guard patrol boat operating in the area was dispatched and the Alex Haley resumed its original course. A rescue boat from North Kitsap Fire and Rescue also launched to the scene. The master of the vessel, Ed Einarson of Blaine, Wash.

21 Jun 2002

Coast Guard Responds To Vessel Allision

Coast Guard personnel are responding to a vessel allision near the Poland Avenue Wharf at mile marker 92 on the Mississippi River. The motor vessel Genmar Constantine, a 757-ft. Liberian-flagged tanker carrying crude oil, allided with the USNS Cape Kennedy, a Naval cargo ship at approximately 7 a.m today.A Coast Guard 41-ft. rescue boat from Station New Orleans, an HH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew from Air Station New Orleans, and personnel from Marine Safety Office New Orleans are responding to the accident. The Cape Kennedy was moored beside the USNS Cape Knox near the Marine Forces Reserve building at the time of the accident. The Genmar Constantine was moored to the Cape Kennedy shortly after the accident. The river is open to vessel traffic.

23 Mar 2005

Puerto Rico Oil Spill

Coast Guard personnel were on scene at an oil spill in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico that occurred late Sunday night when an estimated 7,000 barrels or 294,000 gallons of #6 grade fuel oil leaked from a 24 inch transfer pipe used to move product from the shore side facility to tanker ships. All but 50 gallons were contained in the facilities secondary containment area and around the clock operations continue to contain and remove the oil. The incident occurred when a transfer pipe burst 5,000 yards inland from shore at the Commonwealth Oil Refining Company CORCO facility in the port of Guayanilla. The oil was being transfer to the motor vessel Sorokaletie Pobedy, a Liberian flagged tank ship. The National Response center notified the Coast Guard Command Center of the spill Sunday at 11:30 p.m.

24 May 2005

Fire on Containership in New Orleans

Personnel from Coast Guard Marine Safety Office New Orleans and the New Orleans Fire Department responded to a two-alarm fire aboard a ship on the Mississippi River near the Napoleon Street Wharf yesterday. All personnel aboard the 560-foot German-flagged container ship Libra Rio Grand safely evacuated after a fire was reported in the boat's engine room around 10:45 a.m. The engine room was sealed, and the ship's fire CO2 extinguishing system put out the fire. MSO New Orleans sent a pollution response team, investigating officer, and a foreign vessel inspection team to the scene to investigate. An HH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescue crew was also dispatched to conduct an overflight assessment. Two crewmembers were taken to Charity Hospital with minor injuries. No pollution was reported.

02 Nov 2007

Gas Carrier Grounded by Tropical Storm

Coast Guard personnel deployed to San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic to support Dominican Republic authorities during salvage operations of Liberian gas carrier SCF Tomsk which ran aground Monday. Dominican Republic authorities have established a Unified Command to coordinate salvage operations between local agencies and the marine industry responding to the incident. The Nodrog Shipping Corporation owned vessel has hired marine salvage company Titan to conduct salvage operations. The 551-foot gas carrier completed offloading liquefied petroleum gas at the Coastal Petroleum Dominicana, S.A. facility in San Pedro de Macoris Monday, when the vessel broke loose from its offshore moorings and grounded on the reef line during Tropical Storm Noel.

02 Nov 2007

Gas Carrier Grounded by Tropical Storm

Coast Guard personnel deployed to San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic to support Dominican Republic authorities during salvage operations of Liberian gas carrier SCF Tomsk which ran aground Monday. Dominican Republic authorities have established a Unified Command to coordinate salvage operations between local agencies and the marine industry responding to the incident. The Nodrog Shipping Corporation owned vessel has hired marine salvage company Titan to conduct salvage operations. The 551-foot gas carrier completed offloading liquefied petroleum gas at the Coastal Petroleum Dominicana, S.A. facility in San Pedro de Macoris Monday, when the vessel broke loose from its offshore moorings and grounded on the reef line during Tropical Storm Noel.

19 Mar 2007

BAE Systems to Overhaul USCG Cutter

BAE Systems won a $1.7m contract for the routine overhaul of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Munro (WHEC 724). Work on the Munro, which will begin in June and is scheduled for completion in August, includes repairs to the vessel’s machinery, piping, sea valves and propulsion systems, as well as hull preparation and preservation. All work will be performed at BAE Systems Ship Repair in San Francisco. “The Coast Guard does the important work of defending our maritime borders and ensuring our safety at sea,” said Al Krekich, president, BAE Systems Ship Repair. “It’s an honor to play a small part in that effort by maintaining the vessels which enable them to carry out these missions. While the U.S.

22 Jan 2007

Coast Guard Responds to Damaged Oil Wellhead in Bayou Report

A ruptured oil wellhead here discharges a 90-ft. stream of sweet-medium crude oil Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007. The Coast Guard is working with contractors and local, state and federal agencies to contain and cleanup the spill. U.S. Coast Guard photograph courtesy of Air Station New Orleans personnel. The Coast Guard is working with local, state and federal agencies today to respond to an oil spill in Bayou Perot La. The oil spill is the result of a damaged sweet medium crude oil wellhead near mile marker 20 of the Gulf Intercoastal Waterway, which was discovered shortly after midnight Saturday. Crews from Coast Guard Sector New Orleans, and Marine Safety Units Morgan City, La., and Houma, La., are responding to the spill.

17 Oct 2006

Bulk Carriers Collide

The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a collision between two bulk carrier vessels, the 712-ft. Panamanian-flagged Zagora and the 737-ft. Greek-flagged Torm Anholt, on the Mississippi River in the Kenner, La., bend. The Coast Guard was notified of the incident on Monday afternoon, and dispatched two HH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescue crews from Air Station New Orleans, a 41-ft. rescue boatcrew from Station New Orleans and personnel from Sector New Orleans to investigate. The Torm Anholt has a gash on its right side approximately 10-12 x 6 ft. forward of the superstructure and approximately six to nine feet above the waterline. A one-way traffic safety zone is in effect from mile marker 111 to 115. There are no reports of injuries or pollution.

23 Jun 2006

Coast Guard Responds to Freighter Taking on Water

Coast Guard rescue crews are on scene and assisting with the dewatering process of a 184-foot freight ship that was reported to be taking on water at 11:40 p.m. last night approximately 12 miles northeast of Miami Beach, Fla. The Coast Guard received a mayday call by the captain that the Sea Taxi was taking on water and his five-person crew needed immediately assistance. The Coast Guard launched an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Miami, a rescue boat from Coast Guard Station Miami Beach and the Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak. The Sea Taxi was reported to be taking on approximately 120 gallons per minute in the engine room. The crew of the Sitinak sent a damage control team on board and has made temporary repairs to the vessel.

22 Aug 2002

Search for Missing Boater Suspended

The Coast Guard suspended its search at 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday for missing boater Jason Henderson. The search for Henderson, 30, lasted seven days and covered more than 220,000 square miles (an area larger than the state of California). The search began August 14 when Henderson failed to return from a daylong fishing trip. He was reported missing by his father-in-law, Ronald Noah, to the Hawaii Fire Department at 10 p.m. A local fisherman spotted Henderson in his 12-foot Zodiac at 6 p.m. August 14 a half-mile from shore. The Coast Guard conducted searches using C-130 Hercules airplanes and HH-65 Dolphin helicopters from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point. The Navy also searched using P-3 Orions from Patrol Squadron 9 (VP-9) stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe.

16 Nov 2005

Coast Guard Rescues Stranded Boaters

Three men were rescued by a Corpus Christi based Coast Guard helicopter crew this morning after being washed ashore on Matagorda Island during the severe storms that struck the area last night. The men contacted authorities reporting they were stranded by the severe weather and were washed ashore on an island near Port O'Connor, TX. A Rescue Swimmer was lowered to asses the men's condition and prepare them to be lifted into the helicopter. All three men were hoisted aboard and transported to Coast Guard Station Port O'Connor. The men were uninjured but very cold due to the winds and lower temperatures. The Coast Guard was unable to respond immediately to the call with a rescue boat or helicopter due to the severity of the weather.

28 Apr 2006

Six Safe After Boat Fire

Six people are safe after battling an early morning fire today on a 56-ft. commercial fishing boat 1 mile west of Richmond Beach near Edmonds, Wash. The crew of the tugboat Samish reported to Coast Guard Sector Seattle that the fishing vessel Carol M was on fire and was in need of assistance. Coast Guard Station Seattle dispatched a 41-ft. utility boat and Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., launched an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter to assist. The Seattle Fire Department fireboat Chief Seattle and two Seattle Harbor Patrol units also responded to the fire. The crewmembers of the Carol M and the Tug Samish were able to fight the fire until the Chief Seattle arrived and contained the fire at about 11 a.m.

11 Jan 2006

Pilot Lost off Columbia River Bar

The Coast Guard is searching for a Columbia River bar pilot who fell from a container ship near Astoria, Ore., Monday evening. The pilot fell overboard, while climbing down the ladder from the 558-foot merchant vessel Dry Beam to a Columbia River pilot vessel. The Coast Guard launched two 47-foot motor lifeboats from Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment, Wash., and an HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Astoria, shortly after receiving the report Monday night. The 47-foot motor lifeboats searched for an hour before returning to the station due to severe weather conditions. The Jayhawk searched for the man until 12:30 a.m., before they too had to return due to heavy rain and fog that limited visibility to less than 100 feet.

22 Jun 2006

Coast Guard Responds to Freight Ship Taking on Water

Coast Guard rescue crews are on scene and assisting with the dewatering process of a 184-ft. freight ship that was reported to be taking on water approximately 12 miles northeast of Miami Beach, Fla. The Coast Guard received a mayday call by the captain that the Sea Taxi was taking on water and his five-person crew needed immediately assistance. The Coast Guard launched an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Miami, a rescue boat from Coast Guard Station Miami Beach and the Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak. The Sea Taxi was reported to be taking on approximately 120 gallons per minute in the engine room. The crew of the Sitinak sent a damage control team on board and has made temporary repairs to the vessel.

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