Sailors Lost at Sea for 5 Months Had EPIRB On Board -Coast Guard

Two Hawaiian women who were rescued from their disabled sailboat in the Pacific Ocean last week have admitted to having an EPIRB on board that was never activated, the U.S. Coast Guard has said. The women, along with their two dogs, were rescued on October 25 by the crew of the USS Ashland after they were spotted by a Taiwanese fishing vessel some 900 miles southeast of … [Read more...]

After Five Months Lost at Sea, Two Sailors and Their Dogs Rescued Aboard Sailboat in Pacific

The U.S. Navy has rescued two distressed sailors and their two dogs nearly five months after their sailboat strayed off course in the Pacific Ocean. The rescued sailors, Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiaba, both from Honolulu, and their two dogs had set sail from Hawaii to Tahiti this spring. The boat suffered an engine casualty on May 30 during bad weather, but they continued … [Read more...]

30 Rescued After Sailboat Capsizes in San Francisco Bay

The U.S. Coast Guard and other first responders as well as good samaritans responded to a 34-foot recreational sailboat that capsized near San Francisco's Pier 45 with 30 people Saturday evening. The Coast Guard says it was notified that the distressed boat, named Khaleesi, capsized at approximately 4 p.m., sending all 30 people into the water. Multiple Coast Guard … [Read more...]

Coast Guard Boat Flips During Rescue Off New York

A dramatic scene off the coast of Long Island, New York Thursday morning as a Coast Guard boat capsized during a rescue of mariners from a grounded fishing vessel. The 76-foot fishing vessel Carolina Queen III ran aground near East Rockaway Inlet in the Queens Borough of New York at around 2 a.m., requiring the evacuation of seven crew members. A 25-foot Coast Guard … [Read more...]