Video: Crew Rescued from Wrecked Russian Cargo in Japan

A Russian-owned cargo ship has been evacuated after running aground Sunday and partially sinking along a breakwater in Yamagata prefecture in northeast Japan. According to Russian media, the Panama-flagged 'City' ran aground in heavy weather on Sunday and all 18 crew members have been evacuated from the listing ship by helicopter.  Video from the scene … [Read more...]

Containership Crew Rescues Sailor Lost at Sea for More Than 60 Days

The crew of a containership helped rescue a man from his disabled sailboat off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina more than 60 days after he was reported missing. At approximately 1:30 p.m., the Coast Guard 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth, Virginia received notification from the 1,085-foot German-flagged MV Houston Express that they spotted a man aboard a disabled boat … [Read more...]

USCG Rescues Man Trying to Walk Across Frozen Lake St. Clair

It's so cold in the midwest that the U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday rescued (or stopped) a man from walking across frozen Lake St. Clair from Detroit to Toronto. The Coast Guard reports that at about 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, a lookout aboard the 140-foot icebreaking tug USCGC Neah Bay spotted the making walking in the middle of the frozen lake, about one and half miles from … [Read more...]

Pinterest Investor Loses Luxury Catamaran Off North Carolina Coast, Five Rescued

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued five people Friday from a luxury sailboat belonging to prominent Pinterest investor Brian Cohen after the sailboat's carbon fiber mast broke off approximately 200 miles off the coast of North Carolina. The USCG says it was notified at approximately 1:50 p.m. Friday that the 55-foot catamaran RAINMAKER, homeported in Manhattan, New York, suffered … [Read more...]

Watch: Daring Rescue as Fishing Boat Founders Off Scotland

Five people were rescued from an Irish fishing vessel this week as the ship foundered in the waters off Scotland. The Coastguard was notified at approximately 11 a.m. Tuesday that the Iuda Naofa, a 23-meter Irish fishing vessel, was taking on water 48 miles north of the Butt of Lewis. The Coastguard Rescue helicopter was sent and dropped a salvage pump onto the Iuda … [Read more...]