British Golden Globe Yachtswoman Rescued by Cargo Ship in South Pacific

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - British solo round-the-world yachtswoman Susie Goodall was rescued by a cargo ship on Friday after her boat capsized and lost its mast during a violent storm in the southern Pacific Ocean. The 29-year-old, the youngest entrant in the Golden Globe race, had waited two days for the Hong Kong-registered Tian Fu to arrive after sending a distress signal … [Read more...]

USCG Medevacs Two Norwegian Escape Crew Members with Burns Off North Carolina

The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced two crewmembers of the cruise ship Norwegian Escape who reportedly suffered second-degree burns in an engine room accident. The accident occurred Monday afternoon as the cruise ship was off the coast of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. According to the Coast Guard, a crewmember aboard the vessel contacted watchstanders at the Fifth District … [Read more...]

French Navy Rescues Crew of Sinking Tanker in Persian Gulf

The French Navy rescued 12 Indian seafarers from the Panama-flagged tanker Durban Queen after the vessel ran into trouble and was sinking in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday. According to France's Marine Nationale, the French frigate Cassard on Tuesday morning picked up a distress call from the Durban Queen located only about 13 km in the Persian Gulf. A helicopter … [Read more...]

15 Rescued from Listing Lift Boat in Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. Coast Guard and good samaritan offshore supply vessel rescued 15 people from a listing lift boat near Grand Isle, Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 3:16 a.m. from the 134-foot liftboat, Ram XVIII, that it was taking on water approximately 23 nautical miles west of Southwest … [Read more...]

Canadian Coast Guard Responds to Bulk Carrier in Distress Off Newfoundland and Labrador

The Canadian Coast Guard responded to a vessel in distress off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador on Thursday following a report that it was taking on water and losing power. The Coast Guard said it received a distress call from the Panama-flagged M/V Centennial Harmony reporting that it was in need of assistance approximately 90 nautical miles from the Hibernia offshore … [Read more...]