itCG-several mariners assisted by Coast Guard and other rescuers

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  • A missing boater was found yesterday morning after spending the night on his boat in South River, Massachusetts. The man was reported overdue by his father, which launched a search by local harbormaster and Coast Guard resources. The boater had apparently run out of gas and was left adrift without any way of calling for help. Remember to always take a reliable way of communicating when boating. While a cell phone may be convenient, it is not always reliable and other mariners nearby cannot hear your call for help. A handheld VHF marine band radio is the ideal communication device for mariners.
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  • Three fishermen were rescued off the coast of New Jersey after their scallop boat engine caught fire yesterday morning. The men were able to call for help before evacuating the boat on the life raft. While Coast Guard rescuers were enroute, nearby Good Sams picked up the men.
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  • Five people were hoisted by a Coast Guard helicopter from a pleasure boat off the coast of North Carolina yesterday. The people radioed for help after the boat became disabled and began to drift towards shore. Because the boat drifted into shallow surf water, Coast Guard boats could not render assistance.
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  • Coast Guard crewmembers from Station Channel Islands aided a boat taking on water off the coast of California yesterday. The Guardians along with towing services controlled the flooding enough to tow the boat back to shore.
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  • A joint U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard search for a sailboat that failed to check in with officials during a race on Lake Ontario ends well when Canadian Coast Guard finds the boat safe.
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1 comments on “itCG-several mariners assisted by Coast Guard and other rescuers”

  1. My uncle was in the Coast Guard for 20 years before he called it quits. Those guys are amazing. They’re one of the most under-rated parts of our social services units in America. They train just has hard and do an excellent job protecting our Naval areas.

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