itCG-freight container mishap, two missing boaters located in the water, two boat ejections

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  • Coast Guard is investigating an incident where two containers dislodged from a vessel and fell onto a tank barge at the Port of Los Angeles. Luckily, there were no injuries and no environmental impact as a result of the incident.
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  • After receiving a report of two missing boaters Sunday evening, the Coast Guard launched an air and sea search. A Coast Guard fixed wing aircraft located the overturned boat about 12 miles south of Mobile, Alabama, where a Coast Guard 41-foot boat found one person clinging to the hull. A Coast Guard helicopter joined the search and found the second person about four hours later clinging to an aid to navigation. The Coast Guard urges mariners to stay with their boat as the boat provides a larger and easier to spot target for rescuers.
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  • A man was severely injured Saturday afternoon when he was ejected from a 17-foot boat after steering cables apparently broke. The boat made an abrupt right turn, started to make a 360-degree turn, and then ran over the man in the water. A TowboatUS boat operator happened to witness the incident and immediately went to help the man. No further information was available. Fortunately, the other two passengers were not injured.
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  • Coast Guard Station Elizabeth City responded after receiving an emergency call from 911 dispatch reporting an unmanned boat was found going in circles with people in the water in the Pasquotank River yesterday. On scene, Guardians found a man holding his unconscious wife in the shallow water. Guardians began CPR on the transit back to the station where they were met by EMS. Tragically, the woman was pronounced dead at the hospital. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is investigating the incident.
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  • The Coast Guard was called to assist in the search for missing people from a car that went off the Bolivar ferry boat yesterday afternoon. The ferry crosses between Bolivar Peninsula and Galveston Island in Texas.
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