Category Archives: Rescue


USCG Mobilizes After Cargo Ship Sinks Off Haiti

October 5, 2015

The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a report of a cargo ship with 12 crew members aboard reportedly sinking, 51 nautical miles northwest of Haiti, Thursday night. The 212-foot cargo ship reportedly started sinking earlier in the evening due to the severe weather conditions from Hurricane Joaquin. Coast Guard 7th District Command Center watchstanders received a relay… Continue Reading »


Coast Guard Rescues Man from Cable Layer Rene Descartes

September 7, 2015

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a Frenchman reportedly suffering from a heart attack aboard a vessel, 80 miles west of Coos Bay. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station North Bend safely transferred the 55-year-old man to emergency medical personnel, Thursday at 6:33 a.m., who transported him to Bay Area… Continue Reading »


PLB Helps Locate Missing Diver Off Cornwall

September 3, 2015

The UK Coastguard, RNLI and Royal Navy have, in a combined rescue operation, helped recover a missing diver off the Cornish coast. The diver became separated from his buddy after diving a wreck several miles off the Lizard Peninsula. A mayday call was sent by their dive boat at around 2:30pm on Tuesday, 1 September…. Continue Reading »


U.S. Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Female Diver

August 29, 2015

The active search for a missing diver off Duncan Rock near Cape Flattery has been suspended, the Coast Guard informed. According to U.S. Coast Guard a 61 year-old female diver, who reportedly has 1,200 dives worth of experience, went missing on August 25. A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a report of… Continue Reading »


Female Diver Dies in UK

August 18, 2015

A diver has been airlifted to hospital after a dive boat in Bridlington Bay called the UK Coastguard. The call came in at 2.35pm on August 16, reporting that the 60-year-old female diver was unconscious, but breathing, UK Coastguard wrote. The UK Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Humberside was sent to the scene along with… Continue Reading »


Lithuania Continues Search for An-2 Missing Pilots

May 24, 2015

The operation of searching for the missing pilots of the An-2 aircraft in the Baltic Sea carries on, the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence informs. The An-2 and its crew lost contact on weekend in Lithuanian airspace and its two pilots have gone missing in the Baltic Sea The LNS Kuršis (M54) mine countermeasures vessel located the… Continue Reading »


WATCH: Sea Shepherd Rescues Crew as Poaching Vessel ‘Tunder’ Goes Down

April 9, 2015

Captain Peter Hammarstedt of the Sea Shepherd anti-poaching ship ‘Bob Barker’ has reported that the unflagged toothfish-poaching vessel ‘Thunder’ has sunk in 4000 metres of water, 19 nautical miles north of the Equator and 115 miles from Sao Tome. The Sea Shepherd ships ‘Bob Barker’ and ‘Sam Simon’ have rescued the entire crew of 40, including… Continue Reading »


Marlborough Sounds rescue operation underway

March 16, 2015

One person is believed dead after a helicopter crashed into powerlines and plunged into the Marlborough sea. Witnesses began calling police at about 5:20pm today, reporting they’d seen a helicopter crash in French Pass after hitting the powerline which runs between D’Urville Island and the mainland. The helicopter has now been found in 10-metre-deep water…. Continue Reading »


MS Zuiderdam Saves Sinking Vessel Crew

January 12, 2015

Holland America Line’s ms Zuiderdam rescued eight crewmembers after answering a distress call from the sinking Bahamian inter-island vessel Excalibur, on January 03, 2015. Zuiderdam was approximately 15 miles away and the closest ship in the area. Zuiderdam altered course and was able to successfully execute a nighttime rescue of all eight crewmembers at 3:01… Continue Reading »


Search continued for missing Vandenberg diver; Illinois man not seen since Saturday

January 9, 2015

A search by sea and air continued Tuesday, seeking an Illinois man lost during a Saturday dive on the “Vandenberg” shipwreck, south of Key West. James Bakazan, 53, of Woodstock, Ill., joined a group from the commercial dive boat “Dream” as they headed down to the stern of the 522-foot-long shipwreck reef. The four other… Continue Reading »

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