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US Coast Guard medevacs 66-year-old male off Carnival Fantasy cruise ship

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The Coast Guard medevaced a 66-year-old man from the cruise ship Carnival Fantasy approximately 170 nautical miles south of Mobile, Alabama, Wednesday.

Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report from the Carnival Fantasy of a passenger suffering heart-attack symptoms and requested a medevac.

Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew and a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry fixed-wing aircrew.

The Dolphin helicopter aircrew hoisted the survivor along with the ship’s nurse and transported them to University Medical Center in New Orleans.

The survivor’s condition is unknown.

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US Coast Guard Seeking owner of Body Board and Pool Float

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HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an adrift body board and inflatable pool toy found approximately 3.5 miles off Ko’ Olina, Sunday.

The blue Body Glove body board and the inflatable, giraffe-like pool toy were found offshore by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kittiwake (WPB 87316).

Anyone with information that may help identify the owner of the board or pool float is asked to contact Coast Guard Sector Honolulu at 808-842-2600.

At 6 p.m., watchstanders from the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu command center received notification from the Kittiwake crew that they spotted and recovered the two water toys and are conducting a search of the area.

Sector Honolulu watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast notice to mariners and launched an MH-65 Dolphin aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point to conduct a search of the area.

There are currently no reported signs of distress or missing persons in the area.

The Coast Guard offers free “If Found” decals to be placed in a visible location on small, human-powered watercraft through the Operation Paddle Smart program. The information on the sticker can allow response entities to quickly identify the vessel’s owner and aid search and rescue planners in determining the best course of action.

The stickers can be obtained for free at local harbormasters, through the Coast Guard Auxiliary, from Honolulu Sail and Power Squadron offices and at select marine retail and supply stores. It is also recommended that waterway users report any known lost equipment to the Coast Guard to deconflict any reports of adrift gear.

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Coast Guard Medevacs Norwegian Pearl Cruise Ship passenger

SAN DIEGO – At approximately 1 p.m. Wednesday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego received a report from the crew of cruise ship Norwegian Pearl stating that a male passenger was experiencing symptoms of heart failure, kidney failure and pneumonia.

The Coast Guard duty flight surgeon recommended that the patient be medically evacuated and taken to a hospital for emergency care. The Norwegian Pearl was more than 250 miles south of San Diego, and a closer rendezvous point was established.

A Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter crew was launched at 5:48 p.m., arrived at the predetermined position and safely hoisted the man from the cruise ship at approximately 7:30 p.m.

At 8:15 p.m., the helicopter crew landed at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, where the patient was transferred to awaiting EMS.

His condition is unknown.

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US Coast Guard Medevacs Woman off of Carnival Fantasy

US Coast GuardNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a woman from a cruise ship 40 nautical miles southeast of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Tuesday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 6:20 a.m. of a 53-year-old female suffering from stroke-like symptoms aboard the cruise ship Carnival Fantasy.

Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Air Station MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew at 7:50 a.m. and a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew at 8:38 a.m. to assist.

The MH-65 aircrew arrived on scene at 9:04 a.m. and successfully hoisted the survivor and an accompanying nurse and transported both individuals to West Jefferson Hospital in Marrero, Louisiana, at10:20 a.m.

The survivor was reported in stable condition.

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Coast Guard medevacs woman, 39, from cruise ship Carnival Elation

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevacked a 39-year-old woman Sunday from the cruise ship Carnival Elation approximately 40 miles east of Port Canaveral.

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watch standers were notified by the crew of the Carnival Elation at 3:03 p.m. stating a passenger was experiencing stomach pains.

A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was diverted to assist at 3:25 p.m. The helicopter crew arrived on scene at 4:20 p.m., hoisted the passenger, her husband and a nurse from the cruise ship and transported them to Holmes Regional Hospital in Melbourne.

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US Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water off Pensacola

US Coast GuardNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has suspended its search for the person in the water approximately 157 nautical miles off of Pensacola, Florida, Thursday.

The search was suspended at 7:16 p.m. after searching a total of 434 square nautical miles.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report from the cruise ship Carnival Fantasy at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday of a man with dark hair, wearing a red shirt, and seen facedown in the water.

A passenger aboard the cruise ship initially spotted the man and alerted crewmembers. The cruise ship conducted searches in the area for approximately two hours.

Involved in the search was an HC-144 Ocean Sentry fixed-wing aircraft crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile.

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US Coast Guard searching for person in water off Pensacola

US Coast GuardNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water approximately 157 nautical miles off of Pensacola, Florida, Thursday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report from the cruise ship Carnival Fantasy at 5:35 p.m. Wednesday of a man with dark hair, wearing a red shirt, and seen facedown in the water.

A passenger aboard the cruise ship initially spotted the man and alerted crewmembers. The cruise ship conducted searches in the area for approximately two hours.

An HC-144 Ocean Sentry fixed-wing aircraft crew was diverted at 11:42 a.m. Thursday to assist in the search.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Sector Mobile at (251) 441-6211.

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US Coast Guard suspends search for Norman DeCastro, 39, missing Liberty of the Seas crewmember

US Coast GuardNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing cruise ship crewmember approximately 170 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas, Tuesday.

The Coast Guard suspended the search for Norman DeCastro 12:42 p.m. after searching a total of over 5,000 square nautical miles.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Eighth District command center in New Orleans received a report Monday that a 39-year-old Filipino crewmember aboard the cruise ship Liberty of the Seas was missing and was last seen at 10:30 p.m., Sunday, on the ship’s closed-circuit television.

Involved in the search were:

  • An HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew from Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas.
  • An HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama.
  • The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Manowar, an 87-foot patrol boat from Galveston, Texas.
  • The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Pompano, an 87-foot patrol boat from Gulfport, Mississippi.

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US Coast Guard searches for missing Liberty of the Seas crew member

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NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a missing cruise ship crew member approximately 170 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas, Monday.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Eighth District command center in New Orleans received a report at 4:30 a.m. that a 39-year-old Filipino crew member aboard the cruise ship Liberty of the Seas was missing and was last seen at 1:30 a.m., Monday, on the ship’s closed-circuit television.

Involved in the search are:

  • An HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew from Coast Guard Air Station Air Station Corpus Christi.
  • The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Manowar, an 87-foot patrol boat from Galveston.

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Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk crew returns home after seizeing over 13 tons of cocaine

The Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk pulls into port April 22, 2017, in Key West, Florida, following a three-month patrol in the Eastern Pacific. The cutter seized approximately 12,000 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of over $390 million. (Coast Guard photo by Eric D. Woodall)

MIAMI – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk returned home Saturday to Key West following a three-month counter-drug patrol in the Pacific Ocean.

During the patrol the Mohawk’s crew interdicted 14 vessels that were smuggling illegal narcotics, detained 41 suspected smugglers for prosecution in U.S. Federal or partner-nation courts and seized approximately 12,000 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of over $390 million.

The Mohawk’s crew partnered with units from multiple U.S. agencies and allied nations to conduct counter drug operations in support of the Eleventh Coast Guard District and the Key West-based Joint Interagency Task Force South.

To extend operational range and increase mission effectiveness the Mohawk embarked MH-65 Dolphin helicopters from the Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron. On one occasion during the deployment the Mohawk interdicted four vessels in less than 36 hours.

A view of seized cocaine on the fantail of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk during an Eastern Pacific patrol in March, 2017.

The cooperative efforts of foreign military and law enforcement personnel and U.S. government inter-agency partners detect, disrupt and interdict illegal narcotics smuggling ventures in the Eastern Pacific. These activities support the rule of law in Central America and promote stability in the region.

After returning home, the crew will prepare Mohawk to return to sea in execution of all Coast Guard missions.

Mohawk is the 13th and last of the 270-foot Famous class cutters. Since its commissioning in March 1991, the cutter serves the nation in a wide variety of Coast Guard missions including search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, alien migrant interdiction operations, defense readiness, and homeland security operations.

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