All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘coast guard’

Lone Survivor of Capsized Boat Expresses Guilt

Commercial fisherman Phillip Sanchez has expressed gratitude tinged with guilt, after becoming the lone survivor of a boating accident that killed four of his friends off the coast of Northern California Saturday. A sneaker wave capsized the 32-foot boat Sanchez was a passenger on during a crabbing gig near Bodega Bay, situated roughly 70 miles north of San Francisco. Sanchez, …

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Hawaii Kayaker Attempts Trip To California, Rescued By Coast Guard

A 57-year-old man who attempted to kayak from California to Hawaii was rescued in Santa Barbara, 11 days after he started his journey. According to reports, the man had all the things he needed to complete his journey including electronic equipment and solar panel technology to charge his equipment. However, the solar panel failed and left him without electricity. The …

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Turks and Caicos Capsizing Leaves 18 Dead

On Christmas Day, a 28-foot boat transporting Haitian migrants capsized roughly 100 meters from Providenciales, an island located within the Turks and Caicos Islands. The ship was in the process of being escorted to shore by the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force around 3 a.m. EST. Tragically, eighteen of the passengers have been killed. However, 32 passengers were …

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Mathews Bridge Accident Could Have Been Catastrophic

The Mathews Bridge in Jacksonville, FL was shut down on Thursday afternoon after being hit by a US Navy transport ship that was being towed by tugboats. Will Watts with the Florida Department of Transportation called the collision a “very surprising, near catastrophic impact. About as bad as you can get.” The Mathews Bridge spans the St. John River. About …

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Yacht Explosion: Coast Guard Claims It Was All a Hoax

Yacht Explosion: According to the Coast Guard, the whole story was nothing more than a very expensive hoax. Last night, an emergency call came across the line that claimed a boat had exploded off the New Jersey coast, forcing all 21 passengers to abandoned ship. Although there were no reported fatalities, nine individuals reportedly suffered serious burns. The New York …

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