Coast Guard responding to sailboat disabled in remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea

Southeastern Coast Guard News
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Yellowfin is assisting four adults on a disabled 35-foot sailboat in 15-to-20-foot seas and 35-mph winds 65 miles off Charleston Friday.

The sailors contacted Coast Guard Sector Charleston Thursday evening to report the vessel’s engine was disabled.

The Yellowfin and a HC-130 Hercules airplane from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C. are currently on scene with the sailing vessel.

The Coast Guard Cutter Yellowfin is an 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boat homeported in Charleston.

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  1. Jennifer Kreider says:

    The skipper of that boat is my husband, Joel. The sailboat’s alternator went bad on May 28 and the engine has been unable to start since. The Coast Guard was notified on May 30 of her situation and they have been monitoring her progress for more than a week. The decision to turn west to Charleston was made before the Tropical Storm formed and the slack winds the two days before the storm fully developed prevented the Molly Jane from making it to Charleston Harbor safely.