Coast Guard rescues 3 fishermen near St. Simons Island

Coast Guard rescues 3 fishermen near St. Simons Island
A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescues three fishermen Thursday, May 18, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Savannah. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen Thursday after their vessel began taking on water near St. Simons Island, Georgia. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watch standers received a call at 1:54 p.m....

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship near Jacksonville

Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship near Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevacked a 52-year-old man Saturday from the cruise ship Carnival Elation 18 miles east of Jacksonville. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watch standers were notified at 9:12 p.m. Saturday of a man experiencing stroke symptoms. A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, Georgia, medevaced the man at 11:07...

Coast Guard medevacs woman, 66, from sailing vessel near Little Mud River, Georgia

Coast Guard medevacs woman, 66, from sailing vessel near Little Mud River, Georgia
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevacked a 66-year-old woman Wednesday from a sailing vessel near Little Mud River, Georgia. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders were notified at 10:27 a.m. of a woman who was experiencing symptoms of memory loss. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced the woman at 11:45 a.m. and transported her to...

Coast Guard conducts assessment survey of oil spill in Halifax River

Coast Guard conducts assessment survey of oil spill in Halifax River
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard conducted a first-light assessment survey Thursday of a tugboat oil spill on the Halifax River near Ormond-by-the-Sea.  The tug Tutahaca was reported to be leaking bilge oil into the river Wednesday. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was directed to launch to conduct an overflight assessment survey of the river. Marine Environmental...

Coast Guard rescues 3 fishermen after vessel catches fire near St. Catherines Island, Ga.

Coast Guard rescues 3 fishermen after vessel catches fire near St. Catherines Island, Ga.
The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen Tuesday after their vessel caught fire 1 mile east of St. Catherines Island. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen Tuesday after the fishing vessel they were on caught fire 1 mile east of St. Catherines Island, Georgia. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a call from a crew member aboard the fishing vessel...

Coast Guard rescues 2 teens, dog on Wilmington Island

Coast Guard rescues 2 teens, dog on Wilmington Island
SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard rescued two teenagers and their dog Monday after their canoe became stuck in a marsh on Wilmington Island. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, who was training in the area, saw a flashing light coming from the canoe. The teenagers, ages 14 and 15, and their dog were hoisted at 8:10 p.m. and transported to Air Station Savannah at...

Think Auxiliary! How America’s volunteer life-saving service is stepping up its operational roles

Think Auxiliary! How America's volunteer life-saving service is stepping up its operational roles
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto   Teamwork is an essential part of emergency response for the men and women of Coast Guard Sector Charleston, South Carolina. Between Myrtle Beach and Brunswick, Georgia, Coast Guard crews work hand in hand with local, state and other federal agencies to carry out their various missions. One such agency not only shares a common bond with the Coast Guard,...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship 52 miles east of Savannah

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship 52 miles east of Savannah
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 72-year-old woman Saturday from the cruise ship Carnival Pride 52 miles east of Savannah, Georgia. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watch standers were notified at 11:56 a.m. of a woman who was experiencing symptoms of pneumonia and was not reacting to treatment. A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Savannah medevaced...

Coast Guard rescues two boaters on St. Phillips Island

Coast Guard rescues two boaters on St. Phillips Island
U.S. Coast Guard crews rescued two boaters Sunday after their boat grounded on St. Phillips Island, Georgia U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Savannah. CHARLESTON, S.C. – U.S. Coast Guard crews rescued two boaters Sunday after their boat grounded on St. Phillips Island Sound, Georgia. A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, Georgia, located and rescued...