Coast Guard Sector Charleston to hold open house to kickoff National Safe Boating Week

Coast Guard Sector Charleston to hold open house to kickoff National Safe Boating Week
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); CHARLESTON, SC. ─ Members of Coast Guard Sector Charleston, along with port partners, are scheduled to host an open house Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to observe the kickoff for National Safe Boating Week. During the event, the public will have an opportunity to learn about life-saving equipment...

Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers near Little Tybee Island

Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers near Little Tybee Island
A Coast Guard Station Tybee Island boatcrew takes a photo with two kayakers after rescuing them Wednesday, May 9, 2018, near Little Tybee Island, Georgia. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Tybee Island) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two kayakers Wednesday after their kayaks capsized near Little Tybee Island, Georgia. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard medevacs man 97 miles east of St. Catherines Sound

Coast Guard medevacs man 97 miles east of St. Catherines Sound
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 57-year-old man Friday from a fishing vessel 97 miles east of St. Catherines Sound. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center received notification from a crewmember aboard the 72-foot fishing vessel Lady Helena stating a crewmember was suffering from chest pains. A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter...

Coast Guard rescues kayaker near Bulls Bay

Coast Guard rescues kayaker near Bulls Bay
A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston takes a photo with Robert Horan, 52, after rescueing him Sunday, April 29, 2018, near Bulls Bay, South Carolina.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Facility Charleston) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued a kayaker Sunday after his kayak capsized near Bulls Bay. Rescued was Robert Horan, 52, from Mount...

Coast Guard rescues boater from sinking vessel near Quarantine Island, Georgia

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coast Guard crews rescued a boater from a sinking vessel Wednesday near Quarantine Island, Georgia. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received notification that a 14-foot Boston Whaler was taking on water at 9:58 a.m. and immediately launched a Coast Guard Station Brunswick 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew. The crew arrived on scene at 10:16 a.m., took...

Coast Guard medevacs vessel crewmember 19 miles east of Charleston

Coast Guard medevacs vessel crewmember 19 miles east of Charleston
Coast Guard Station Charleston 45-foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coast Guard crews medevaced a 50-year-old male crewmember Sunday 19 miles east of Charleston. A crewmember of the cargo vessel Pacific Pearl was experiencing signs of high blood pressure. Coast Guard Sector Charleston watchstanders were notified of the crewmembers condition at 6 p.m. and launched a Coast Guard...

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters near St. Helena Sound

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters near St. Helena Sound
Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coast Guard crews rescued three boaters Saturday near St. Helena Sound. The boaters 41-foot vessel, My Gal Sal, began taking on water after becoming disabled. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received notification from Tow Boat U.S. of the vessel taking on water at 7 p.m. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard medevacs second cruise ship Carnival Pride passenger of the day

Coast Guard medevacs second cruise ship Carnival Pride passenger of the day
Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file phto. SAVANNAH, Ga. — Coast Guard crews medevaced a 64-year-old woman Tuesday from the cruise ship Carnival Pride 35 miles east of Savannah. The woman was reported to have severe stomach pains. Coast Guard Sector Charleston watchstanders received notification of a second passenger at 11:30 a.m. and launched a Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65...

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship Carnival Pride passenger 15 miles east of Charleston

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship Carnival Pride passenger 15 miles east of Charleston
Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coast Guard crews medevaced a 46-year-old woman Tuesday from the cruise ship Carnival Pride 15 miles east of Charleston. The woman was reported to have suffered a stroke. Coast Guard Sector Charleston watchstanders received notification at 6:27 p.m. Monday and launched a Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65...