Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters from grounded sailing vessel near Altamaha Sound

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters from grounded sailing vessel near Altamaha Sound
Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file phto. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters Friday from a grounded 31-foot sailing vessel near Altamaha Sound, Georgia. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders were notified at 6:25 p.m. via VHF-FM radio channel 16...

Coast Guard rescues 8 boaters from grounded vessel near Capers Island

Coast Guard rescues 8 boaters from grounded vessel near Capers Island
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued eight boaters Saturday from a grounded 21-foot recreational boat near Capers Island, South Carolina. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders were notified at 2:40 a.m. via 911 dispatch that a center-console boat had run aground on a sandbar. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew launched and arrived on...

Coast Guard stresses safety surrounding Eclipse

Coast Guard stresses safety surrounding Eclipse
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard, in coordination with federal, state, and local partners, is stressing public safety for the upcoming eclipse on August 21, 2017. “With anticipation and excitement for the historic eclipse passing through the Charleston area, the Coast Guard wants to highlight the importance of safety and preparedness for those enjoying the waterways here in the Low Country,”...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel east of St. Catherines Island

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel east of St. Catherines Island
A crew from Coast Guard Station Tybee Island medevac a 48-year-old man suffering from shortness of breath  Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017.  (Photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Tybee Island) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevacked a 48-year-old man Sunday 20 miles east of St. Catherines Island, Georgia. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders were notified at 9:58 a.m. via VHF-FM...

Coast Guard assists three people following aircraft emergency landing on Ossabaw Island

Coast Guard assists three people following aircraft emergency landing on Ossabaw Island
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, Georgia, assisted three people following an aircraft emergency landing on Ossabaw Island.  U.S. Coast Guard photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard assisted three people with no injuries Saturday after their aircraft made an emergency landing on Ossabaw Island, Georgia. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command...

Coast Guard medevacs man from vessel 25 miles east of St. Catherines Island

Coast Guard medevacs man from vessel 25 miles east of St. Catherines Island
USCG File Photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevacked a 55-year-old man Friday 25 miles east of St. Catherines Island, Georgia. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received notification at 11:30 a.m. that a passenger aboard the 50-foot vessel Marine May 2 was experiencing symptoms of a stroke. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was diverted...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 40 miles east of Sapelo Sound

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 40 miles east of Sapelo Sound
Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevacked a 49-year-old man Wednesday 40 miles east of Sapelo Sound, Georgia. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders were notified at 5:23 p.m. by a crewmember aboard the 43-foot fishing vessel Amy Michelle stating a crewmember was experiencing difficulty breathing. A Coast...

Coast Guard Sector Charleston holds change of command

Coast Guard Sector Charleston holds change of command
Coast Guard Sector Charleston conducts change of command ceremony on June 13, 2017 at the USS Yorktown. Capt. Gary Tomasulo transferred command to Capt. Gregory Stump. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The crew of Coast Guard Sector Charleston conducted a change of command ceremony Tuesday at the USS Yorktown. During the ceremony Capt. Gary Tomasulo transferred command of Coast Guard Sector Charleston to Capt....

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 90 miles east of Savannah

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 90 miles east of Savannah
Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photoCHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevacked a 35-year-old man Friday 90 miles east of Savannah, Georgia. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a call at 12:30 p.m. via VHF Channel 16 from the 45-foot fishing vessel High Voltage stating a crewmember was suffering from abdominal pain. A Coast Guard Air...