Coast Guard medevacs man 31 miles southeast of Wassaw Sound

Coast Guard medevacs man 31 miles southeast of Wassaw Sound
US Coast Guard File Photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 54-year-old man Friday 31 miles southeast of Wassaw Sound, Georgia. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders were notified at 10:49 a.m. via VHF Channel 16 by the crew of the 41-foot vessel Scat II stating a crewmember was experiencing chest pains. A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard...

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters 30 miles southeast of Port Royal Sound

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters 30 miles southeast of Port Royal Sound
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters Friday after their boat sank approximately 30 miles southeast of Port Royal Sound. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watch standers were notified at 7:38 a.m. via VHF Channel 16 by the crew of the 45-foot vessel Hangem High, stating they were taking on water. A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston...

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 Sector Charleston to hold open house, observe kickoff to National Safe Boating Week

Coast Guard Sector Charleston to hold open house, observe kickoff to National Safe Boating Week
CHARLESTON, S.C. ─ Members of Coast Guard Sector Charleston, along with port partners, are scheduled to host an open house Saturday, May 20 to observe the kickoff for National Safe Boating Week. The open house is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During the event, the public will have an opportunity to learn about life-saving equipment for boating, kayaking, and canoeing. Coast Guard and Coast Guard...

Coast Guard medevacs diver near Murrells Inlet

Coast Guard medevacs diver near Murrells Inlet
US Coast Guard File Photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a diver Friday near Murrells Inlet. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watch standers were notified by the dive boat Scuba Express of a male diver who was unresponsive. The Scuba Express was escorted into Murrells Inlet by Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire Department where a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard...

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters after accident near Ravenel Bridge

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters after accident near Ravenel Bridge
USCG File Photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters Sunday after their vessel struck a dredge near the Ravenel Bridge. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watch standers received a notification of a boater whose vessel struck a dredge ejecting two boaters into the water at 12:24 a.m. A Coast Guard Station Charleston 29-foot Response Boat–Small boatcrew launched...

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters near Whale Creek, SC

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters near Whale Creek, SC
USCG File Photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters Saturday after their vessel became disabled and ran around near Whale Creek, South Carolina. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a call at 7:38 p.m. from a boater on a 17-foot center console stating they had become disabled due to an engine malfunction. Sector Charleston notified a local tow...

Coast Guard, partner agencies to conduct response exercise in Charleston

Coast Guard, partner agencies to conduct response exercise in Charleston
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard in conjunction with several partner agencies is participating in a disease response exercise Tuesday at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in North Charleston. The purpose of the exercise is to practice and evaluate communication procedures, integration of federal, state, local and private industry partners, as well as analyze response concepts and capabilities...

Coast Guard Auxiliary unit volunteers nearly 14,000 hours of service to South Carolinians in 2016

Coast Guard Auxiliary unit volunteers nearly 14,000 hours of service to South Carolinians in 2016
Coast Guard Auxiliarist Ann Graham, bottom left, meets with Lexington County Sheriff’s Department officers Austin Pace, left, and Sgt. Troy Livingston Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, during the Stand Up Paddleboard classic in Lake Murray, South Carolina.  U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary photo by Barbara Burchfield. CHARLESTON, S.C. – Members of Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-3 in Lake Murray announced...