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...

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...

Two Vessel Engineers Convicted of Environmental and Obstruction Crimes

Two Vessel Engineers Convicted of Environmental and Obstruction Crimes
A federal jury in Charleston, South Carolina, late Wednesday convicted two chief engineers of the vessel, T/V Green Sky, of falsifying documents in order to conceal illegal discharges of oily bilge waste and obstruction charges, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeff Wood of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division and U.S. Attorney Beth Drake of the District...

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...

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,...

AMVER boat crew rescues 4 people and dog 290 miles off Savannah

AMVER boat crew rescues 4 people and dog 290 miles off Savannah
Four people aboard the sailing vessel Luna C. are rescued by the crew  of the Jennifer Schepers, a 590-foot Liberian cargo ship, approximately 290 miles off Savannah, Georgia, Weds. Dec. 28, 2016. Photo courtesy of the crew of the Jennifer Schepers PHILADELPHIA – Four people and a dog were rescued from a sailboat approximately 290-miles off the coas of Savannah, Georgia, Wednesday. Members...

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 boater on Winyah Bay Jetty

Coast Guard rescues boater on Winyah Bay Jetty
CHARLESTON, S.C. – U.S. Coast Guard crews rescued a boater Sunday after boat he was on grounded on the Winyah Bay Jetty. The Coast Guard located and rescued one male boater. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watch standers received a mayday call at 3:17 a.m. Sunday from a boater who grounded his 36-foot vessel on the Winyah Bay Jetty. A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from...

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...