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...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boaters 1 mile northeast of Tybee Island

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boaters 1 mile northeast of Tybee Island
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard suspended their search at approximately 8:20 p.m. Friday for three missing boaters one mile northeast of Tybee Island. “Suspending a case is never an easy decision, nor is it a decision that is hastily made,” said Captain Gary Tomasulo, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Charleston. “We remain ready to reinstitute a search if new information becomes available.” The...

Coast Guard rescues 4 boaters 2 miles east of Pritchards Island

Coast Guard rescues 4 boaters 2 miles east of Pritchards Island
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued four boaters Wednesday after their vessel became disabled two miles east of Pritchards Island. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watch standers were notified via VHF Channel 16 at 2:45 a.m., by the crew of the 80-foot fishing vessel Gracie Bell stating they had become disabled due to a broken mast. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard...

Coast Guard continues search for missing boaters 1 mile northeast of Tybee Island

Coast Guard continues search for missing boaters 1 mile northeast of Tybee Island
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard is continuing to search Wednesday for missing boaters approximately one mile northeast of Tybee Island, Georgia. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders were notified by the District 7 Command Center at 6:22 p.m., Tuesday, of an emergency position indicating radio beacon activation registered to the 47-foot fishing vessel Miss Debbie. A Coast...

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...