Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer

Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer
USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing swimmer off the coast of Fort Morgan, Alabama, Tuesday. One body was recovered by a Coast Guard Station Destin boatcrew at 6:22 p.m., Monday. The second body was located ashore and recovered by Fort Morgan Fire Rescue at noon, Tuesday. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer
Coast Guard HC-144 file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a missing swimmer off the coast of Fort Morgan, Alabama, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a call from Baldwin County 9-1-1 at 5:30 p.m., Monday, of two individuals who reportedly entered the water to assist a person in distress. The person in distress made it back to shore, however, the two individuals...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Zulu for Mobile and New Orleans

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Zulu for Mobile and New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has continued securing its area of responsibility and adjusting port conditions along the Gulf Coast as the threat of Hurricane Nate continues to move north, Saturday. The Coast Guard has set Port Condition Zulu for the New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama, captain of the port zones. Port Condition Zulu suspends all port operations and is set when gale force winds are...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Yankee for Mobile, Alabama

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Yankee for Mobile, Alabama
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has begun securing its area of responsibility and adjusting port conditions along the Gulf Coast as the threat of Tropical Storm Nate continues to move north Thursday. The Coast Guard has set Port Condition Yankee for the Mobile, Ala., Captain of the Port Zone. Port Condition Yankee is set when gale force winds are possible within 24 hours. All commercial vessels and...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-Ray for Mobile, Alabama

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-Ray for Mobile, Alabama
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has begun securing its area of responsibility and adjusting port conditions along the Gulf Coast as the threat of Tropical Storm Nate continues to move north Thursday. The Coast Guard has set Port Condition X-Ray for the Mobile Captain of the Port Zone. Port Condition X-Ray is set when gale force winds are possible within 48 hours. All commercial vessels and ocean going...

Coast Guard prepares for Tropical Storm Nate

Coast Guard prepares for Tropical Storm Nate
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has begun securing its area of responsibility and adjusting port conditions along the Gulf Coast as the threat of Tropical Storm Nate continues to move north Thursday. The Coast Guard urges all mariners to continuously monitor local and national weather sources and avoid coastal areas that may be impacted by the storm. Owners of large boats are urged to move their vessels...

Coast Guard medevacs man near Horn Island

Coast Guard medevacs man near Horn Island
USCG 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a 34-year-old man suffering from heart attack-like symptoms near Horn Island, Mississippi, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report from local dispatch of a man who had been using a personal watercraft and was suffering heart attack-like symptoms on Horn Island. Watchstanders directed...

Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island conducts multiple rescues

Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island conducts multiple rescues
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard received multiple calls of mariners in distress in the vicinity of Dauphin Island, Alabama, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a call about a capsized vessel at 11:11 a.m. from Mobile 911 that two people were holding onto the hull of a capsized vessel near Billy Goat Hole in Dauphin Island. Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to potential diesel fuel discharge

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to potential diesel fuel discharge
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a potential diesel fuel discharge in the Tennessee Tombigbee River near Columbus, Mississippi, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report from the 911 center in Columbus, Mississippi, that the uninspected towing vessel, Long Street, which was moored to a deck barge, caught fire at 2:30 a.m. then sank at 5:30 a.m. at mile marker 330 on the...