Coast Guard Sector Mobile prepares for Hurricane Irma

Coast Guard Sector Mobile prepares for Hurricane Irma
NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard Sector Mobile has begun securing their area of responsibility as the threat of Hurricane Irma continues to move west, Saturday. Preparedness of personnel and assets, and the maritime and port community at large are critical to successful post storm recovery. During the height of the storm, rescue assistance may be unavailable. Boaters and citizens should heed hurricane warnings,...

Coast Guard assists in rescue of two fishermen

Coast Guard assists in rescue of two fishermen
Coast Guard HC-144 file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard located two fishermen drifting in a life boat off of Panama City, Florida, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received notification at 9 p.m. Friday from the Eighth Coast Guard District Command Center of an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) signal coming from the area of the Panama City coastline. The Franklin...

Coast Guard medevacs stabbing victims

Coast Guard medevacs stabbing victims
Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced two men who were reportedly stabbed aboard a fishing vessel 40 miles south of Pensacola, Florida, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report of two crewmembers reportedly being stabbed by a third crewmember aboard the commercial fishing vessel Billy B. Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast...

Coast Guard responds to boat taking on water

Coast Guard responds to boat taking on water
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel taking on water approximately 40 miles south of Choctawhatchee Bay in Destin, Florida, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at 5:50 a.m. that the 50-foot fishing vessel Jean Marie was taking on water. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard assists unconscious woman in Destin, Florida

Coast Guard assists unconscious woman in Destin, Florida
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard assisted a woman who was reportedly going in and out of consciousness 14 miles southwest of Destin Harbor, Florida, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Alabama, received a report at 6:30 p.m. of a 73-year-old woman aboard a fishing vessel going...

Coast Guard rescues 4 from boat taking on water

Coast Guard rescues 4 from boat taking on water
The Coast Guard rescues four people from a boat that was taking on water approximately 18 miles southwest of Dauphin Island, Alabama, August 5, 2017.  Photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued four people from a boat that was taking on water approximately 18 miles southwest of Dauphin Island, Alabama, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to adrift burning barge

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to adrift burning barge
The Coast Guard responds to an adrift barge that caught on fire approximately 2 miles west of Cat Island, Mississippi, August 3, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Davis) NEW ORLEANS—The Coast Guard is responding to an adrift barge that caught on fire approximately 2 miles west of Cat Island, Mississippi, Thursday. Gulfport Fire Department reports that they have extinguished...

Coast Guard rescues 3 after boat sinks near Saint Andrews Pass

Coast Guard rescues 3 after boat sinks near Saint Andrews Pass
A Coast Guard Station Panama City boatcrew rescued three people from the water after their boat sank approximately 3 nautical miles east of Saint Andrews Pass, Florida, July 31, 2017. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued three people from the water after their boat sank near Saint Andrews Pass, Florida, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report of a vessel sinking approximately...

Coast Guard medevacs 51-year-old man

Coast Guard medevacs 51-year-old man
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a 51-year-old man from a fishing vessel nine nautical miles south of St. Andrews Bay, Florida, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a notification at 9:15 a.m. of a man aboard a 50-foot charter boat suffering from reported heart attack-like symptoms. Watchstanders directed the launch...