Coast Guard searching for overdue boaters near Pensacola

Coast Guard searching for overdue boaters near Pensacola
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for three overdue boaters near Pensacola, Florida, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report that a man and his two sons had not returned by the anticipated time. They launched...

Coast Guard to establish safety zone near Biloxi, Mississippi

Coast Guard to establish safety zone near Biloxi, Mississippi
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish a safety zone for the 2018 Biloxi Airshow in Biloxi, Mississippi, from Thursday to Sunday. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The airshow will take place over the Biloxi Harbor Channel from Thursday to Sunday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. No vessel may transit within the safety...

Coast Guard rescues 7 people from capsized boat near Horn Island

Coast Guard rescues 7 people from capsized boat near Horn Island
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued seven people from a capsized vessel approximately 4 miles east of Horn Island, Mississippi, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a notification at 2:47 p.m. from Sea Tow that they had lost communications with a vessel they were en route to assist. Sector...

Coast Guard establishes safety zone for Pensacola Blue Angels Airshow

Coast Guard establishes safety zone for Pensacola Blue Angels Airshow
Navy Blue Angels file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lisa Ferdinando NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish two temporary safety zones in portions of the Gulf of Mexico and the Santa Rosa Sound during the annual Pensacola Beach Air Show over the Gulf of Mexico at Pensacola Beach, Florida, Friday and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Gulf of Mexico safety zone includes all...

Inter-agency team recovers cocaine near Pensacola

Inter-agency team recovers cocaine near Pensacola
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection and local agencies recovered approximately 35 kilos of cocaine from the Gulf of Mexico, south of Pensacola, Florida, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a notification at approximately 6 p.m. Saturday from a good Samaritan of a bale of cocaine floating in the water south of Pensacola. Watchstanders directed the launch...

Coast Guard ends search for 20-year-old man near Destin

Coast Guard ends search for 20-year-old man near Destin
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard ended its search for a man last seen near the Destin Bridge in Destin, Florida, Thursday. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Department was reported having located the body of the man near the west side of the Destin Bridge. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report from the Destin Sheriff’s Department about a 20-year-old Brazilian man...

Coast Guard searching for 20-year-old man near Destin Bridge

Coast Guard searching for 20-year-old man near Destin Bridge
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a man last seen near the Destin Bridge in Destin, Florida, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report from the Destin Sheriff’s Department about a 20-year-old Brazilian man wearing dark blue shorts last seen walking in waist-high water on the west side...

Coast Guard rescues 9 from boat taking on water

Coast Guard rescues 9 from boat taking on water
Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued nine people from a sinking boat approximately 115 nautical miles south of Destin, Florida, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a call at about 9 p.m. Friday that a 61-foot sportfisher boat was taking on water approximately 115 nautical miles south of Destin. Involved in the rescue were: HC-144...

Coast Guard searching for person in water in the Tombigbee River

Coast Guard searching for person in water in the Tombigbee River
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water in the Tombigbee River near McIntosh, Alabama, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report Thursday at 8:55 p.m. of a vessel with two people aboard that grounded in the Tombigbee River. An 87-year-old man was reported to have gone into...