Coast Guard saves 6 from capsized vessel, locates body of possible 7th passenger

MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard rescued six of seven people after their vessel capsized in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday. A body was found in the pilot house of vessel, and has been turned over to local authorities for identification and next of kin notifications.

Coast Guard Accepts Sixth HC-144A Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Washington, DC – The Coast Guard’s aviation recapitalization efforts show continued success as the sixth HC-144A “Ocean Sentry” Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA), Tail Number (CG 2306), was formally accepted—recognized by the signing of the DD-250 document–at EADS construction facility in Seville, Spain, on November 5, 2008.

Coast Guard end search for missing fishermen

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has ended it’s search Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008 for two overdue fishermen who were reported missing from a fishing trip in the vicinity of Baptist Collette, La., Friday.

Coast Guard searching for missing fishermen

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for Reece Tisdale, 37, and Judd Johnson of League City, Tx. who were reported overdue after they failed to return to their launch point in Biloxi, Miss, Friday, Oct. 31, 2008.

Coast Guard Accepts Fifth HC-144A Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Washington – The Coast Guard’s aviation recapitalization efforts show continued success as the fifth HC-144A “Ocean Sentry” Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA), Tail Number (CG 2305), departed the EADS construction facility in Seville, Spain on July 31 enroute to the Coast Guard Aviation Training Center in Mobile, Alabama. Three additional aircraft are on contract and scheduled for delivery...

Coast Guard suspends search for vessel in distress

MOBILE, Ala. – The Coast Guard suspended its search this evening for the vessel Cobalt approximately 64-miles southeast of Panama City Pass. Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a Mayday distress call this morning from the Rescue 21 Tower, the Pinnacle St. Joe, reporting that the vessel was in distress. Sector Mobile launched a HU-25 Falcon jet and crew from the Aviation Training Center here, the...

Sector Mobile Suspends One Search, Continues Another

MOBILE, Ala. – The Coast Guard has suspended its search for Colin Rayner, 28, after he was reported by the Long Beach Police Department to be safely on shore early this afternoon. The Coast Guard is continuing to respond to a Mayday distress call received this morning from the Rescue 21 Tower, the Pinnacle St. Joe, that reported the vessel Cobalt to be in distress approximately 64-miles southeast...

Sector Mobile conducting multiple search and rescue operations

MOBILE, Ala. – Coast Guard Sector Mobile is actively engaged in two different search and rescue cases today. The Coast Guard is searching for a missing man, Colin Rayner, 28, who reportedly fell overboard from his 18-foot pleasure craft north of Ship Island, Miss., at approximately 6:50 p.m. Monday. Sector Mobile launched a 25-foot smallboat and crew from Station Gulfport, a HU-25 Falcon jet...