Previously grounded casino vessel safely moored in Savannah

Previously grounded casino vessel safely moored in Savannah
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. — The casino boat Escapade is moored at its homeport and is no longer aground in Calibogue Sound near Tybee Island Thursday. The 174-foot vessel freed itself under its own power at high tide about 12:45 p.m. without the use of commercial salvage boats and transited to its homeport at Bull River Marina in Savannah, Georgia, where it is currently moored. Two Coast Guard marine inspectors...

Coast Guard safely transfers 118 people off grounded casino ship

Coast Guard safely transfers 118 people off grounded casino ship
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. – Coast Guard boats, cutters and helicopters safely transferred 118 people Wednesday off a casino boat that ran aground and became stranded about 2 miles northeast of Tybee Island. One passenger was transported by ambulance to a local hospital as a precaution due to high blood sugar, but no injuries were reported. The 174-foot casino boat Escapade, was carrying 94 passengers and...

Coast Guard responding to casino boat grounded on rocks

Coast Guard responding to casino boat grounded on rocks
SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard is responding to a grounded casino boat in the vicinity of Calibogue Sound, South Carolina, Wednesday. No pollution or injuries have been reported. The Escapade, a 174-foot vessel, was carrying 96 passengers and 27 crewmembers when it grounded on a rocky bottom. Crewmen from Coast Guard Station Tybee Island are on scene aboard a 25-foot response boat monitoring the...