Coast Guard rescues 5 boaters 44 miles off the coast of Pensacola, Florida

Coast Guard rescues 5 boaters 44 miles off the coast of Pensacola, Florida
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued five boaters Friday approximately 44 miles off the coast of Pensacola, Florida. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report at 2:08 p.m. of a disabled 38-foot vessel taking on water with five people onboard preparing to abandon ship. A Coast Guard Station Pensacola boat crew arrived on-scene and safely recovered all five boaters. The boaters...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person near Dapuhin Island

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person near Dapuhin Island
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a person in the water near Dauphin Island, Alabama. Still missing is Robert Brent, a 20-year-old man from Yazoo County, Mississippi, last seen swimming near a Dauphin Island beach on Sunday evening. The Coast Guard searched 1,794 square miles over a cumulative 50 hours, but was unable to...

Coast Guard responds to multiple cases along Gulf Coast

Coast Guard responds to multiple cases along Gulf Coast
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard responded to multiple search and rescue cases along the Gulf Coast over the weekend. Coast Guard crews at Sectors Corpus Christi, Houston-Galveston, New Orleans and Mobile worked six separate cases, with three of those occurring Sunday. “As the warmer weather approaches, boaters are becoming more active on the waterways throughout the region, and we want to remind...

Coast Guard suspends search for remaining Seacor Power crewmembers

Coast Guard suspends search for remaining Seacor Power crewmembers
A Coast Guard Station Grand Isle 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew heads toward a capsized 175-foot commercial lift boat April 13, 2021 searching for people in the water 8 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. The Coast Guard and multiple good Samaritan vessels responded to the capsized vessel and searched for multiple missing people in the water. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard...

Two crewmembers recovered from capsized lift boat

Two crewmembers recovered from capsized lift boat
A Coast Guard Station Grand Isle 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew heads toward a capsized 175-foot commercial lift boat April 13, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Glenn Harris) NEW ORLEANS — Seacor contracted commercial divers from Donjon Marine Company who were diving on the capsized Seacor Power lift boat recovered 2 more unresponsive people Friday. Out of respect...

Coast Guard recovers 1 Thursday night from missing lift boat crew

Coast Guard recovers 1 Thursday night from missing lift boat crew
A Coast Guard Station Grand Isle boatcrew heads toward a capsized 175-foot commercial lift boat April 13, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Glenn Harris) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard recovered one unresponsive person in the water Thursday near the capsized Seacor Power lift boat 8 miles south of Port Fourchon. A Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile MH-60 Jayhawk...

Coast Guard continues search for missing people from capsized vessel

Coast Guard continues search for missing people from capsized vessel
Coast Guard Station Grand Isle 45-foot Response Boat-medium boat crew members prepare to throw a heaving line at the hull of the SeaCor Power, offshore Port Fourchon Louisiana, April 15, 2021. The crew was attempting to make contact with potential survivors inside the vessel. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Grand Isle) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard continues to search for...

Coast Guard recovers 1 unresponsive, continues searching for 12 missing people

Coast Guard recovers 1 unresponsive, continues searching for 12 missing people
A Coast Guard Station Grand Isle 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew heads toward a capsized 175-foot commercial lift boat April 13, 2021 searching for people in the water 8 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Glenn Harris) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard recovered one unresponsive person and continues to search for 12 missing people from...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from aground vessel near Fort Morgan

Coast Guard rescues 3 from aground vessel near Fort Morgan
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued three people Friday from an aground sailboat near Fort Morgan, Alabama. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a call from Baldwin County Emergency Communications Center at 7:37 p.m. Thursday reporting an aground 47-foot sailboat beset by severe weather and without power with three people aboard. The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast...