Coast Guard continues to search for overdue boater between Cozumel and Tampa

Coast Guard continues to search for overdue boater between Cozumel and Tampa
Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard is continuing to search for an overdue boater who was reported missing Sunday during transit from Cozumel, Mexico to Tampa, Florida. Missing is Grant Neie, 74. Coast Guard 7th District command center watchstanders received a report from Neie’s wife stating he was aboard the 38-foot sailing vessel, Nai’a, transiting from...

Coast Guard searching for overdue boater between Cozumel and Tampa

Coast Guard searching for overdue boater between Cozumel and Tampa
U.S. Coast Guard HC-130 file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill. MIAMI—The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue boater who was reported missing Sunday during a transit from Cozumel, Mexico to Tampa, Florida. Missing is Grant Neie, 74. Watchstanders at Coast Guard 7th District command center received a report from Neie’s wife stating he was aboard the 38-foot sailing vessel, Nai’a,...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people and a dog near Rockport, Texas

Coast Guard rescues 2 people and a dog near Rockport, Texas
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson HOUSTON – The Coast Guard rescued 2 people and their dog who were stranded near Rockport, Texas, Saturday. A Coast Guard Aviation Training Center MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew spotted a man, woman, and their dog at 11:29 a.m. The aircrew hoisted the individuals and their dog and transferred them to Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi,...

Coast Guard tows vessel near Destin

Coast Guard tows vessel near Destin
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard towed a vessel with one person on board near Destin, Fl., Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a call from a person on the beach reporting a vessel light signaling S.O.S., an international code signal of distress, at 5:16 a.m. Watchstanders diverted a...

Coast Guard tows a vessel 3 nautical miles southwest of Freemason Island

Coast Guard tows a vessel 3 nautical miles southwest of Freemason Island
USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard towed a disabled vessel 3 nautical miles southwest of Freemason Island, Louisiana, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders were notified at 7:00 p.m. Friday that a mariner’s boat had broken down but were unable to establish communication with the mariner. A Coast Guard Aviation Training Center HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew was deployed at 10:30...

Coast Guard searching for overdue boater

Coast Guard searching for overdue boater
Scott Albon is a 52-year-old caucasian male with blonde hair who the Coast Guard was searching for near Florida, December 26, 2016. He was known to be traveling from Panama City, Florida to Crystal River, Florida on December 25, 2016. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Brandon Giles) NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard air and boat crews are searching for an overdue boater traveling from Panama City, Florida,...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Norwegian Dawn

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Norwegian Dawn
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a 36-year-old woman from the cruise ship Norwegian Dawn 110 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 3:20 p.m. that a cruise ship crewmember, Shirlee Magsino, had been suffering from abdominal pain. Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter...

Coast Guard searching for missing man near Pensacola

Coast Guard searching for missing man near Pensacola
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation, National Park Service, and Escambia County Sherriff’s Office are searching for a missing man near Pensacola, Florida, Wednesday. James Bradley Gunther, 62, was reported missing by his family to Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders, at about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday. Gunther was piloting a sailing vessel from Gulf Shores,...

Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile celebrating its 50-Year Anniversary

Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile celebrating its 50-Year Anniversary
MOBILE, Ala. – The year 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the Coast Guard Aviation Training Center’s establishment in Mobile. In 1966, Coast Guard Air Station Mobile was commissioned with the transfer of an HU-16E Albatross aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Biloxi, and the establishment of a fixed and rotary-wing pilot training unit. Air Station Mobile is now known as ATC Mobile. ATC...