Coast Guard searching for missing kayaker near Gulf Shores, Alabama

Coast Guard searching for missing kayaker near Gulf Shores, Alabama
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a kayaker whose last known location was near Gulf Shores, Alabama, Saturday. Sean Switzer last communicated with his family while he was reportedly in a yellow kayak and not wearing a life jacket off the coast of Gulf Shores. The Coast Guard was notified at 10 p.m., Sunday. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard rescues stranded man near Brownsville Ship Channel

Coast Guard rescues stranded man near Brownsville Ship Channel
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard located a stranded man near the Brownsville Ship Channel and transported him to safety, Saturday. At approximately 8 a.m., while returning to dock for refuel, the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Cobia spotted a homeless man stranded on Long Island in the Brownsville Ship Channel. The Cutter Cobia lowered its small boat and dispatched a boatcrew to retrieved...

Coast Guard seizes illegal catch, crewmember injured

 Coast Guard seizes illegal catch, crewmember injured
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew poaching in South Texas, Thursday, after it was pursued by a Coast Guard aircraft and intercepted by the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Cobia. In an unrelated incident after intercepting the lancha, a crewmember from the Cobia fell and was injured, requiring a medevac. A 25-foot Mexican fishing boat, also known as a lancha, was...

Search continues for 3 missing Coast Guard aircrew members

MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard continues searching, Wednesday, for three Coast Guard members who went missing while conducting a training flight in the vicinity of Mobile Bay. The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Mobile has established a safety zone approximately three-and-a-half miles south of Point Clear and two nautical miles in diameter. The search area encompasses a majority of Mobile Bay. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard helicopter crashes in Mobile Bay

MOBILE, Ala. — Last evening, Tuesday, February 28th, Coast Guard helicopter 6535 from Aviation Training Center Mobile crashed in Mobile Bay. CG-6535 was flown by a four-person crew and was conducting training operations. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report from the motor vessel Solomon at approximately 7:40 p.m., that a Coast Guard MH-65C helicopter and crew crashed while conducting...

Coast Guard rescues 4 in Gulf of Mexico

MOBILE, Ala., — The Coast Guard rescued four people from a vessel that sank approximately 10 miles south of Ft. Morgan, Ala., in the Gulf of Mexico, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a call from the master of the 38-foot vessel, Fountain, at 11:36 a.m., reporting the vessel sank and all four people aboard were in the vessel’s life raft. The master also advised that he...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue aircraft

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for an aircraft reported overdue at approximately 9:30 p.m., Tuesday. Coast Guard crews searched more than 52 hours, covering approximately 5,700 square miles, in an effort to locate a single-engine Piper PA28 aircraft. The Coast Guard launched the search Monday after receiving a report that the aircraft had departed Jack Edwards Airport...

Coast Guard searching for overdue aircraft

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for an aircraft reported overdue, Monday, 40 miles southeast of Venice in the Gulf of Mexico. Search and rescue assets are: An HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft and crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala.; googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); An MH-65C Dolphin helicopter and crew from...

Coast Guard searching for missing diver in Gulf of Mexico

MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard is searching for a diver reported missing, Friday, approximately 40 miles off the coast of Alabama in the Gulf of Mexico. Search and Rescue assets are: An HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft and crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile; An MH-65C helicopter and crew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans; The 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Cobia and crew; Alabama...