Coast Guard assists sailboat taking on water 90 miles south of Panama City

Coast Guard assists sailboat taking on water 90 miles south of Panama City
MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard assisted a man aboard a sailboat taking on water approximately 90 nautical miles south of Panama City, Fla., in the Gulf of Mexico Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Fla., initially received an unlocated 406 megahertz signal from an emergency position indicating radio beacon from the 37-foot sailboat The Good Life. The registered...

Coast Guard rescues 5 from fishing vessel taking on water 120 miles offshore Mobile

Coast Guard rescues 5 from fishing vessel taking on water 120 miles offshore Mobile
MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard rescued five people from a fishing vessel taking on water approximately 120 miles south of Mobile in the Gulf of Mexico Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received notification, Friday, from a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration observer aboard the fishing vessel Longshot that the vessel was taking on water; the observer activated...

Coast Guard responds to plane crash in Gulf of Mexico

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to a plane crash approximately 120 miles west of Tampa, Fla., in the Gulf of Mexico, Thursday. The North American Aerospace Defense Command notified the Coast Guard 8th District watchstanders at 8:30 a.m. CST of an airplane flying erratically over the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard district watchstanders dispatched an HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew from Coast...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue boater

MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard suspended its search for an overdue boater, Monday, who reportedly did not return home after a fishing trip, Saturday, near the Mobile Ship Channel. Missing is Kenny Boyer. Coast Guard crews searched for approximately 58 hours, covering more than 3,000 nautical miles, in an effort to locate Boyer. Crews from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, Coast Guard Station Dauphin...

Coast Guard and local agencies search for overdue boaters

MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard is searching for three overdue boaters who reportedly did not return home after a fishing trip, Saturday, near the Mobile Ship Channel. At approximately 10 p.m., Saturday, Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received an overdue vessel report from a family member reporting the three men did not return home after a fishing trip aboard a 24-foot pleasure craft. A good...