Coast Guard suspends search for missing jet skier near Fort Morgan

Coast Guard suspends search for missing jet skier near Fort Morgan
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a reported jet skier struck by lightning near Fort Morgan, Alabama, Monday afternoon. Crews from Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island, the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Stingray and Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, along with rescue crews from Alabama Marine Police and the Fort Morgan Beach Fire Department searched more than 815 square-miles...

Coast Guard searching for missing jet skier near Fort Morgan

Coast Guard searching for missing jet skier near Fort Morgan
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a missing jet skier near Fort Morgan, Alabama, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a call from the Baldwin County 911 at approximately 3:40 p.m., stating a jet skier was reportedly struck by lightning and then dragged behind the Jet Ski. The watchstanders directed the launch of Coast Guard rescue crews. The reporting source stated...

Coast Guard rescues three divers 13 miles off Pensacola

Coast Guard rescues three divers 13 miles off Pensacola
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued three divers separated from their boat, 13 miles off the coast of Pensacola, Fla., Sunday morning. Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a notification that three men aboard a 26-foot pleasure craft were overdue from their fishing and diving trip at 9 p.m. Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile issued an urgent marine-information broadcast after receiving initial notification. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Multiple Coast Guard units respond after sailing regatta is struck by severe weather

Multiple Coast Guard units respond after sailing regatta is struck by severe weather
The Coast Guard rescued one person near Dauphin Island at approximately 9 p.m. Saturday. Search and rescue efforts are ongoing with at least four persons still reported missing. Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 4:30 p.m. that a sailing regatta in Mobile Bay was struck by severe weather causing multiple vessels to capsize and leaving multiple people on the water. Coast...

Coast Guard continues search for missing fisherman off Alabama coast

Coast Guard continues search for missing fisherman off Alabama coast
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard continues its search for a missing crewman from the fishing vessel AC III 58 miles south of Mobile Bay, Ala., Friday. Missing is Benjamin Sorrells, 35, who was reportedly leaning over the side when he slipped overboard Thursday evening. The AC III crew attempted multiple rescues of Sorrells. He was not wearing a life jacket at the time. Watchstanders with Coast Guard...

Coast Guard responds to barge explosion on ship channel in Mobile Bay

Coast Guard responds to barge explosion on ship channel in Mobile Bay
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a barge explosion on the ship channel in Mobile Bay Wednesday night. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received the initial notification at 8:40 p.m. reporting the barge explosion between the George Wallace Tunnel and the Bankhead Tunnel in Mobile Bay. A second explosion was reported at 9:10 p.m. Three burn-related injuries have...

Coast Guard completes escort of cruise ship Carnival Triumph

Coast Guard completes escort of cruise ship Carnival Triumph
MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard escorted the disabled cruise ship Carnival Triumph to the Alabama Cruise Ship Terminal in Mobile Thursday evening. The tug vessel Roland Falgout and four assist tugs towed the Triumph to the Alabama Cruise Terminal following more than a 100-hour voyage from Cozumel, Mexico to Mobile. Resources used to assist the Triumph: googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard medevacs 1, continues escort for Carnival Triumph

Coast Guard medevacs 1, continues escort for Carnival Triumph
MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard medevaced a female passenger from the disabled Carnival Triumph in the Gulf of Mexico Thursday afternoon. A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat — Medium crew medevaced a female passenger who reportedly suffered a stroke and transported her to Dauphin Island to meet emergency medical services. At approximately 12:30 p.m. the tug vessel Resolve Pioneer reported a broken...

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing fishermen

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing fishermen
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended the search for two missing crewmembers in the vicinity of Lonesome Bayou at approximately 12 p.m., Thursday. Coast Guard crews searched a 13,451 square-mile area for more than 130 hours in an effort to locate the two missing fishermen. Coast Guard resources used in the search effort: googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...