Coast Guard Cutter Stingray changes command

Coast Guard Cutter Stingray changes command
NEW ORLEANS — Lt. j.g. Christopher Marquis relieved Lt. Molly Keyser as the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Stingray during an official change-of-command ceremony at Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Ala., Friday. As commanding officer of the Stingray, Keyser was responsible for 12 personnel in an area of responsibility encompassing the Chandeleur Islands to Carrabelle, Fla. Keyser took command...

Coast Guard continues recovery operations in Mobile Bay

Coast Guard continues recovery operations in Mobile Bay
MOBILE, Ala.— The Coast Guard continues recovery operations, Saturday, for the missing crewmember of the MH-65C helicopter that crashed in Mobile Bay. The activities are being hampered by high winds and heavy seas. Air operations and shoreline patrols will continue to be conducted Saturday, and the Coast Guard Cutter Stingray remains onscene to enforce the safety zone. Divers and boat crews equipped...

Search continues for 3 crewmembers from downed helicopter, names released of those involved

c The search has been ongoing since Tuesday when communications with the crew of the MH-65C were lost during a training flight over Mobile Bay. Rescue crews who arrived on scene immediately recovered a crewmember who was later declared deceased. Deceased is Chief Petty Officer Fernando Jorge. Missing are Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Knight, Lt. j.g. Thomas Cameron and Lt. Cmdr. Dale Taylor. var...

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. The...

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 Sector Mobile hosts JROTC cadet tour

MOBILE, Ala. — A group of 150 U.S. Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps cadets from the Atlanta, Ga., area toured units from Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Thursday. The cadets took a tour of the 160-foot Coast Guard Cutter Saginaw, 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Stingray and a shoreside demonstration from Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Mobile. Crewmembers provided guided tours of the Saginaw...

Response continues to oil spill in Mobile Shipping Channel

s MOBILE, Ala. — The unified command for the Mobile Ship Channel oil spill is continuing its joint response, Friday, to the release of fuel oil at the Gulf Coast Asphalt, LLC., facility. Gulf Coast Asphalt has been working in conjunction with Oil Spill Response Organizations to contain the spill. Clean-up crews have recovered 54,000 gallons of oil-water mixture from the river and 33,264 gallons of...

Coast Guard rescues 4 people after vessel capsizes in Mobile Channel

USCG file photoMOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard rescued four people from the Mobile Channel after their boat capsized, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island received a 911 emergency relay and a phone call from the Alabama Marine Police at approximately 12 p.m., reporting that a 15 to 20-foot vessel was taking on water near the Mobile Bay Lighthouse with four people aboard. A...