Coast Guard receives National Service Award for Golden Ray rescue

Coast Guard receives National Service Award for Golden Ray rescue
Capt. John Reed, commander, Coast Guard Sector Charleston, holds the ReadyCommunities Partnership 2019 National Service Award for Diligence and Collaboration in the Golden Ray Rescue March 6, 2020, at the Glynn County Emergency Management Operations Center in Brunswick, Georgia. The award, accepted by Reed on behalf of all Coast Guard units and maritime partners who supported or participated in the...

Coast Guard, salvage crews rescue remaining Golden Ray passengers in St Simon Sound

Coast Guard, salvage crews rescue remaining Golden Ray passengers in St Simon Sound
Coast Guard and salvage crews extracted the remaining four Golden Ray crew members Sept. 9, 2019, in St. Simons Sound near Brunswick, Georgia. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Station Brunswick) BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Coast Guard and salvage crews extracted the remaining four Golden Ray crewmembers Monday in St. Simons Sound near Brunswick, Georgia. The crewmembers were transported by a Coast Guard...

Coast Guard conducting rescue operation for 4 aboard disabled, burning vessel in St. Simons Sound

Coast Guard conducting rescue operation for 4 aboard disabled, burning vessel in St. Simons Sound
Coast Guard crews and port partners respond to a disabled cargo vessel with a fire on board September 8, 2019, in St. Simons Sound, Georgia.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard and port partners are searching for four crewmembers aboard a disabled cargo vessel with a fire on board Sunday morning in St. Simons Sound, Brunswick, Georgia. Currently, 20 people have been safely...

Coast Guard, partner agencies complete port safety exercise in Savannah

Coast Guard, partner agencies complete port safety exercise in Savannah
Coast Guard and partner agency crews participated in the Area Maritime Security Training and Exercise Program (AMSTEP) in Savannah, July 24, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Luke Clayton. SAVANNAH, Ga. — Coast Guard and partner agency crews completed the Area Maritime Security Training and Exercise Program (AMSTEP) Wednesday in Savannah. The exercise consisted of 25 federal,...

Chatham County designated an official Coast Guard community

Chatham County designated an official Coast Guard community
Admiral Karl L. Schultz, left, Commandant of the Coast Guard, presents Albert Scott, right, Chairman of Chatham County, an official designation Oct. 18, 2018, during a Coast Guard Community Designation Ceremony for Chatham, County in Savannah, Georgia.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson) Savannah – A ceremony designating Chatham County as an official Coast Guard...

Coast Guard reopens Port of Savannah, Brunswick and Charleston without restrictions

Coast Guard reopens Port of Savannah, Brunswick and Charleston without restrictions
SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard Captains of the Port (COTP) reopened the Ports of Savannah, Brunswick and Charleston without restrictions on Thursday. Due to potential effects from Hurricane Michael, mariners are urged to transit with caution considering the possibility of aids to navigation discrepancies or other hazards to navigation. Please report any hazards to navigation to either Coast Guard...

Coast Guard reopens the Port of Brunswick with no restrictions

Coast Guard reopens the Port of Brunswick with no restrictions
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — As of 3 p.m. Wednesday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port has reopened the Port of Brunswick with no restrictions. Due to potential effects from Hurricane Irma throughout the Brunswick area, mariners are urged to transit with caution considering the possibility of aids to navigation discrepancies or other hazards to navigation. If discovered, please report any of these issues...

Coast Guard reopens the Port of Savannah with no restrictions

Coast Guard reopens the Port of Savannah with no restrictions
CHARLESTON, S.C. — As of 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port has reopened the Port of Savannah with no restrictions. Due to potential effects from Hurricane Irma throughout the Savannah area, mariners are urged to transit with caution considering the possibility of aids to navigation discrepancies or other hazards to navigation. If discovered, please report any of these issues...

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Savannah conducts change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Savannah conducts change of command ceremony
Cmdr. Amy Beach, left, transfers command Friday, June 30, 2017, to Cmdr. Norm Witt, far right, during a change of command ceremony in Savannah, Georgia. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Savannah conducted a change of command ceremony Friday at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum in Savannah, Georgia. During...