Coast Guard investigating unknown sheen in Brunswick, Ga

Coast Guard investigating unknown sheen in Brunswick, Ga
BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit (MSU) Savannah personnel are investigating a recurring mystery sheen emanating from the bank of the East River in Brunswick, Georgia. The Coast Guard has been conducting an investigation since February 2019 to identify the source of the sheen across multiple waterfront properties. Hard boom and absorbent materials have been placed around the discharge...

Coast Guard rescues 4 adults from capsized vessel in Ossabaw Sound

Coast Guard rescues 4 adults from capsized vessel in Ossabaw Sound
Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard rescued four adults, Tuesday, from a capsized 50-foot catamaran near the entrance of Ossabaw Sound. An Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter launched and a rescue swimmer, with a dewatering pump, was lowered the catamaran, which was flooding at the...

Coast Guard crews work to remove product from aground fishing vessel

Coast Guard crews work to remove product from aground fishing vessel
The Coast Guard is working to remove diesel fuel from an aground fishing vessel east of Egg Island, November 18, 2020.  ( U.S. Coast Guard Photo) SAVANNAH, Ga.- The Coast Guard is working to remove diesel fuel from an aground fishing vessel east of Egg Island. The fishing vessel initially ran aground on November 4 after it became disabled. The Coast Guard is working with partner agencies and a hired...

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...