Coast Guard concludes search for missing man near St. Helena Sound

Coast Guard concludes search for missing man near St. Helena Sound
Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard concluded the search Thursday evening for a man who went missing after his fishing vessel capsized, Wednesday. The man has been identified as Don Melcoock, 50, who is from the greater Charleston area. “I am thankful of the aggressive search efforts...

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 searching for 2 men near St. Helena Sound

Coast Guard searching for 2 men near St. Helena Sound
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard is searching for two men who went missing after their fishing vessel capsized, Tuesday. The fishing vessel was located by a good Samaritan who reported the vessel was capsized near the south end of St. Helena Sound, South Carolina. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received notification at 3:47 p.m.,...

Coast Guard rescues 7 in 2 cases off Georgia coast

Coast Guard rescues 7 in 2 cases off Georgia coast
SAVANNAH, Ga.− The Coast Guard rescued seven people in two separate search and rescue cases Tuesday off the Georgia coast. In the first rescue, three people were hoisted from a life raft about 60 miles east of Tybee Island by a Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew and were safely transported to Charleston Executive Airport with no medical concerns. Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man in Port of Savannah

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man in Port of Savannah
USCG file photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard suspended the search Tuesday evening for a man who went missing after he fell while transiting the gangway to the motor vessel Maersk Tukang in the Port of Savannah. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received the initial notification from the Georgia Port Authority at approximately 3 a.m., Tuesday, stating a man had fallen into the water...

Coast Guard, partner agency rescue 2 near St. Catherines Sound

Coast Guard, partner agency rescue 2 near St. Catherines Sound
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard and Georgia Department of Natural Resources rescued two people from a sailing vessel taking on water two miles offshore of St. Catherines Sound, Monday. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew hoisted a woman from the sailing vessel Garden of Eden and Georgia Department of Natural Resources...

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for man in Port of Savannah

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for man in Port of Savannah
Coast Guard Station Tybee 29-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Barry Bena CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard is searching for a man who went missing after falling overboard in the Port of Savannah, Tuesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received notification at approximately 3 a.m., Tuesday from Georgia Port Authority stating a 70-year-old man fell off...

Coast Guard medevacs captain from aground boat in Santee Bay

Coast Guard medevacs captain from aground boat in Santee Bay
A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew medevacs a man from a 40-foot pontoon boat near Santee Bay, Oct. 20, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Savanah. CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard medevaced a captain from a 40-foot pontoon vessel with 19 passengers aboard in Santee Bay, Tuesday. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew hoisted...

Coast Guard rescues 75-year-old man near Wassaw Island

Coast Guard rescues 75-year-old man near Wassaw Island
A Coast Guard Station Tybee Island crew locates an adrift overdue boat with one person aboard one mile east of Wassaw Island, Georgia, Oct. 1, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard rescued a 75-year-old man near Wassaw Island, Thursday. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew located the man adrift in a 14-foot boat one mile offshore of...