Coast Guard Station Tybee, proud to be a part of the community

Coast Guard Station Tybee, proud to be a part of the community
Nestled amongst the thick trees of historic Fort Pulaski National Monument on Cockspur Island is Coast Guard Station Tybee Island, Georgia. One of only two Coast Guard small-boat stations in Georgia, Station Tybee Island’s area of responsibility runs from Saint Catherine’s Island to just north of Saint Helena Island, or more than 60 miles of coastline. Under the tactical control of Coast Guard...

Coast Guard issues notice of violation to illegal charter operator in North Myrtle Beach

Coast Guard issues notice of violation to illegal charter operator in North Myrtle Beach
A recreational vessel mooring up after Coast Guard personnel observed the vessel being operated by an unlicensed master with two paying passengers on board May 19, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The Coast Guard issued a notice of violations to a recreational boat rental company operating as an illegal charter business out of North Myrtle Beach. On May 19th, Coast Guard...

Coast Guard medevacs diver 2 miles east of Little River Inlet

Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 47-year-old diver Friday 2 miles east of Little River Inlet. At 10:45 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a report of an unresponsive female aboard the dive boat Safari IV. The diver regained consciousness and was experiencing signs of decompression sickness. A Coast...

Coast Guard rescues man from grounded vessel near St. Catherine’s Island

Coast Guard rescues man from grounded vessel near St. Catherine's Island
Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued a man Tuesday from a grounded vessel near St. Catherine’s Island, Georgia. Coast Guard Sector Charleston watchstanders received a report from Sea Tow at 8:24 p.m. of a grounded 20-foot center console with one person aboard. The last communications with the vessel stated, “the...

Coast Guard Sector Charleston to hold open house

Coast Guard Sector Charleston to hold open house
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Members of Coast Guard Sector Charleston, along with port partners, are scheduled to host an open house Saturday, May 18th to celebrate the kickoff for National Safe Boating Week (NSBW). The open house is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event is an opportunity for the public to learn about potentially life-saving boating, kayaking and canoeing safety information, as well...

Coast Guard rescues 5 fishermen after vessel capsizes near Pawleys Island

Coast Guard rescues 5 fishermen after vessel capsizes near Pawleys Island
A Coast Guard Station Georgetown boat crew rescues five fishermen May 9, 2019, after their vessel capsized six miles east of Pawleys Island, South Carolina. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Facility Charleston) CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coast Guard crews rescued five fishermen Thursday after their vessel capsized 6-miles east of Pawleys Island. The fisherman contacted the Freedom Boat Club after...

Coast Guard medevacs woman after vessel strikes sandbar

Coast Guard medevacs woman after vessel strikes sandbar
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo.CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 55-year-old woman Sunday after the vessel she was on struck a sandbar in Five Fathom Creek near McClellanville. At 8:44 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a notification from Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch of a 16-foot skiff, which hit a sandbar with three...

Coast Guard locates missing dredge mariner near Charleston

Coast Guard locates missing dredge mariner near Charleston
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coast Guard crews suspended their search Friday for a missing mariner near Charleston Harbor after locating the mariner’s body near Orange grove Creek. The mariner went missing after a dredge workboat capsized Thursday evening. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received notification from a fisherman that they had found the man at approximately 7:50 a.m. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard searching for missing mariner after dredge workboat capsizes near Charleston

Coast Guard searching for missing mariner after dredge workboat capsizes near Charleston
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coast Guard and partner agency crews are searching for a missing mariner after a dredge workboat capsized near Charleston Harbor Thursday. Two mariners were on the workboat when it capsized, one was recovered by the dredge. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders were notified at 9:51 p.m, Thursday, the Dredge Brunswick...