Coast Guard suspends ferry operation from Hilton Head to Daufuskie Island

Coast Guard suspends ferry operation from Hilton Head to Daufuskie Island
Coast Guard Sector Charleston marine inspectors identify unsafe conditions on the barge and associated tug Jake Washington Nov. 8, 2018, while moored at Broad Creek Marina in Hilton Head, South Carolina.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Sector Charleston) CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coast Guard Sector Charleston marine inspectors identified unsafe conditions November 8th on a barge moored...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from disabled vessel near Bulls Bay

Coast Guard rescues 3 from disabled vessel near Bulls Bay
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen Wednesday from a disabled vessel near Bulls Bay. At 11:04 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a 911 relay from the crew of the Scorpion, a 40-foot shrimping vessel, stating they were disabled after their net wrapped around their prop. A Coast Guard Air Facility...

Coast Guard medevacs man 22 miles east of Charleston

Coast Guard medevacs man 22 miles east of Charleston
Coast Guard Station Charleston 45-foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 65-year old man Monday 22 miles east of Charleston. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a call at 2:37 p.m. from the 45-foot recreational vessel Sea Change stating a passenger suffered a head injury and was in need of medical attention. A Coast Guard...

Coast Guard suspends search for downed aircraft 110 miles east of Charleston

Coast Guard suspends search for downed aircraft 110 miles east of Charleston
A Coast Guard rescue helicopter takes off from the deck of the Cutter Hamilton to search for a downed civilian aircraft Oct. 27, 2018, 110 miles east of Charleston, South Carolina.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a downed civilian aircraft approximately 110 miles east of Charleston. Coast Guard 7th...

Coast Guard rescues man stuck in mud in the Francis Marion National Forest

Coast Guard rescues man stuck in mud in the Francis Marion National Forest
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued a man Saturday night who had become stuck in mud in the Francis Marion National Forest. Rescued was Lemeul Garrison, 42. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a call at approximately 9 p.m. from Berkeley County Police Department and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources requesting assistance with extracting a man stuck...

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Wassaw Sound, Georgia

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Wassaw Sound, Georgia
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard assisted two boaters Friday after their vessel began taking on water near Wassaw Sound, Georgia. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received a distress relay at 5:02 p.m. from Tow Boat U.S. stating an 18-foot vessel was taking on water with two people aboard. A Coast Guard Station Tybee Island 29-foot...

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 rescues distressed boaters 38 miles east of Savannah

Coast Guard rescues distressed boaters 38 miles east of Savannah
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Coast Guard crews rescued six boaters Sunday after their vessel became disabled 38-miles east of Savannah. Boaters on the vessel activated their personal locating beacon (PLB) to contact the Coast Guard. Coast Guard Sector Charleston watchstanders received notification from the PLB at 12:05 p.m. and launched a Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew. The Dolphin...

Captain of the Port establishes safety zone in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina

Captain of the Port establishes safety zone in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina
Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Miami and Tactical Law Enforcement Team South crew members assess a flooded area in Conway, South Carolina, and assist in post Hurricane Florence, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse) CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) set a temporary safety zone on all waters of the Waccamaw...