Coast Guard reopens Port of Charleston without restrictions

Coast Guard reopens Port of Charleston without restrictions
CHARLESTON, S.C.— As of 12 p.m., Saturday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) reopened the Port of Charleston without restrictions. Due to potential effects from Hurricane Florence throughout the Charleston area, mariners are urged to transit with caution considering the possibility of aids to navigation discrepancies or other hazards to navigation. The Port of Georgetown to the North Carolina...

Charleston Coast Guard crews finalize preparations before Florence

Charleston Coast Guard crews finalize preparations before Florence
Coast Guard crew members from Air Station Clearwater prepare an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter for deployment to Savannah, GA, Sept. 12, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse. CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coast Guard crews in Charleston are making final preparations Wednesday before Hurricane Florence makes landfall. Crews are finalizing response plans and positioning assets for...

Coast Guard responds to capsized barge near Surfside Beach, SC

Coast Guard responds to capsized barge near Surfside Beach, SC
The Coast Guard responded to a 30-foot barge which capsized near Surfside Beach, South Carolina August 15, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard responded Wednesday to a capsized barge near Surfside Beach. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a National Response Center report stating an unmanned 30-foot construction barge had capsized. Sector...

Coast Guard medevacs man from vessel 46 miles east of Myrtle Beach

Coast Guard medevacs man from vessel 46 miles east of Myrtle Beach
Air Station Savannah/Air Facility Charleston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file phto. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 47-year-old man Tuesday from a vessel 46 miles east of Myrtle Beach. At 12:53 p.m, the Super Voyager III, a 110-foot charter vessel, contacted Coast Guard Sector Charleston watchstanders stating a passenger was suffering from chest pains and was in need of emergency care. An...

Coast Guard, Chatham County Marine Patrol rescue missing jet skier

Coast Guard, Chatham County Marine Patrol rescue missing jet skier
Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file phto. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard and the Chatham County Marine Patrol rescued a missing jet skier Saturday near Wasssaw Sound, Georgia. Rescued was Ben Whale, 24. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received a call via VHF-FM radio channel 16 at 5:37 p.m. from a friend of Whale stating he was searching for him after finding his...

Coast Guard, Chatham County Marine Patrol rescue 3 boaters after vessel capsizes

Coast Guard, Chatham County Marine Patrol rescue 3 boaters after vessel capsizes
A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Chatham County Marine Patrol crew rescues three boaters after their vessel capsized Saturday, July 21, 2018, near Wassaw Sound, Georgia (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard and the Chatham County Marine Patrol rescued three boaters Saturday after their vessel capsized near Wasssaw Sound, Georgia. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger 80 miles east of Charleston

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship passenger 80 miles east of Charleston
The Coast Guard medevacs a man from the cruise ship Adventure of the Sea CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man Saturday from a cruise ship 80 miles east of Charleston. Medevaced was Phillip Silverstein, 53. The cruise ship Adventure of the Sea contacted Coast Guard Sector Charleston watchstanders stating a passenger was suffering from stomach pains and was in need of emergency care. An...

Charleston Area Maritime Security Committee recognized as Nation’s best

Charleston Area Maritime Security Committee recognized as Nation's best
Capt. John Reed, left, Commanding Officer of Sector Charleston, Capt. Ladonn Allen, District Seven Prevention Chief, and Dennis Bradford stand together, Monday, July 9, 2018, during a recognition ceremony for the Charleston Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC).  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Charleston) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Charleston Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) was...

Coast Guard investigating death from workboat allision on Cooper River

Coast Guard investigating death from workboat allision on Cooper River
The 24-foot Moran Environmental workboat Miss June allided with a seawall on the Cooper River in North Charleston, July 6, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Charleston) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard is investigating the death of a man after a workboat allided with a seawall Friday on the Cooper River south of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Coast Guard Sector Charleston...