Coast Guard searching for possible person in the water

Coast Guard searching for possible person in the water
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for a possible person in the water Sunday near Naval Support Activity Panama City, Florida. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report from Naval Support Activity Panama City security at 2 p.m. of a 14-foot Gheenoe that washed up on the beach at the entrance of the...

Coast Guard ends 37-day response to Hurricane Sally aftermath on Gulf Coast

Coast Guard ends 37-day response to Hurricane Sally aftermath on Gulf Coast
Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Jeremy Thomas, a marine science technician, oversees cleanup efforts at Joe Patti Seafood Marina following storm damage caused by Hurricane Sally, Sept. 26, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Cox) MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard Sector Mobile Incident Command has concluded a 37-day coordinated response effort to Hurricane Sally along the...

Coast Guard searches for 2 teenagers near Fort Walton Beach

Coast Guard searches for 2 teenagers near Fort Walton Beach
Coast Guard Cutter Albacore file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for two overdue paddle boarders Thursday near Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Missing are two teenagers, male and female, last seen Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. in the water wearing blue and gray life jackets near Pelican Island Condos. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report from...

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters, 3 dogs near Pascagoula Ship Channel

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters, 3 dogs near Pascagoula Ship Channel
Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lexie Preston. NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters and three dogs from a 40-foot shrimp boat taking on water Tuesday, near Pascagoula, Mississippi. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a radio call at 7:47 a.m. via VHF Channel 16 from Coast Guard Cutter Jacob Poroo, reporting a person in the water holding...

Coast Guard units prepare in advance of Hurricane Delta

Coast Guard units prepare in advance of Hurricane Delta
U.S. Coast Guard crew members set up barriers around the unit in preparation for Hurricane Delta at Coast Guard Station Venice, Louisiana on October 6, 2020. The barriers stood up around the unit help prevent flooding caused by the hurricane. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard personnel in the Gulf Coast region are preparing assets in advance of Hurricane Delta. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard marine environmental response teams conduct vessel assessments

Coast Guard marine environmental response teams conduct vessel assessments
Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Alysha Nagel, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Garrett Ragland conduct post Hurricane Sally assessments to determine environmental threats posed by vessels, in Perdido Bay in Lillian, Alabama, Oct. 3, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Melissa Leake. NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard marine environmental response teams conducted vessel assessment operations...

Coast Guard rescues missing boater near Panama City, Fla.

Coast Guard rescues missing boater near Panama City, Fla.
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued an overdue boater early Saturday morning near Panama City, Florida. Rescued was Terry Taylor, 72, of Lynn Haven, Florida. There are no reported injuries. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a notification at approximately 9 p.m. Friday from Taylor’s spouse stating he departed...

Crews focus on pollution cleanup, salvage operations

Crews focus on pollution cleanup, salvage operations
Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Jeremy Thomas oversees cleanup efforts at Joe Patti Seafood Marina following storm damage caused by Hurricane Sally, Sept. 26, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Cox) MOBILE, Ala. — Coast Guard Sector Mobile Hurricane Sally response operations transitioned to a maritime environmental response Tuesday focusing on pollution cleanup and salvage...

Coast Guard sees uptick in illegal charters following Hurricane Sally

Coast Guard sees uptick in illegal charters following Hurricane Sally
NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard Sector Mobile issued a Marine Safety Information Bulletin addressing the increase in unregulated ferry crossings within the Sector Mobile Inspection Zone, Friday. Some roads leading off of barrier islands near Pensacola, Florida, are closed due to impacts from Hurricane Sally, creating an increased demand for alternate methods of transportation. However, recreational...