Coast Guard completing post-storm assessments for Tropical Storm Gordon

Coast Guard completing post-storm assessments for Tropical Storm Gordon
NEW ORLEANS – Assets and personnel from Coast Guard Sector Mobile are deployed Wednesday morning throughout affected counties for post Tropical Storm Gordon assessments. A C-144 aircraft is scheduled to conduct an overflight, and H-65 and H-60 Rescue Helicopters from Aviation Training Center Mobile are standing by for any necessary response efforts. Coast Guard members are also evaluating the conditions...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition YANKEE for Sector New Orleans, Sector Mobile

Coast Guard sets Port Condition YANKEE for Sector New Orleans, Sector Mobile
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is continuing to secure its area of responsibility and adjust port conditions along the Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Gordon continues to move north Tuesday. The Coast Guard set Port Condition YANKEE for the Coast Guard Sector New Orleans and Coast Guard Sector Mobile areas. Port Condition YANKEE is set when hurricane-force winds are possible within 24 hours. During Port...

Coast Guard medevacs injured man south of Panama City

Coast Guard medevacs injured man south of Panama City
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced an injured man from 50 nautical miles south of Panama City, Florida, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report at 9:53 a.m. from the vessel Green Banana about a man who had sustained lacerations to his leg. Watchstanders launched a Coast...

Coast Guard medevacs woman with head injury near Petit Bois Island

Coast Guard medevacs woman with head injury near Petit Bois Island
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne ZilnickiNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced a woman with a head injury near Petit Bois Island, Mississippi, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Alabama, received a report at 3:38 p.m. of a woman who sustained a head injury head injury aboard a fishing vessel approximately 3 nautical miles...

On his wedding day, off-duty Coast Guard member rescues person in the water

On his wedding day, off-duty Coast Guard member rescues person in the water
NEW ORLEANS – An off-duty Coast Guard member rescued a man from the water near Orange Beach, Alabama, August 2, 2018. Shortly after his wedding, Petty Officer 2nd Class Zac Edwards, a Coast Guard member stationed at Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Alabama, was posing for photographs with his wife on Orange Beach. A woman approached Edwards and explained there was a man in the water who was struggling...

Coast Guard ends search for 2 men near Dauphin Island

Coast Guard ends search for 2 men near Dauphin Island
Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard ended its search for two men near Central Public Beach near Dauphin Island, Alabama, Friday. A body was recovered at 6:07 p.m. Thursday and the second at 8:28 a.m. Friday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a notification at 2:47 p.m. Thursday of a 17-year-old male and 40-year-old male last seen entering the water...

Coast Guard searching for 2 men near Dauphin Island

Coast Guard searching for 2 men near Dauphin Island
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for two men near Central Public Beach near Dauphin Island, Alabama, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a notification at 2:47 p.m. of a 17-year-old male and 40-year-old male last seen entering the water from the beach. Involved in the search are: Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island...

Coast Guard searching for overdue boaters near Pensacola

Coast Guard searching for overdue boaters near Pensacola
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for three overdue boaters near Pensacola, Florida, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report that a man and his two sons had not returned by the anticipated time. They launched from Navy Point Boat Launch in Bayou Grande. Missing are: David Washington, 80 years old, hometown...

Coast Guard to establish safety zone near Biloxi, Mississippi

Coast Guard to establish safety zone near Biloxi, Mississippi
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish a safety zone for the 2018 Biloxi Airshow in Biloxi, Mississippi, from Thursday to Sunday. The airshow will take place over the Biloxi Harbor Channel from Thursday to Sunday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. No vessel may transit within the safety zone that will be between positions 30-23-22.6 N, 88-50-54.9 W; 30-23-25.5 N, 88-53-12.1 W; 30-22-52.3...