Coast Guard rescues 5 boaters 44 miles off the coast of Pensacola, Florida

Coast Guard rescues 5 boaters 44 miles off the coast of Pensacola, Florida
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued five boaters Friday approximately 44 miles off the coast of Pensacola, Florida. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report at 2:08 p.m. of a disabled 38-foot vessel taking on water with five people onboard preparing to abandon ship. A Coast Guard Station Pensacola boat crew arrived on-scene and safely recovered all five boaters. The boaters...

Coast Guard rescues four capsized boaters near Destin, Florida

Coast Guard rescues four capsized boaters near Destin, Florida
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued four people from a capsized vessel Wednesday near the Destin Bridge in Destin, Florida. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a call at 8:40 p.m. from a Coast Guard Station Destin 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew who were returning from a previous...

Coast Guard medevacs man approximately 20 miles south of Gulf Shores

Coast Guard medevacs man approximately 20 miles south of Gulf Shores
Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Loumania Stewart NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard medevaced a 47-year-old man Sunday approximately 20 miles south of Gulf Shores, Alabama. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report of a medical emerghency from a 40-foot fishing charter that a crewmember was losing consciousness and reportedly experiencing seizures....

Coast Guard responds to black oil found near Back Bay, Miss.

Coast Guard responds to black oil found near Back Bay, Miss.
NEW ORLEANS – Members of Coast Guard Sector Mobile’s Incident Management Division responded to a report Sunday of black oil found near Back Bay in Biloxi, Mississippi. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report at approximately 10:30 a.m. of a discharge of black oil-bilge slop in a highly sensitive environmental area of Back Bay near Biloxi. Members of the Sector Mobile Incident...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person near Dapuhin Island

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person near Dapuhin Island
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a person in the water near Dauphin Island, Alabama. Still missing is Robert Brent, a 20-year-old man from Yazoo County, Mississippi, last seen swimming near a Dauphin Island beach on Sunday evening. The Coast Guard searched 1,794 square miles over a cumulative 50 hours, but was unable to...

Coast Guard responds to multiple cases along Gulf Coast

Coast Guard responds to multiple cases along Gulf Coast
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard responded to multiple search and rescue cases along the Gulf Coast over the weekend. Coast Guard crews at Sectors Corpus Christi, Houston-Galveston, New Orleans and Mobile worked six separate cases, with three of those occurring Sunday. “As the warmer weather approaches, boaters are becoming more active on the waterways throughout the region, and we want to remind...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from aground vessel near Fort Morgan

Coast Guard rescues 3 from aground vessel near Fort Morgan
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued three people Friday from an aground sailboat near Fort Morgan, Alabama. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a call from Baldwin County Emergency Communications Center at 7:37 p.m. Thursday reporting an aground 47-foot sailboat beset by severe weather and without power with three people aboard. The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast...

Coast Guard rescues 2, assists 3 near Chandeleur Islands

Coast Guard rescues 2, assists 3 near Chandeleur Islands
A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescued two people and assisted three others March 23, 2021 from a disable and aground pleasure craft near the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station New Orleans) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued two people and assisted three others from a disabled vessel beset by weather and aground...

Coast Guard rescues 6 people from vessel taking on water near Pensacola Bay

Coast Guard rescues 6 people from vessel taking on water near Pensacola Bay
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Dougherty NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued six people from a 20-foot pleasure craft taking on water Tuesday approximately 3 miles northwest of Pensacola Bay in Pensacola, Fla. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report at 5:45 p.m. of a 20-foot pleasure craft, Blue Water, taking on water...