Coast Guard responding to vessel adrift in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard responding to vessel adrift in Gulf of Mexico
The sailboat My Time adrift in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 80 nautical miles south of Cape San Blas, Florida. NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel adrift in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 80 nautical miles south of Cape San Blas, Florida. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday from crewmembers aboard the NOAA ship...

Coast Guard conducting search and rescue for Hurricane Michael

Coast Guard conducting search and rescue for Hurricane Michael
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescue crew medevacs a survivor of Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Oct. 10, 2018. MOBILE, Ala. – The Coast Guard is conducting search and rescue operations throughout areas affected by Hurricane Michael, Thursday. As of 9 a.m., Coast Guard crews have rescued approximately 17 people and assisted six. Currently the Coast Guard has nine aircraft and three shallow water...

Coast Guard sets port condition Zulu in response to Hurricane Michael

Coast Guard sets port condition Zulu in response to Hurricane Michael
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has set port conditions Yankee and Zulu along the Gulf Coast in preparation of Hurricane Michael. The Coast Guard has set Port Condition Yankee in the following ports and waterways: Gulf Intracoastal Waterway west of Perdido Pass. Port of Gulfport Port of Mobile Port of Pascagoula The Coast Guard has set Port Condition Zulu in the following ports and waterways: Gulf...

Coast Guard alters port conditions in preparation of Hurricane Michael

Coast Guard alters port conditions in preparation of Hurricane Michael
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is continuing its preparations for Hurricane Michael, Monday. The Coast Guard has set Port Condition Yankee in the following ports and waterways: Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Port of Gulfport Port of Mobile Port of Pascagoula Port of Panama City Port of Pensacola For the most up-to-date Marine Information Safety Bulletins, visit Coast Guard Sector Mobile’s Homeport...

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...