Coast Guard rescues 2 men from beached vessel

Coast Guard rescues 2 men from beached vessel
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photoNEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued two 70-year-old men from a beached vessel at Freemason Island, Louisiana, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Alabama, received a report at 8:11 a.m. of an overdue 25-foot vessel with two men aboard. The two men departed Bay St. Louis Wednesday and were expected to return Thursday. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard cautions public against illegal charters

Coast Guard cautions public against illegal charters
MOBILE, Al. – The Coast Guard is reminding the public that unlicensed vessel charters are both illegal and unsafe to consumers. Hiring an unlicensed charter is dangerous because the charter may not have the proper emergency safety gear, navigation and communication gear, and may not have undergone the proper license exams and inspections which are put in place to ensure passenger and crew safety. “Illegal...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water
NEW ORLEANS— The Coast Guard suspended its search for a person in the water near Panama City Beach, Florida, Sunday. The Coast Guard and partner agencies searched approximately 1,281 square-nautical miles for over 27 hours but were unable to locate the missing man. “The Coast Guard searched diligently with our partner agencies to locate the missing man,” said Cmdr. Matthew Derrenbacher, a search...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water

Coast Guard searching for person in the water
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Dougherty NEW ORLEANS— The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water near Panama City Beach, Florida. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 7:17 p.m. Friday of a person in the water at Panama City Beach struggling to return to shore. The missing person was described...

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water near Destin, Florida

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water near Destin, Florida
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard ended its search for the person in the water near Destin, Florida, Tuesday. The Coast Guard used eight assets in conjunction with local agencies to search approximately 569 square miles over 41 hours. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a request for assistance at 12:41 p.m. Sunday from Okaloosa County Sheriff’s in the search for...

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for person in the water near Destin, Florida

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for person in the water near Destin, Florida
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a person in the water near Destin, Florida, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a request for assistance at 12:41 p.m. from Okaloosa County Sheriff’s in the search for a man who entered the water after he and another man were ejected from...

Coast Guard suspends search for two people near Mobile Bay, Alabama

Coast Guard suspends search for two people near Mobile Bay, Alabama
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard suspended the search for two people near Mobile Bay, Alabama, Friday. Missing are Floyd Nelson, 85-years-old, and David Stadman, 40-years-old. The Coast Guard suspended the search at 2:30 p.m. after searching approximately 2,061 square nautical miles over a 42-hour period. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard continues search for two people near Mobile Bay, Alabama

Coast Guard continues search for two people near Mobile Bay, Alabama
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are continuing to search for two people near Mobile Bay, Alabama. Missing are Floyd Nelson, 85-years-old, and David Stadman, 40-years-old. The 20-foot white fishing vessel the men were reported to be on was located at approximately 12:30 p.m. on the west side of Gaillard Island...

Coast Guard searching for two people overdue near Mobile Bay

Coast Guard searching for two people overdue near Mobile Bay
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for two people aboard an overdue vessel in Mobile Bay, Alabama, Wednesday. Missing are Floyd Nelson, 85-years-old, and David Stadman, 40-years-old. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at 6:30 p.m. of an overdue 22-foot white Jon boat with...