Coast Guard assists disabled sailboat 35 miles southeast of Georgetown

Coast Guard assists disabled sailboat 35 miles southeast of Georgetown
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard assisted a disabled sailboat Wednesday 35 miles southeast of Georgetown. At approximately 7:43 p.m., Coast Guard 7th District Command Center watchstanders received an emergency position indicating radio beacon registered to the Bear of Bermondsey, a 40-foot sailboat. A...

Coast Guard responds to capsized barge near Surfside Beach, SC

Coast Guard responds to capsized barge near Surfside Beach, SC
The Coast Guard responded to a 30-foot barge which capsized near Surfside Beach, South Carolina August 15, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard responded Wednesday to a capsized barge near Surfside Beach. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a National Response Center report stating an unmanned 30-foot construction barge had capsized. Sector...

Coast Guard recognizes spouse for heroic actions

Coast Guard recognizes spouse for heroic actions
Rear Adm. Peter Brown, Commander of Coast Guard District Seven, and Capt. John Reed, Commander of Coast Guard Sector Charleston, recognized Mrs. Deleah Pickler Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Coast Guard Sector Charleston for her heroic actions. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard recognized Deleah Pickler Thursday at Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard suspends search for fisherman 21 miles east of Myrtle Beach

Coast Guard suspends search for fisherman 21 miles east of Myrtle Beach
Coast Guard Cutter Cormorant file photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard suspended their search Saturday at sunset for Howard “Dale” Smith missing 21 miles east of Myrtle Beach since late Friday evening. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a call at 9:29 p.m. Friday, from the crew of the 42-foot fishing vessel Addis Sylvester, out of Little River, S.C.,...

Coast Guard searching for man 21 miles east of Myrtle Beach

Coast Guard searching for man 21 miles east of Myrtle Beach
The Coast Guard is searching for a 42-year-old man Saturday, Jan. 6, 2017, approximately 21 miles east of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  (provided photo of the Addis Sylvester) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard is searching Saturday for Howard “Dale” Smith, a 42-year-old fisherman who was reported falling overboard 21 miles east of Myrtle Beach. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command...

Coast Guard rescues boater on Winyah Bay Jetty

Coast Guard rescues boater on Winyah Bay Jetty
CHARLESTON, S.C. – U.S. Coast Guard crews rescued a boater Sunday after boat he was on grounded on the Winyah Bay Jetty. The Coast Guard located and rescued one male boater. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watch standers received a mayday call at 3:17 a.m. Sunday from a boater who grounded his 36-foot vessel on the Winyah Bay Jetty. A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from...

Coast Guard rescues one injured boater, two others off Myrtle Beach, South Carolina coast

Coast Guard rescues one injured boater, two others off Myrtle Beach, South Carolina coast
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Three boaters aboard a damaged 45-foot boat were rescued by a Coast Guard aircrew approximately 11 miles east of Myrtle Beach, Friday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center received a distress call from the boaters aboard the vessel Tommy Girl via VHF marine radio at 9:45 a.m. The boaters reported the bow of their vessel was damaged and that the boat...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue boaters

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue boaters
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The Coast Guard suspended its search for two overdue boaters off the coast of Myrtle Beach at approximately 7:30 p.m., Sunday. Joseph McFadden, 77 years old, and Michael Lawrence, 61 years old, have been missing since Wednesday evening. Coast Guard crews searched 11,655 square miles and conducted 50 search patterns over a period of more than three days. “Suspending a search...

Search for overdue boaters continues off South Carolina

Search for overdue boaters continues off South Carolina
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard continues to search for two overdue boaters, Friday, approximately 35 miles off northeast South Carolina. Missing are Joseph McFadden, 77 years old, and Michael Lawrence, 61 years old. As of Friday at 12 p.m., search crews have covered an area of approximately 6,000 square miles over a period of 27 hours and have completed 23 search patterns. Crews aboard the 87-foot...