Overturned unmanned boat located by searchers, both fishermen still missing

Overturned unmanned boat located by searchers, both fishermen still missing
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coast Guard search crews located an overturned, unmanned boat belonging to two missing fishermen, Thursday, approximately 10 miles east of Bulls Bay, S.C. Still missing are Joseph McFadden, 77 years old, and Michael Lawrence, 61 years old. The boaters were reportedly fishing aboard the 18-foot bass boat in the vicinity of the Charleston Jetties. Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch...

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for overdue boaters near Charleston

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for overdue boaters near Charleston
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard, along with crews from local agencies, is searching for two overdue boaters, Thursday, last seen aboard an 18-foot bass boat in the vicinity of the Charleston Jetties. Missing are Joseph McFadden, 77 years old, and Michael Lawrence, 61 years old. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center were notified of the overdue boaters at approximately 10:30...

Coast Guard crew assists boaters taking on water

Coast Guard crew assists boaters taking on water
GEORGETOWN, S.C. — A crew from Coast Guard Station Georgetown assisted three boaters in distress Saturday morning on the South Santee River, in the vicinity of the Santee Coastal Reserve. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center were notified of the situation at 6:42 a.m., by Charleston County’s Consolidated 911 Center. The initial report stated the 55-foot long yacht Seagull...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 4 from boat fire

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 4 from boat fire
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued four people whose boat caught fire off the coast of Murrells Inlet, south of Myrtle Beach, Sunday. Rescued were two men and two women. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received the initial report over VHF Channel 16 at approximately 11 a.m., from one of the four people aboard the vessel in distress stating that the boat...

Coast Guard responding to oil spill in Georgetown, S.C.

Coast Guard responding to oil spill in Georgetown, S.C.
GEORGETOWN, S.C. — The Coast Guard is responding to an oil sheen on the Sampit River in Downtown Georgetown, S.C. Coast Guard Sector Charleston received notification of an unknown sheen at approximately 4 p.m. Wednesday after the National Response Center relayed the report from a business along the Sampit River in Downtown Georgetown. Coast Guard Station Georgetown launched a small boat crew to...

Coast Guard rescues stranded mariners in South Carolina

Coast Guard rescues stranded mariners in South Carolina
MURELLES INLET, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two mariners who ran aground Wednesday in the vicinity of Murelles Inlet, S.C. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center were notified that a man and woman on a skiff were aground on an oyster bed at 10:56 p.m., Tuesday via a 911 relay. Watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and launched a boat crew aboard...

Woman dead following boating accident near Georgetown, SC

Woman dead following boating accident near Georgetown, SC
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Coast Guard boat and air crews responded following a deadly boating accident in Winyah Bay near Georgetown, S.C., Tuesday afternoon. Dead is Delores M. Jones, 66. A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Georgetown was conducting training in Winyah Bay when they spotted a 16-foot recreational boat capsized in shallow water with a man on top of the vessel at 11 a.m. When the boatcrew...

Coast Guard Station Georgetown crew receive new response boat

Coast Guard Station Georgetown crew receive new response boat
GEORGETOWN, S.C. — Coast Guard Station Georgetown hosted a ceremony Thursday, aboard the station to recognize the arrival of the crew’s new Response Boat-Medium. This 45-foot small boat is designed to replace the 1970’s era 41-foot Utility Boat that is currently assigned to Coast Guard Station Georgetown. This delivery is the second of five boats that will be delivered to Coast Guard Sector...

Boater safe after vessel capsizes in Murrells Inlet, S.C.

Boater safe after vessel capsizes in Murrells Inlet, S.C.
CHARLESTON, S.C. – A boater is safe after a U.S. Coast Guard boatcrew from Station Georgetown, S.C., rescued him after his vessel capsized in Murrells Inlet, Saturday. A good Samaritan at the Garden City Pier notified search-and-rescue controllers at Coast Guard Sector Charleston at approximately 5:50 p.m., Saturday, stating that the boater was seen treading water after his 14-foot Catamaran...