Coast Guard Station Tybee, proud to be a part of the community

Coast Guard Station Tybee, proud to be a part of the community
Nestled amongst the thick trees of historic Fort Pulaski National Monument on Cockspur Island is Coast Guard Station Tybee Island, Georgia. One of only two Coast Guard small-boat stations in Georgia, Station Tybee Island’s area of responsibility runs from Saint Catherine’s Island to just north of Saint Helena Island, or more than 60 miles of coastline. Under the tactical control of Coast Guard...

Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer off Tybee Island

Coast Guard ends search for missing swimmer off Tybee Island
U.S. Coast Guard MH-65  File Photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard ended its search Tuesday for a 33-year-old man who went missing off Tybee Island, Georgia. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew located a man in the water matching the missing swimmer’s description at 11:40 a.m. A Coast Guard Station Tybee Island 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew recovered...

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for missing swimmer off Tybee Island

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for missing swimmer off Tybee Island
Coast Guard Cutter Ridley file photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching Tuesday for a 33-year-old man off Tybee Island, Georgia. The missing man was last seen by his wife swimming off Tybee Island in a wet suit on a body board. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders were notified by Tybee Island Fire and Rescue of a person in the water at 6:38...

Chatham County designated an official Coast Guard community

Chatham County designated an official Coast Guard community
Admiral Karl L. Schultz, left, Commandant of the Coast Guard, presents Albert Scott, right, Chairman of Chatham County, an official designation Oct. 18, 2018, during a Coast Guard Community Designation Ceremony for Chatham, County in Savannah, Georgia.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson) Savannah – A ceremony designating Chatham County as an official Coast Guard...

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Wassaw Sound, Georgia

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Wassaw Sound, Georgia
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard assisted two boaters Friday after their vessel began taking on water near Wassaw Sound, Georgia. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received a distress relay at 5:02 p.m. from Tow Boat U.S. stating an 18-foot vessel was taking on water with two people aboard. A Coast Guard Station Tybee Island 29-foot...

Coast Guard, Chatham County Marine Patrol rescue missing jet skier

Coast Guard, Chatham County Marine Patrol rescue missing jet skier
Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file phto. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard and the Chatham County Marine Patrol rescued a missing jet skier Saturday near Wasssaw Sound, Georgia. Rescued was Ben Whale, 24. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received a call via VHF-FM radio channel 16 at 5:37 p.m. from a friend of Whale stating he was searching for him after finding his...

Coast Guard, Chatham County Marine Patrol rescue 3 boaters after vessel capsizes

Coast Guard, Chatham County Marine Patrol rescue 3 boaters after vessel capsizes
A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a Chatham County Marine Patrol crew rescues three boaters after their vessel capsized Saturday, July 21, 2018, near Wassaw Sound, Georgia (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard and the Chatham County Marine Patrol rescued three boaters Saturday after their vessel capsized near Wasssaw Sound, Georgia. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters after vessel capsizes 8 miles east of Tybee Island

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters after vessel capsizes 8 miles east of Tybee Island
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters Wednesday after their vessel capsized 8 miles east of Tybee Island, Georgia. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received a single call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 at 2:15 a.m. from a male voice saying “mayday”....

Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers near Little Tybee Island

Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers near Little Tybee Island
A Coast Guard Station Tybee Island boatcrew takes a photo with two kayakers after rescuing them Wednesday, May 9, 2018, near Little Tybee Island, Georgia. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Tybee Island) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two kayakers Wednesday after their kayaks capsized near Little Tybee Island, Georgia. Rescued was Michael Shultz and Jeff Shuver. Watchstanders...