Coast Guard to host mass rescue exercise, award presentation

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard will host a table top exercise in Calabash, N.C., Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the event area emergency response personnel must implement a mass rescue.

USCG to hold public hearing regarding the sinking of the Miss Calabash II

CALABASH, N.C. – The Coast Guard will hold a formal public hearing for the investigation into the sinking of the motor vessel Miss Calabash II Wednesday at 9 a.m. Coast Guard marine investigators have recalled the crew of the Miss Calabash II to obtain statements and finalize the timeline of events leading up to the sinking. Facts collected at this hearing will be developed into a conclusion...

Coast Guard to Investigate Miss Calabash II Marine Casualty

CALABASH, N.C. – The Coast Guard initiated a formal investigation into the marine casualty aboard the motor vessel Miss Calabash II Friday to determine what caused the fire and examine the Coast Guard’s vessel inspection methods and procedures implemented for this vessel.  The Miss Calabash II caught fire while at sea off the South Carolina coast Wednesday, forcing the 23 passengers...

26 Rescued by Good Samaritans from Burning Boat

CALABASH, N.C. (Dy Public Affairs) – Twenty-six people were rescued by two good Samaritans 17 miles east of Little River, S.C., at around 9:28 a.m. Wednesday. The Miss Calabash II, a 41-foot vessel for hire, departed Calabash Wednesday morning for a 12-hour trip. The vessel caught fire while underway and personnel sent a distress call for help before abandoning ship. Coast Guard helicopters from...