Coast Guard rescues man from grounded vessel near St. Catherine’s Island

Coast Guard rescues man from grounded vessel near St. Catherine's Island
Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued a man Tuesday from a grounded vessel near St. Catherine’s Island, Georgia. Coast Guard Sector Charleston watchstanders received a report from Sea Tow at 8:24 p.m. of a grounded 20-foot center console with one person aboard. The last communications with the vessel stated, “the...

High water on Mississippi River leads to dangerous currents

High water on Mississippi River leads to dangerous currents
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard urges boaters going out on the Lower Mississippi River to understand the risks associated with high water and strong currents. Higher than average water levels create very strong and swift currents, which result in large amounts of debris, and can lead to dangerous situations on the Mississippi River. The stronger than normal currents can create rips and eddies in places...

Coast Guard assists 9 adults, 12 children in 20 foot boat near Texas City, Texas

Coast Guard assists 9 adults, 12 children in 20 foot boat near Texas City, Texas
An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter checks on the condition of passengers aboard a disabled 20-foot recreational vessel Aug. 19, 2018 near Texas City, Texas.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Houston. HOUSTON — The Coast Guard assisted nine adults and 12 children after their vessel ran out of gas near Texas City, Texas, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders...

Coast Guard rescues 7 people from capsized boat near Horn Island

Coast Guard rescues 7 people from capsized boat near Horn Island
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard rescued seven people from a capsized vessel approximately 4 miles east of Horn Island, Mississippi, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a notification at 2:47 p.m. from Sea Tow that they had lost communications with a vessel they were en route to assist. Sector...

Coast Guard assists Sea Tow in rescue of man near Boca Chita Key

Coast Guard assists Sea Tow in rescue of man near Boca Chita Key
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MIAMI — Sea Tow rescued a man from the water with assistance from the Coast Guard Friday near Boca Chita Key. Sea Tow notified Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders, at approximately 11:54 a.m., that a man was pulled out to sea trying to swim after an adrift dinghy. Watchstanders diverted a Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin...

Coast Guard assists as good Samaritans rescue 4 adults, 2 children

Coast Guard assists as good Samaritans rescue 4 adults, 2 children
Coast Guard helicopter crews responded to a capsized boat with four adults and two children and coordinated their rescue at the mouth of Baffin Bay April 11, 2017. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew responded to a capsized boat with four adults and two children aboard and coordinated their rescue at the mouth of Baffin Bay Monday. At 1:15 p.m., Sea Tow dispatchers called Coast...

Coast Guard conducts assessment survey of oil spill in Halifax River

Coast Guard conducts assessment survey of oil spill in Halifax River
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard conducted a first-light assessment survey Thursday of a tugboat oil spill on the Halifax River near Ormond-by-the-Sea.  The tug Tutahaca was reported to be leaking bilge oil into the river Wednesday. A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was directed to launch to conduct an overflight assessment survey of the river. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard assists in return of overdue boater

Coast Guard assists in return of overdue boater
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard assisted in the return of an overdue boater to St. Pete Pier, Florida, Tuesday. The Coast Guard Cutter Stingray established communication between 52-year-old Scott Albon and Sea Tow. Sea Tow took the vessel in tow at 36 miles offshore and brought Albon closer to shore where he was given fuel to drive the rest of the way in, arriving at 4:28 p.m. Albon ran out of fuel...

Coast Guard, Sea Tow assist 6 adults, 2 children from grounded boat near San Leon, Texas

Coast Guard, Sea Tow assist 6 adults, 2 children from grounded boat near San Leon, Texas
Coast Guard boat and aircrews assisted six adults and two children after their 46-foot boat, Euphoria, ran aground off Eagle’s Point near San Leon, Texas, Sept. 5, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Vincent Moreno HOUSTON — The Coast Guard coordinated with Sea Tow Monday afternoon, to assist six adults and two children off their boat that became grounded and began taking on water...