Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman in Murrells Inlet

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. – Coast Guard crews are searching for a missing fisherman approximately 10 miles southwest of Murrells Inlet Friday morning.

Coast Guard and Horry county officials prepare for oil spill response exercise

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. – Coast Guard Sector Charleston will hold an oil spill response exercise on the Waccamaw River northwest of the Highway 501 overpass Tuesday in preparation for Earth Day.

Coast Guard to Hold Savannah Emergency Response Exercise

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Coast Guard and ConocoPhillips will a host a regional emergency response exercise, PREP Exercise 2010, in Savannah Tuesday through Thursday.

Missing Windsurfer Found Safe on Beach

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Coast Guard Sector Charleston rescue crews searched for a missing windsurfer off Folly Island, S.C., with state and local agencies after receiving a report of a missing windsurfer from the 911 center at 7:26 pm Friday.

Coast Guard and Charleston industry to practice pollution recovery

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Coast Guard and industry partners will conduct a pollution-recovery exercise on the Cooper River Thursday at 9 a.m.

Sector Charleston names 2009 active duty and reserve Enlisted Person’s of the Year

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Coast Guard Sector Charleston has selected two Guardians as the 2009 active duty and reserve Enlisted Person’s of the Year. Petty Officer 3rd Class Gary Barnum was selected as the Active Duty Enlisted Person of the Year and Petty Officer 1st Class Lawrence Clark the Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year.

Coast Guard medically evacuates fisherman 65-miles east of Georgetown, South Carolina

GEORGETOWN, S.C. – The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 54-year-old man Friday from a 41-foot commercial fishing vessel 65-miles east of Georgetown.

Coast Guard rescues man from sandbar

CHARLESTON, S.C. – A Coast Guard aircrew rescued a man from the ocean Saturday at approximately 8:00 p.m. after becoming trapped on a sandbar approximately 30 yards off Kiawah Island, S.C.

Coast Guard boat and commercial catamaran collide

CHARLESTON, S.C. – A 25-foot Coast Guard small boat and the Thriller, a 43-passanger power catamaran, collided in Charleston Harbor Saturday at approximately 8:21 p.m.