Archive image: Air Station Savannah crews ready two MH-65 Dolphin helicopters for flights Oct. 8, 2016 on the air station’s tarmac. Coast Guard crews are utilizing Hunter Army Airfield as a forward operating base for Hurricane Matthew response efforts. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher M. Yaw/D7 External Affairs PADET Jacksonville
SAVANNAH, Ga. — A
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew rescue five people after the vessel they were on allided with the north Savannah jetties, Monday.
Crews aboard a Coast Guard Station Tybee Island
45-foot Response Boat – Medium and an Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter arrived on scene, safely removed all five people from the vessel, transferred them to the RB-M, and were transported to Station Tybee Island in good condition.
At approximately 10:55 p.m. Monday,
Coast Guard Sector Charleston watchstanders received a VHF Channel 16 report for TowBoat assistance from the Nauty Thoughts, a 57-foot motor yacht, crew stating they had struck the jetties and were aground and taking on water with five people aboard.
Passengers aboard the Nauty Thoughts, a 57-foot motor yacht, are helped onto a Coast Guard Station Tybee Island Response Boat – Medium after alliding with the North Savanah jetties May 26, 2020, in Savannah, Georgia. Coast Guard Air Station Savannah rescue swimmer was lowered to assist the passengers in transferring safely to the RB-M. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Savannah.
U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Savannah.
A Station Tybee Island RB-M boat crew and an
Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew were directed to launch to assist. TowBoat Savannah personnel also launched to assist.
Once on scene, the Dolphin aircrew lowered a
rescue swimmer who safely assisted the vessel’s passengers, who were all wearing life jackets, onto the RB-M.
The vessel lost stability rapidly and could not be salvaged by TowBoat Savannah. There were no reported injuries.
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