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Coast Guard rescue 5 sailors 195 nm of Mobile, Alabama

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescue five sailors from a disabled sailing vessel Friday 195 nautical miles southeast of Mobile, Alabama. Coast Guard District Eight watchstanders received a distress call at 1 p.m. from the 36-foot recreational sailing vessel Madam X with a broken mast and five people aboard. Watchstanders coordinated the launch of Leer másCoast Guard rescue 5 sailors 195 nm of Mobile, Alabama[…]

Coast Guard MH-60T crew medevac swimmer near Dauphin Island

NEW ORLEANS — A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk rescue helicopter aircrew medevac a swimmer in critical condition Wednesday near Dauphin Island, Alabama.​ The U.S. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a 911 notification at 4:18 p.m. of three swimmers caught in a rip current off the beach of Dauphin Island. The USCG watchstanders on duty Leer másCoast Guard MH-60T crew medevac swimmer near Dauphin Island[…]

Coast Guard medevac woman 72 miles offshore Southwest Pass

NEW ORLEANS — A Coast Guard MH-65D Dolphin (SRR) rescue helicopter aircrew medevac woman from cruise ship Saturday approximately 72 nautical miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana. The Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a call at approximately 8:48 a.m. stating a woman was experiencing internal bleeding like symptoms aboard the cruise ship Carnival Leer másCoast Guard medevac woman 72 miles offshore Southwest Pass[…]

Coast Guard aircrew medevac child 23 nm of Destin Pass

NEW ORLEANS – A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter aircrew medevac a child, Thursday, that was experiencing an allergic reaction approximately 23 nautical miles south of Destin Pass, Florida. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report over VHF-FM 16 at approximately 11:15 a.m. of an 11-year-old boy experiencing an allergic reaction aboard a Leer másCoast Guard aircrew medevac child 23 nm of Destin Pass[…]

Coast Guard Area Command prepares their assets for Hurricane Ida

NEW ORLEANS —​ The Coast Guard is pre-staging the response of their assets on Saturday and established an Area Command in preparation for Hurricane Ida.​ Coast Guard assets across the region were repositioned and pre-staged to preserve readiness and to provide support for areas expected to be impacted by the impending hurricane. Hurricane Ida is expected Leer másCoast Guard Area Command prepares their assets for Hurricane Ida[…]

Coast Guard conducts overflight of areas affected by Hurricane Delta

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is conducting critical incident search and rescue overflights Saturday along the Western Gulf Coast Region for Hurricane Delta post-storm operations. A Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew conducted overflights near Lake Charles to assess damage and identify hazards. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and MH-65 Leer másCoast Guard conducts overflight of areas affected by Hurricane Delta[…]

Coast Guard rescue father and son offshore Destin Harbor, Florida

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Coast Guard crews rescue a father and son in the water Thursday evening near Destin Harbor, Florida.​ The rescued was Chris Best, 52, and his 4-year-old son. Both were recovered and returned to shore with no reported injuries. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 3 p.m. of Leer másCoast Guard rescue father and son offshore Destin Harbor, Florida[…]

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