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Coast Guard MH-60T medevac man 195 miles offshore Mobile

NEW ORLEANS — A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk aircrew medevac a 75-year-old man Wednesday from a cruise ship approximately​ 195 nautical miles offshore south Mobile, Alabama. U.S. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a medical evacuation (medevac) request at approximately 3:45 p.m. from the cruise ship’s doctor that a passenger​ was experiencing severe abdominal pain. The Leer másCoast Guard MH-60T medevac man 195 miles offshore Mobile[…]

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 mariner near Mobile Bay, Alabama

NEW ORLEANS —​ A Coast Guard MH-65D Dolphin Short-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew medevac a mariner Wednesday morning near Mobile Bay, Alabama.​ Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received notification at approximately 10:30 a.m. of a 31-foot sailing vessel that was in distress due to harsh weather conditions. Sector Mobile watchstanders coordinated the launch of a Coast Leer másCoast Guard medevac mariner near Mobile Bay, Alabama[…]

Coast Guard rescue 2 sailors 57 nm from Apalachicola

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.​ — Coast Guard aircrews rescue two sailors from a 42-foot sailing vessel beset by weather 57 nautical miles of Apalachicola, Saturday. Rescued were: Richard Moore, 72, and John Ulrich, 77. An Air Station Clearwater MH-60T Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted the two mariners, and safely transferred them to Air Station Leer másCoast Guard rescue 2 sailors 57 nm from Apalachicola[…]

Coast Guard reminds mariners that hoax calls are no joke

NEW ORLEANS —​ The Coast Guard would like to remind people of the dangers and penalties associated with hoax distress calls and the use of laser pointers pointed at aircraft or boat crews on patrol. For 230 years the Coast Guard has responded to distress calls at sea but lately, false distress has been on the Leer másCoast Guard reminds mariners that hoax calls are no joke[…]

Coast Guard Station Pensacola responds to vessel on fire

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard responded to a vessel that caught fire approximately 4 nautical miles south of Perdido Pass, Alabama, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 2 p.m. that the charter vessel Hoss Fly III was on fire off the coast of Perdido Pass. All eight passengers Leer másCoast Guard Station Pensacola responds to vessel on fire[…]

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