SAVANNAH, Ga. — The US Coast Guard rescued a 56-year-old man after his sailboat became disabled and aground near Sapelo Sound, Sunday.
A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted the man and transported him to Hunter Army Airfield.
Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center watchstanders received a call at 1:08 a.m. from the operator of the Rosa Vessia, a 43-foot sailboat, stating his vessel was disabled, dragging anchor and at risk of alliding into a marked submerged rock pilling.
A Savanah aircrew and a Coast Guard Station Brunswick 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew launched to assist.
The aircrew located the disabled sailboat, which had started to allide with the rocks, and lowered a rescue swimmer who assisted with safely hoisting the man.
As the owner is a member, Tow Boat U.S. arrived on scene shortly after and recovered the sailboat from the rocks.
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters after the sailing vessel they were on ran aground three miles east of Edisto Island, Friday.
A Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew arrived on scene, hoisted the boaters, and transported them to Charleston Executive Airport where EMS was waiting.
Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center watchstanders received a mayday call via VHF Channel 16 at approximately 7:30 p.m. from the crew of the sailing vessel Moyo stating they gone aground or struck a submerged object with two people aboard.
The aircrew located the sailing vessel on the shoal in the surf and lowered a rescue swimmer who assisted with safely hoisting the two boaters.
The vessel owner will arrange salvage.