Coast Guard Navigation Aids Boat Capsizes in Mobile Bay
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard responded to a capsized Coast Guard vessel in Mobile Bay near Gaillard Island, Alabama, May3, the Coast Guard 8th District said in a release of the same date.
A 26-foot Trailerable Aids-to-Navigation Boat from Coast Guard Sector Mobile capsized with four crewmembers aboard while they were transiting in Mobile Bay to conduct aids to navigation operations at approximately 10:45 a.m. The crewmembers climbed aboard the vessel’s hull after it capsized.
Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island launched a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew and arrived on scene at 11:44 a.m. The boat crew recovered the four crewmembers and transferred them to EMS [Emergency Medical Services] where they were then transferred to Coast Guard Sector Mobile.
All four crewmembers were wearing their life jackets.
The cause is under investigation.