Coast Guard rescues four of its own after Coast Guard boat capsizes in Mobile Bay

A Coast Guard 26 foot Trailerable Aids to Navigation Boat (TANB), similar to this one, capsized in Mobile Bay Thursday. Photo: USCG

Coast Guard rescues four of its own after Coast Guard boat capsizes in Mobile Bay.

Posted: May. 3, 2018 8:37 PM

The Coast Guard responded to a capsized Coast Guard vessel in Mobile Bay near Gaillard Island, Alabama, Thursday.

According to a Coast Guard spokesperson, a 26-foot Trailerable Aids to Navigation Boat (TANB) 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 where they were then transferred to Coast Guard Sector Mobile.

The spokesperson told WAAY 31 the crewmembers were not seriously injured, and all four were wearing their life jackets.

The cause is under investigation.

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