Coast Guard rescues 2 people, a dog from grounded vessel near Cowpens Cut

Coast Guard rescues 2 people, a dog from grounded vessel near Cowpens Cut
Coast Guard file photo of a 33-foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement. MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued two people from a grounded 21-foot recreational boat near Islamorada, Monday. At approximately 8:33 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West Command Center received a report of two red flares in the vicinity of Cowpens Cut. The watchstanders issued an urgent marine information...

Coast Guard assists 8 with boat taking on water near Channel Key

Coast Guard assists 8 with boat taking on water near Channel Key
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard assisted eight boaters after their boat began taking on water Monday in the vicinity of Long Key Bridge. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received a call from the operator of the rented 29-foot Proline fishing boat stating they were taking on water and needed assistance. A Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard medevacs shark bite victim off Snipes Point near Snipes Key, Fla.

Coast Guard medevacs shark bite victim off Snipes Point near Snipes Key, Fla.
MIAMI — A 40-year-old woman was medevaced by the Coast Guard from Snipes Point near Snipes Key after she was reportedly bitten by a small shark Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received a call over VHF-FM radio channel 16 from a good Samaritan at 12:37 p.m., reporting the incident and the location of the victim. A 33-foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement boat crew...

Coast Guard, U.S. and Puerto Rico law enforcement interdict drug smuggling go-fast, apprehend 3 smugglers

Coast Guard, U.S. and Puerto Rico law enforcement interdict drug smuggling go-fast, apprehend 3 smugglers
Coast Guard, U.S. and Puerto Rico law enforcement partners seized 151 kilograms of cocaine, 740 grams of heroin, a go-fast vessel and detained three suspected smugglers June 26, 2017 off the coast of Loiza, Puerto Rico.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard, U.S. and Puerto Rico law enforcement partners seized 151 kilograms of cocaine, 740 grams of heroin, a go-fast vessel and detained three...

Coast Guard Boat Forces in the U.S. Virgin Islands to operate 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boats

Coast Guard Boat Forces in the U.S. Virgin Islands to operate 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boats
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — The commander of U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Juan announced the stationing of four 33-Special Purpose Craft Law-Enforcement boats in the U.S. Virgin Islands during a press conference Friday at Marine Safety Detachment Saint Thomas. Two of the 33-foot Special Purpose Crafts are being assigned to the Coast Guard Boat Forces Detachment in St. Thomas, while the other...

Coast Guard assists 2 boaters in vessel taking on water in Lake Erie

Coast Guard assists 2 boaters in vessel taking on water in Lake Erie
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard rescue crew assisted two boaters Tuesday evening after their vessel began taking on water south of Kelleys Island in western Lake Erie. At 9:05 p.m., search-and-rescue controllers at Coast Guard Sector Detroit were notified that a 25-foot vessel with two people aboard was taking on water south of Kelleys Island. A Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, boatcrew launched...

Coast Guard seizes 3 foreign flagged fishing vessels in Gulf of Mexico

USCG File Photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Coast Guard seized three lanchas Friday and Saturday that were reportedly fishing illegally in U.S. waters in the vicinity of Corpus Christi and South Padre Island, Texas. At approximately 9:40 a.m., Friday, a Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi HU-25 Falcon jet and crew was on a routine patrol when the crew spotted a lancha, approximately 20 miles...