Coast Guard rescues 3 adults, 1 child near Alligator Reef

Coast Guard rescues 3 adults, 1 child near Alligator Reef
A Coast Guard Station Islamorada 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boatcrew side tow a pleasure craft to Islamorada after the boat began taking on water near Alligator Reef Friday, Aug. 25, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Islamorada MIAMI — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued three adults and one child from a vessel taking on water near Alligator Reef, Friday. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection interdict 13 migrants near Dania Pier

Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection interdict 13 migrants near Dania Pier
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement file photo. MIAMI — The Coast Guard and, Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations units, interdicted 13 Cuban migrants approximately 1 mile off of Dania Pier, Wednesday. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Miami Command Center received a report at approximately 9:40 a.m. of a rustic migrant vessel near Dania Beach. The watchstanders...

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...