Coast Guard repatriates 48 Cuban migrants

Cutter Ocracoke - USCG File Photo MIAMI — Coast Guard crews repatriated 48 Cuban migrants interdicted during five separate events to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Sunday and Friday.   The crew of the cruise ship Navigator of the Seas located a rustic vessel with Cuban migrants aboard approximately 29 miles north of Havana Sunday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Ocracoke was diverted, and once...

Coast Guard suspends search for possible sinking vessel off Cape Canaveral coast

USCG file photoCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Coast Guard suspended it’s search pending further developments at 9 a.m. Tuesday, for a possible vessel taking on water and sinking approximately 30 miles east of Cape Canaveral Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, Fla., watchstanders received a distress call via VHF radio at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday reporting that a vessel, a Contender boat, was...

Coast Guard searching for possible sinking vessel off Cape Canaveral coast

USCG file photoCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Coast Guard is searching for a possible vessel taking on water and sinking approximately 30 miles east of Cape Canaveral Monday. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, Fla., watchstanders received a distress call via VHF radio at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday reporting that a vessel, a contender boat, was taking on water and quickly sinking. All communication was lost...

Coast Guard assists boater near Everglades National Park

KEY WEST, Fla. – The Coast Guard received a call around 8:30 a.m. Monday of a 32-foot sailing vessel with one person aboard taking on water and anchored 17 miles west of Everglades National Park. file photo The operator of the sailing vessel, a 62-year-old male, reported that the battery-operated bilge pump and radio onboard the vessel were solar-powered and that the solar panel had been damaged...

Coast Guard rescues 4 people and a dog from Indian River

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Coast Guard rescued four people and a dog from the Indian River Sunday after their 16-foot unnamed pleasure craft capsized. Rescued are Heather Lawson, Karen Manion, Lester Manion, Jordan McQuarrie and Whistle the dog. Ages and hometowns unknown. At approximately 1:30 p.m. Coast Guard watchstanders heard “mayday” hailed over VHF radio with no further indication of distress....

Float plan helps Coast Guard rescue four overdue boaters

CAXAMBAS PASS, Fla. – The Coast Guard rescued four overdue boaters from a 24-foot Aquasport approximately 25 miles off of Caxambas Pass, Fla., Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a phone call from a concerned woman at approximately 8 p.m., Saturday. She stated that her husband and three of his friends had departed at 6 a.m. that day to fish and failed to return...

Coast Guard ends search for woman off the northern coast of Arecibo, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue aircrews ended their search pending further developments Sunday afternoon for a woman in the northern coast of Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

Coast Guard ends search following Good Samaritan rescue of 2 overdue fishermen off Guayama, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –  Coast Guard rescue crews ended their search Monday afternoon for two overdue Guayama fishermen following their rescue by a Good Samaritan, approximately two nautical miles south from the entrance of Guayama Bay, Puerto Rico.

Coast Guard searching for 2 fishermen off the coast of Guayama, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews are searching Monday for two fishermen reportedly overdue aboard 19 foot-wooden-blue fishing vessel (yola) off the southeastern coast of Guayama, Puerto Rico.