Coast Guard suspends search for people from overturned vessel

Coast Guard suspends search for people from overturned vessel
USCG File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has suspended its search for possible people in the water in relation to an overturned vessel approximately 300 miles south of Pensacola, Florida, Monday. The Coast Guard located the vessel at approximately 8:30 a.m. Monday and searched a total of approximately 1,486 square nautical miles for over eight-and-a-half hours with no signs of people in...

Coast Guard rescues fisherman moments before boat sinks

Coast Guard rescues fisherman moments before boat sinks
CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a fisherman Thursday from a 12-foot dinghy less than a mile west of Fort De Soto. At 7:48 p.m. watch standers from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received two mayday calls via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from a man stating he was beset by weather, taking on water and in need of emergency assistance. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast...

Coast Guard nationally certifies local maritime emergency responders

Naples area maritime emergency responders, and Coast Guard members from Station Fort Myers Beach and Air Station Clearwater are shown in front of an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter at Naples (Florida) Municipal Airport, Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) NAPLES, Fla.— Coast Guard members hosted a National Association of Boating Law Administrator’s...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing cruise ship passenger

Coast Guard suspends search for missing cruise ship passenger
MIAMI – The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday at 7:31 p.m. for a 23-year-old man who fell off the Carnival Victory cruise ship 33 miles northwest of Pinar Del Rio, Cuba. Missing is Brandon Paul, 23, Floral City, Florida resident, who reportedly went overboard at approximately 3 a.m. Wednesday from the eighth deck of the cruise ship. The cruise ship launched a search boat and contacted watch...

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing near Pass-a-Grille

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing near Pass-a-Grille
ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended their search Thursday at 7:41 p.m. for two men missing near the Pass-a-Grille channel entrance since Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watch standers received a report Tuesday at 6:10 p.m. from the captain of the Jaguar, a 71-foot yacht, stating Andrew Dillman, 27, from New York, and Jie Luo, 21, from China, were missing from the boat. Fifteen...

Coast Guard continues search for 2 missing males near Pass-a-Grille

Coast Guard continues search for 2 missing males near Pass-a-Grille
ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies continue their search for two males missing near the Pass-a-Grille channel entrance. Missing are Andrew Dillman, 27 from New York, and Jie Lou, 21 from China. Coast Guard crews and partner agencies have conducted 22 searches over 419 square miles. “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Andrew and Jie during this difficult...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat
CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a fisherman Tuesday from a commercial fishing boat 38 miles west of Egmont Key. At 6:10 p.m. watch standers from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a VHF-learwatrarine band radio call from the captain of the commercial fishing vessel Miss Brianna, stating he suffered an injury to his leg and was in need of emergency medical attention. A flight...

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer to return home after seizing $92 million in cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer to return home after seizing $92 million in cocaine
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Spencer crew members pose with the illegal drugs they seized while on patrol Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Timothy Midas) BOSTON — Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returned to their homeport in Boston, today after a 74-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During their patrol, the crew interdicted four drug-laden vessels,...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat
FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.— The Coast Guard medevacked a 29-year-old man Friday from a 72-foot commercial fishing vessel 23 miles southwest of Sanibel. At 4:30 a.m. watch standers from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a VHF-FM marine band radio call from the captain of the commercial fishing vessel Sea Explorer, stating he was experiencing chest pains and was in need of emergency medical attention....