Coast Guard suspends search for 3 missing migrants

Coast Guard suspends search for 3 missing migrants
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard suspended the search at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for three missing Dominican migrants near Rincon. Search crews completed 16 searches covering more than 2,100 square miles. “Suspending a search is one of my most difficult responsibilities,” said Capt. Eric King, commander of Coast Guard Sector San Juan....

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat 70 miles west of Anclote Key

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat 70 miles west of Anclote Key
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photoTARPON SPRINGS, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 49-year-old man Thursday from a fishing boat 70 miles north west of Anclote Key. Medevaced was Sean Haas, 49. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a distress call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 at 9:25 a.m. from a crew member aboard the 25-foot fishing boat, Awesome Angler....

Coast Guard, partners searching for 3 missing migrants near Rincon, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, partners searching for 3 missing migrants near Rincon, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching Wednesday for three missing migrants near Rincon, Puerto Rico. The three Dominican men were last seen at 7 a.m. wearing white disposable protective coveralls aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon. The cutter was transiting less than two miles from shore with 22 interdicted...

Coast Guard medevacs man from cargo ship west of Tampa Bay

Coast Guard medevacs man from cargo ship west of Tampa Bay
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo TAMPA, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 22-year-old man from a cargo ship 35 miles west of Tampa Bay, Tuesday. Medevaced was Shuklendra Singh, 22, from India. At 4:52 a.m. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a distress call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from a crew member aboard a 614-foot cargo ship, the Bahama...

Coast Guard medevacs man 138 miles west of Great Inagua

Coast Guard medevacs man 138 miles west of Great Inagua
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a man Monday from a cruise ship 138 miles west of Great Inagua, Bahamas. At approximately 1:30 p.m., a crewmember aboard the Carnival Vista contacted Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders stating a man was suffering from chest pains and was in need of emergency care. Watchstanders launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue sinking boater near John’s Pass

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue sinking boater near John's Pass
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki SAND KEY, Fla. — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued a boater Saturday after his 21-foot boat started to sink 21 miles west of John’s Pass. At 11:36 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a Mayday via VHF-FM radio channel 16 from the distressed boater. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 after boat capsizes

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 after boat capsizes
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Dougherty FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued two boaters Thursday after their 25-foot boat capsized 50 miles west of Naples. Rescued were Frederick Cunningham, 42, and James Nipper, 48. At 5:56 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a Mayday via...

Coast Guard awards Air Station Clearwater crewmembers for 2017 hurricane season

Coast Guard awards Air Station Clearwater crewmembers for 2017 hurricane season
Capt. Ward Sandlin, commanding officer of Air Station Clearwater, Florida, pins on awards to members of the air station during an awards ceremony in Clearwater, July, 3, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) CLEARWATER, Fla. – More than 100 awards were presented Tuesday to Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater crewmembers for their efforts during the 2017 hurricane...

Missing cruise ship crewmember found, rescued 21 miles north of Cuba

Missing cruise ship crewmember found, rescued 21 miles north of Cuba
Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans file photo MIAMI — The cruise ship Carnival Glory found and rescued the missing cruise ship Norwegian Getaway crewmember Sunday 21 miles north of Cuba. The crewmember was reported is stable condition. Reported missing Saturday, the Coast Guard launched assets including a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crews, a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater...