Coast Guard rescues 2 after boat takes on water

Coast Guard rescues 2 after boat takes on water
Coast Guard crew members aboard a 23-foot Over the Horizon Cutter Boat from the Coast Guard Cutter Hawk assist with dewatering and rescue two boaters Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Whitney Drake. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard rescued two boaters Thursday after their boat took on water 12 miles west of Egmont Key. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Ocala boater

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Ocala boater
Petty Officer 3rd Class Arseniy Kushnir, an HC-130 Hercueles air crew member from Air Station Clearwater, Florida, searches the Gulf of Mexico for a missing 47-year-old man Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended the search Thursday for an Ocala boater reported missing off Horseshoe Beach. Mitchell Szegi, 47, departed in a 22-foot fishing...

Coast Guard locates 2 missing boaters found near Homosassa River, Fla.

Coast Guard locates 2 missing boaters found near Homosassa River, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The two boaters reported to be missing on a 39-foot boat between Charlotte Harbor and Carrabelle, Florida, have been found by Coast Guard crews 45 miles west of Homosassa River, Florida, Tuesday. Missing were Michael Forehand who is in his late 30’s and Lisa Harris, 48, from Carrabelle. An HC-130 Hercules aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida, located...

Coast Guard searching for two missing boaters between Charlotte Harbor and Carrabelle, Fla.

Coast Guard searching for two missing boaters between Charlotte Harbor and Carrabelle, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard is searching for two missing boaters reported to be on a 39-foot boat between Charlotte Harbor and Carrabelle, Florida, Monday. Missing are Michael Forehand who is in his late 30’s and Lisa Harris, 48, from Carrabelle. At 11:21 a.m. watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Alabama, received a call from Laurie Roberts, a friend of Harris, stating Forehand...

Coast Guard terminates WaterTribe Everglades Challenge near Englewood, Fla.

Coast Guard terminates WaterTribe Everglades Challenge near Englewood, Fla.
USCG file photoST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to terminate the WaterTribe Everglades Challenge near Englewood, Florida, due to safety of life at sea concerns Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg have coordinated the rescue of more than eleven people from the water during the small-craft regatta, which started in Tampa Bay, Florida, and ends in Key Largo,...

Coast Guard offloads approximately $19 million of cocaine

Coast Guard  offloads approximately $19 million of cocaine
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hawk offloaded approximately 576 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of nearly $19 million, Friday at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg. During an Operation Unified Resolve patrol on August 7, an HC-144 Ocean Sentry Aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Miami detected a go-fast vessel south of Santo Domingo, Dominican...

Second barge runs aground near Long Boat Key, Fla.

Second barge runs aground near Long Boat Key, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Coast Guard crews are responding to a second grounded barge near Long Boat Key, Fla., from a tugboat that was beset by heavy weather Tuesday. Due to deteriorating weather, the barge spuds were unable to keep the 140-foot barge from drifting to the beach. Incident management personnel from Coast Guard  Sector St. Petersburg, Fla., are on scene overseeing the operation....

180-foot barge runs aground near Anna Maria Island, Fla.

180-foot barge runs aground near Anna Maria Island, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A 180-foot barge ran aground on Anna Maria Island after breaking free from a tug boat early Tuesday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received notification at 2 a.m., Tuesday, that the operator of tug Abe H was having difficulty steering due to weather and was unable to control the two barges he was pushing approximately one mile west off of Longboat...

Coast Guard offloads more than $12 million worth of cocaine in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Coast Guard offloads more than $12 million worth of cocaine in St. Petersburg, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Hawk conducted an at-sea contraband transfer with the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute and offload of $12.5 million estimated wholesale value of cocaine at Sector St. Petersburg, Wednesday. On Nov. 4, the crew abaord the Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin, a 378-foot high-endurance cutter homported in Charleston, S.C., interdicted a suspicious, Panamanian-flagged...