Coast Guard offloads $56 million of cocaine in St. Petersburg

Coast Guard offloads $56 million of cocaine in St. Petersburg
Crew members from Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon, an 87-foot Coast Patrol Boat offload 1,735 kilograms of cocaine and transfer custody of eight suspected drug smugglers Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Kelly Clark) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon offloaded approximately 1,735 kilograms of cocaine...

Coast Guard medevacs man from shrimp boat

Coast Guard medevacs man from shrimp boat
Crew members from the Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon and Station Cortez medevac a 19-year-old man from a 78-foot shrimping boat 7 miles west of Egmont Key, Florida, Wednesday, April 5, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard medevacked a 19-year-old man Wednesday from a shrimping boat 7 miles west of Egmont Key. At 10:07 a.m. watch standers from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg...

Coast Guard rescues 3 after boat floods 100 miles offshore

Coast Guard rescues 3 after boat floods 100 miles offshore
Crew members from the Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon, homeported in St. Petersburg, Florida, dewater a 33-foot boat 23 miles west of New Port Richie, Florida, Wednesday, March 3, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) PORT RICHEY, Fla.— The Coast Guard rescued three boaters Wednesday after a 33-foot boat took on water 100 miles west of Port Richey. At 2:19 p.m. watch standers at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg...

Coast Guard searching for missing person in the water 15 miles northwest of Anclote Key, Fla

Coast Guard searching for missing person in the water 15 miles northwest of Anclote Key, Fla
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard is searching for a 78-year old man in the water 15 miles northwest of Anclote Key, Florida, Sunday. Missing is Arthur Velasco, 78, from Treasure Island, Florida. At 5 a.m. watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from Alan Schaller from Inglis, Florida aboard a 32-foot sail boat. Schaller was...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater in Tampa Bay Fla.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater in Tampa Bay Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing boater in Tampa Bay, Florida, Thursday afternoon. At 11:52 a.m. Tuesday, watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a mayday call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from a woman aboard a 24-foot boat reporting her friend had not resurfaced after diving to release a fouled anchor. He reportedly entered...

Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon rescues 2 in rough weather conditions

Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon rescues 2 in rough weather conditions
CHARLESTON, S.C. – A Coast Guard boatcrew rescued a man and a woman after their sailboat capsized in Charleston Harbor, Tuesday. A small boat crew launched from Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon to bring two people back to the cutter after they were found adrift when their sailboat capsized , Sept. 23, 2014. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) After leaving port at Coast Guard Sector Charleston, the crew of Coast...

Coast Guard rescues two distressed mariners

Coast Guard rescues two distressed mariners
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard rendezvoused with two distressed mariners aboard a sailing vessel Tuesday 133 miles southeast of Charleston. The crewmembers of the 38-foot sailing vessel Sea Heather reported no injuries or severe medical concerns other than exhaustion and sea-sickness. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon arrived on scene at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, brought both people aboard...

Coast Guard responding to distressed mariners 140 miles off Charleston

Coast Guard responding to distressed mariners 140 miles off Charleston
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard is responding to two distressed mariners, Monday night, located approximately 140 miles southeast of Charleston, South Carolina. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center were notified of the situation via marine radio, VHF-FM Channel 16 at approximately 8:12 p.m. The mariners stated their 38-foot sailing vessel, the Sea Heather, was beset...

Previously grounded casino vessel safely moored in Savannah

Previously grounded casino vessel safely moored in Savannah
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. — The casino boat Escapade is moored at its homeport and is no longer aground in Calibogue Sound near Tybee Island Thursday. The 174-foot vessel freed itself under its own power at high tide about 12:45 p.m. without the use of commercial salvage boats and transited to its homeport at Bull River Marina in Savannah, Georgia, where it is currently moored. Two Coast Guard marine inspectors...