Coast Guard medevacs 66-year-old woman near Ponce Inlet

Coast Guard medevacs 66-year-old woman near Ponce Inlet
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 66-year-old woman Tuesday near Ponce Inlet. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center watchstanders received a call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 2 boaters after vessel capsizes off Cape Canaveral

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 2 boaters after vessel capsizes off Cape Canaveral
29-foot Response Boat-Small U.S. Coast Guard file photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued two boaters Friday after their vessel capsized 9 miles east of Cape Canaveral. Rescued were Justin Desoto, 33, from Seminole County and Andy Odom. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville were notified at 9 p.m. by Brevard County Sheriff’s Office of a 911 hang-up...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 3 near Blount Island

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 3 near Blount Island
A Coast Guard Station Mayport boatcrew and good Samaritans rescue three people from the water April 23, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Mayport) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued three people from the water Monday after their vessel capsized near Blount Island. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville were notified via VHF-FM marine...

Coast Guard medevacs 53-year-old man 1 mile east of Satellite Beach

Coast Guard medevacs 53-year-old man 1 mile east of Satellite Beach
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— The Coast Guard medevaced a 53-year-old man Sunday from the towing vessel Willy Landers one mile east of Satellite Beach. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville received a call from a crewmember of the 75-foot towing vessel at approximately 12:30 a.m., stating the captain was experiencing heart attack...

Coast Guard rescues man from water near Cumberland Sound

Coast Guard rescues man from water near Cumberland Sound
Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file phto. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a man from the water Friday near Cumberland Sound. Rescued was 71-year-old Joe Gregory. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders received notification at 1:45 p.m that an unmanned 30-foot cabin cruiser, Spartina, had drifted into a dredge vessel. A Coast Guard Station Mayport...

Coast Guard searching for overdue fishing vessel near Jacksonville

Coast Guard searching for overdue fishing vessel near Jacksonville
Coast Guard C-130 file photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard is searching for three fishermen who failed to return to Jacksonville. The fishermen, including the captain John Zimmerman*, departed from Safe Harbor January 31st in the 34-foot fishing vessel Jessi K. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders received notification at 4 p.m. Wednesday from the vessels owner when...

Coast Guard gives Meritorious Public Service Award to Canaveral Fire Rescue for Irma support

Coast Guard gives Meritorious Public Service Award to Canaveral Fire Rescue for Irma support
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard presented the Meritorious Public Service Award to Canaveral Fire Rescue Wednesday during a Propeller Club luncheon in Port Canaveral. Canaveral Fire Rescue was instrumental in resuming the ability to transfer critically needed fuel to the port after Hurricane Irma shut down vital supply lines. During a ceremony, Capt. Todd Wiemers, the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville...

Coast Guard searching for overdue boaters near Mayport

Coast Guard searching for overdue boaters near Mayport
Coast Guard HC-130 file photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard is searching Thursday for two boaters who failed to return from a boating trip near Mayport. Dixan Diaz and Jamie Perrea were last at the Mayport boat ramp at 6 a.m. Wednesday where they departed in a 21-foot Sea Fox cuddy cabin. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders received notification at 5:45 a.m. Thursday...

Coast Guard assists crew of disabled fishing vessel 68 miles east of Fernandina Beach

Coast Guard assists crew of disabled fishing vessel 68 miles east of Fernandina Beach
The Coast Guard Cutter Ridley tows the Animal Control, a 30-foot fishing vessel, which became disabled 68 miles east of Fernandina Beach, Florida, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. The Ridley towed the disabled vessel and its two passengers safely to Safe Harbor Marina. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Ridley) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted two mariners Thursday after...