Coast Guard reopens Port of Miami with restrictions

Coast Guard reopens Port of Miami with restrictions
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port has determined the Port of Miami is safe more marine traffic and has reopened the port for operations with restrictions at 5 a.m. Wednesday. All operations are currently authorized during daylight hours only. No nighttime operations are permitted. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Due to potential...

Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection interdict 13 migrants near Dania Pier

Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection interdict 13 migrants near Dania Pier
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement file photo. MIAMI — The Coast Guard and, Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations units, interdicted 13 Cuban migrants approximately 1 mile off of Dania Pier, Wednesday. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Miami Command Center received a report at approximately 9:40 a.m. of a rustic migrant vessel near Dania Beach. The watchstanders...

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Lake Worth Inlet

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Lake Worth Inlet
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater Wednesday near Lake Worth Inlet. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Miami Command Center received a call reporting a 60-year-old boater fell overboard while transiting into Lake Worth Inlet and not resurfacing. The watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast,...

Coast Guard to enforce slow speed zone in Biscayne Bay on Fourth of July

Coast Guard to enforce slow speed zone in Biscayne Bay on Fourth of July
MIAMI — There will be a Regulated Navigation Area Tuesday in Biscayne Bay with an enforced 15-knot speed limit from 7 p.m. until 11:59 p.m. The Fourth of July is traditionally a time of increased boating traffic in Biscayne Bay due to the myriad of fireworks displays. In past years, a combination of this increased traffic and vessels traveling at excessive speeds has resulted in deaths and serious...

Coast Guard announces results from WAMS survey for Government Cut jetties

Coast Guard announces results from WAMS survey for Government Cut jetties
MIAMI — The Coast Guard has completed the Waterways Analysis and Management System survey of the Miami Main Channel and jetties in the vicinity of Government Cut. The Captain of the Port of Miami has determined the existing aids that mark safe navigation through the channel, which include color coded lighted buoys and lighted range markers, to be sufficient. This determination was endorsed the Coast...

Coast Guard searching for missing diver near Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

Coast Guard searching for missing diver near Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing diver Saturday half a mile off Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Watch standers at Coast Guard Sector Miami Command Center received a report from the commercial dive vessel Lady Go Diver that a 50-year-old diver was missing after he failed to surface. The watch standers directed the launch...

Coast Guard to establish safety zone for Miami Beach Air and Sea Show

Coast Guard to establish safety zone for Miami Beach Air and Sea Show
The safety zone for the Miami Beach Air and Sea Show. No vessel or person will be permitted to enter t U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Sector Miami MIAMI – The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish a safety zone during Memorial Day weekend for the 2017 Miami Beach Air and Sea Show. The safety zone is scheduled to begin Friday at 8:30 a.m. until Sunday at 5 p.m., while aircraft and...

Coast Guard medevacs man 16 miles east of Miami

Coast Guard medevacs man 16 miles east of Miami
USCG File Photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a 34-year-old man with a neck injury Monday from the vessel Renegade approximately 16 miles east of Miami. A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew received a radio call from the vessel Renegade reporting a crew member suffered a neck injury. The helicopter crew informed the watch standers at Coast Guard Sector Miami of the report....

Coast Guard works with cruise ship and Good Samaritan to rescue 6

Coast Guard works with cruise ship and Good Samaritan to rescue 6
USCG File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews, a Good Samaritan vessel and the crew of the cruise ship Zenith rescued six men Monday during a search and rescue case involving three vessels in waters between St. Thomas and St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. One boater was hoisted by the crew of a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from one of the vessels, two boaters were assisted by a Good...