Coast Guard rescues 2 missing boaters

Coast Guard rescues 2 missing boaters
A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew from Station Fort Myers Beach, Florida, rescues two missing boaters approximately 40 miles west of St. James City, Florida, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. – The Coast Guard rescued two missing boaters Monday after their 23-foot boat capsized 37 miles west of St. James City. Rescued were Cape Coral residents Renier Denis,...

Coast Guard St. Petersburg Aids to Navigation teams assess, repair the Port of Tampa

Coast Guard St. Petersburg Aids to Navigation teams assess, repair the Port of Tampa
Crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Vise, a construction tender based in St. Petersburg, repairs a navigation aid in the Tampa Bay area Sept. 12, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier/Released) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coast Guard crews from St. Petersburg and agency partners assessed and repaired Aids to Navigation Tuesday to reopen the Port of Tampa. Crews from...

Coast Guard reopens Port of Tampa with restrictions

Coast Guard reopens Port of Tampa with restrictions
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) for Tampa has determined the maritime transportation system for the Port of Tampa is safe for marine traffic and reopened the port with restrictions at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The COTP has set Port Condition IV with the following restrictions: • One way traffic in the vicinity of Egmont. • One way traffic between sunset and sunrise from...

Coast Guard crews along Florida Gulf Coast prepare for Hurricane Irma

Coast Guard crews along Florida Gulf Coast prepare for Hurricane Irma
Members from Coast Guard Station Cortez make preparations to evacuate their crew and assets out of Hurricane Irma’s path before it makes landfall. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Zac Crawford) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coast Guard stations along Florida’s Gulf Coast pre-staged personnel and boats Saturday for potential Hurricane Irma impacts to the area. Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard rescues 2 after plane crashes near St. Petersburg

Coast Guard rescues 2 after plane crashes near St. Petersburg
Coast Guard crewmembers from Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg, Florida, rescue two people who crashed in the water near Albert Whitted Airport in St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, Sept. 1, 2017(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Taylor Turner) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard rescued two people Friday after their plane crashed in the water near Albert Whitted Airport in St. Petersburg. Rescued...

Coast Guard medevacs man from NOAA boat 12 miles west of Egmont Key

Coast Guard medevacs man from NOAA boat 12 miles west of Egmont Key
A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium (RBM) boatcrew from Station St. Petersburg is shown here at the station with the 40-year-old man who they medevaced Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Markus Meyer-Miner) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 40-year-old man Monday from a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel approximately 12 miles west...

Coast Guard medevacs man from tanker 13 miles west of Egmont Key, Florida

Coast Guard medevacs man from tanker 13 miles west of Egmont Key, Florida
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Clearwater approaches the 550-foot tanker Gaschem Stade, 13 miles west of Egmont Key, Florida, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Gage Hunt) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. —The Coast Guard medevaced a 55-year-old male Philippine national from a 550-foot tanker 13 miles west of Egmont Key, Monday. At 10:15 a.m. watchstanders...

Coast Guard medevacs diver 20 miles west of Egmont Key

Coast Guard medevacs diver 20 miles west of Egmont Key
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat -Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Lester) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Coast Guard medevaced a 43-year-old diver from a boat 20 miles west of Egmont Key, Sunday. At 11:06 a.m. watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from crewmembers aboard a 23-foot boat reporting a diver in their party...

Coast Guard, Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office assist 3 boaters sinking off Gasparilla Pass

Coast Guard, Charlotte County Sheriff's Office assist 3 boaters sinking off Gasparilla Pass
Coast Guard crewmembers from Station Cortez, assist three men Wednesday after their 52-foot fishing boat started sinking 4 miles west of Gasparilla Pass, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) VENICE, Fla. — The Coast Guard and Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office assisted three men Wednesday after their boat started sinking 4 miles west of Gasparilla Pass. Assisted were: Sherman Williams, 66 Frank...