Coast Guard offloads about 1 ton of cocaine in St. Petersburg

Coast Guard offloads about 1 ton of cocaine in St. Petersburg
Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Pelican  offload approximately one ton of cocaine, worth an estimated $23 million wholesale, in St. Petersburg, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Pelican offloaded approximately one ton of cocaine, worth an estimated $23 million wholesale,...

Coast Guard assists 3 boaters 17 miles north west of Suwannee River

Coast Guard assists 3 boaters 17 miles north west of Suwannee River
Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean J. Baker, a 27-foot Utility Boat-Medium (UT-M) crewmember from Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, uses a marine band radio aboard the boat 17 miles north west of Suwannee River, Florida, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Michael Clark) YANKEETOWN, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted three mariners Sunday aboard a disabled 23-foot boat approximately 17...

Coast Guard suspends search for boater off Mead Point

Coast Guard suspends search for boater off Mead Point
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo CORTEZ, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended their search Sunday evening for a boater missing 5 miles north west Mead Point since Friday. At approximately 6:15 p.m. Friday, watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a report from the wife of Fraser Horne, 63, from Calgary, Canada and resident of Cortez during the...

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for boater near Mead Point

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for boater near Mead Point
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo CORTEZ, Fla. – The Coast Guard and partner agencies continue to search Saturday for a 63-year-old boater near Mead Point. Missing is Fraser Horne, 63, from Cortez. At approximately 6:15 p.m. Friday, watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a report from Horne’s wife stating her husband departed from Egmont Key aboard his...

Coast Guard, Air Force unite for Great American Teach-In at Pinellas County schools

Coast Guard, Air Force unite for Great American Teach-In at Pinellas County schools
Service members take a moment for group photo Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at the Cross Bayou Elementary School during the fourth annual Great American Teach-In – Tour Across Pinellas.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse) PINELLAS PARK, Fla. — Service members stationed at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg and MacDill Air Force Base spoke at numerous Pinellas County...

Coast Guard assists 4 boaters 6 miles south west of Sanibel Island, Fla.

Coast Guard assists 4 boaters 6 miles south west of Sanibel Island, Fla.
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted four mariners Saturday aboard a disabled 21-foot boat approximately 6 miles south west of Sanibel Island. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg Command Center received a mayday call via VHF-FM marine-band radio channel 16 at 7:33 p.m. from...

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...