Coast Guard rescues two Cuban fisherman 17 miles south of Grassy Key

Coast Guard rescues two Cuban fisherman 17 miles south of Grassy Key
A Coast Guard Station Islamorada boat crew rescues two Cuban fisherman Thursday, May 18, 2017, approximately 17 miles south of Grassy Key.  (Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued two Cuban fisherman Thursday 17 miles south of Grassy Key. Watch standers at the Coast Guard Seventh District received a request for assistance from the Cuban Border Guard at approximately 8:30 a.m. Wednesday...

Coast Guard searching for missing diver near Alligator Reef

Coast Guard searching for missing diver near Alligator Reef
MIAMI — The Coast Guard is searching Tuesday for a diver who was reported missing near Alligator Reef. At 5:13 p.m., watch standers with the Coast Guard Sector Key West command center received a report of a missing diver near Alligator Reef from a crew member aboard the vessel Pisces. Coast Guard watch standers issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast, launched a Coast Guard Station Islamorada...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing cruise ship passenger

Coast Guard suspends search for missing cruise ship passenger
MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended their search at 5:44 p.m. Friday for a man who fell overboard from the Independence of the Seas cruise ship. Nathaniel Skokan, 22, was reportedly seen going overboard from the 12th deck Thursday. “We want to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Skokan” said Chris Eddy, search and rescue technical specialist at the Coast Guard 7th...

Coast Guard searches for cruise ship passenger 33 miles southeast of Key Largo

Coast Guard searches for cruise ship passenger 33 miles southeast of Key Largo
MIAMI – The Coast Guard is searching Thursday for a man who went overboard from the Independence of the Seas cruise ship approximately 33 miles southeast of Key Largo. Watch standers with the Coast Guard Sector Key West command center received notification from the Independence of the Seas crew at 1:49 a.m. Thursday that a 22-year-old man was reportedly seen going overboard from the 12th...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Cuban migrants

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended the search Tuesday at 9:49 p.m. for Cuban migrants who were reported missing Monday. Three Cuban migrants found on an island in the vicinity of Big Pine Key reported they left Cuba on Sept. 20 with 23 people aboard a rustic vessel and that the vessel capsized Sept. 21. Three bodies located Saturday 23 miles southeast of Islamorada have been confirmed as being part...

Coast Guard, state, local agencies locate three bodies 23 miles southeast of Islamorada

Coast Guard, state, local agencies locate three bodies 23 miles southeast of Islamorada
MIAMI — The Coast Guard and local agencies located three bodies Saturday 23 miles southeast of Islamorada while following up on a report from a good Samaritan. At approximately 10:45 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Key West Command Center personnel received a report of a person in the water from a good Samaritan. Watch standers issued an urgent marine information broadcast, launched a Coast Guard Air...

Coast Guard repatriates 161 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 161 Cuban migrants
A Coast Guard Station Islamorada and, Customs and Border Protection boat crew interdict a rustic carrying 11 Cuban migrants south of Key Largo Monday, Aug.22, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Islamorada. MIAMI – The Coast Guard repatriated 161 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, since Monday. The Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriated 66 Cuban migrants, Monday,...

6 people rescued from capsized vessel near Key Largo, Florida

6 people rescued from capsized vessel near Key Largo, Florida
MIAMI — Six people were rescued by a Coast Guard Station Islamorada, Fla., boatcrew in the vicinity of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Fla., Saturday. At approximately noon, Station Islamorada received a distress call from a person clinging to the hull of a 16-foot capsized vessel requesting assistance. Coast Guard Sector Key West was notified and issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast...

Coast Guard medically evacuates diver east of Key Largo, Fla.

Coast Guard medically evacuates diver east of Key Largo, Fla.
MIAMI — A 40-year-old female was medically evacuated by a Coast Guard Station Islamorada, Florida, boatcrew six nautical miles east of Key Largo, Florida, Sunday. At approximate 10:30 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Florida, received a request from a commercial diving vessel for a medical evacuation for a female who was experiencing shortness of breath after resurfacing from a...