Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew conducts Hurricane Irma relief efforts

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew conducts Hurricane Irma relief efforts
Damaged observed during an assessment of the St. John’s River by the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew in Mayport, Florida, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton began conducting Hurricane Irma relief efforts Tuesday on the east coast of Florida. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for person in the water in Downtown Jacksonville

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for person in the water in Downtown Jacksonville
USCG File Photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard, along with members of local agencies, are searching Friday for a person in the water in the St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center were notified of the situation at 6:03 p.m. The initial report stated a person had fallen into the water off the Riverwalk, near the Acosta Bridge. A...

Coast Guard medevacs man after vessel grounding near Clapboard Creek

Coast Guard medevacs man after vessel grounding near Clapboard Creek
USCG File Photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevacked a 72-year-old man Monday after a vessel ran aground near Clapboard Creek. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watch standers received a call at 8:30 a.m. via VHF Channel 16 from the crew of the 46-foot vessel Northern Pearl stating they ran aground, and a passenger sustained a leg injury. A Coast Guard Station Mayport boatcrew...

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters stuck on north Mayport jetty

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters stuck on north Mayport jetty
USCG File Photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters Monday after the boaters’ fishing vessel became stuck on the north Mayport jetties. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watch standers received a call via VHF channel 16 at 8:29 p.m. from the crew of a 73-foot fishing vessel Privateer stating their vessel was taking on water. The two crew members stated their...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 4 fishermen after vessel sinks near St. John’s River inlet

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 4 fishermen after vessel sinks near St. John’s River inlet
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – U.S. Coast Guard crews and a good Samaritan rescued four fishermen Sunday after their vessel sank near the St. John’s River inlet. Three fishermen swam to the nearby jetty and one was picked up in the water by a good Samaritan. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville watch standers received notification over VHF radio that a 15-foot fishing vessel with four fishermen aboard suddenly...

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for missing 20-year-old off Ponte Verda Beach

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for missing 20-year-old off Ponte Verda Beach
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A 20-year-old man is missing after he failed to resurface while swimming off Ponte Verda Beach, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville received the initial report at 6:01 p.m., from St. Johns County Fire and Rescue stating that a young woman had watched her brother disappear underwater. The Coast Guard has launched rescue crews aboard a 29-foot Response Boat —...

Missing paddle boarder found deceased off St. Augustine

Missing paddle boarder found deceased off St. Augustine
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — A paddle boarder was found deceased by a Coast Guard search and rescue crew Monday afternoon, approximately 12 miles southeast of St. Augustine Inlet, Florida. Kenton Miller, 59 years-old, was located by a Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew following a multi-agency search that began Sunday evening. “Our deepest sympathies go out to the loved...

Coast Guard searching for missing paddle boarder off St. Augustine Beach

Coast Guard searching for missing paddle boarder off St. Augustine Beach
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing 59-year-old paddle boarder, Monday, in the vicinity of St. Augustine Beach. St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville of the situation at around 11 p.m., Sunday, reporting that the man told his wife that he’d return around 6 p.m. When he didn’t, she notified...

Coast Guard medically evacuates cruise ship Carnival Fantasy passenger near Jacksonville, Florida

Coast Guard medically evacuates cruise ship Carnival Fantasy passenger near Jacksonville, Florida
Petty Officer 2nd Class Dustin Gano, far left, a machinery technician, assists Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Rodriguez, far right, a machinery technician, in the transfer of a cruise ship passenger in the Jacksonville, Fla., jetties, Oct. 23, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A man aboard a cruise ship was transferred to EMS by a Coast...