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 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 closes Tampa, St. Petersburg and Manatee ports

Coast Guard closes Tampa, St. Petersburg and Manatee ports
TAMPA, Fla. – The Coast Guard has closed Tampa, St. Petersburg and Manatee ports, and set Hurricane Condition ZULU (sustained Gale Force winds from a hurricane force storm are predicted within 12 hours). The ports are closed to all inbound and outbound traffic. No vessel may enter, depart or transit within this safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP). All cargo and bunker...

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 rescues 2 brothers clinging to range light in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard rescues 2 brothers clinging to range light in Tampa Bay
A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew from Station St. Petersburg, Florida with two fishermen at Station St. Petersburg, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Melo) TAMPA, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two fishermen Monday who were clinging to a rear range light in the Tampa Bay. Rescued were Tung Le, 47, and Thanh Le, 41, brothers from Tampa. At 9:48 a.m. watchstanders...

Coast Guard rescues 6 boaters a mile west of Sarasota

Coast Guard rescues 6 boaters a mile west of Sarasota
The 24-foot pontoon boat that started sinking Sunday, June 4, 2017 with six people aboard near New Pass Inlet, Sarasota, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brigitta Lambright) SARASOTA, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued six people Sunday after their boat started sinking near New Pass Inlet. Rescued were: Kevin Kost, 57, from Sarasota Bill Eckert, 57, from Fairfield, Conn. J.D....

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing near Pass-a-Grille

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing near Pass-a-Grille
ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended their search Thursday at 7:41 p.m. for two men missing near the Pass-a-Grille channel entrance since Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watch standers received a report Tuesday at 6:10 p.m. from the captain of the Jaguar, a 71-foot yacht, stating Andrew Dillman, 27, from New York, and Jie Luo, 21, from China, were missing from the boat. Fifteen...

Coast Guard continues search for 2 missing males near Pass-a-Grille

Coast Guard continues search for 2 missing males near Pass-a-Grille
ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies continue their search for two males missing near the Pass-a-Grille channel entrance. Missing are Andrew Dillman, 27 from New York, and Jie Lou, 21 from China. Coast Guard crews and partner agencies have conducted 22 searches over 419 square miles. “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Andrew and Jie during this difficult...