Coast Guard medevacs man from Majesty of the Sea in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard medevacs man from Majesty of the Sea in Tampa Bay
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg boatcrew  medevacs a 40-year-old man suffering from chest pains Wednesday, June 6, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Logan Mullins) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 39-year-old man Wednesday from a cruise ship approximately 8 miles south...

Coast Guard assists 5 from disabled boat in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard assists 5 from disabled boat in Tampa Bay
A Coast Guard boatcrew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium, from Station St. Petersburg, Florida, tows an 18-foot disabled pontoon boat 1 mile south of the Gandy Boat Ramp, Florida, Monday, March 12, 2018. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Aaron Massey. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted two adults and three children Monday from their disabled 18-foot pontoon boat 1 mile...

Coast Guard hosts Africa Command Military-to-Military event

Coast Guard hosts Africa Command Military-to-Military event
Participants in the Department of Defense’s Africa Command’s (AFRICOM) Military-to-Military program event are shown at U.S. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Friday, March 9, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard hosted 13 partner nation representatives from eight African nations Friday at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg...

Coast Guard rescues 7 from disabled boat in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard rescues 7 from disabled boat in Tampa Bay
Station St. Petersburg crewmembers assist rescued boaters disembark a Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small II at the station, March 4, 2018.U.S. Coast Guard photo. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued five adults and two children from their disabled 14-foot boat in Tampa Bay, Sunday. Rescued were Tampa natives, Ivelise Hernandez, 22, Lucy Hernandez, 44, Carlos Martinez, 7, Edrick Martinez,...

Coast Guard rescues 3 teens and dog from spoil island in Hillsborough Bay

Coast Guard rescues 3 teens and dog from spoil island in Hillsborough Bay
Coast Guard 29-Foot Response Boat-Small file photo. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. —The Coast Guard rescued three teenagers from a spoil island in Hillsborough Bay, Saturday. Rescued were 17-year-olds William Hardy, Reese Riggio and Nick Sweet. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a call from Eckerd College Search and Rescue reporting three people were stranded after...

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...