Crews continue to mitigate pollution threats from vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma

Crews continue to mitigate pollution threats from vessels displaced by Hurricane Irma
Contractors remove a vessel displaced by Hurricane Irma at Boot Key Harbor City Marina in Marathon, Florida, Oct. 11, 2017.   U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Weydert. MIAMI – Cleanup efforts and removal operations of displaced vessels are progressing throughout Florida waterways nine weeks after Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys. The Unified Command for...

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for two snorkelers near Fort Pierce Inlet North Jetty

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for two snorkelers near Fort Pierce Inlet North Jetty
The Coast Guard is searching for two snorkelers near the Fort Pierce Inlet North Jetty in Miami, Nov. 11, 2017. Photo courtesy of a good Samaritan. MIAMI — The Coast Guard along with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and St. Lucie Sheriff’s Office are searching for two snorkelers who were reportedly pushed out to sea near the Fort Pierce Inlet North Jetty Saturday. Watchstanders...

SF-10 Completes Swamp Fox Removal on Trout River

SF-10 Completes Swamp Fox Removal on Trout River
Pollution containment boom surrounds the fishing vessel Swamp Fox on the Trout River in Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 27, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Himes. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Response crews have completed removal operations of the 68-foot fishing vessel Swamp Fox, which was displaced and partially submerged on the Trout River during Hurricane Irma. Unified Command...

Hurricane Irma vessel cleanup operations to commence in Miami

Hurricane Irma vessel cleanup operations to commence in Miami
The aftermath of Hurricane Irma. U.S. Coast Guard photo. MIAMI — State and federal responders are scheduled to begin vessel removal operations in Miami-Dade County Thursday as part of ongoing response efforts following Hurricane Irma. Damaged vessels being removed will be stored at two newly established locations: Watson Island Marina and the Seminole Boat Ramp. “The FWC along with all of the partner...

Emergency Support Function 10 Florida establishes hotline for owners of displaced vessels

Emergency Support Function 10 Florida establishes hotline for owners of displaced vessels
Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Erin O’Shea and Randy Runnels, Preserves Manager for Florida Department of Environmental Protection, work together to pinpoint the exact GPS location and identification for a sunken vessel, near Ward Island, Florida, Pinellas County, October 7, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Romero. MIAMI — The Emergency Support Function 10...

Coast Guard offers best practices for removal of vessels after Hurricane Irma

Coast Guard offers best practices for removal of vessels after Hurricane Irma
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) MIAMI — The Emergency Support Function 10 (ESF 10) Florida, consisting of multiple state and federal agencies, is continuing efforts to assess and remove hazards in the wake...

Coast Guard conducts safety inspections, fishery boarding during 2017 Mini Lobster Season

Coast Guard conducts safety inspections, fishery boarding during 2017 Mini Lobster Season
U. S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Stacy Kenerly, Boarding Team member for Station Key West, fills out the safety inspection paperwork during a recreational vessel boarding while on patrol in Calda Channel, just north of Key West, on the first day of Mini Lobster season, July 26, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Romero. KEY WEST, Fla. – The Coast Guard and, Florida...

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local law enforcement partner for Gasparilla Safety

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local law enforcement partner for Gasparilla Safety
Crew members aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Vice, a 75-foot Class Inland Construction Tender homeported in St. Petersburg, Fla., escort the Jose Gaspar pirate ship during the 2017 Jose Gasparilla Pirate Invasion in the Port of Tampa, Fla., Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. Video Capture by Coast Guard Auxiliarist George Papabeis TAMPA, Fla. — Crews from the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and Florida...

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for overdue boater 40 miles south of Carrabelle

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for overdue boater 40 miles south of Carrabelle
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) continues to search Tuesday for an Ocala boater reported missing off Horseshoe Beach. Mitchell Szegi, 47, departed in a 22-foot fishing boat at noon Sunday from Horseshoe Beach and was scheduled to return Sunday night according to his wife. Watch standers at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received...