A guardian is never “off-duty”

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It was supposed to be a quiet morning. For Petty Officer 1st Class David Alred, an active duty Coast Guardsman and a father of a one-year-old child, it was a rare break to go fishing.

Coast Guard responds to multiple violations of boating under the influence on St. John’s River Saturday and Sunday

MAYPORT, Fla. — Coast Guard Station Mayport maritime law enforcement crews cited five boaters for boating under the influence violations on the St. John’s River Saturday and Sunday.

Coast Guard suspends search for possible missing swimmer near St. John’s River south jetties

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a possible missing swimmer near the St. John’s River south jetties Friday.

Coast Guard crews responding to tar balls at Cocoa Beach, Fla.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Coast Guard pollution investigators from Sector Jacksonville are responding to a reports of tar balls found on area beaches in Cocoa Beach, Fla., and Cape Canaveral, Fla., Wednesday.

Cutter Kingfisher searching for three possible overdue boaters off Mayport coast

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard is searching for three overdue boaters Monday off the coast of Jacksonville after they failed to return to port Sunday evening as was previously scheduled.

Station Ponce De Leon Inlet to receive Sumner I. Kimball Award

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – Captain Andy Blomme, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, Fla., will present the Sumner I. Kimball Award to the crew of Coast Guard Station Ponce De Leon Inlet Monday at 8:30 a.m. at a ceremony to recognize exceptional readiness posture.

Change of Watch scheduled for Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve Force

WASHINGTON – A change of watch ceremony is scheduled for the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve Force at the Coast Guard Telecommunication Information Service Communication Center Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Coast Guard medevacs mariner off Jacksonville coast

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard medically evacuated a crewmember aboard a 525-foot tug-barge composite approximately 37 miles northeast of the St. Johns River entrance in Mayport, Fla today.

Missing Fishing Boat With Four Onboards Makes Contact With Coast Guard

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Four boaters aboard a 63-foot commercial fishing vessel who were reported to be missing off the coast of Jacksonville Tuesday made contact with Coast Guard watchstanders early Wednesday morning via VHF radio.