Coast Guard assists Bahamians in terminating 2 illegal voyages off Key West coast

Coast Guard assists Bahamians in terminating 2 illegal voyages off Key West coast
A crew member from Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo radios information to the ship from the small boat, Oct. 13, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard assisted Bahamian authorities in terminating two illegal voyages in Bahamian waters approximately 105 miles off Key West. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules air crew located two rustic vessels with 13 Cuban migrants...

Coast Guard rescues 2 overdue boaters 18 miles west of Hernando Beach

Coast Guard rescues 2 overdue boaters 18 miles west of Hernando Beach
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Dickinson ST PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two overdue boaters aboard a disabled 22-foot vessel 18 miles west of Hernando Beach Friday. Rescued were: Brett Stump, 30, and Cole Bramlet, 23. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules aircrew spotted a red flare early Friday morning and a Coast...

Coast Guard concludes search for 2 men near Winyah Bay, SC

Coast Guard concludes search for 2 men near Winyah Bay, SC
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Michelli CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard concluded its search Tuesday for two men near Winyah Bay. After searching more than 1,603 square miles for over 77 hours, officials were able to locate both of the men. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources recovered the bodies of Kinsley...

Coast Guard assists in halting drug smuggling operation south of Bahamas

Coast Guard assists in halting drug smuggling operation south of Bahamas
Operations Bahamas and Turks and Caicos personnel stand amongst 2,274 pounds of interdicted marijuana near Exuma, Bahamas, Monday.  (Royal Bahamas Police Force Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard, along with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air Marine Operation (CBP-AMO), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) interdicted four Bahamian suspected drug smugglers,...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver near Anclote Key

Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver near Anclote Key
Coast Guard Cutter Crocodile file photo by PA3 Rob Simpson ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a missing diver seven miles offshore of Anclote Key, Florida. Missing is 42-year-old Eddie Brunt III. Coast Guard crews searched approximately 43 hours covering 1,685 square miles, an area roughly the size of Rhode Island. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders...

Coast Guard units prepare for Hurricane Sally

Coast Guard units prepare for Hurricane Sally
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter arrives from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, September 14, 2020.  (U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Michelli) NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard personnel in the Gulf Coast region spent Monday preparing assets in advance of Hurricane Sally. Coast Guard assets across the region were repositioned and pre-staged...

Coast Guard repatriates 30 of 31 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 30 of 31 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered cutter boat on scene with an illegal migrant voyage interdicted Sept. 7, 2020 with 12 people onboard near Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser (WPC-1116) repatriated 30 of 31 migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Friday, following the interdiction of two illegal migrant...

Coast Guard ends search for 2 persons from sunken boat near Aguadilla

Coast Guard ends search for 2 persons from sunken boat near Aguadilla
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Auxiliarist Joseph Feldman. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard air and surface crews ended a two-day search Wednesday night for two persons from a capsized sunken boat near Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. The identity and nationality of the occupants of the vessel remains undetermined at this time, while Coast Guard watchstanders have received no reports...

Coast Guard assists sinking fishing boat off Key West

Coast Guard assists sinking fishing boat off Key West
The captain of the fishing boat Kayden Nicole talks to a Station Key West boat crew about 40 miles off the coast of Key West, Aug. 31, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — A Coast Guard Station Key West boat crew assisted the 73-foot commercial fishing boat, Kayden Nicole, after it started taking on water about 46 miles northwest of Key West on Monday. The Kayden Nicole’s emergency positioning...