Coast Guard medevacs 31-year-old man 155 miles southwest of Key West

Coast Guard medevacs 31-year-old man 155 miles southwest of Key West
A Coast Guard small boat crew approaches the 820-foot motor tanker, Philotimos, approximately 155 miles southwest of Key West, Thursday.  (Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. crew medevaced a 31-year-old Filipino man from the 820-foot motor tanker, Philotimos, approximately 155 miles southwest of Key West, Thursday. The Charles David Jr. crew arrived to the...

Coast Guard medevacs 70-year-old man near Dry Tortugas National Park

Coast Guard medevacs 70-year-old man near Dry Tortugas National Park
Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 70-year-old man from his 42-foot motor vessel, Indigo Falcon, Monday near Dry Tortugas National Park. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a medevac request from the man claiming he’d been experiencing chest pains for the past two days. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Everglades Challenge boater

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Everglades Challenge boater
ST.PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing mariner Thursday, who was participating in the Water Tribe Everglades Challenge. Missing is Jim Slauson, 73, from St. Petersburg. Coast Guard assets and other agencies who responded included: Coast Guard Station Ft. Myers Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback (WPB-87370) Coast Guard Cutter Pelican...

Coast Guard terminates fishing vessel voyage due to violations

Coast Guard terminates fishing vessel voyage due to violations
Pictured are 10 fillets of snapper/grouper, 26 fillets of wahoo and approximately 10 pounds of Queen Conch.  (Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of the fishing vessel, Salt Shaker II, after discovering multiple living marine resources violations during a boarding Monday approximately 13 miles southeast of Key Largo. A Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. (WPC-1107)...

Coast Guard notified 3 overdue boaters safely arrived to Bahamas

Coast Guard notified 3 overdue boaters safely arrived to Bahamas
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard ended its search for three overdue boaters aboard a 21-foot white cabin cruiser who were on their way from Sugarloaf Key, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas after they reported that they were safe and reached the Bahamas, Saturday. Operation Bahamas, Turks & Caicos officials confirmed, Saturday, that the three Bahamian boaters...

Coast Guard searching for 3 overdue boaters near Sugarloaf Key

Coast Guard searching for 3 overdue boaters near Sugarloaf Key
Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered file photo. MIAMI — The Coast Guard is searching for three overdue boaters aboard a 21-foot white cabin cruiser who were on their way from Sugarloaf Key, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a report that the three people did not arrive to the Bahamas at the projected time of Thusday, 6 p.m. Searching are: Coast Guard Air...

Coast Guard interdicts 6 Cuban migrants 39 miles east of Islamorada

Coast Guard interdicts 6 Cuban migrants 39 miles east of Islamorada
Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard interdicted six Cuban migrants Thursday 39 miles east of Islamorada. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a notification from a good Samaritan vessel stating they were on scene with a wooden rowboat with six people aboard requesting water. The watchstanders diverted...

Coast Guard assists disabled sailboat 49 miles northeast of Santa Lucia, Cuba

Coast Guard assists disabled sailboat 49 miles northeast of Santa Lucia, Cuba
A 33-foot Defender-class crew approaches the Pelican of London Thursday Feb. 28, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo. SANTA LUCIA, Cuba — The Coast Guard assisted a disabled sailing vessel Thursday 49 miles north of Santa Lucia. Coast Guard Seventh District Command Center watchstanders received a notification from the United Kingdom Rescue Coordination Center stating that a United Kingdom-flagged sailing...

Coast Guard searching for man off cruise ship 35 miles south of Islamorada

Coast Guard searching for man off cruise ship 35 miles south of Islamorada
Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake MIAMI — The Coast Guard is searching for a 26-year-old man who reportedly went overboard from the Carnival Victory cruise ship Friday 35 miles south of Islamorada. Watchstanders with the Coast Guard 7th District command center received a call from the cruise ship stating a passenger had reportedly went overboard. Coast...