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 assists 2 people 80 miles west of Anclote River

Coast Guard assists 2 people 80 miles west of Anclote River
Coast Guard Cutter Crocodile crewmembers secure the towing lines Sept. 3,2020 after connecting the disabled 34-foot disabled vessel.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted two people from a disabled vessel 80 miles west of Anclote River, Wednesday. The Coast Guard Cutter Crocodile (WPB-87369) crew towed the vessel to John’s Pass in Treasure Island, Florida and...

Coast Guard assists 5, stresses EPIRB importance

Coast Guard assists 5, stresses EPIRB importance
The Cospas-Sarsat satellite system uses a combination of different satellites to detect and locate emergency beacons. The satellites relay the distress signals from the emergency beacons to a network of ground stations and ultimately to the U.S. Mission Control Center in Suitland, Maryland. The USMCC processes the distress signal and alerts the appropriate search and rescue authorities to who is in...

Coast Guard searching for missing kayaker in Maurice River, New Jersey

Coast Guard searching for missing kayaker in Maurice River, New Jersey
26 foot Trailerable Aids to Navigation Boat file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing kayaker in the vicinity of the East Point Lighthouse in Heislerville, New Jersey, Tuesday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received notification from the Cumberland County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center reporting a...

Coast Guard rescues 4 after boat catches fire near Cape May, NJ

Coast Guard rescues 4 after boat catches fire near Cape May, NJ
A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Station Cape May, New Jersey, approaches the adrift fishing vessel Ocean Pearl about 16 miles southeast of Cape May, Dec. 8, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brent Tilley/Released) PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard rescued four people from a life raft after a commercial fishing vessel caught fire about 16 miles southeast of...

Search for missing cruise ship Liberty of the Seas passenger suspended

Search for missing cruise ship Liberty of the Seas passenger suspended
MIAMI – Coast Guard crews have suspended their search for a man who reportedly went overboard from a cruise ship 22 nautical miles south of Marathon, Florida, Sunday. Frank Slippo, 43, hometown unknown, reportedly went overboard from the 12th deck balcony of Royal Caribbean International’s cruise ship Liberty of the Seas late Sunday night. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders were...

2 missing boaters found alive 10 miles northwest of Anclote Key, Fla.

2 missing boaters found alive 10 miles northwest of Anclote Key, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Coast Guard rescued two missing boaters who were stranded 10 miles northwest of Anclote Key, Florida, Saturday. A friend of the Makowski’s had contacted Coast Guard Station Sand Key, Florida, Aug. 29, because she had not heard from the couple since Aug. 24 and had expected them back Aug. 26. At approximately 2 a.m. crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Crocodile,...

Coast Guard crews suspend search for source of mayday

Coast Guard crews suspend search for source of mayday
MIAMI — Search-and-rescue crews suspended their search efforts for a woman and man who made a distress call, believed to be approximately 17 miles of the coast of Venice beach, Fla.. On Thursday night, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Fla.,command center received an uncorrelated mayday. The female and male callers requested help over the radio before losing communications with...

Coast Guard crews continue search for mayday callers

Coast Guard crews continue search for mayday callers
MIAMI — Multiple Coast Guard rescue crews continue to search for the source of a mayday call received just after 8 p.m. Thursday, approximately 17 miles off of Venice Beach, Fla. Search and rescue crews from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla, Coast Guard Station Cortez, and the cutters Nantucket and Crocodile have searched off the Venice Beach Coast since Thursday evening after watchstanders...