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...

Coast Guard suspends active search for missing boater near Sunshine Skyway

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard suspended its active search Saturday at 8:42 p.m., for a missing boater near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Tampa Bay. Multiple Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary assets, as well as State of Florida and local law enforcement agencies conducted an extensive search of the area over a 23-hour period. Coast Guard crews alone conducted an accumulated 34...

Coast Guard, partner agencies continue search for missing man near Sunshine Skyway Bridge

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard with partner law enforcement agencies continue the search for a missing person in the water near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg were notified by a good Samaritan at 9:33 p.m. Friday, that an unmanned 18-foot skiff was discovered circling near the center span of the Sunshine Skyway bridge. The good...

Coast Guard responds to missing person reported near Sunshine Skywy

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a missing person in the water in the Tampa Bay near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg were notified by a good Samaritan at 9:33 p.m. Friday, that an unmanned 18-foot skiff was discovered circling near the center span of the Sunshine Skyway bridge. The good Samaritan brought...

Coast Guard ends search for overdue boater

USCG MH-60 helicopter file photoST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard has ended its search for a missing 56-year-old man after his body was found about 14 miles west of Egmont Key, Fla. At approximately 11 a.m. Sunday, a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew discovered the body matching the description of Tommie E. Lipford, 57, from Largo, Fla., and about 4 miles south of where...