Coast Guard assists mariners in Caribbean Sea

Coast Guard assists mariners in Caribbean Sea
The Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback tows the 51-foot vessel “Family First” to commercial salvage near Key West, Florida where the crew will meet with the owner of the vessel.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted 5 people on a disabled and adrift vessel 28 miles north of Cuba Friday. Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback towed the 51-foot vessel “Family First”...

Coast Guard rescues 4 from boat 30 miles west of Cedar Key

Coast Guard rescues 4 from boat 30 miles west of Cedar Key
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued four people, Friday, who spent the night clinging to a boat that capsized in a heavy storm, 30 miles west of Cedar Key. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew safely hoisted the four people, and they were taken to Crystal River airfield to awaiting emergency medical personnel. The four people were reported to have mild...

Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback crew conducts 100 mile tow

Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback crew conducts 100 mile tow
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback crew conducted a three-day towing evolution of a disabled 45-foot sailboat located more than 100 miles offshore of Florida gulf coast with three people on board Dec.7, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback crew conducted a three-day towing evolution of a disabled 45-foot sailboat with three people on board...

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 suspends search for missing 63-year-old boater

Coast Guard suspends search for missing 63-year-old boater
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.— The Coast Guard suspended the search at 1:30 p.m. Friday for a missing 63-year-old man in the Gulf of Mexico after a fishing boat sank 70 miles south west of Fort Myers Beach. Missing is Dennis Grim, 63. Coast Guard and partner agencies conducted 19 searches covering...

Coast Guard rescues 3, searching for missing boater 70 miles south west of Fort Myers Beach

Coast Guard rescues 3, searching for missing boater 70 miles south west of Fort Myers Beach
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.— The Coast Guard is searching for a 63-year-old man in the Gulf of Mexico after a fishing boat sank 70 miles south west of Fort Myers Beach. At 3:59 a.m. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a distress call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from James Beeman, the captain aboard the 37-foot commercial...

Coast Guard repatriates 109 migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 109 migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard has repatriated 109 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, since Oct. 15. The Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriated seven Cuban migrants Oct. 15, the Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. repatriated seven Cuban migrants Oct. 19 and 76 Cuban migrants Oct. 25, the Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback repatriated 15 Cuban migrants Oct. 22 and the Coast Guard Cutter William...

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer near Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

Coast Guard searching for missing swimmer near Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
LARGO, Fla. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies search for a missing 53-year-old swimmer 10-miles west of Indian Rocks Beach, Saturday. Missing is Michael Cowles, a 53-year-old male from Tampa Bay, Florida. At noon Saturday, watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Florida, received a call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 reporting Cowles jumped into the water to cool off,...

Coast Guardsmen attend third-annual Jacksonville Women’s Leadership Symposium

Coast Guardsmen attend third-annual Jacksonville Women’s Leadership Symposium
Master Chief Petty Officer Leilani L. Cale-Jones, center, Deputy Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, discusses leadership principles. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guardsmen from Jacksonville-area units, along with members of the other military branches and local agencies, attended the third-annual Jacksonville Women’s...