180-foot barge runs aground near Anna Maria Island, Fla.

180-foot barge runs aground near Anna Maria Island, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A 180-foot barge ran aground on Anna Maria Island after breaking free from a tug boat early Tuesday morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received notification at 2 a.m., Tuesday, that the operator of tug Abe H was having difficulty steering due to weather and was unable to control the two barges he was pushing approximately one mile west off of Longboat...

Coast Guard offloads more than $12 million worth of cocaine in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Coast Guard offloads more than $12 million worth of cocaine in St. Petersburg, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Hawk conducted an at-sea contraband transfer with the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute and offload of $12.5 million estimated wholesale value of cocaine at Sector St. Petersburg, Wednesday. On Nov. 4, the crew abaord the Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin, a 378-foot high-endurance cutter homported in Charleston, S.C., interdicted a suspicious, Panamanian-flagged...

Coast Guard to offload more than $12 million worth of cocaine in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Coast Guard to offload more than $12 million worth of cocaine in St. Petersburg, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Hawk is scheduled to conduct an at-sea contraband transfer with the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute and offload $12.5 million estimated wholesale value of cocaine at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg today. On Nov. 4, the Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin interdicted a suspicious, Panamanian-flagged fishing vessel north of Colombia. District Seven...

Coast Guard crews continue to search for fisherman near Egmont Key, Fla.

Coast Guard crews continue to search for fisherman near Egmont Key, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coast Guard crews are searching for a 53-year-old male resident of Maderia Beach, Fla., last seen aboard the 42-foot fishing boat, No Bull, 78 miles northwest of Egmont Key, Wednesday. Missing is Gary Ketlehut. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a relayed distress call from 7th Coast Guard District watchstanders at 7:15 a.m., Wednesday, reporting Ketlehut...

Coast Guard crews search for fisherman near Egmont Key, Fla.

Coast Guard crews search for fisherman near Egmont Key, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coast Guard crews are searching for a 45-year-old male last seen aboard the 42-foot fishing boat, No Bull, 78 miles northwest of Egmont Key, Wednesday. Missing is Gary Kettlehut. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a relayed distress call from 7th Coast Guard District watchstanders at 7:15 a.m., Wednesday, reporting Kettlehut wasn’t aboard the No Bull...

Coast Guardsmen assist 3 boaters after vessel begins flooding near Charleston

Coast Guardsmen assist 3 boaters after vessel begins flooding near Charleston
CHARLESTON, S.C. – A Coast Guard boatcrew from Station Charleston rescued three boaters Saturday morning after their boat began taking on water about 5 miles south of the Charleston jetties. The boaters used a VHF marine radio to call for help at 7:10 a.m., reporting their 21-foot center console boat was flooding due to a hole in the transom. The Coast Guard Cutter Hawk, an 87-foot Coastal Patrol...

Coast Guard Cutter William Flores repatriates 46 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter William Flores repatriates 46 Cuban migrants
MIAMI – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter William Flores repatriated 46 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Thursday, who were interdicted in two different cases this week. The first interdiction occurred after Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received notification of a 15-foot raft with 29 people aboard south of Key West, Fla., Saturday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Pea...

Coast Guard rescues sinking fishermen off Sanibel Island

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen who were disabled, adrift and taking on water 50 miles west of Sanibel Island, Friday. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a VHF Channel 16 mayday call at 7:30 a.m., from the captain of the 45-foot commercial fishing vessel Savannah Belle who reported taking on water through holes in his stern. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard assists 5 fishermen aboard sinking fishing boat, escorts them to safety

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Coast Guard assisted five fishermen after their vessel started to take on water 91 miles west of Sanibel Island, Fla., Saturday. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received an alert at 3:45 p.m., Friday, from an emergency beacon registered to the Penny V, a 68-foot commercial fishing vessel. Watchstanders conducted an Urgent Mariner Information Broadcast...