Coast Guard searching for missing man near Boynton Beach

Coast Guard searching for missing man near Boynton Beach
Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard is assisting the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office with a search for a missing 21-year-old man near Boynton Beach, Thursday. Missing is Amantay Brown, 21, last seen wearing blue shorts with no shirt. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a call at 3:01 a.m. reporting Brown missing stating he was swimming with his...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing cruise ship passenger

Coast Guard suspends search for missing cruise ship passenger
MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended their search at 5:44 p.m. Friday for a man who fell overboard from the Independence of the Seas cruise ship. Nathaniel Skokan, 22, was reportedly seen going overboard from the 12th deck Thursday. “We want to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Skokan” said Chris Eddy, search and rescue technical specialist at the Coast Guard 7th...

Coast Guard searches for cruise ship passenger 33 miles southeast of Key Largo

Coast Guard searches for cruise ship passenger 33 miles southeast of Key Largo
MIAMI – The Coast Guard is searching Thursday for a man who went overboard from the Independence of the Seas cruise ship approximately 33 miles southeast of Key Largo. Watch standers with the Coast Guard Sector Key West command center received notification from the Independence of the Seas crew at 1:49 a.m. Thursday that a 22-year-old man was reportedly seen going overboard from the 12th...

Coast Guard rescues 13 from yacht minutes before sinking

Coast Guard rescues 13 from yacht minutes before sinking
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell rescued 13 people from their vessel that was taking on water off Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida, Monday night. Rescued were six passengers, six crew and the captain of the 106-foot motor yacht Serena III. Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received notification at approximately 6:30 p.m. via VHF-FM radio that the Serena III was taking...

Coast Guard responding to cargo container incident

Coast Guard responding to cargo container incident
Barge container ship, Columbia Elizabeth, is towed to Port of Palm Beach, Dec. 6, 2015.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. MIAMI — Coast Guard crews are responding to reports of multiple containers falling off a barge off the coast between Port Canaveral, Florida, and West Palm Beach, Florida, Sunday. The U.S. flagged 136-foot Tug Capt Latham was enroute to Puerto Rico as it tugged a 340-foot barge, Columbia...

Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell repatriates 52 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell repatriates 52 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell repatriated 52 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Wednesday. Earlier this week, the Coast Guard also repatriated 64 Cuban migrants. This repatriation is a result of four separate migrant interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. These events were Cubans attempting to illegally enter the United States on unseaworthy vessels...

Search continues for two missing boys off Jupiter, Fla.

Search continues for two missing boys off Jupiter, Fla.
MIAMI — Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews continue the search for two boys reported overdue after not returning from their fishing trip in the vicinity of Jupiter, Florida, Saturday. Austin Stephanos, 14, and Perry Cohen, 14, are missing. The pair was last seen in the Jupiter area. At approximately 5 p.m. Friday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received the report that both boys were...

Coast Guard searching for 2 missing teens in the vicinity of Jupiter, Fla.

Coast Guard searching for 2 missing teens in the vicinity of Jupiter, Fla.
Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell – Coast Guard File Photo MIAMI — Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews are searching for two boys reported overdue in the vicinity of Jupiter, Florida, Friday. At approximately 5 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received the report that both boys, 14, were aboard a 19-foot white single engine center console vessel believed to be heading towards...

Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell interdicts multi-million dollar cocaine shipment

Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell interdicts multi-million dollar cocaine shipment
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell transferred custody of two smugglers and 18 bales of cocaine, to Dominican Republic Naval authorities Sunday, following an at-sea interdiction in waters south of the Dominican Republic Saturday. The Norvell pursued the suspect go-fast vessel as it traveled northbound approximately 20 nautical miles south of Santo Domingo,...