Coast Guard suspends search for overdue boater between Cozumel and Tampa

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue boater between Cozumel and Tampa
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday for an overdue boater who was reported missing during transit from Cozumel, Mexico to Tampa, Florida. Missing is Grant Neie, 74. On Sunday, Coast Guard 7th District command center watchstanders received a report from Neie’s wife stating he was aboard the 38-foot sailing vessel, Nai’a,...

Coast Guard rescues 1 another reported deceased 54 miles west of Tampa

Coast Guard rescues 1 another reported deceased 54 miles west of Tampa
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued one man and another man was reported deceased after their boat capsized Friday approximately 54 miles west of Tampa. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 7th District Command Center received a notification from an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) of the distressed boaters. The watchstanders directed...

Coast Guard continues search for missing diver 30 miles west of Hudson

Coast Guard continues search for missing diver 30 miles west of Hudson
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard continues to search for a missing 57-year-old diver 30 miles west of Hudson. Missing is Terry Hayes, last seen wearing a black wet suit and silver oxygen tank. Rescued was Michael Pavlich, 34. At 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watch standers received a call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel...

Coast Guard, Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office assist 3 boaters sinking off Gasparilla Pass

Coast Guard, Charlotte County Sheriff's Office assist 3 boaters sinking off Gasparilla Pass
Coast Guard crewmembers from Station Cortez, assist three men Wednesday after their 52-foot fishing boat started sinking 4 miles west of Gasparilla Pass, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) VENICE, Fla. — The Coast Guard and Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office assisted three men Wednesday after their boat started sinking 4 miles west of Gasparilla Pass. Assisted were: Sherman Williams, 66 Frank...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat
CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a fisherman Tuesday from a commercial fishing boat 38 miles west of Egmont Key. At 6:10 p.m. watch standers from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a VHF-learwatrarine band radio call from the captain of the commercial fishing vessel Miss Brianna, stating he suffered an injury to his leg and was in need of emergency medical attention. A flight...

Coast Guard suspends search for 3 missing near Cedar Key

Coast Guard suspends search for 3 missing near Cedar Key
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a missing Brooksville family near Cedar Key. Jasper Jerrels, 65, his fiancé Hue Singletary, and Jerrels’ 17-year-old son were aboard a single-engine plane en route from Brooksville to Cedar Key Sunday when they went missing. As of noon Tuesday, the Coast Guard and partner agencies conducted more than 30 searches, covering...

Coast Guard assists 3 aboard fishing vessel taking on water

Coast Guard assists 3 aboard fishing vessel taking on water
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard assisted three people aboard a disabled fishing vessel after it began taking on water 67 miles south of Cape San Blas, Fla., Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile were notified that the 50-foot fishing vessel Solo was taking on water at 5:39 a.m. The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla. MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter...

Coast Guard interdicts and seizes lancha after 30 mile chase

Coast Guard interdicts and seizes lancha after 30 mile chase
A Mexican lancha sits trailered at Coast Guard Station South Padre Island, Monday, after South Texas Coast Guard crew interdicted the lancha, 30 miles offshore. U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard seized a Mexican fishing boat, also known as a lancha, in the waters off South Texas, Monday. At 11 p.m. Sunday, an Air Station Corpus Christi aircrew aboard an HC-144 Ocean...

Coast Guard crews seize 10 miles of illegal long line

Coast Guard crews seize 10 miles of illegal long line
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard crews seized a total of 10 miles of long line fishing gear from multiple Mexican fishermen operating illegally in U.S. waters over the past several days. Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon crewmembers seized two miles of long line gear Friday. Coast Guard Station South Padre Island crewmembers seized another seven miles total Saturday and Sunday. Coast Guard Cutter...