Coast Guard locates overdue boaters 7 miles west of Marco Island

Coast Guard locates overdue boaters 7 miles west of Marco Island
Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter file photoSt. Petersburg, Fla. — The Coast Guard located two boaters Wednesday after they were reported overdue near Estero Bay. The two men rescued, Joe Nita, 81, and Brian Daugherty, 72, were located 7 miles west of Marco Island by an MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater at approximately 8:40 p.m. The aircrew vectored a 45-foot-Response...

Coast Guard suspends search for man missing west of Stump Pass Beach State Park

Coast Guard suspends search for man missing west of Stump Pass Beach State Park
Coast Guard HC-130 file photo ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Coast Guard crews suspended their search Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. for a missing a 50-year-old man 20 miles west of Stump Pass Beach State Park. Missing is Todd Battaglino, from Venice. Coast Guard crews and partner agencies searched a combined total of 98 hours, and covered 3,860 square miles in search of Battaglino. Partner agency personnel from...

Coast Guard searching for 50-year-old man West of Stump Pass Beach State Park

Coast Guard searching for 50-year-old man West of Stump Pass Beach State Park
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki ENGLEWOOD, Fla. — The Coast Guard continues to search Tuesday for a 50-year-old man 20 miles west of Stump Pass Beach State Park. Missing is Todd Battaglino, from Venice. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center received a 911 relay at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday from the Florida Fish and...

Coast Guard offloads $56 million of cocaine in St. Petersburg

Coast Guard offloads $56 million of cocaine in St. Petersburg
Crew members from Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon, an 87-foot Coast Patrol Boat offload 1,735 kilograms of cocaine and transfer custody of eight suspected drug smugglers Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Kelly Clark) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon offloaded approximately 1,735 kilograms of cocaine...

Coast Guard medevacs man from shrimp boat

Coast Guard medevacs man from shrimp boat
Crew members from the Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon and Station Cortez medevac a 19-year-old man from a 78-foot shrimping boat 7 miles west of Egmont Key, Florida, Wednesday, April 5, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard medevacked a 19-year-old man Wednesday from a shrimping boat 7 miles west of Egmont Key. At 10:07 a.m. watch standers from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg...

Coast Guard rescues 3 after boat floods 100 miles offshore

Coast Guard rescues 3 after boat floods 100 miles offshore
Crew members from the Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon, homeported in St. Petersburg, Florida, dewater a 33-foot boat 23 miles west of New Port Richie, Florida, Wednesday, March 3, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) PORT RICHEY, Fla.— The Coast Guard rescued three boaters Wednesday after a 33-foot boat took on water 100 miles west of Port Richey. At 2:19 p.m. watch standers at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg...

Coast Guard searching for missing person in the water 15 miles northwest of Anclote Key, Fla

Coast Guard searching for missing person in the water 15 miles northwest of Anclote Key, Fla
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard is searching for a 78-year old man in the water 15 miles northwest of Anclote Key, Florida, Sunday. Missing is Arthur Velasco, 78, from Treasure Island, Florida. At 5 a.m. watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from Alan Schaller from Inglis, Florida aboard a 32-foot sail boat. Schaller was...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater in Tampa Bay Fla.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater in Tampa Bay Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing boater in Tampa Bay, Florida, Thursday afternoon. At 11:52 a.m. Tuesday, watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a mayday call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from a woman aboard a 24-foot boat reporting her friend had not resurfaced after diving to release a fouled anchor. He reportedly entered...

Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon rescues 2 in rough weather conditions

Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon rescues 2 in rough weather conditions
CHARLESTON, S.C. – A Coast Guard boatcrew rescued a man and a woman after their sailboat capsized in Charleston Harbor, Tuesday. A small boat crew launched from Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon to bring two people back to the cutter after they were found adrift when their sailboat capsized , Sept. 23, 2014. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) After leaving port at Coast Guard Sector Charleston, the crew of Coast...