Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters south of St. John’s River Inlet

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters south of St. John's River Inlet
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard crews rescued two boaters Sunday after their 51-foot sailing vessel became disabled 1-mile south of St. John’s River Inlet. The vessel is being monitored by Coast Guard Pollution Investigators due to its proximity to Atlantic Beach. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville...

Coast Guard suspends search for two missing boaters

Coast Guard suspends search for two missing boaters
Coast Guard file photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday for two missing boaters who did not return from a trip near Port Canaveral. Missing are Brian McCluney and Justin Walker. After searching more than 146,368 square miles, an area equivalent to the size of Montana for over 281 hours, officials were unable to locate the boaters who were reported overdue Friday...

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for overdue boaters near Port Canaveral

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for overdue boaters near Port Canaveral
Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard along with partner agencies are searching for two overdue boaters Saturday after not returning from a fishing trip near Port Canaveral. The boaters, Brian McCluney and Justin Walker, were last seen departing the 300 Christopher Columbus boat ramp...

Coast Guard medevacs man 12 miles east of Cumberland Island

Coast Guard medevacs man 12 miles east of Cumberland Island
A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevacs a man July 13, 2019, 12 miles east of Cumberland Island.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Heron) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man Saturday 12 miles east of Cumberland Island, Georgia. At 10:10 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville watchstanders received a report from a good Samaritan...

Coast Guard interdicts more than 50 migrants during Fourth of July weekend

Coast Guard interdicts more than 50 migrants during Fourth of July weekend
Coast Guard Cutter Seneca file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard interdicted more than 50 migrants during the Fourth of July Weekend from two separate at-sea interdictions. On July 3, watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville received notification from the good Samaritan vessel, Bochem London, of a disabled vessel with more than 20 people aboard approximately 130 miles northeast of Jacksonville,...

Coast Guard searching for missing vessel east of Port Canaveral

Coast Guard searching for missing vessel east of Port Canaveral
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry file photo by Aux. Michael Dubin JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard is searching Sunday for a missing vessel east of Port Canaveral. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders received a distress call at 4 p.m. from a vessel stating they were caught in a storm and were in need of assistance. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter...

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville holds change of command ceremony
Capt. Todd Wiemers, left, transfers command of Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville to Capt. Mark Vlaun, right, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, during the unit’s change of command ceremony.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Capt. Mark Vlaun relieved Capt. Todd Wiemers as the commander of Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, Tuesday during a change of command...

Coast Guard rescues canoer east of Satellite Beach

Coast Guard rescues canoer east of Satellite Beach
Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 59-year-old man Tuesday who was canoeing off the coast of Satellite Beach. At 2:47 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders received a notification from Brevard County Sheriff’s Office stating a male canoer...

Coast Guard assists disabled, overdue vessel east of Port Canaveral

Coast Guard assists disabled, overdue vessel east of Port Canaveral
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted a disabled and overdue vessel Saturday off the coast of Port Canaveral. At approximately 6 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center watchstanders were notified of an overdue 27-foot vessel with three people aboard participating in...