Coast Guard gives safety cautions for Northeast Florida maritime community

Coast Guard gives safety cautions for Northeast Florida maritime community
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard is alerting mariners and the public to remain vigilant with the passage of Hurricane Florence. “Even though Jacksonville will not experience strong winds the beaches and Intracoastal Waterway can still pose a significant threat to mariners and beach goers,” said Cmdr. Luis Parrales, deputy commander of Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville. NOAA is currently reporting...

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters stranded on Disappearing Island

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters stranded on Disappearing Island
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters Sunday after their boat became stuck aground on Disappearing Island near Ponce Inlet. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders received a call at 4:00 a.m. from the operator of a 19-foot pontoon boat stating he had been stranded for seven hours after beaching his boat and being unable to relaunch it. A Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard conducts law enforcement operation throughout 430 miles of coastline

Coast Guard conducts law enforcement operation throughout 430 miles of coastline
A Coast Guard response boat stops a recreational boater in the Charleston Harbor, S.C. Aug. 11, 2018, as part of Operation SHRIMP and GRITS, a multi-state and multi-jurisdiction maritime enforcement operation. The name stands for “Save Harbor Reach on Intelligence for Multi-state Partnerships and Guarding Responsible Interests for Target Safety.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tenley Long) JACKSONVILLE,...

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water 5 miles east of Mayport

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water 5 miles east of Mayport
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Dougherty JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted four boaters Saturday after their boat began taking on water five miles east of Mayport. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders received a call via VHF-FM radio channel 16 at 5:51 p.m. from the operator a 28-foot sport fisher stating...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 3 after boat capsizes near Mayport jetties

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 3 after boat capsizes near Mayport jetties
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Dougherty JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued three boaters Saturday after their boat capsized near the south Mayport jetties. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders received a call via VHF-FM radio channel 16 at 11:21 a.m. from a good Samaritan stating another...

Coast Guard medevacs 66-year-old woman near Ponce Inlet

Coast Guard medevacs 66-year-old woman near Ponce Inlet
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 66-year-old woman Tuesday near Ponce Inlet. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center watchstanders received a call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 at 11:56 a.m. from the operator of a 19-foot Boston Whaler stating a passenger suffered a back...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 2 boaters after vessel capsizes off Cape Canaveral

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 2 boaters after vessel capsizes off Cape Canaveral
29-foot Response Boat-Small U.S. Coast Guard file photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued two boaters Friday after their vessel capsized 9 miles east of Cape Canaveral. Rescued were Justin Desoto, 33, from Seminole County and Andy Odom. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville were notified at 9 p.m. by Brevard County Sheriff’s Office of a 911 hang-up...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 3 near Blount Island

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 3 near Blount Island
A Coast Guard Station Mayport boatcrew and good Samaritans rescue three people from the water April 23, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Mayport) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued three people from the water Monday after their vessel capsized near Blount Island. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville were notified via VHF-FM marine...

Coast Guard medevacs 53-year-old man 1 mile east of Satellite Beach

Coast Guard medevacs 53-year-old man 1 mile east of Satellite Beach
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— The Coast Guard medevaced a 53-year-old man Sunday from the towing vessel Willy Landers one mile east of Satellite Beach. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville received a call from a crewmember of the 75-foot towing vessel at approximately 12:30 a.m., stating the captain was experiencing heart attack...