Coast Guard reopens ports of Canaveral and Jacksonville with restrictions

Coast Guard reopens ports of Canaveral and Jacksonville with restrictions
Sector Jacksonville JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) has set Port Condition Four with restrictions in Port Canaveral and Port of Jacksonville and opened the Port of Fernandina without restrictions. Unless authorized by the COTP, all vessels with a draft of 35ft or greater, are prohibited from transiting in the Port of Canaveral until a full assessment of the waterway...

Coast Guard rescues man 69 miles east of Smyrna Beach

Coast Guard rescues man 69 miles east of Smyrna Beach
The Coast Guard Cutter SkipJack crew rescued a 60-year-old man, Friday, after his sail vessel capsized and sank 69 miles east of Smyrna Beach, Florida. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 60-year-old man, Friday, after his sail vessel capsized and sank 69 miles east of Smyrna Beach, Florida. Rescued was: Steven Hicks. The Coast Guard Cutter SkipJack crew rescued the man from a life raft...

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville holds change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville holds change-of-command ceremony
Capt. Janet D. Espino-Young, Rear Adm. Brendan C. McPherson, and Capt. Mark R. Vlaun conduct a change-of-command ceremony on Naval Station Mayport, Florida, July 14, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Cameron Snell) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Capt. Janet D. Espino-Young relieved Capt. Mark R. Vlaun as the commander of Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, Thursday, during a change-of-command ceremony at...

Coast Guard responds to 54 search and rescue cases in 7th District

Coast Guard responds to 54 search and rescue cases in 7th District
Coast Guard Station Miami Beach small boat crew conducts ports, waterways, coastal security tactical training in Biscayne Bay, Florida, May 29, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Miami Beach) MIAMI — The Coast Guard responded to 54 search and rescue cases off Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina coasts during Memorial Day weekend, Friday-Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Miami rescue crews responded...

Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral holds groundbreaking ceremony

Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral holds groundbreaking ceremony
Cpt. Brian M Kostecki, resource management division chief of Coast Guard District 7, Cpt. Mark R. Vlaun, commanding officer of Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, Chief Warrant Officer John P. Chandler, commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral break ground at the groundbreaking ceremony in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 2, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Cameron Snell) JACKSONVILLE,...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing cruise ship passenger

Coast Guard suspends search for missing cruise ship passenger
The Coast Guard Cutter Legare pulls into the pier at Base Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Virginia, (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended the search Monday for Tang Tran, a 43-year-old man, who went missing Saturday, approximately 63 miles east of Melbourne, Florida. The Coast Guard searched approximately 2,078 square miles...

Coast Guard rescues man from capsized vessel east of Ponce Inlet

Coast Guard rescues man from capsized vessel east of Ponce Inlet
A Coast Guard Station Ponce de Leon boatcrew rescued a 48-year-old man who capsized his boat 18 miles east of Ponce Inlet, Florida March 18, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) JACKSONVILLE,Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 48-year-old man, Friday, after his 17-foot vessel capsized 18 miles east of Ponce Inlet. A Coast Guard Station Ponce de Leon 45-foot Response Boat—Medium boat crew rescued...

Coast Guard rescues man and dog from vessel in St. Mary’s Channel

Coast Guard rescues man and dog from vessel in St. Mary’s Channel
A Coast Guard Station Mayport 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew tows a 44-foot yacht Joanie II in the St. Mary’s Channel, Georgia, Jan. 7, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a man and his dog from his 44-foot yacht, Joanie II, Friday, after it became disabled in St. Mary’s Channel, Georgia. A Coast Guard Station Mayport 45-foot Response...

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter on St. Johns River

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter on St. Johns River
A Coast Guard Station Mayport crew terminates the voyage of the 53-foot vessel Dream Chaser, Oct. 31, 2021 on the St. Johns River. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter of the 53-foot vessel Dream Chaser, Saturday, on the St. Johns River. A Coast Guard Station Mayport 29-foot Response Boat-Small Law Enforcement team conducted a boarding...