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...

Coast Guard assists boaters after vessel fire 20 miles east of Ponce Inlet

Coast Guard assists boaters after vessel fire 20 miles east of Ponce Inlet
A Coast Guard Station Ponce De Leon Inlet boat crew assists three boaters May 4, 2019, after a vessel fire 20 miles east of Ponce Inlet, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Armando Rodriguez) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted three boaters Saturday after a vessel fire 20 miles east of Ponce Inlet. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center watchstanders received...

Off-duty Coast Guardsman rescues boater from capsized vessel near Cumberland Island

Off-duty Coast Guardsman rescues boater from capsized vessel near Cumberland Island
Chief Petty Officer Chief Matthew Hare. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — An off-duty Coast Guardsman rescued a boater from a capsized vessel Friday near Cumberland Island, Georgia. Chief Petty Officer Matthew Hare of the Coast Guard Cutter Hammer, notified Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders he noticed one boater sitting on his capsized 16-foot boat at 7:30 p.m while on his personal...

Coast Guard rescues 3 after vessel capsizes, partially sinks in Mosquito Lagoon

Coast Guard rescues 3 after vessel capsizes, partially sinks in Mosquito Lagoon
24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water file photo. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters Saturday after their vessel capsized and partially sank in Mosquito Lagoon. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville watchstanders were notified after Coast Guard Station Ponce De Leon Inlet received a call at 5:31 p.m. from the spouse of one of three people who were in need of assistance after...