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...

Coast Guard medevacs unresponsive diver 40 miles east of Ponce Inlet

Coast Guard medevacs unresponsive diver 40 miles east of Ponce Inlet
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard crews medevaced an injured diver Tuesday 40 miles east of Ponce Inlet. The diver, a 37-year old male, was experiencing signs of decompression sickness. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders received notification from the vessel Fishues at 4:18 p.m. and launched a Coast Guard Station Ponce de...

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...