Coast Guard terminates fishing vessel voyage due to violations

Coast Guard terminates fishing vessel voyage due to violations
Pictured are 10 fillets of snapper/grouper, 26 fillets of wahoo and approximately 10 pounds of Queen Conch.  (Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of the fishing vessel, Salt Shaker II, after discovering multiple living marine resources violations during a boarding Monday approximately 13 miles southeast of Key Largo. A Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. (WPC-1107)...

Coast Guard interdicts 9 Cuban migrants southeast of Tavernier Creek

Coast Guard interdicts 9 Cuban migrants southeast of Tavernier Creek
A Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton small boat crew interdict a Cuban migrant vessel and safely embark the migrants 25 miles southeast of Tavernier Creek, Florida Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020.  (Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton) MIAMI — The Coast Guard interdicted nine Cuban migrants 25 miles southeast of Tavernier Creek, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Mallory Square

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Mallory Square
KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 33-foot pleasure craft with seven people aboard in the vicinity of Mallory Square, Wednesday. A Coast Guard Station Key West 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boatcrew boarding team conducted the boarding of a pleasure craft and discovered the following violations: Violation of 46 C.F.R. 15.605 for failure to have an uninspected...

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 overdue boaters who departed from Key Largo

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 overdue boaters who departed from Key Largo
Coast Guard Cutter William Trump file photo KEY WEST, Fla. – The Coast Guard suspended the search for two missing boaters along the southeastern coast of Florida, Wednesday. Rescued was Adnan J. Diaz, 31. Missing are Luis Rivas Engrova, 38, and Ylianet Ibañez, 26. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The Coast Guard and partner agencies searched...

Coast Guard searching for 2, good Samaritan rescues 1 from overdue vessel

Coast Guard searching for 2, good Samaritan rescues 1 from overdue vessel
Coast Guard Cutter Cochito file photo by Joseph P. Cirone, USCGAUX MIAMI — The Coast Guard is searching for two missing boaters along the southeastern coast of Florida, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a notification Sunday at 3:53 p.m., from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reporting a potential overdue 23-foot Blue Proline vessel with three people aboard....

Coast Guard rescues 3 from vessel taking on water near Alligator Reef Lighthouse

Coast Guard rescues 3 from vessel taking on water near Alligator Reef Lighthouse
Two people abandon a vessel taking on water near Windley Island, Florida to swim toward a Coast Guard Station Islamorada 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew who were on scene to rescue them, Nov. 9, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Wilfredo Lugo MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued three people from a vessel taking on water in the vicinity of Alligator Reef Lighthouse, Saturday. A...

Coast Guard suspends search for 56-year-old man near Cudjoe Key

Coast Guard suspends search for 56-year-old man near Cudjoe Key
MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing 56-year-old man near Cudjoe, Friday. Missing is Lance Hartkopp, who departed Wednesday in his 20-foot Cuddy Cabin vessel from Blimp Road Boat Ramp in Cudjoe Key. “The decision to suspend a search is never an easy one as our hope is to be able to reunite people with their family and friends,” said Cmdr. Blanca Rosas, search and...

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for 74-year-old man near Big Pine Key

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for 74-year-old man near Big Pine Key
Coast Guard 33-Foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers. KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for John Gyurtsak, 74, from Big Pine Key after he was reported overdue, Tuesday. Gyurtsak was last seen in his 34-foot pleasure craft, Thermocline, departing from Big Pine Key, Monday prior to 2 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders...

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for overdue vessel

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for overdue vessel
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo KEY WEST — The Coast Guard along with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are searching for an overdue boater, Wednesday. Missing is, Lance Hartkopp, 56. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a notification from a concerned family member stating that a 20-foot Cuddy Cabin vessel with a 58-year old male...