Coast Guard rescues 49-year-old from sailing vessel 6 miles east off Boot Harbor

Coast Guard rescues 49-year-old from sailing vessel 6 miles east off Boot Harbor
Emergency Medical Services technicians prepare to receive the rescued 49-year-old female rescued by U.S. Coast Guard Station Marathon. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 49-year-old woman Monday approximately 6 miles east of Boot Key Harbor. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a call over VHF-FM radio channel 16 from the sailing vessel Wandering Spirit...

Florida Keys Area Maritime Security Committee to Conduct Full-Scale Exercise

Florida Keys Area Maritime Security Committee to Conduct Full-Scale Exercise
KEY WEST, Fl. – Coast Guard Sector Key West and the Florida Keys Area Maritime Security Committee will host a full-scale exercise with multiple local agencies on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The exercise is part of the Area Maritime Security and Training Exercise Program. The event will require federal, state, local and industry partners to respond and recover from a simulated...

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman in the vicinity of Key West

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman in the vicinity of Key West
Coast Guard Station Key West 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo MIAMI—The Coast Guard medevaced a 38-year-old fisherman Saturday in the vicinity of Key West. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received a call from the 43-foot fishing vessel, Lucky Charm, stating a passenger was reportedly suffering from medical complications. A Coast Guard Station Key West 45-foot Response Boat-Medium...

Coast Guard medevacs a fisherman 43 miles northwest of Key West

Coast Guard medevacs a fisherman 43 miles northwest of Key West
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a 42-year-old man from a fishing vessel approximately 43 miles northwest of Key West. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received a call via VHF-FM channel 16 at approximately 1:20 a.m., from the 67-foot fishing vessel, Fortuna stating a crewmember was reportedly experiencing chest pains and difficulty...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from a capsized vessel south of Sugarloaf Key

Coast Guard rescues 3 from a capsized vessel south of Sugarloaf Key
Coast Guard Station Key West  rescued three people after their boat capsized. MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued three people Wednesday from the water approximately 6 miles south of Sugarloaf Key. Rescued were Sean Johnson, 49, Craig Zetwick, 54, and Ken Kuhfuss, 47. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Key West received a report via VHF-FM radio channel 16 from a crewmember stating their 30-foot...

Coast Guard searching for overdue boater near Marathon

Coast Guard searching for overdue boater near Marathon
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry file photo by Aux. Michael Dubin MIAMI—The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue jet skier, Wednesday near Marathon, Florida. Missing is Carlos Garcia-Cruz, 52, of Miami. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received a report Tuesday from Garcia-Cruz’s girlfriend, stating he was last seen wearing a life jacket on a blue and white jet ski departing Marathon...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from the water 15 miles south of Key West

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from the water 15 miles south of Key West
Coast Guard Cutter Terrell Horne (WPC-1131) crewmembers embark two Mexican Nationals to the cutter Tuesday, November 20, 2018 after rescuing them from the water 15 miles south of Key West.  (Coast guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla.—The Coast Guard rescued two people adrift Tuesday approximately 15 miles south of Key West. Rescued were Luis Erosa, 55, and Nestor Erosa, 29, both Mexican nationals. Coast...

Coast Guard rescues 51-year-old man from water in Alligator Reef, Key West

Coast Guard rescues 51-year-old man from water in Alligator Reef, Key West
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA3 Mario Romero MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued a 51-year-old man from the water in Alligator Reef, Key West, Wednesday. Rescued was Carlos Arboleda, 51. At approximately 11 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Key West received a report from a source saying they lost sight of a man swimming in Alligator Reef. Watchstanders launched a Coast...

Coast Guard, FWC end search for overdue boater south of Stock Island

Coast Guard, FWC end search for overdue boater south of Stock Island
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry file photo by Aux. Michael Dubin MIAMI — The Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ended their search Saturday for an overdue boater south of Stock Island. Missing was Raymond Robins, 65. A Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew found Robins and directed in an Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a...