Coast Guard rescues 2 overdue near Big Coppitt Key

Coast Guard rescues 2 overdue near Big Coppitt Key
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued two overdue boaters near Big Coppitt Key, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received notification of two teenagers on an overdue 16-foot skiff who were supposed to return to shore before sunset. The boat had no navigation lights or radio onboard. Watchstanders diverted a Coast Guard...

Coast Guard interdicts 8 Cuban Migrants on Cay Sal, Bahamas

Coast Guard interdicts 8 Cuban Migrants on Cay Sal, Bahamas
Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered file photo. CAY SAL, Bahamas. — The Coast Guard interdicted 8 migrants Sunday on Cay Sal attempting to illegally enter the United States. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a notification from a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew reporting two people hiding in nearby bushes. The Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton (WPC-1108)...

Coast Guard interdicts 11 Cuban migrants 24 miles east of Cay Sal

Coast Guard interdicts 11 Cuban migrants 24 miles east of Cay Sal
Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo file photo CAY SAL, Bahamas – The Coast Guard interdicted 11 migrants Friday 24 miles east of Cay Sal attempting to illegally enter the United States. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a notification from the Cuban border security reporting an illegal vessel departure with an unknown number of passengers aboard. The Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo...

Coast Guard interdicts 10 illegal Cuban Migrants 20 miles South of Matecumbe Key

Coast Guard interdicts 10 illegal Cuban Migrants 20 miles South of Matecumbe Key
The Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo receives the 10 illegal Cuban migrants from a Coast Guard Station Islamorada 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew Monday, Apr. 1, 2019 interdicted after attempting to illegally enter the United States.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MATECUMBE KEY, Fla. — The Coast Guard interdicted 10 migrants Monday 20 miles south of Matecumbe Key attempting to illegally enter the United...

Coast Guard assists snorkeler in distress near Sombrero Reef

Coast Guard assists snorkeler in distress near Sombrero Reef
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo KEY WEST — The Coast Guard assisted a 45-year-old woman reportedly suffering from chest pains while snorkeling Wednesday near Sombrero Reef. Rescued was Amanda Clark, 45. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a notification from the dive vessel, Spirit, over VHF-FM radio channel 16 stating Clark was suffering from chest...

Coast Guard rescues 5 from water 5 miles south of Key West

Coast Guard rescues 5 from water 5 miles south of Key West
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued five people from the aground 65-foot sailing vessel, Serenity, Thursday approximately 5 miles south of Key West. At approximately 6 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a report from the crew via VHF radio channel 16 of five people who ran aground on Sand Key Reef. Watchstanders diverted...

Coast Guard rescues 2 near Fleming Key

Coast Guard rescues 2 near Fleming Key
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two people from the water Friday in the vicinity of Fleming Key. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received notification from a good Samaritan stating two people were in the water and needed assistance. A Coast Guard 33 –foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boatcrew from Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Islamorada

Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Islamorada
KEY WEST, Fla. —The Coast Guard medevaced a 66-year-old woman who sustained a back injury after falling aboard the 26-foot research vessel, Irgo, Sunday approximately two miles south of Islamorada. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a medevac request via VHF radio channel 16 from the Irgo crew at approximately 3:30 p.m. and diverted a Coast Guard Station Islamorada 33-foot Special...

USS James E. Williams rescues 26 migrants, transfers to Coast Guard custody

USS James E. Williams rescues 26 migrants, transfers to Coast Guard custody
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton embarks 26 migrants after being interdicted for attempting to illegally enter to the United States.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) LONG KEY, Fla. — The Coast Guard interdicted 26 migrants 48 miles southeast of Long Key attempting to illegally enter the United States. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a notification from a good Samaritan...