Coast Guard assists divers over weekend off Florida Keys

Coast Guard assists divers over weekend off Florida Keys
Guard Station Key West 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nick Ameen. MIAMI — Coast Guard assisted two divers Sunday after they became unresponsive in the water off the Florida Keys and needed emergency medical services to go to the hospital. Sector Key West watchstanders were alerted by the dive boat operator of the Sea Star at approximately 10:30 a.m. that a 21 year-old...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sailing vessel off Key West during Tropical Storm Sally

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sailing vessel off Key West during Tropical Storm Sally
Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios MIAMI — Coast Guard crews rescued two people from their sailing vessel, Preston Point, Sunday, after they were in distress about 14 miles west of Ponce de Leon Bay off Key West, Florida, during Tropical Storm Sally. The sailing vessel Preston Point owners called Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders at approximately...

Coast Guard interdicts 5 Cuban migrants 35 miles south of Marathon

Coast Guard interdicts 5 Cuban migrants 35 miles south of Marathon
Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard interdicted five Cuban migrants Saturday approximately 35 miles south of Marathon. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a notification of a 6-foot rustic vessel with five people aboard traveling 30 miles south of Marathon and launched a Coast Guard Station Marathon 33-foot...

Coast Guard assists sinking fishing boat off Key West

Coast Guard assists sinking fishing boat off Key West
The captain of the fishing boat Kayden Nicole talks to a Station Key West boat crew about 40 miles off the coast of Key West, Aug. 31, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — A Coast Guard Station Key West boat crew assisted the 73-foot commercial fishing boat, Kayden Nicole, after it started taking on water about 46 miles northwest of Key West on Monday. The Kayden Nicole’s emergency positioning...

Coast Guard medevacs 75-year-old man near Man of War Harbor

Coast Guard medevacs 75-year-old man near Man of War Harbor
Coast Guard Station Key West 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement crew members help a 75-year-old man ashore to local emergency medical services Aug. 24, 2020 near Man of War Harbor, Florida. (Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 75-year-old man Monday near Man of War Harbor. Coast Guard Sector Key West received a medevac request from the man’s family who...

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 1, extinguish 2 boat fires near Stock Island

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 1, extinguish 2 boat fires near Stock Island
A Coast Guard Station Key West 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement crew member hoses down a sailing vessel Aug. 26, 2020 near Stock Island, Florida. (Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Key West Fire Rescue and a good Samaritan extinguished two vessel fires and rescued one person Wednesday near Stock Island. Coast Guard Station Key...

Coast Guard rescues seven 12 miles south of Key Colony

Coast Guard rescues seven 12 miles south of Key Colony
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA3 James Judge KEY WEST, Fla. – The Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol rescued seven people while halting an illegal charter, Friday, approximately 12 miles south of Key Colony. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a call from the 39-foot commercial vessel, Grand Slam, crew via VHF Channel 16 stating...

Coast Guard accepts newest fast response cutter

Coast Guard accepts newest fast response cutter
The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the newest Sentinel-class fast response cutter (FRC), the Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Henry (WPC-1140), from Bollinger Shipyards, July 30th, 2020. The 154-foot cutter is named after Oliver T. Henry, Jr., an African American enlisted Coast Guardsman who served from 1940-1966 and was the first to break the color barrier of a then segregated service. (U.S. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard 7th District rescues 20, assists 37 over weekend

Coast Guard 7th District rescues 20, assists 37 over weekend
MIAMI — Coast Guard rescue crews saved 20 lives and assisted 37 lives in Coast Guard 7th District Friday through Sunday. Over the weekend, watchstanders and units across Coast Guard 7th District worked a high volume of search and rescue cases. Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders recorded five lives assisted, Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders recorded six lives saved and 12 lives assisted,...