Coast Guard, Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office rescue 6 near Blue Heron Bridge

Coast Guard, Palm Beach Sheriff's Office rescue 6 near Blue Heron Bridge
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard and Palm Beach Sheriff’s office rescued six people from the water near Blue Heron Bridge after their kayaks overturned Friday. The two agencies reached the scene at the same time, embarked the kayakers and brought them ashore with no reported injuries. Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received...

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca offloads more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine in Miami

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca offloads more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine in Miami
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca (WMEC-906) crew offloaded more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine Friday at Coast Guard Sector Miami. The drugs were interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, including contraband seized and recovered in more than five interdictions of suspected drug smuggling vessels by U.S. Coast Guard cutters: The...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter in Miami

Coast Guard halts illegal charter in Miami
A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach boarding team board the 42-foot pleasure craft, Breaking the Habit, after a passenger injury was reported to Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders Sept. 7, 2019.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of the 42-foot pleasure craft, Breaking the Habit, with 13 passengers aboard Saturday near Miami Marine Stadium. Coast Guard Sector Miami...

Coast Guard deploys crews for Hurricane Dorian response

Coast Guard deploys crews for Hurricane Dorian response
Coast Guard air crews and health service technicians are briefed at Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater before a C-130 flight to Andros Island in preparation for Hurricane Dorian response, Sept. 2, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ayla Kelley.) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard is deploying members and assets from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater in preparation for Hurricane...

Coast Guard, partner agency respond to unsafe boating practices

Coast Guard, partner agency respond to unsafe boating practices
An intoxicated boater sits on the 16-foot vessel while a Coast Guard Station Islamorada 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement boatcrew, along with FWC agents arrived on scene with the vessel Saturday August, 24, 2019 to conduct a field sobriety test.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard, along with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, responded to unsafe boating practices...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation in Miami

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation in Miami
Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 23-foot Hurricane vessel with 12 passengers aboard Monday at the 79th Boat Ramp for conducting an illegal charter. Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received a notification from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission agents reporting that they had stopped...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation at Fishermans Channel

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation at Fishermans Channel
Passengers aboard the 29-foot pleasure craft wait while a Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium Enforcement boat crew aproaches to it to start a courtesy boarding. MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 29-foot pleasure craft with nine people aboard Wednesday at Fishermans Channel after discovering multiple violations. A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 45-foot Response...

Coast Guard interdicts 6 migrants 7 miles east of Boca Raton

Coast Guard interdicts 6 migrants 7 miles east of Boca Raton
Coast Guard Cutter Ibis file photo BOCA RATON, Fla. — The Coast Guard interdicted six migrants Monday 7 miles east of Boca Raton. The Coast Guard Cutter Ibis (WPB-87338) crew arrived on scene and interdicted the six male Cuban migrants. The crew safely embarked all six migrants aboard the cutter. Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received a report from a good Samaritan of a suspicious 15-foot...

Coast Guard, CBP interdict 7 migrants, 67 packages of marijuana, 1 suspected smuggler

Coast Guard, CBP interdict 7 migrants, 67 packages of marijuana, 1 suspected smuggler
Bales of interdicted marijuana, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection interdicted seven migrants, a suspected smuggler and 67 packages of marijuana Thursday approximately 7 miles east of Government Cut. The CBP intercepted an improperly lit 27-foot cabin cruiser approximately 7 miles east of Government Cut and discovered five...