Coast Guard halts illegal charter, rescues 2 on disabled jet ski near Venetian Causeway Bridge

Coast Guard halts illegal charter, rescues 2 on disabled jet ski near Venetian Causeway Bridge
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard interdicted an illegal charter Thursday while assisting two boaters in a disabled vessel near Venetian Causeway Bridge. Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received a report from a good Samaritan of a disabled jet ski with two people aboard pinned against a bridge piling. Watchstanders diverted a Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Miami Marine Stadium

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Miami Marine Stadium
A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boat crew terminated the voyage of the Momentum 2 for multiple safety violations. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Peter Martinez) MIAMI—The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of the 42-foot pleasure craft, Momentum 2, with 31 people aboard, Saturday, in the vicinity of Miami Marine Stadium. While on...

Coast Guard responds to vessel allision near Dania Beach

Coast Guard responds to vessel allision near Dania Beach
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MIAMI — A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced a 26-year-old female Friday after a vessel allided with trees in Whiskey Creek, Intracoastal Waterway, near Dania Beach. The Dolphin aircrew lowered the rescue swimmer who assessed the situation and determined the female needed higher level medical attention....

Coast Guard kicks off National Safe Boating Week

Coast Guard kicks off National Safe Boating Week
MIAMI — The Coast Guard reminds boaters to be safe on the water during National Safe Boating Week, Saturday through Memorial Day weekend. “Prior to going out on the water, boaters need to ensure they have the proper safety equipment is onboard, and check the weather forecast,” said Capt. Jo-Ann Burdian, Commander of Coast Guard Sector Miami. “One thing we have control over is how we prepare....

Coast Guard rescues missing diver near Government Cut

Coast Guard rescues missing diver near Government Cut
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami helicopter crew vectors in a Coast Guard Station Miami boat crew to rescue a stranded diver Apr. 20, 2020 near Government Cut, Florida.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued a missing diver near Government Cut, Monday. Rescued was Raul Amores, 50. Coast Guard Sector Miami Command Center watchstanders received a call stating a diver was stranded in the...

Coast Guard responds to report of boater under influence near Monument Island

Coast Guard responds to report of boater under influence near Monument Island
The 50-foot pleasure craft, Lucy B, is moored to a pier at Coast Guard Station Miami Beach. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Miami Beach) MIAMI — The Coast Guard responded to a call of a boater reportedly operating a vessel under the influence of illegal narcotics Sunday near Monument Island. Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received a report from a concerned passenger aboard the...

Coast Guard oversees medevacs from cruise ships along Florida Coast

Coast Guard oversees medevacs from cruise ships along Florida Coast
Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard coordinated three at-sea cruise ship medevacs within the Miami and St. Petersburg areas of responsibility Saturday and Sunday. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders oversaw the medevac of one Celebrity Infinity crew member with COVID-19 like symptoms. The cruise ship’s small boat tender transported...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Bahia Hutchinson Island

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Bahia Hutchinson Island
A Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale boat crew conducts the boarding of a 23-foot pleasure craft with nine people aboard operating as an illegal charter Feb. 29, 2020 near Bahia Hutchinson Island.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Fort Lauderdale) MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of pleasure craft operating as an illegal charter Saturday near Bahia Hutchinson Island. A Coast...

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing boaters in Florida

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing boaters in Florida
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for two boaters who have been missing since February 19, after they were reported overdue. Missing are Gerald Cook, 81, Peter Cook, 55, and four of their dogs. Coast Guard assets and other agencies who responded included: googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...