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...

Coast Guard interdicts 12 Chinese migrants, 2 smugglers east of Fort Lauderdale

Coast Guard interdicts 12 Chinese migrants, 2 smugglers east of Fort Lauderdale
The Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark (WPC-1101) crew interdict the motor yacht, Carefree, with 14 people aboard during a patrol and safely embarked the 12 Chinese migrants and two potential smugglers. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark MIAMI — The Coast Guard interdicted 12 Chinese migrants and two suspected smugglers Tuesday approximately 13 miles east of Fort Lauderdale. The...

Coast Guard reminds boaters to stay safe on Fourth of July

Coast Guard reminds boaters to stay safe on Fourth of July
U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson MIAMI — The Fourth of July is traditionally a time of increased boating traffic in waterways due to the myriad of fireworks displays. In past years, a combination of this increased traffic and vessels traveling at excessive speeds has resulted in deaths and serious injuries. The Coast Guard is asking all vessels in the area...

Coast Guard continues to discourage illegal migration attempts to the United States

Coast Guard continues to discourage illegal migration attempts to the United States
The Coast Guard continues to discourage migrants from conducting dangerous illegal voyages on unsafe and unseaworthy vessels.  U.S. Coast Guard photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard continues to discourage migrants from conducting dangerous illegal voyages on unsafe and unseaworthy vessels. On Wednesday, a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, deployed to Great Inagua, Bahamas,...