Coast Guard rescues 3 from vessel 96 miles west of Anclote Island

Coast Guard rescues 3 from vessel 96 miles west of Anclote Island
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued three people, Sunday, after their 25-foot sailboat became disabled 96 miles offshore of Anclote Island, Florida. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center received a channel 16 distress alert via VHF-FM radio from the vessel’s owner who reported the need for assistance. The vessel had become disabled...

Coast Guard medevacs man 40 miles northwest of Johns Pass

Coast Guard medevacs man 40 miles northwest of Johns Pass
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 65-year-old man from a commercial fishing vessel 40 miles northwest of Johns Pass, Florida, Monday. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew responded and safely transported the man to Tampa General Hospital in stable condition. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders...

Coast Guard reopens Florida, Georgia ports

Coast Guard reopens Florida, Georgia ports
A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew conducts assessments after the path of tropical storm Nicole November 11, 2022 in the southwest Florida areas. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Villa Rodriguez MIAMI — Personnel from the Seventh Coast Guard District are responding to the aftermath of Hurricane Nicole, Friday. Hurricane Nicole has been downgraded...

Coast Guard reopens port of Ft. Meyers

Coast Guard reopens port of Ft. Meyers
The Coast Guard Captain of the Port opens the Port. (U.S. Coast Guard graphic by PA3 Jose Hernandez) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Captain of the Port has set Port Condition Four for the maritime port of Fort Myers and all areas south to the furthest extent of the COTP zone for commercial vessel traffic following satisfactory channel surveys and aids to navigation verifications, Friday. During Port...

Coast Guard boating safety reminder post-Hurricane Ian

Coast Guard boating safety reminder post-Hurricane Ian
Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Seth Hunt conducts rescue operations Oct. 3, 2022 in Matlacha Isles, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jamie Mealor) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — In the wake of Hurricane Ian’s impact on the Florida peninsula, the Seventh Coast Guard District and Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg are reminding residents and visitors to exercise caution when...

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Casey Key

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Casey Key
A Coast Guard Station Cortez 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew assist two people whose boat was taking on water approximately 14 miles west of Casey Key, Florida September 22, 2022.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard assisted two people whose boat was taking on water Thursday, approximately 14 miles west of Casey Key, Florida. A Coast Guard Station Cortez 45-foot...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing doctor from Naples, FL

Coast Guard suspends search for missing doctor from Naples, FL
Coast Guard Cutter Crocodile file photo by PA3 Rob Simpson ST. PETERSBURG Fla.— The Coast Guard has suspended the search for Dr. Chaundre Cross of Naples, Florida, Sunday. Coast Guard crews covered an area of approximately 13,100 square miles over the course of 100 hours. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center began initial investigation and follow-on searches for Cross,...

Coast Guard removes pollution threats from Punta Gorda boat fire

Coast Guard removes pollution threats from Punta Gorda boat fire
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Coast Guard concluded operations, Wednesday, to remove pollution from a Punta Gorda marina boat fire. American Compliance Technologies recovered approximately 820 gallons of oily water mixture and 590 pounds of absorbent boom and materials from the marina. Coast Guard pollution responders from Sector St. Petersburg oversaw containment and cleanup operations, and the safety...

Coast Guard, partner agencies assists 2 in vessel allision near McKay Bay

Coast Guard, partner agencies assists 2 in vessel allision near McKay Bay
Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg and Hillsborough County Fire Department rescue crews assist a boater in distress August 3, 2022 after her vessel collided with a concrete pillar near McKay Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard along with partner agencies assisted two injured mariners after a vessel allision near McKay Bay, Florida, Tuesday. A Coast Guard Station St....