Coast Guard rescues 2 from overturned vessel off Clearwater, Florida

Coast Guard rescues 2 from overturned vessel off Clearwater, Florida
A Coast Guard Station Sand Key 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew recovers a man and woman from an overturned 24-foot vessel 14 miles off Clearwater, Florida March 21, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters from an overturned 24-foot vessel 14 miles off Clearwater, Saturday. A Coast Guard Station Sand Key 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew...

Coast Guard medically evacuates man with lacerations near St. Petersburg

Coast Guard medically evacuates man with lacerations near St. Petersburg
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 31-year-old Ukrainian man from a cruise ship 20 miles west of St. Petersburg, Florida Thursday. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew responded to the call and safely transported the man to Tampa General Hospital. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders...

Coast Guard halts illegal charters near Hula Bay

Coast Guard halts illegal charters near Hula Bay
A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg Law Enforcement boat crew conducted the boarding of a 26-foot pleasure craft with 12 people aboard operating as an illegal charter March 12, 2020 near Hula Bay, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station St. Petersburg) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter Thursday near Hula Bay. A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Everglades Challenge boater

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Everglades Challenge boater
ST.PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing mariner Thursday, who was participating in the Water Tribe Everglades Challenge. Missing is Jim Slauson, 73, from St. Petersburg. Coast Guard assets and other agencies who responded included: googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard Station Ft. Myers Beach 45-foot Response...

Coast Guard halts two illegal charters near Tampa Bay

Coast Guard halts two illegal charters near Tampa Bay
A Coast Guard Station Saint Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat-medium law enforcement crew, along with Coast Guard investigating officers terminate the voyage of a 50-foot uninspected passenger vessel with eight passengers for hire March 9, 2020 near Treasure Island, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated two illegal charters Saturday and Monday near...

Coast Guard, partner agencies locate overdue man in Port Richey

Coast Guard, partner agencies locate overdue man in Port Richey
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard and partner agencies located a missing man in Port Richey, Wednesday. Cole Torrent, 28, was located by a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit after he was reported overdue on a jet ski Tuesday by his friend. He was transported to Nick’s...

Coast Guard presents posthumous Purple Heart for WWII Veteran

Coast Guard presents posthumous Purple Heart for WWII Veteran
Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg presented a Purple Heart to Anabel Antonsanti-Weis and her family in honor of her late father, Coast Guard Seaman 1st Class Arturo Antonsanti who was a WWII veteran, in St. Petersburg, Florida, February 3, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ayla Hudson. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard presented a Purple Heart to Anabel Antonsanti-Weis,...

Coast Guard responds to boat fire near Tampa

Coast Guard responds to boat fire near Tampa
Crew members from Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg respond to a boat fire close to Gandy Bridge in Tampa, Florida January 25, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) TAMPA, Fla — The Coast Guard responded to a boat fire near Gandy Bridge in Tampa Saturday. Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew members arrived first to the scene and used dewatering pumps to put out the fire. Coast...

Coast Guard, partner agencies to enforce safety for Gasparilla Parade

Coast Guard, partner agencies to enforce safety for Gasparilla Parade
A graphic depicts the safety zone during the Jose Gasparilla Pirate Invasion in Tampa Bay, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard graphic provided by Sector St. Petersburg) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and partner agencies will be enforcing a safety zone for the Gasparilla Parade in Tampa Bay from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., January 25, 2020. All boaters must stay 50-feet from parade...