Coast Guard, partner agencies to participate in oil spill response exercise in Tampa

Coast Guard, partner agencies to participate in oil spill response exercise in Tampa
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); TAMPA, Fla. — Coast Guard personnel, in conjunction with local, state and federal partners, are scheduled to conduct a national preparedness for response exercise for oil pollution in the Port of Tampa, Tuesday and Wednesday. The exercise will evaluate the capabilities and effectiveness of a full-scale...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue sinking boater near John’s Pass

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue sinking boater near John's Pass
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki SAND KEY, Fla. — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued a boater Saturday after his 21-foot boat started to sink 21 miles west of John’s Pass. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); At 11:36 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 after boat capsizes

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 after boat capsizes
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Dougherty FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued two boaters Thursday after their 25-foot boat capsized 50 miles west of Naples. Rescued were Frederick Cunningham, 42, and James Nipper, 48. At 5:56 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a Mayday via...

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters after personal watercraft capsizes near Miguel Bay

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters after personal watercraft capsizes near Miguel Bay
A Coast Guard Station Cortez 29-foot Response Boat-Small II file photo by by Seaman Meredith A. Manning CORTEZ, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters Monday after their personal watercraft capsized 500 yards west of Big Miguel Pass. Rescued were John Miller, 50 and Shane Schaltz, 51. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Cortez received a 911 transfer at 8:20 p.m. via Manatee County Dispatch...

Coast Guard medevacs man from sailboat near Lido Key

Coast Guard medevacs man from sailboat near Lido Key
A Station Cortez 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew medevacs a 43-year-old man from a sailboat 2 miles west of Big Sarasota Pass, Florida, June 30, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) LIDO KEY, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man Saturday from a sailboat 2 miles west of Big Sarasota Pass. Rescued was Tarpon Springs native, Bryan Shawl, 43. At 1:54 a.m. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 5 after boat capsizes

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 5 after boat capsizes
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) SAND KEY, Fla. — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued five boaters Thursday after their 30-foot dive boat capsized 22 miles west of Anclote Island. At 10:05 a.m., an HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew on a training flight spotted five boaters clinging to debris and immediately deployed...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 3 boaters after vessel capsizes in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 3 boaters after vessel capsizes in Tampa Bay
Coast Guard members  from Station St. Petersburg transport three rescued boaters to the station Saturday, June 23, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued three boaters Saturday after their vessel capsized 12 miles west of Tampa. Rescued were Raul Gutierrez, 40, Jorge Gutierrez, 51, and Jose Gari, 38. All three men are from Kissimmee. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard assists 4 adults, 2 children from aground boat near Sanibel Island

Coast Guard assists 4 adults, 2 children from aground boat near Sanibel Island
A Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach assists a Cape Coral family of six after their boat ran aground June 15, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted a Cape Coral family of six, including two children, after their boat ran aground four miles southwest of Sanibel Island on Friday. At 7:36 p.m. Friday Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received...

Coast Guard medevacs man from boat 52 miles west of Homosassa River

Coast Guard medevacs man from boat 52 miles west of Homosassa River
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 78-year-old man Thursday from a boat 52 miles west of Homosassa River. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a distress call at 1:21 p.m. via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16. A crewmember aboard a 35-foot boat reported a man was suffering from symptoms of a stroke and needed emergency...