Coast Guard, Tampa Police terminate illegal charter in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard, Tampa Police terminate illegal charter in Tampa Bay
A Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg investigating officer along with Tampa Police Department (TPD) Marine Unit terminated the voyage of a 43.5-foot uninspected passenger vessel with 18 passengers for hire in Tampa Bay Friday.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter in the Tampa Bay area Friday. A Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg investigating...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from aground vessel near Sarasota Bay

Coast Guard rescues 2 from aground vessel near Sarasota Bay
A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater rescue swimmer and a Coast Guard Station Cortez rescue swimmer escort two boaters after rescuing them near the Sarasota Bay area after their 21-foot vessel ran aground Jul. 6, 2021.. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Coast Guard Station Cortez rescue crew assisted two people from an aground 21-foot vessel at approximately 11 p.m. near Sarasota...

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter near Tampa Bay

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter near Tampa Bay
A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg boarding team inspects the 50-foot uninspected passenger vessel after a Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg investigating officer terminated the voyage its voyage Jul 2, 2021 near the Tampa Bay Area.. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg investigating officer terminated the voyage of a 50-foot uninspected passenger...

Coast Guard rescues 1 after boat collision 30 miles west of Sanibel Island

Coast Guard rescues 1 after boat collision 30 miles west of Sanibel Island
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter air crew medevaced an 83-year old male after two vessels collided, 30 miles west of Sanibel Island, Thursday. The Jayhawk helicopter crew safely transported the male to the Tampa General Hospital with a leg injury and transferred to awaiting emergency medical services. A...

Coast Guard medevacs man 172 miles west of Marco Island, Florida

Coast Guard medevacs man 172 miles west of Marco Island, Florida
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard medevaced a man 172 miles west of Marco Island, Florida, Monday. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted a 72-year-old man from a 39-foot sailing vessel and transported him to Florida Keys International Airport, where emergency medical services awaited to assist the patient. Coast...

Coast Guard rescues 4 from boat 30 miles west of Cedar Key

Coast Guard rescues 4 from boat 30 miles west of Cedar Key
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued four people, Friday, who spent the night clinging to a boat that capsized in a heavy storm, 30 miles west of Cedar Key. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew safely hoisted the four people, and they were taken to Crystal River airfield to awaiting emergency medical personnel. The four people were reported to have mild...

Coast Guard rescues woman from water 36 miles west of Sand Key

Coast Guard rescues woman from water 36 miles west of Sand Key
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 29-year-old woman from the water 36 miles west of Sand Key, Friday. Rescued was Sarah Rice, 29. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew arrived on scene, safely hoisted Rice and transferred her to Tampa General Hospital for medical evaluation. No injuries were reported. Coast...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 5 people near Anclote, Indian Rocks Beach

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 5 people near Anclote, Indian Rocks Beach
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders and good Samaritans rescued five people, Saturday, in two separate incidents near Anclote and Indian Rocks Beach. In the first incident, watchstanders received an urgent call via VHF-FM Channel 16 from a man who could not locate his two friends who were diving off his boat, about...

Coast Guard assists 1 from disabled vessel on Chassahowitzka River

Coast Guard assists 1 from disabled vessel on Chassahowitzka River
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coast Guard crews assisted one person Friday after his 24-foot vessel became disabled on Chassahowitzka River. An Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew arrived on scene, determined the individual to be in good health and directed a searching family member to his position. The family member safely transported...