Coast Guard searching for missing diver 18 miles west of Sanibel Island

Coast Guard searching for missing diver 18 miles west of Sanibel Island
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and C-130 Hercules aircraft file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard is searching Wednesday for a missing diver 18 miles west of Sanibel Island. At 10:50 a.m., Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg Command Center watchstanders received a report from an 18-foot recreational vessel, stating a 52-year-old male diver never resurfaced. A Coast Guard Air Station...

Coast Guard rescues 7 boaters near Pine Island

Coast Guard rescues 7 boaters near Pine Island
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Dougherty FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. – The Coast Guard rescued seven people after their boat took on water Saturday near Pine Island. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watch standers received a Marine Emergency Response Team alert reporting a 15′ Pontoon boat was taking on water in the vicinity of Bokeelia...

Coast Guard rescues 3 after boat capsizes in Clearwater Pass

Coast Guard rescues 3 after boat capsizes in Clearwater Pass
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three boaters whose vessel sank in Longboat Pass, Florida, April 20, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Sand Key) CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued three people Saturday after their 25-foot boat capsized in Clearwater Pass. Rescued were Zephyr Humphries, James Hutton and Leanne Hutton. At 3:30 p.m. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders...

Overdue boater located in Tampa

Overdue boater located in Tampa
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo TAMPA, Fla. — Coast Guard watchstanders received a report Friday of the overdue boater’s vessel being located at the Westshore Yacht Club. The dock master reported to Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg the 38-foot sailing vessel, Nai’a, was adrift and crashing to the sea wall of the marina with one passenger aboard. Aboard the sailing...

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters west of Clearwater Pass

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters west of Clearwater Pass
A Coast Guard Station Sand Key boat crew assists three people aboard a 22-foot boat 6 miles west of Clearwater Pass, Florida, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob Weiland) CLEARWATER, Fla. —The Coast Guard rescued three people Saturday after a boat took on water 6 miles west of Clearwater Pass. At 10:27 a.m. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter in Longboat Pass

Coast Guard halts illegal charter in Longboat Pass
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — In conjunction with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 21-foot uninspected passenger vessel Friday near Longboat Pass. FWC observed the uninspected passenger vessel, which is only rated for six passengers, operating with seven passengers for hire and boarded the vessel. During the boarding, the FWC officer discovered...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from life raft after fishing boat sinks

Coast Guard rescues 3 from life raft after fishing boat sinks
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry file photo by Aux. Michael Dubin NAPLES, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued three men from a life raft Monday after a 32-foot fishing boat sank 90 miles west of Naples. Rescued were Madeira Beach natives, Terry Britton, 58, and Patrick Leoni, 43, and St. Petersburg native Kyle Haskins, 29. At 1:52 a.m. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received mayday calls...

Coast Guard rescues 3 adults, 12-year-old boy after boat sinks

Coast Guard rescues 3 adults, 12-year-old boy after boat sinks
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter returns to Air Station Clearwater, Florida, after rescuing three men and a 12-year-old boy, Saturday, March 30, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CLEARWATER, Fla.—The Coast Guard rescued three men and a 12-year old boy after their boat sank Saturday 3 miles west of Bayport. Rescued were Virginia Beach, Virginia, native David Johnson, 25, and Weeki Wachee, Florida,...

Coast Guard responds to injured fishermen 70 miles southwest of Marco Island

Coast Guard responds to injured fishermen 70 miles southwest of Marco Island
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photoST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard responded to the report of an injured fishermen Monday approximately 70 miles southwest of Marco Island. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a call on VHF marine radio Channel 16 at approximately 7:15 a.m. from a crew member on board the 34-foot fishing vessel reporting a fellow crew member...