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...

Coast Guard medevacs man from tug in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard medevacs man from tug in Tampa Bay
A Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew medevacs a man from the 142-foot tug ATV Legend in Tampa Bay, Florida, Nov. 27, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steven Shaw ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a tug in Tampa Bay, Wednesday. A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew medevaced a 53 year-old man from...

Coast Guard ends search for missing man near Sanibel Island

Coast Guard ends search for missing man near Sanibel Island
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.- The Coast Guard ended its search for a missing man after a Coast Guard Station Ft. Myers Beach 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew located a man near the southeast side of Sanibel Island, Monday. The Station Ft. Myers Beach RB-S boat crew located a deceased man two miles south of Sanibel Island and brought him to Sanibel Police...

Coast Guard medevacs man 86 miles offshore of Naples, Florida

Coast Guard medevacs man 86 miles offshore of Naples, Florida
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard medevaced a man 86 miles offshore of Naples, Florida, Monday. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted an ill 53-year-old male crew member from a 44-foot fishing vessel and transported him to Tampa General Hospital for treatment. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center...

Coast Guard searching for missing man near Sanibel Island

Coast Guard searching for missing man near Sanibel Island
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard is searching for a missing 63-year-old male on the southeast side of Sanibel Island Monday. Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and HC-130 Hercules aircrews, a Coast Guard Station Ft. Myers 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew, and the Coast Guard Cutter Pelican crew...

Coast Guard rescues 2 divers 25 miles west of Egmont Key, Florida

Coast Guard rescues 2 divers 25 miles west of Egmont Key, Florida
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard rescued two divers from the water 25 miles west of Egmont Key, Florida, Saturday. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted one male diver and transported him to EMS for treatment. A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response...

Coast Guard medevacs man 48 miles offshore of Sanibel Island, Florida

Coast Guard medevacs man 48 miles offshore of Sanibel Island, Florida
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard medevaced a man 48 miles offshore of Sanibel Island, Florida, Wednesday. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted a 53-year-old man from a 30-foot fishing vessel and transported him to Tampa General Hospital for treatment. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center watchstanders...