Coast Guard terminates illegal charter in St. Petersburg

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter in St. Petersburg
A Coast Guard investigating officer terminates the voyage of a 47-foot uninspected passenger vessel with 15 passengers for hire in St. Petersburg, Florida June 20, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter near St. Petersburg Municipal Marina Saturday. A Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg investigation officer terminated the voyage of a 47-foot...

Coast Guard medevacs man 76 miles west of Steinhatchee, Florida

Coast Guard medevacs man 76 miles west of Steinhatchee, Florida
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man with medical complications from a fishing vessel 76 miles west of Steinhatchee, Florida Saturday. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew responded to the call and safely transported the 73-year-old man to Tampa General Hospital in stable condition. Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard medevacs man 131 miles west of Venice, Florida

Coast Guard medevacs man 131 miles west of Venice, Florida
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man with a reported moray eel bite from a fishing vessel 131 miles west of Venice, Florida Sunday. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew responded to the call and safely transported the 23-year-old man to Tampa General Hospital in stable condition. Coast...

Coast Guard locates two overdue boaters near Homosassa

Coast Guard locates two overdue boaters near Homosassa
Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard located two people on an overdue vessel 23 miles off Homosassa, Florida Friday. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater C-130 Hercules aircrew located the vessel and confirmed with a nearby good Samaritan the two men aboard where the overdue fishermen who had a dead boat battery. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard medevacs man 10 miles west of Hernando Beach

Coast Guard medevacs man 10 miles west of Hernando Beach
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man with severe abdominal pain from a fishing vessel 10 miles west of Hernando Beach, Florida Thursday. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew responded to the call and safely transported the 49-year-old man to Tampa General Hospital in stable condition. Coast...

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter near Demens Landing Park

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter near Demens Landing Park
A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg boarding team board intercepts an illegal charter near Demens Landing Park, May 9, 2020.  (Coast Guard courtesy photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter Saturday near Demens Landing Park. A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 29-foot Response Boat-Small law enforcement crew terminated the voyage of a 21-foot uninspected passenger...

Coast Guard rescues 3 near Clearwater Beach

Coast Guard rescues 3 near Clearwater Beach
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small II file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Barry Bena ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Coast Guard Station Sand Key 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew rescued three boaters from an overturned 8-foot vessel near Clearwater Beach, Thursday. The Station Sand Key boat crew transported the survivors to Seminole Boat Ramp without any medical injuries or concerns. Coast...

Coast Guard urges caution ahead of heavy weather across Florida

Coast Guard urges caution ahead of heavy weather across Florida
MIAMI – The Coast Guard encourages mariners and those in coastal areas to prepare for high winds and seas forecasted for the state of Florida’s coastal region starting Friday afternoon. Some areas are expected to see gale-force winds at 35-40 mph and up to 5-foot seas. “The Coast Guard is monitoring the severe weather conditions and is broadcasting small craft advisories in the area,” said...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 4 in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 4 in Tampa Bay
Four survivors arrive at Maximo Park Boat Ramp in St. Petersburg, Florida, April 22, 2020.  Courtesy photo from Station St. Petersburg. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued four boaters from an overturned 16-foot vessel in Tampa Bay, Wednesday. A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew picked up the four people from the good Samaritan...