Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Casey Key

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Casey Key
A Coast Guard Station Cortez 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew assist two people whose boat was taking on water approximately 14 miles west of Casey Key, Florida September 22, 2022.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard assisted two people whose boat was taking on water Thursday, approximately 14 miles west of Casey Key, Florida. A Coast Guard Station Cortez 45-foot...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing doctor from Naples, FL

Coast Guard suspends search for missing doctor from Naples, FL
Coast Guard Cutter Crocodile file photo by PA3 Rob Simpson ST. PETERSBURG Fla.— The Coast Guard has suspended the search for Dr. Chaundre Cross of Naples, Florida, Sunday. Coast Guard crews covered an area of approximately 13,100 square miles over the course of 100 hours. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center began initial investigation and follow-on searches for Cross,...

Coast Guard removes pollution threats from Punta Gorda boat fire

Coast Guard removes pollution threats from Punta Gorda boat fire
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The Coast Guard concluded operations, Wednesday, to remove pollution from a Punta Gorda marina boat fire. American Compliance Technologies recovered approximately 820 gallons of oily water mixture and 590 pounds of absorbent boom and materials from the marina. Coast Guard pollution responders from Sector St. Petersburg oversaw containment and cleanup operations, and the safety...

Coast Guard, partner agencies assists 2 in vessel allision near McKay Bay

Coast Guard, partner agencies assists 2 in vessel allision near McKay Bay
Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg and Hillsborough County Fire Department rescue crews assist a boater in distress August 3, 2022 after her vessel collided with a concrete pillar near McKay Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard along with partner agencies assisted two injured mariners after a vessel allision near McKay Bay, Florida, Tuesday. A Coast Guard Station St....

Coast Guard medevacs man near Cedar Key

Coast Guard medevacs man near Cedar Key
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. —The Coast Guard medevaced a man from an aground 43-foot sail vessel near Cedar Key, Wednesday. An Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew arrived on scene and transported the patient to Florida Largo Hospital in stable condition. Rescued was Chris Wallace. Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a distress...

Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg holds change of command

Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg holds change of command
Capt. Michael Kahle relieved Capt. Matthew Thompson as the commander of Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, during a change of command ceremony at the Port of Tampa July 8, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Villa Rodriguez) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Capt. Michael Kahle relieved Capt. Matthew Thompson as the commander of Sector St. Petersburg, Friday, during a change of command...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from a vessel west of Anna Maria

Coast Guard rescues 3 from a vessel west of Anna Maria
St. Petersburg, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued three people, Friday, from a 22-foot vessel taking on water 25 miles west of Anna Maria. Rescued where: Jorge Girledo, Smith Pabby, and Jiyao Ghou. A Coast Guard Station Cortez rescue crew arrived on scene and safely transferred the boaters in distress from the sinking vessel to Station Cortez with no injuries. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command...

Coast Guard responds to 54 search and rescue cases in 7th District

Coast Guard responds to 54 search and rescue cases in 7th District
Coast Guard Station Miami Beach small boat crew conducts ports, waterways, coastal security tactical training in Biscayne Bay, Florida, May 29, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Miami Beach) MIAMI — The Coast Guard responded to 54 search and rescue cases off Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina coasts during Memorial Day weekend, Friday-Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Miami rescue crews responded...

Coast Guard rescues 3 near Egmont Key in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard rescues 3 near Egmont Key in Tampa Bay
A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew rescue three people after their 24-foot vessel was taking on water near Egmont Key in Tampa Bay, May 21, 2022.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg boat crew rescued three people from a 24-foot vessel taking on water in Tampa Bay, Saturday. The 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat...