Coast Guard commissions Cutter Pablo Valent

Coast Guard commissions Cutter Pablo Valent
Crew members of the Coast Guard Cutter Pablo Valent man the ship during the commissioning ceremony at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Florida May 11, 2022.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ayla Hudson. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard commissioned the 48th Sentinel-class fast response cutter (FRC) Pablo Valent (WPC 1148) into service at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg,...

Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg will receive first fast response cutter

Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg will receive first fast response cutter
Coast Guard Cutter Pablo Valent. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg will welcome their first 154-foot fast response cutter (FRC), Sunday. Coast Guard Cutter Pablo Valent, a Sentinel-class vessel, will arrive at its new homeport where the crew will begin training to become certified in law enforcement and rescue operations. Pablo Valent is...

Coast Guard rescues 6 people from vessel taking on water near Bayshore

Coast Guard rescues 6 people from vessel taking on water near Bayshore
A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoists the six people in distress after their boat was taking on water 16 miles west of Bayshore, Florida, Apr. 03, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) ST. PETERSBURG — The Coast Guard rescued six people from a 26-foot pleasure craft taking on water, Sunday, approximately 16 miles west of Bayport, Florida. A Coast Guard Air Station...

Coast Guard medevacs child 264 miles southwest of Clearwater

Coast Guard medevacs child 264 miles southwest of Clearwater
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 7-year-old passenger from the cruise ship, Carnival Dream, 264 miles southwest of Clearwater, Sunday. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew flew the child and her father to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in stable condition. A Carnival Dream crewmember reported...

Coast Guard medevacs man 80 miles southwest of Tampa

Coast Guard medevacs man 80 miles southwest of Tampa
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photoST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 34-year-old crewmember from the cruise ship, Serenade of the Seas, 80 miles west of Tampa, Thursday. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew flew the man to Tampa General Hospital in stable condition. A Serenade crewmember reported to Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg...

Coast Guard rescues 4 from capsized vessel in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard rescues 4 from capsized vessel in Tampa Bay
A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew rescues four people from a 22-foot epic vessel capsized in Tampa Bay, March 5, 2022. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg boat crew rescued four people from a 22-foot epic vessel capsized in Tampa Bay, Saturday. The 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew transferred the...

Coast Guard, FWC terminate illegal charter in Clearwater

Coast Guard, FWC terminate illegal charter in Clearwater
The Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission terminated an illegal small passenger vessel charter in Clearwater, Florida, Feb. 11, 2022. After investigation, the Coast Guard officer terminated the vessel’s voyage as the operator was not enrolled in a drug testing consortium, and the charter was overloaded. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. —The Coast...

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 80 miles west of Tampa

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 80 miles west of Tampa
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photoST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard medevaced a 37-year-old man from a commercial fishing vessel 80 miles west of Tampa, Thursday. An MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater flew the man to Tampa General Hospital in stable condition. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders were notified by the fishing vessel captain...

Coast Guard holds memorial of Cutter Blackthorn collision in St. Petersburg

Coast Guard holds memorial of Cutter Blackthorn collision in St. Petersburg
A Coast Guardsman salutes in front of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn memorial during the ceremony for the 42nd anniversary of the ship’s sinking, Jan. 28, 2022 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Moriah Cannion.)ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard held a memorial service for the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn collision at the Blackthorn Memorial site in St. Petersburg,...