Coast Guard medevacs woman off cruise ship in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard medevacs woman off cruise ship in Tampa Bay
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 75-year-old woman Saturday in Tampa Bay. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center watchstanders received a call at 5:36 p.m. from medical personnel aboard the cruise ship Carnival Miracle stating a passenger was suffering from stroke like symptoms. A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot...

Coast Guard medevacs man 110 miles west of Clearwater

Coast Guard medevacs man 110 miles west of Clearwater
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 52-year-old man Thursday approximately 110 miles west of Clearwater. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center watchstanders received a call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday from a crew member aboard the 43-foot fishing boat Tobo stating a passenger was suffering...

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters, 1 dog in Apalachee Bay

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters, 1 dog in Apalachee Bay
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Clearwater (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse) CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two men and a dog Tuesday in Apalachee Bay. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a report Tuesday from Taylor County 911 dispatch stating two people and a dog were in distress approximately 5 miles south of...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from a capsized boat 4 miles west of Crystal River

Coast Guard rescues 3 from a capsized boat 4 miles west of Crystal River
Coast Guard Station Yankeetown 27-foot Utility Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters Thursday who capsized 4 miles west of Crystal River. While searching for a 71-year-old missing boater, a Coast Guard boatcrew aboard a 27-foot Utility Boat-Medium (UT-M) from Coast Guard Station Yankeetown observed a flare Thursday...

Coast Guard searching for 71-year-old man southwest Crystal River

Coast Guard searching for 71-year-old man southwest Crystal River
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules aircraft file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael De Nyse CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. — The Coast Guard continues to search Thursday for a 71-year-old man 30 miles southwest Crystal River. Missing is Ernest Bishop, from Crystal River. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center received a 911 relay at 10:20 p.m. Wednesday from...

Coast Guard suspends search for man missing west of Stump Pass Beach State Park

Coast Guard suspends search for man missing west of Stump Pass Beach State Park
Coast Guard HC-130 file photo ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Coast Guard crews suspended their search Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. for a missing a 50-year-old man 20 miles west of Stump Pass Beach State Park. Missing is Todd Battaglino, from Venice. Coast Guard crews and partner agencies searched a combined total of 98 hours, and covered 3,860 square miles in search of Battaglino. Partner agency personnel from...

Coast Guard searching for 50-year-old man West of Stump Pass Beach State Park

Coast Guard searching for 50-year-old man West of Stump Pass Beach State Park
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki ENGLEWOOD, Fla. — The Coast Guard continues to search Tuesday for a 50-year-old man 20 miles west of Stump Pass Beach State Park. Missing is Todd Battaglino, from Venice. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center received a 911 relay at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday from the Florida Fish and...

Coast Guard reopens Port of Tampa Bay to ship traffic after heavy fog closed bay

Coast Guard reopens Port of Tampa Bay to ship traffic after heavy fog closed bay
TAMPA, Fla. – The Coast Guard reopened all Port of Tampa zones Sunday allowing ship traffic to move in and out of the port. The port reopened approximately 11 a.m. Sunday when visibility increased to 2 nautical miles. The Coast Guard closed the Port of Tampa Bay due to dense fog that reduced visibility to under 1 mile for much of the day Saturday. Several cruise ships and other vessels were prevented...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 4 after plane crash in St. Petersburg

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 4 after plane crash in St. Petersburg
Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued four people Wednesday after their plane crashed in the water near Albert Whitted Airport in St. Petersburg. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received notification at 12:35 p.m. from a crew member aboard a 29-foot Response Boat-Small from Coast...