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...

Coast Guard rescues 3 in Withlacoochee River

Coast Guard rescues 3 in Withlacoochee River
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters from a swamped airboat in the Withlacoochee River near Yankeetown, Florida Monday. A Coast Guard Station Yankeetown 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water boatcrew recovered three men from the water and transported them to Bird Creek Boat Ramp to awaiting EMS for further evaluation. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received...

Coast Guard medevacs man 13 miles west of Fort de Soto

Coast Guard medevacs man 13 miles west of Fort de Soto
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 29-year-old man from a carrier vessel 13 miles west of Fort de Soto, Florida Wednesday. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew responded to the call and safely transported the man to Tampa General Hospital. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a VHF...

Coast Guard medevacs man 32 miles west of Clearwater

Coast Guard medevacs man 32 miles west of Clearwater
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 50-year-old man Wednesday from a recreational vessel 32 miles west of Clearwater, Florida. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew responded to the call and safely transported the man to Tampa General Hospital. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a...

Coast Guard oversees medevacs from cruise ships along Florida Coast

Coast Guard oversees medevacs from cruise ships along Florida Coast
Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard coordinated three at-sea cruise ship medevacs within the Miami and St. Petersburg areas of responsibility Saturday and Sunday. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders oversaw the medevac of one Celebrity Infinity crew member with COVID-19 like symptoms. The cruise ship’s small boat tender transported...