Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 6 mariners in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 6 mariners in Tampa Bay
Coast Guard Stations Cortez and St. Petersburg rescue six people from a capsizing recreational vessel near the Skyway Bridge in Tampa Bay, Oct. 17, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued six people from a capsizing recreational vessel near the Skyway Bridge in Tampa Bay Saturday. Coast Guard Stations Cortez and St. Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat — Medium...

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to vessel fire near Egmont Key

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to vessel fire near Egmont Key
A West Manatee County Fire Department marine unit crew extinguish the fire on a commercial barge Aug. 20, 2020, after a good Samaritan reported the incident. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Coast Guard and partner agencies responded to a vessel fire near Egmont Key, Sunday. Coast Guard, West Manatee County Fire Department, Manatee County Sheriff’s Office and commercial salvage crew...

Coast Guard assists 2 after boat takes on water west of Bean Point

Coast Guard assists 2 after boat takes on water west of Bean Point
The 35-foot vessel Last Lap sinks Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020 after a U.S. Coast Guard Station Cortez 45-foot Response boat-Medium crew along with a Manatee County Sheriff Office marine unit crew arrived on scene and transferred the two aboard boaters from the taking on water vessel. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted two boaters Sunday, after their 35-foot boat started...

Coast Guard rescues 4 from overturned vessel off Sarasota, Florida

Coast Guard rescues 4 from overturned vessel off Sarasota, Florida
A Coast Guard Station Cortez boat crew rescued four boaters from an overturned 24-foot vessel eight miles off Sarasota, Florida, April 5, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued four boaters from an overturned 24-foot vessel eight miles off Sarasota, Florida Sunday. A Coast Guard Station Cortez 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew recovered two men and two...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter in Sarasota Bay

Coast Guard halts illegal charter in Sarasota Bay
A Coast Guard Station Cortez boatcrew terminated the voyage of a 24-foot uninspected passenger vessel with four passengers for hire aboard in Sarasota Bay, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 24-foot uninspected passenger vessel Thursday in Sarasota Bay, Florida. The vessel was found with four passengers...

Coast Guard boards illegal charter in Longboat Pass

Coast Guard boards illegal charter in Longboat Pass
SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard boarded a 21-foot uninspected passenger vessel with seven passengers aboard Sunday in Longboat Pass, Florida. A Coast Guard Station Cortez 29-foot Response Boat-Small law enforcement boatcrew discovered the vessel was operating a commercial passenger service, and was not in compliance with regulations governing passenger vessels. Uninspected passenger vessels...

Coast Guard assists 5 near Tampa Bay Skyway Bridge

Coast Guard assists 5 near Tampa Bay Skyway Bridge
A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg boatcrew assisted five people on a vessel taking on water near the Tampa Bay Skyway Bridge Sept. 29, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Crowton.) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard assisted five people on a vessel taking on water near the Tampa Bay Skyway Bridge Sunday afternoon. A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response...

Coast Guard Station Cortez assists vessel taking on water in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard Station Cortez assists vessel taking on water in Gulf of Mexico
The crew members of Coast Guard Station Cortez dewater a pleasure craft vessel offshore of Bean Point, Florida, July 28, 2019. (Photo by Josh O’Conner of Longboat Police Department) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard assisted four people whose boat was taking on water Sunday approximately 12 miles west of Bean Point. The Coast Guard arrived on scene, removed three people and dewatered the...

Coast Guard, Sarasota Fire Rescue, rescue man 5 miles west of Sarasota

Coast Guard, Sarasota Fire Rescue, rescue man 5 miles west of Sarasota
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard and Sarasota Fire Rescue rescued a man whose boat capsized Wednesday approximately 5 miles west of Sarasota. Rescued was Jay Connelly, 55, from Sarasota. Sarasota Fire Rescue located the man and transported him to shore. The Coast Guard received a call from the survivors friend at 11:39 p.m., stating Connelly...