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 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 Tampa Bay units assist 10 people in 3 days

Coast Guard Tampa Bay units assist 10 people in 3 days
A Coast Guard Station Cortez 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew tows a 21-foot disabled vessel with four people 57 miles offshore to the Coquina Beach boat ramp in Bradenton, Florida March 19, 2022. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— Coast Guard Tampa Bay rescue crews responded to multiple search and rescue cases in the region Friday through Sunday. A Coast Guard Air Station...

Coast Guard ends search for missing mariner off Venice

Coast Guard ends search for missing mariner off Venice
Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Lauren Jorgensen. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard ended their search for a 69-year-old man who was reported missing 46 miles offshore Venice, Florida,Wednesday. A Coast Guard Station Cortez 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew recovered Ricky Baker after searching approximately 100 square miles for 14 hours. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from aground vessel near Sarasota Bay

Coast Guard rescues 2 from aground vessel near Sarasota Bay
A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater rescue swimmer and a Coast Guard Station Cortez rescue swimmer escort two boaters after rescuing them near the Sarasota Bay area after their 21-foot vessel ran aground Jul. 6, 2021.. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Coast Guard Station Cortez rescue crew assisted two people from an aground 21-foot vessel at approximately 11 p.m. near Sarasota...

Coast Guard rescues 3 mariners near Anna Maria Island

Coast Guard rescues 3 mariners near Anna Maria Island
45-foot RB-M. U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Henry G. Dunphy. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued three mariners from a vessel taking on water two miles west of Anna Maria Island, Florida Friday. A Coast Guard Station Cortez 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew arrived at 7:50 p.m. to the 70-foot commercial fishing vessel Warrior, took the three crew members off...

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...