Coast Guard suspends search for missing pilot off Boca Raton

Coast Guard suspends search for missing pilot off Boca Raton
Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Parrinello. MIAMI — Coast Guard District Seven watchstanders suspended the search for 87-year-old Brenden Spratt, Monday at 8:30 p.m., after exhausting all leads for the search. Air Force Rescue Coordination Center personnel alerted District Seven watchstanders Friday at approximately 11:30 a.m.,...

Coast Guard repatriates 12 migrants to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 12 migrants to Cuba
A 21-foot blue chug vessel floating approximately 8 miles east of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Jan. 11, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard crews repatriated 12 adult males to Cabanas, Cuba, Monday, after stopping a voyage approximately 8 miles east of Fort Lauderdale. Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection...

Coast Guard stops illegal charter near Fort Lauderdale

Coast Guard stops illegal charter near Fort Lauderdale
A Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement team conducts a boarding of the 20-foot pontoon vessel in the Cox’s Landing 15th Street boat ramp, Fort Lauderdale, Dec. 28, 2020. The vessel had eight people aboard, seven were passengers for hire and one owner operating as an illegal small passenger vessel. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated...

Coast Guard stops illegal small passenger vessel near Fort Lauderdale

Coast Guard stops illegal small passenger vessel near Fort Lauderdale
A Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale team conducts a boarding of the Colleen Marie in the Intercoastal waterway, Fort Lauderdale, Dec. 19, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter of the 50-foot vessel, Colleen Marie, Saturday in the Intercoastal Waterway of Fort Lauderdale. A Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement...

Coast Guard stops 2 illegal charters near Port Everglades

Coast Guard stops 2 illegal charters near Port Everglades
The 22-foot vessel, Sea Fox, and a personal water craft  had their voyages terminated Dec. 5, 2020 after a Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale law enforcement crew determined they were operating as an illegal charter. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard law enforcement crews terminated two illegal charters, Saturday, near Port Everglades. A Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale 33-foot Special...

Coast Guard stops illegal charter near Fort Lauderdale

Coast Guard stops illegal charter near Fort Lauderdale
The 24-foot vessel, Sea-mor, is underway near the Middle River, Florida, Nov. 22, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard law enforcement crews terminated an illegal charter, Sunday near Middle River. A Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement team conducted a boarding of a 24-foot vessel with eight passengers aboard operating as an illegal small...

Coast Guard releases over 200 sea turtles off Florida coast

Coast Guard releases over 200 sea turtles off Florida coast
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo MIAMI — Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale crew members released more than 200 sea turtles Monday approximately 10 miles off the Fort Lauderdale coast. Working with the Gumbo Limbo Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center, the boat crew released Green, Loggerhead, and Hawksbill sea turtles from multiple sea turtle hospitals along the Florida East Coast...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near New River Triangle

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near New River Triangle
MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter Saturday near New River Triangle. A Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale boarding team with the assistance of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission conducted a boarding of the vessel, Salty Daddy, and discovered the following violations: Violation of 46 C.F.R. 176.100(a) for not having a valid Certificate of Inspection. Violation of...

Coast Guard responds to vessel allision near Dania Beach

Coast Guard responds to vessel allision near Dania Beach
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MIAMI — A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced a 26-year-old female Friday after a vessel allided with trees in Whiskey Creek, Intracoastal Waterway, near Dania Beach. The Dolphin aircrew lowered the rescue swimmer who assessed the situation and determined the female needed higher level medical attention....