Coast Guard rescues 1 after boat collision 30 miles west of Sanibel Island

Coast Guard rescues 1 after boat collision 30 miles west of Sanibel Island
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter air crew medevaced an 83-year old male after two vessels collided, 30 miles west of Sanibel Island, Thursday. The Jayhawk helicopter crew safely transported the male to the Tampa General Hospital with a leg injury and transferred to awaiting emergency medical services. A...

Coast Guard crew conducts 44 mile tow west of Sanibel Island

Coast Guard crew conducts 44 mile tow west of Sanibel Island
Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach crews conducts a towing operation of a disabled 40-foot vessel with 6 people aboard 44 miles west of Sanibel Island Mar. 7, 2021. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a VHF-FM Channel 16 call Saturday from the disabled charter operator stating that they were experiencing engine problems. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard Cutter Shrike crew conducts 70 mile tow south west of Marco Island

Coast Guard Cutter Shrike crew conducts 70 mile tow south west of Marco Island
A Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach 45-foot Response Boat—Medium crew conducts a towing evolution of a disabled 41-foot pressure craft with three people on board, near Manatee Pier, Jan. 13, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Shrike crew towed a disabled 41-foot pleasure craft with three people on board 70 miles south west of Marco Island Tuesday. The...

Coast Guard searching for a man in Caloosahatchee River

Coast Guard searching for a man in Caloosahatchee River
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard is searching for a man who went missing after falling overboard in the Caloosahatchee River near Fort Myers Florida, Friday. Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach 29-foot Response Boat-Small, Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, and Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter...

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter near Fort Myers Beach

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter near Fort Myers Beach
A Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew terminated the voyage of a 48-foot uninspected passenger vessel with eight passengers aboard Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Micallef FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.— The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 48-foot uninspected passenger vessel with eight passengers for hire aboard...

Coast Guard searching for missing diver 18 miles west of Sanibel Island

Coast Guard searching for missing diver 18 miles west of Sanibel Island
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and C-130 Hercules aircraft file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard is searching Wednesday for a missing diver 18 miles west of Sanibel Island. At 10:50 a.m., Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg Command Center watchstanders received a report from an 18-foot recreational vessel, stating a 52-year-old male diver never resurfaced. A Coast Guard Air Station...

Coast Guard rescues 7 boaters near Pine Island

Coast Guard rescues 7 boaters near Pine Island
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Dougherty FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. – The Coast Guard rescued seven people after their boat took on water Saturday near Pine Island. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watch standers received a Marine Emergency Response Team alert reporting a 15′ Pontoon boat was taking on water in the vicinity of Bokeelia...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue boater between Cozumel and Tampa

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue boater between Cozumel and Tampa
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday for an overdue boater who was reported missing during transit from Cozumel, Mexico to Tampa, Florida. Missing is Grant Neie, 74. On Sunday, Coast Guard 7th District command center watchstanders received a report from Neie’s wife stating he was aboard the 38-foot sailing vessel, Nai’a,...

Coast Guard responds to injured fishermen 70 miles southwest of Marco Island

Coast Guard responds to injured fishermen 70 miles southwest of Marco Island
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photoST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard responded to the report of an injured fishermen Monday approximately 70 miles southwest of Marco Island. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a call on VHF marine radio Channel 16 at approximately 7:15 a.m. from a crew member on board the 34-foot fishing vessel reporting a fellow crew member...