Coast Guard terminates voyage for operating under the influence near Tavernier Creek

Coast Guard terminates voyage for operating under the influence near Tavernier Creek
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 23-foot pleasure craft due to the operator boating under the influence in the vicinity of Tavernier Creek, Sunday. A Coast Guard Station Islamorada 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcment boatcrew, while on patrol, conducted a boarding of the 23-foot pleasure craft with five people aboard....

Coast Guard rescues 3 from vessel taking on water near Alligator Reef Lighthouse

Coast Guard rescues 3 from vessel taking on water near Alligator Reef Lighthouse
Two people abandon a vessel taking on water near Windley Island, Florida to swim toward a Coast Guard Station Islamorada 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew who were on scene to rescue them, Nov. 9, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Wilfredo Lugo MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued three people from a vessel taking on water in the vicinity of Alligator Reef Lighthouse, Saturday. A...

Coast Guard, partner agency respond to unsafe boating practices

Coast Guard, partner agency respond to unsafe boating practices
An intoxicated boater sits on the 16-foot vessel while a Coast Guard Station Islamorada 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement boatcrew, along with FWC agents arrived on scene with the vessel Saturday August, 24, 2019 to conduct a field sobriety test.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard, along with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, responded to unsafe boating practices...

Coast Guard interdicts 5 Cuban migrants 55 miles southwest of Marathon

Coast Guard interdicts 5 Cuban migrants 55 miles southwest of Marathon
A rustic vessel approximately 55 miles southwest of Marathon. A Coast Guard Station Islamorada 45-foot Response Boat—Medium crew safely embarked the five Cuban adult males, destroyed the vessel as a hazard to navigation. (Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard interdicted five Cuban migrants Friday approximately 55 miles southwest of Marathon. A Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144...

Coast Guard rescues 3 southeast of Tavernier, Florida

Coast Guard rescues 3 southeast of Tavernier, Florida
Coast Guard Station Islamorada boatcrew members assist in dewatering a vessel, June 8, 2019, near Tavernier, Florida. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Curtis Gabbert. KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued three men who were taking on water Saturday aboard their 27-foot vessel, Sailfish, approximately 9 miles southeast of Tavernier. Coast Guard Station Islamorada watchstanders received...

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 interdicts 10 illegal Cuban Migrants 20 miles South of Matecumbe Key

Coast Guard interdicts 10 illegal Cuban Migrants 20 miles South of Matecumbe Key
The Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo receives the 10 illegal Cuban migrants from a Coast Guard Station Islamorada 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew Monday, Apr. 1, 2019 interdicted after attempting to illegally enter the United States.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MATECUMBE KEY, Fla. — The Coast Guard interdicted 10 migrants Monday 20 miles south of Matecumbe Key attempting to illegally enter the United...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Islamorada

Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Islamorada
KEY WEST, Fla. —The Coast Guard medevaced a 66-year-old woman who sustained a back injury after falling aboard the 26-foot research vessel, Irgo, Sunday approximately two miles south of Islamorada. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a medevac request via VHF radio channel 16 from the Irgo crew at approximately 3:30 p.m. and diverted a Coast Guard Station Islamorada 33-foot Special...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking vessel near Key Largo

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking vessel near Key Largo
The sailing vessel, No Worries, capsizing Feb. 21, 2019 near Key Largo, Florida.  Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Shortes. MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued two people from a sinking vessel Thursday approximately 3 miles east of Key Largo. Rescued were Eric Kample, 40, and Robert Pflugh, 56. At approximately 4 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Key West received a distress call from the...