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...

Coast Guard repatriates 11 migrants to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 11 migrants to Cuba
Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo (WPC-1112) crew repatriated 11 Cuban migrants Thursday to Cuba. A good Samaritan located a rustic vessel approximately 18 miles southeast of Islamorada, Monday. A Coast Guard Station Islamorada 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement interdicted the migrants and transferred them to the Coast Guard Cutter Charles...

Coast Guard rescues 51-year-old man from water in Alligator Reef, Key West

Coast Guard rescues 51-year-old man from water in Alligator Reef, Key West
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA3 Mario Romero MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued a 51-year-old man from the water in Alligator Reef, Key West, Wednesday. Rescued was Carlos Arboleda, 51. At approximately 11 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Key West received a report from a source saying they lost sight of a man swimming in Alligator Reef. Watchstanders launched a Coast...

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue injured sea turtle 2 miles southeast of Plantation Key

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue injured sea turtle 2 miles southeast of Plantation Key
Members of Coast Guard Station Islamorada place an injured sea turtle into a container of water Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 to be transported to the Marathon-based Turtle Hospital. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Brandt MIAMI — The Coast Guard and partner agencies rescued an injured sea turtle Tuesday approximately 2 miles southeast of Plantation Key. Watchstanders with Coast Guard...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan assists 62-year-old man 9 miles east of Key Largo

Coast Guard, good Samaritan assists 62-year-old man 9 miles east of Key Largo
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard assisted a good Samaritan with a 62-year-old man suffering from possible chest pains Sunday approximately 9 miles east of Key Largo. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received notification via VHF-FM radio channel 16 at 10:24 a.m., from the 25-foot pleasure craft, Sea Yaa stating the man was suffering...

Coast Guard rescues 62-year-old man north of Islamorada

Coast Guard rescues 62-year-old man north of Islamorada
Coast Guard Station Islamorada 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boatcrew members embark Robert Vonnegut aboard their smallboat Aug. 27, 2018 near Tavernier, Florida.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI— The Coast Guard rescued a 62-year-old man reported overdue Monday north of Islamorada. Rescued was Robert Vonnegut, 62. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received a report from the...