Coast Guard suspends search for 10 missing people south of Long Key

Coast Guard suspends search for 10 missing people south of Long Key
Coast Guard Cutter William Trump file photo KEY WEST, Fla. —The Coast Guard suspended the search Monday at 6:45 p.m., for 10 people who were reported as missing approximately 8 miles south of Long Key. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a report of an overdue rustic vessel with 10 people aboard that departed Feb. 7 from Cuba. Coast Guard crews searched an area of about 12,300 square...

Coast Guard repatriates 8 people after interdiction off the Florida Keys

Coast Guard repatriates 8 people after interdiction off the Florida Keys
Eight Cuban migrants are on a rustic vessel Feb. 8, 2020 off of the Florida Keys. A Coast Guard Station Islamorada smallboat crew interdicted the migrants and the Coast Guard Cutter William Trump crew repatriated them to Cuba, Feb. 11, 2021. (Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard repatriated eight Cuban migrants Thursday to Cuba. A good Samaritan alerted Coast Guard Sector Key West...

Coast Guard assists 3 people from vessel taking on water

Coast Guard assists 3 people from vessel taking on water
A Coast Guard Station Islamorada  boat crew assists three people aboard a 50-foot white sport fishing vessel, Legasea.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo.) Miami — A Coast Guard Station Islamorada boat crew assisted three people aboard a 50-foot white sport fisher vessel, Legasea, taking on water, Saturday, approximately 5 miles south of Tavernier. A Coast Guard Station Islamorada 45-foot Response...

Coast Guard suspends search for possible person in the water off Islamorada

Coast Guard suspends search for possible person in the water off Islamorada
Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended its search Wednesday at approximately 6:30 p.m., for a possible person in the water 14 miles south of Matecumbe. The missing person is 77-years-old, Paul James. Coast Guard District 7 watchstanders received an emergency position-indication radio beacon activation on a 30-foot Grady White at approximately 1 p.m., Monday. Coast...

Coast Guard assists in medavacing snorkeler near Plantation Key

Coast Guard assists in medavacing snorkeler near Plantation Key
A Coast Guard Station Islamorada small boat crew assists in medevacing an unconscious snorkeler near Plantation Key, Florida. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Wilfredo Lugo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard responded Saturday to a report of an unconscious snorkeler aboard the commercial dive boat, Lost Continent, near Plantation Key. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received notification...

Coast Guard assists man, dog off Key Largo

Coast Guard assists man, dog off Key Largo
A Coast Guard Station Islamorada 33-foot boat crew assists a man and his dog after his vessel ran out of fuel off Key Largo, Florida, Nov. 10, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Brennan Griffith) MIAMI – A Coast Guard Station Islamorada 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boat crew assisted a man and his dog Tuesday, after his vessel ran out of fuel off Key Largo, Florida. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Charles David, Jr. repatriates 20 migrants to Cuba

Coast Guard Cutter Charles David, Jr. repatriates 20 migrants to Cuba
Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake MIAMI — The Coast Guard repatriated 20 Cuban migrants after law enforcement teams stopped two illegal voyages off the Florida Keys. Coast Guard Station Islamorada and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operation teams interdicted a 27-foot cabin cruiser Tuesday after a CBP aircraft spotted the...

Coast Guard, FWC partner for sport spiny-lobster season

Coast Guard, FWC partner for sport spiny-lobster season
A crew member with Coast Guard Station Miami Beach, Fla., inspects a spiny lobster during lobster mini season in 2013. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney. MIAMI — Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission urge the public to stay safe and follow fishing regulations during spiny-lobster mini season, July 29-30. FWC officers will partner with Coast...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from sinking vessel near Card Sound Bridge

Coast Guard rescues 3 from sinking vessel near Card Sound Bridge
A 14-foot skiff tied to a Coast Guard Station Islamorada boat near Card Sound Bridge, Florida, Apr. 27, 2020. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders div(Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued three people Sunday from a vessel taking on water near Card Sound Bridge. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders diverted a Coast Guard Station Islamorada 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law...