Coast Guard rescues 2 aboard disabled sailing vessel northwest of Marathon

Coast Guard rescues 2 aboard disabled sailing vessel northwest of Marathon
A Coast Guard Station Key West crewmember prepares to throw a towline to the disabled sailing vessel, Mystic, approximately 60 miles northwest of Marathon, Florida, March 21, 2021. Coast Guard air and sea units responded to a personal locator beacon alert from the vessel and towed it to safety. (Coast Guard Photo)KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two people aboard a disabled sailing vessel...

Coast Guard oversees diesel spill clean-up near Marquesas after yacht fire

Coast Guard oversees diesel spill clean-up near Marquesas after yacht fire
The wreckage of the 100-foot yacht, La Dolce Vita, sinks near Marquesas, Florida, Mar. 17, 2021. (Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard is currently overseeing diesel spill clean-up operations after the 100-foot vessel, La Dolce Vita, caught fire Tuesday near Marquesas. The vessel captain radioed Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders reporting the fire on Ch. 16. All six people...

Body of missing diver located off Key West

Body of missing diver located off Key West
Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans file photo MIAMI — Divers from a commercial dive company found the missing 50-year-old diver Jordan Fisher in the Vandenberg wreck off Key West at approximately 10 a.m. Wednesday. A Coast Guard Cutter Brant search crew brought her body ashore. A commercial dive company employee called Sector Key West watchstanders reporting Fisher missing Tuesday after she did not...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 men after their boat sank off Key West

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 men after their boat sank off Key West
Guard Station Key West 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nick Ameen. MIAMI — A Coast Guard rescue crew and a good Samaritan rescued two men after their boat sank, Saturday, near Key West. After the good Samaritan rescued the man in the water, the man stated his boat sank around sunrise this morning and there was one other person missing. A Coast Guard Station Key...

Coast Guard repatriates 2 migrants to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 2 migrants to Cuba
A 4-foot vessel floating, Feb. 13, 2021, off Key West, Florida. Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton crew repatriated two Cubans to Cuba after stopping their sea voyage due to safety of life at sea concerns. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton’s crew repatriated two Cubans to Cuba, Wednesday, after stopping their sea voyage due to safety of life at sea concerns. A...

Coast Guard assists injured man after boat collision off Key West

Coast Guard assists injured man after boat collision off Key West
A 32-foot vessel collided with a 10-foot dinghy, Feb. 16, 2021, near Garrison Bight, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — A Coast Guard Station Key West rescue crew and a good Samaritan assisted an injured man after two vessels collided, Tuesday, near Garrison Bight. After the good Samaritan rescued the injured man, the rescue crew escorted them to Station Key West to awaiting emergency medical...

Coast Guard medevacs man near Key West

Coast Guard medevacs man near Key West
Coast Guard Cutter William Trump file photo Miami — The Coast Guard medevaced a 49-year-old man from the 50-foot commercial fishing vessel, Cary, Friday, approximately 60 miles west of Key West. A Coast Guard Station Key West 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement team embarked the man from the Coast Guard Cutter William Trump and safely transported him back to Station Key West to awaiting...

Coast Guard assists fishing vessel 80 miles off Key West

Coast Guard assists fishing vessel 80 miles off Key West
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge file photo MIAMI — Coast Guard rescue crews assisted the 40-foot fishing vessel Santa Maria, Thursday, after the crew launched two flares signaling their distress approximately 80 miles southwest of Key West. A nearby good Samaritan saw the flares and reported to Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders the Santa Maria crew’s distress. The good Samaritan...

Coast Guard rescues man off Saddlebunch Key

Coast Guard rescues man off Saddlebunch Key
Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Pierce MIAMI — Coast Guard Station Key West and Air Station Miami crews rescued a 50-year-old man, Friday, in the vicinity of American Shoal Light. An Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew reported finding the vessel anchored near American Shoal Light, but no one aboard. Approximately 3...