Coast Guard halts illegal passenger vessel operation near Sunset Key

Coast Guard halts illegal passenger vessel operation near Sunset Key
The 40-foot pleasure craft, Ocean Motion Too, near Sunset Key, Florida, Sept. 25, 2020. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob Post. KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated an illegal passenger vessel operator Friday near Sunset Key. A Coast Guard Station Key West 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boarding team conducted a boarding of the 40-foot vessel, Ocean Motion Too,...

Coast Guard assists divers over weekend off Florida Keys

Coast Guard assists divers over weekend off Florida Keys
Guard Station Key West 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nick Ameen. MIAMI — Coast Guard assisted two divers Sunday after they became unresponsive in the water off the Florida Keys and needed emergency medical services to go to the hospital. Sector Key West watchstanders were alerted by the dive boat operator of the Sea Star at approximately 10:30 a.m. that a 21 year-old...

Coast Guard assists sinking fishing boat off Key West

Coast Guard assists sinking fishing boat off Key West
The captain of the fishing boat Kayden Nicole talks to a Station Key West boat crew about 40 miles off the coast of Key West, Aug. 31, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — A Coast Guard Station Key West boat crew assisted the 73-foot commercial fishing boat, Kayden Nicole, after it started taking on water about 46 miles northwest of Key West on Monday. The Kayden Nicole’s emergency positioning...

Coast Guard medevacs 75-year-old man near Man of War Harbor

Coast Guard medevacs 75-year-old man near Man of War Harbor
Coast Guard Station Key West 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement crew members help a 75-year-old man ashore to local emergency medical services Aug. 24, 2020 near Man of War Harbor, Florida. (Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 75-year-old man Monday near Man of War Harbor. Coast Guard Sector Key West received a medevac request from the man’s family who...

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 1, extinguish 2 boat fires near Stock Island

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 1, extinguish 2 boat fires near Stock Island
A Coast Guard Station Key West 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement crew member hoses down a sailing vessel Aug. 26, 2020 near Stock Island, Florida. (Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Key West Fire Rescue and a good Samaritan extinguished two vessel fires and rescued one person Wednesday near Stock Island. Coast Guard Station Key...

Coast Guard conducts 2 medevacs in Key West

Coast Guard conducts 2 medevacs in Key West
A Coast Guard Station Key West boat crew embarks a 50-year-old man who reportedly suffered from chest pains approximately 15 miles northwest of Marquesas, Florida, July 2, 2020. (Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two people in separate medevacs in Key West, Wednesday and Thursday. A Coast Guard Station Key West 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water crew medevaced a...

Coast Guard medevacs woman with leg injury near Mud Key

Coast Guard medevacs woman with leg injury near Mud Key
Coast Guard 24 foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water File Photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard medevaced a woman with a leg injury from a 13-foot pleasure craft Sunday evening near Mud Key, Florida. A Coast Guard Station Key West 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water boat crew safely transferred the woman to awaiting emergency medical services in Sunset Key and taken to Lower Keys Medical...

Coast Guard medevacs 31-year-old man 155 miles southwest of Key West

Coast Guard medevacs 31-year-old man 155 miles southwest of Key West
A Coast Guard small boat crew approaches the 820-foot motor tanker, Philotimos, approximately 155 miles southwest of Key West, Thursday.  (Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. crew medevaced a 31-year-old Filipino man from the 820-foot motor tanker, Philotimos, approximately 155 miles southwest of Key West, Thursday. The Charles David Jr. crew arrived to the...

Coast Guard medevacs 70-year-old man near Dry Tortugas National Park

Coast Guard medevacs 70-year-old man near Dry Tortugas National Park
Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 70-year-old man from his 42-foot motor vessel, Indigo Falcon, Monday near Dry Tortugas National Park. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a medevac request from the man claiming he’d been experiencing chest pains for the past two days. Watchstanders...