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...

Coast Guard assists kayaker near Key West

Coast Guard assists kayaker near Key West
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo File Photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard assisted a man Monday who was being pushed out to sea in his kayak near Key West. A Coast Guard Station Key West 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement crew found the distressed kayaker in good health, but struggling to paddle his kayak and the one he was towing, which was full of food. At the kayaker’s...

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...