Coast Guard interdicts 9 Cuban migrants 10 miles south of Key Colony Beach

Coast Guard interdicts 9 Cuban migrants 10 miles south of Key Colony Beach
A Coast Guard Cutter William Trump smallboat crew and a Coast Guard Station Marathon 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement crew interdict a rustic vessel 10 miles south of Key Colony Beach, Florida, Sept. 29, 2020.  (Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard interdicted 9 Cuban migrants approximately 10 miles south of Key Colony Beach, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders...

Coast Guard interdicts 5 Cuban migrants 35 miles south of Marathon

Coast Guard interdicts 5 Cuban migrants 35 miles south of Marathon
Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard interdicted five Cuban migrants Saturday approximately 35 miles south of Marathon. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a notification of a 6-foot rustic vessel with five people aboard traveling 30 miles south of Marathon and launched a Coast Guard Station Marathon 33-foot...

Coast Guard rescues seven 12 miles south of Key Colony

Coast Guard rescues seven 12 miles south of Key Colony
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA3 James Judge KEY WEST, Fla. – The Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol rescued seven people while halting an illegal charter, Friday, approximately 12 miles south of Key Colony. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a call from the 39-foot commercial vessel, Grand Slam, crew via VHF Channel 16 stating...

Coast Guard medevacs 52-year-old man near Long Key

Coast Guard medevacs 52-year-old man near Long Key
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA3 James Judge KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 52-year-old man from the tugboat, Capt. Beau, after he reportedly sustained a fall near Long Key, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Station Marathon 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boat crew who embarked the captain...

Coast Guard terminates fishing vessel voyage due to violations

Coast Guard terminates fishing vessel voyage due to violations
Pictured are 10 fillets of snapper/grouper, 26 fillets of wahoo and approximately 10 pounds of Queen Conch.  (Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of the fishing vessel, Salt Shaker II, after discovering multiple living marine resources violations during a boarding Monday approximately 13 miles southeast of Key Largo. A Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. (WPC-1107)...

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for 74-year-old man near Big Pine Key

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for 74-year-old man near Big Pine Key
Coast Guard 33-Foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers. KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for John Gyurtsak, 74, from Big Pine Key after he was reported overdue, Tuesday. Gyurtsak was last seen in his 34-foot pleasure craft, Thermocline, departing from Big Pine Key, Monday prior to 2 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders...

Coast Guard recovers 2 deceased from downed aircraft incident in Marathon

Coast Guard recovers 2 deceased from downed aircraft incident in Marathon
Plane wreckage located half a mile north of Marathon airport, Sept. 8, 2019.  (Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard recovered two bodies from a downed aircraft incident half a mile north of Marathon Airport, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a call from a good Samaritan of a debris field from a possible downed aircraft north of Marathon Airport. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard rescues 8 people over 2 cases in Key West

Coast Guard rescues 8 people over 2 cases in Key West
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo. KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a total of eight people Monday from two back-to-back cases in Key West. In the first case, Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a report from a good Samaritan of a capsized 20-foot cabin cruiser near Key Colony Beach. Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Station Marathon 33-foot...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescues 4 from a capsized vessel near Sombrero Key

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescues 4 from a capsized vessel near Sombrero Key
A capsized 20-foot catamaran in the vicinity of Sombrero Key KEY WEST — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued four people from a capsized 20-foot catamaran in the vicinity of Sombrero Key, Saturday. Rescued were Marvelynn Bass, 51, Amber Owens, 12, Josh Owens, 14, and Martin Bowens, 2. At 7:45 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a report from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...