Coast Guard rescues mariner found adrift near Mayport

Coast Guard rescues mariner found adrift near Mayport
A man rescued after his vessel sank poses for a photo Feb. 20, 2019.  Photo courtesy of Station Mayport. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard crews rescued a mariner Wednesday who was adrift after their vessel sank near the St. Johns Inlet. A Coast Guard Station Mayport 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew was conducting a law enforcement patrol at approximately 11 a.m. when they noticed a man clinging...

Coast Guard suspends search for downed aircraft east of Jacksonville

Coast Guard suspends search for downed aircraft east of Jacksonville
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard responders have suspended their search for a downed aircraft off the coast of Jacksonville. Coast Guard 7th District suspended after searching approximately 1400 square miles for 56 hours. Coast Guard assets involved in the 21 sorties include: googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard, partner agencies responds to downed aircraft east of St John’s River Inlet

Coast Guard, partner agencies responds to downed aircraft east of St John's River Inlet
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry file photo by Aux. Michael Dubin JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard along with partner agencies are responding to a downed aircraft Thursday approximately 2 miles east of St. John’s River Inlet. The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) notified Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders of an aircraft distress call at approximately 9:45 a.m. The Piper PA-46...

Coast Guard coordinates joint-agency rescue of 5 people from seaplane 460 miles off NC

Coast Guard coordinates joint-agency rescue of 5 people from seaplane 460 miles off NC
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of five persons from a seaplane, which had to make an emergency landing, approximately 460 miles east southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, Saturday. The seaplane left Elizabeth City, North Carolina, early Saturday morning and was forced to make the emergency landing after striking an object during take-off, which damaged the aircraft’s...

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water 5 miles east of Mayport

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water 5 miles east of Mayport
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Dougherty JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted four boaters Saturday after their boat began taking on water five miles east of Mayport. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders received a call via VHF-FM radio channel 16 at 5:51 p.m. from the operator a 28-foot sport fisher stating...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 3 after boat capsizes near Mayport jetties

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 3 after boat capsizes near Mayport jetties
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Dougherty JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued three boaters Saturday after their boat capsized near the south Mayport jetties. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders received a call via VHF-FM radio channel 16 at 11:21 a.m. from a good Samaritan stating another...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 3 near Blount Island

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 3 near Blount Island
A Coast Guard Station Mayport boatcrew and good Samaritans rescue three people from the water April 23, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Mayport) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued three people from the water Monday after their vessel capsized near Blount Island. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville were notified via VHF-FM marine...

Coast Guard rescues man from water near Cumberland Sound

Coast Guard rescues man from water near Cumberland Sound
Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file phto. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a man from the water Friday near Cumberland Sound. Rescued was 71-year-old Joe Gregory. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders received notification at 1:45 p.m that an unmanned 30-foot cabin cruiser, Spartina, had drifted into a dredge vessel. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard rescues overdue boaters 16 miles east of Jacksonville

Coast Guard rescues overdue boaters 16 miles east of Jacksonville
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat -Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Lester JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard crews rescued two overdue boaters Thursday 16 miles east of Jacksonville. The boaters were reported overdue by family after they did not return from a fishing trip. A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules search plane crew located the boaters 16 miles east of Jacksonville at 6:09 p.m....