Coast Guard suspends search for missing man near Blount Island

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man near Blount Island
Coast Guard Station Mayport 29-foot Response Boat-Small II file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Barry Bena JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a man who went missing after falling overboard near Blount Island, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville received notification at approximately 3 a.m., Sunday from the Tugboat Pop stating a 42-year-old man...

Coast Guard rescues 2 men from vessel taking on water on St John’s River

Coast Guard rescues 2 men from vessel taking on water on St John’s River
Coast Guard Station Mayport 29-foot Response Boat-Small II file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Barry Bena JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard rescued two men from a vessel taking on water on the St. John’s River near Fort Caroline, Monday. A Coast Guard Station Mayport 29-foot Response Boat-Small (RB-S) crew arrived on scene and removed the two men from the vessel taking on water. The RB-S...

Coast Guard, Navy, Brazilian navy participate in WWII memorial ceremony

Coast Guard, Navy, Brazilian navy participate in WWII memorial ceremony
Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton crew participates in a wreath-laying ceremony Nov. 15, 2020, near the last known location of the R12 submarine (SS 89) accident. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Maya Gause) MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton, the coastal patrol ship USS Zephyr and the Brazilian training ship Brasil held a memorial wreath-laying ceremony at sea Sunday, in honor of the...

Coast Guard rescues 4 adults, 4 children, 1 dog from water in Georgia

Coast Guard rescues 4 adults, 4 children, 1 dog from water in Georgia
A 30-foot sailboat is disabled and pushed against the north jetty rocks in St. Mary’s Inlet, Georgia, Sunday. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued eight people and a dog from the water Sunday after their sailing vessel hit the north jetty in St. Mary’s Inlet, Georgia. The survivors were transported to Dee Dee Boat Ramp in Fernandina Beach, Florida where...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people south of St. John’s River Inlet

Coast Guard rescues 3 people south of St. John's River Inlet
U.S. Coast Guard crews rescued three people 1 mile south of St. John’s River Inlet, October 31, 2020, Jacksonville, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard crews rescued three people after their personal watercraft was pulled out offshore 1 mile south of St. John’s River Inlet, Saturday. A Jacksonville County Sheriffs’ helicopter crew arrived on scene first...

Coast Guard responds to cargo ship fire near Blount Island

Coast Guard responds to cargo ship fire near Blount Island
Coast Guard Station Mayport and partner agencies respond to fire on board the M/V Hoegh Xiamen, a 600-foot vehicle carrier, at Blount Island in Jacksonville, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jessica Maldonado Gonzalez) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are responding to fire on board a cargo ship at Blount Island. All 21 crew members have been...

Coast Guard rescues 3 overdue boaters on Cumberland Island

Coast Guard rescues 3 overdue boaters on Cumberland Island
29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued three overdue boaters on Cumberland Island, Friday. A Coast Guard Station Mayport 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew located the three overdue boaters, at 1:36 a.m., on Cumberland Island and transported them to Fernandina boat ramp where EMS was waiting. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center watchstanders received...

Coast Guard, Navy rescue 4 from disabled vessel after alert from distress signal

Coast Guard, Navy rescue 4 from disabled vessel after alert from distress signal
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard and Navy crews rescued four mariners Thursday on a disabled fishing vessel 55-miles east of Mayport. The 37-foot fishing vessel Fish Bone notified the Coast Guard Wednesday via emergency position-indicating radio beacon (EPIRB)it had become disabled due to machinery failure. Coast Guard 7th District Command Center...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation near Metropolitan Park

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation near Metropolitan Park
A Coast Guard Station Mayport 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew conducts a boarding of a 75-foot pleasure craft, with 22 passengers aboard near Metropolitan Park, Jacksonville, Nov. 2, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 75-foot pleasure craft, with 22 passengers aboard near Metropolitan Park, Saturday. A Coast Guard Station Mayport 29-foot...