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...

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters south of St. John’s River Inlet

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters south of St. John's River Inlet
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard crews rescued two boaters Sunday after their 51-foot sailing vessel became disabled 1-mile south of St. John’s River Inlet. The vessel is being monitored by Coast Guard Pollution Investigators due to its proximity to Atlantic Beach. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville...

Coast Guard prepares assets for Hurricane Dorian

Coast Guard prepares assets for Hurricane Dorian
Coast Guard crews moor response boats from Stations Mayport, Ponce De Leon Inlet, and Port Canaveral in Buckman Lock to prepare for Hurricane Dorian near Palatka, Florida, Sept. 2, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. MIAMI — Coast Guard personnel have prepared assets for Hurricane Dorian throughout Florida, Monday, in order to respond as needed. Crews from Coast Guard Stations Mayport, Port Canaveral,...

Coast Guard suspends search for two missing boaters

Coast Guard suspends search for two missing boaters
Coast Guard file photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday for two missing boaters who did not return from a trip near Port Canaveral. Missing are Brian McCluney and Justin Walker. After searching more than 146,368 square miles, an area equivalent to the size of Montana for over 281 hours, officials were unable to locate the boaters who were reported overdue Friday...

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...