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...

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');...