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. A Coast Guard Station Mayport...

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....

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew conducts Hurricane Irma relief efforts

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew conducts Hurricane Irma relief efforts
Damaged observed during an assessment of the St. John’s River by the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew in Mayport, Florida, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton began conducting Hurricane Irma relief efforts Tuesday on the east coast of Florida. The Hamilton crew arrived off the...

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for person in the water in Downtown Jacksonville

Coast Guard, local agencies searching for person in the water in Downtown Jacksonville
USCG File Photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard, along with members of local agencies, are searching Friday for a person in the water in the St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center were notified of the situation at 6:03 p.m. The initial report stated a person had fallen into the water off the Riverwalk, near the Acosta Bridge. A...

Coast Guard medevacs man after vessel grounding near Clapboard Creek

Coast Guard medevacs man after vessel grounding near Clapboard Creek
USCG File Photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevacked a 72-year-old man Monday after a vessel ran aground near Clapboard Creek. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watch standers received a call at 8:30 a.m. via VHF Channel 16 from the crew of the 46-foot vessel Northern Pearl stating they ran aground, and a passenger sustained a leg injury. A Coast Guard Station Mayport boatcrew...