Coast Guard assists disabled, overdue vessel east of Port Canaveral

Coast Guard assists disabled, overdue vessel east of Port Canaveral
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted a disabled and overdue vessel Saturday off the coast of Port Canaveral. At approximately 6 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center watchstanders were notified of an overdue 27-foot vessel with three people aboard participating in...

Coast Guard assists boaters after vessel fire 20 miles east of Ponce Inlet

Coast Guard assists boaters after vessel fire 20 miles east of Ponce Inlet
A Coast Guard Station Ponce De Leon Inlet boat crew assists three boaters May 4, 2019, after a vessel fire 20 miles east of Ponce Inlet, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Armando Rodriguez) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted three boaters Saturday after a vessel fire 20 miles east of Ponce Inlet. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center watchstanders received...

Coast Guard rescues 3 after vessel capsizes, partially sinks in Mosquito Lagoon

Coast Guard rescues 3 after vessel capsizes, partially sinks in Mosquito Lagoon
24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water file photo. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters Saturday after their vessel capsized and partially sank in Mosquito Lagoon. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville watchstanders were notified after Coast Guard Station Ponce De Leon Inlet received a call at 5:31 p.m. from the spouse of one of three people who were in need of assistance after...

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters stranded on Disappearing Island

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters stranded on Disappearing Island
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters Sunday after their boat became stuck aground on Disappearing Island near Ponce Inlet. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders received a call at 4:00 a.m. from the operator of a 19-foot pontoon boat stating he had been stranded for seven hours after beaching his boat and being unable to relaunch it. A Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard suspends search for possible person in the water in the vicinity of Edgewater, Florida

Coast Guard suspends search for possible person in the water in the vicinity of Edgewater, Florida
EDGEWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a possible person in the water, Tuesday, at approximately 6:15 p.m., pending any new developments. Coast Guard crews covered nearly 22 square miles over a period of four and a half hours since beginning their search in the Intracoastal Waterway, Tuesday afternoon. There have been no sightings of anyone in distress, and the Coast Guard hasn’t...

Coast Guard searching for possible person in the water in the vicinity of Edgewater, Florida

Coast Guard searching for possible person in the water in the vicinity of Edgewater, Florida
EDGEWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a possible person in the water, Tuesday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center received a report from a good Samaritan of a 15-foot red kayak drifting in the Intracoastal Waterway, at approximately 12:35 p.m. The report stated the kayak had personal equipment inside including a pair of shoes, a bait...

Coast Guard announces suspension of search for 2 missing teens

Coast Guard announces suspension of search for 2 missing teens
Capt. Mark Fedor announces the Coast Guard will suspend all searches for two missing 14-year-old boys at sunset during a press conference at Coast Guard Air Station Miami July 31, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Frank Iannazzo-Simmons) MIAMI — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the two missing boys who departed on a fishing trip July 24, 2015. Perry Cohen and...

Coast Guard crews cover nearly 31,000 square nautical miles in search for missing boys

Coast Guard crews cover nearly 31,000 square nautical miles in search for missing boys
Coast Guard Cutter Yellowfin (WPB 87319) MIAMI — The Coast Guard continues to search for two missing boys, Tuesday, approximately 100 nautical miles off the coast of the Florida and Georgia border. Still missing are Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14 years old. Coast Guard search crews have conducted 39 search patterns covering more than 30,992square nautical miles. The search area stretches...

Coast Guard suspends search for 17-year-old swimmer

Coast Guard suspends search for 17-year-old swimmer
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a 17-year-old swimmer at 10:23 a.m., Monday in New Smyrna Beach, pending any new developments. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders were notified of the situation Sunday at 5 p.m., by Coast Guard Station Ponce de Leon Inlet, who was notified by 911 relay. The report stated a 17-year-old male was seen going underwater...