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, partner agencies search for overdue boaters near Port Canaveral

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for overdue boaters near Port Canaveral
Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard along with partner agencies are searching for two overdue boaters Saturday after not returning from a fishing trip near Port Canaveral. The boaters, Brian McCluney and Justin Walker, were last seen departing the 300 Christopher Columbus boat ramp...

Coast Guard searching for missing vessel east of Port Canaveral

Coast Guard searching for missing vessel east of Port Canaveral
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry file photo by Aux. Michael Dubin JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard is searching Sunday for a missing vessel east of Port Canaveral. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders received a distress call at 4 p.m. from a vessel stating they were caught in a storm and were in need of assistance. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter...

Coast Guard rescues canoer east of Satellite Beach

Coast Guard rescues canoer east of Satellite Beach
Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 59-year-old man Tuesday who was canoeing off the coast of Satellite Beach. At 2:47 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders received a notification from Brevard County Sheriff’s Office stating a male canoer...

Coast Guard issues safety broadcast after SpaceX rocket lands in water

Coast Guard issues safety broadcast after SpaceX rocket lands in water
A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral, Florida, enforces a safety and security zone during a rocket launch. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard issued a Safety Marine Information Broadcast (SMIB) Wednesday after the SpaceX rocket “Falcon 9” landed in the water off the coast of Cape Canaveral. The SMIB instructs...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 2 boaters after vessel capsizes off Cape Canaveral

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 2 boaters after vessel capsizes off Cape Canaveral
29-foot Response Boat-Small U.S. Coast Guard file photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans rescued two boaters Friday after their vessel capsized 9 miles east of Cape Canaveral. Rescued were Justin Desoto, 33, from Seminole County and Andy Odom. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville were notified at 9 p.m. by Brevard County Sheriff’s Office of a 911 hang-up...

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Majesty of the Seas

Coast Guard medevacs woman from cruise ship Majesty of the Seas
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard medevaced an 89-year-old woman Friday from the cruise ship Majesty of the Seas near Port Canaveral. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders received a call at 5:25 p.m. from the crew of the cruise ship Majesty of the Seas stating a passenger was...

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters after vessel catches fire near Titusville

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters after vessel catches fire near Titusville
USCG File Photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two boaters Wednesday after their vessel caught fire on the Indian River near Titusville. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders were notified via VHF-FM marine-band radio channel 16 at 10:09 p.m. from two boaters stating they were awakened by smoke and their 48-foot catamaran was on fire. A Coast Guard Station Port...