Coast Guard halts illegal charters near Hula Bay

Coast Guard halts illegal charters near Hula Bay
A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg Law Enforcement boat crew conducted the boarding of a 26-foot pleasure craft with 12 people aboard operating as an illegal charter March 12, 2020 near Hula Bay, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station St. Petersburg) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter Thursday near Hula Bay. A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot...

Coast Guard halts two illegal charters near Tampa Bay

Coast Guard halts two illegal charters near Tampa Bay
A Coast Guard Station Saint Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat-medium law enforcement crew, along with Coast Guard investigating officers terminate the voyage of a 50-foot uninspected passenger vessel with eight passengers for hire March 9, 2020 near Treasure Island, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated two illegal charters Saturday and Monday near...

Coast Guard responds to boat fire near Tampa

Coast Guard responds to boat fire near Tampa
Crew members from Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg respond to a boat fire close to Gandy Bridge in Tampa, Florida January 25, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) TAMPA, Fla — The Coast Guard responded to a boat fire near Gandy Bridge in Tampa Saturday. Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew members arrived first to the scene and used dewatering pumps to put out the fire. Coast...

Coast Guard medevacs man from tug in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard medevacs man from tug in Tampa Bay
A Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew medevacs a man from the 142-foot tug ATV Legend in Tampa Bay, Florida, Nov. 27, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steven Shaw ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a tug in Tampa Bay, Wednesday. A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew medevaced a 53 year-old man from...

Coast Guard rescues 2 divers 25 miles west of Egmont Key, Florida

Coast Guard rescues 2 divers 25 miles west of Egmont Key, Florida
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard rescued two divers from the water 25 miles west of Egmont Key, Florida, Saturday. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted one male diver and transported him to EMS for treatment. A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response...

Coast Guard medevacs man to Tierra Verde, Florida

Coast Guard medevacs man to Tierra Verde, Florida
A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew medevaced a man 33 miles offshore from Fort DeSoto, Florida, Oct. 13, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— A Coast Guard crew medevaced a man 33 miles offshore from Fort DeSoto, Florida, Sunday morning. A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat—Medium boatcrew transported the man experiencing...

Coast Guard rescue 2 from capsized canoe in Apollo Beach, Florida

Coast Guard rescue 2 from capsized canoe in Apollo Beach, Florida
A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 29-foot Response Boat-Small II boatcrew rescued two people holding onto a capsized canoe in Bullfrog Creek near Apollo Beach, Florida. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas Geary ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two people from a capsized canoe in Bullfrog Creek near Apollo Beach, Florida, Wednesday morning. A Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard assists 5 near Tampa Bay Skyway Bridge

Coast Guard assists 5 near Tampa Bay Skyway Bridge
A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg boatcrew assisted five people on a vessel taking on water near the Tampa Bay Skyway Bridge Sept. 29, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Crowton.) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard assisted five people on a vessel taking on water near the Tampa Bay Skyway Bridge Sunday afternoon. A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 3 fishermen 45 miles west of Egmont Key

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 3 fishermen 45 miles west of Egmont Key
Coast Guard  45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A good Samaritan rescued three fishermen Wednesday after their boat capsized approximately 45 miles west of Egmont Key. A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew launched and once on scene embarked three people at about 9:45 p.m., from the good...