Coast Guard rescues 3 people near the St. Petersburg Pier

Coast Guard rescues 3 people near the St. Petersburg Pier
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Keegan. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued three people from a vessel taking on water near the St. Petersburg Pier, Saturday. A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 29-foot Response Boat-Small II boat crew safely transferred the men without injuries to Station St. Petersburg to awaiting emergency services...

Coast Guard, partner agency rescue 2 from boat fire east of Skyway Bridge

Coast Guard, partner agency rescue 2 from boat fire east of Skyway Bridge
A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew sprays water over a 60-foot vessel on fire east of the Skyway Bridge Aug. 13, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard and Hillsborough County Fire Rescue personnel rescued two men after their 60-foot vessel caught fire east of the Skyway Bridge, Thursday. The two men were safely transferred, without...

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter near Tampa Bay

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter near Tampa Bay
A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg boarding team inspects the 50-foot uninspected passenger vessel after a Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg investigating officer terminated the voyage its voyage Jul 2, 2021 near the Tampa Bay Area.. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg investigating officer terminated the voyage of a 50-foot uninspected passenger...

Coast Guard rescues woman from water 36 miles west of Sand Key

Coast Guard rescues woman from water 36 miles west of Sand Key
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 29-year-old woman from the water 36 miles west of Sand Key, Friday. Rescued was Sarah Rice, 29. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew arrived on scene, safely hoisted Rice and transferred her to Tampa General Hospital for medical evaluation. No injuries were reported. Coast...

Coast Guard rescues man after catamaran capsizes near Pine Key Island

Coast Guard rescues man after catamaran capsizes near Pine Key Island
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard rescued a man from the water after his 16-foot catamaran capsized one mile southeast of Pine Key Island, Saturday. Rescued was Robert Snowflack, 60. The mariner was taken to Apollo Beach Marina without medical concerns. While responding to another potential search and rescue case in the area, a Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard assists 3 taking on water off Egmont Key

Coast Guard assists 3 taking on water off Egmont Key
Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 29-foot Response Boat — Small II boat crew assists three on a 21-foot vessel that was taking on water 18 miles off Egmont  Key, Florida, Feb.28, 2021. ( U.S. Coast Guard photo.) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coast Guard crews assisted three people on a 21-foot vessel that was taking on water 18 miles off Egmont Key Sunday. A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 29-foot...

Coast Guard busts 8 illegal charters in South Florida during holiday weekend

Coast Guard busts 8 illegal charters in South Florida during holiday weekend
MIAMI — The Coast Guard halted eight illegal charters in South Florida President’s Day weekend. Coast Guard Stations Miami Beach and St. Petersburg law enforcement crews boarded multiple vessels and discovered these owners and operators were operating as illegal charters. Two of the operators violated Captain of the Port orders, which is a federal offense. Coast Guard Station Miami Beach and...

Coast Guard transfers injured boaters after collision in Tampa Bay

Coast Guard transfers injured boaters after collision in Tampa Bay
A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg boat crew transferred five injured and one additional boater after a boat collision in Tampa Bay Jan. 23, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo.) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard transferred six injured boaters after a boat collision in Tampa Bay Saturday. A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew transferred the boaters...

Coast Guard assists 1 woman, 2 dogs on sailing vessel near Shell Key

Coast Guard assists 1 woman, 2 dogs on sailing vessel near Shell Key
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg crews towed a 32-foot sailing vessel Saturday that was taking on water with one woman and two dogs aboard near Shell Key. A Station St. Petersburg 29-foot Response Boat-Small II crew transferred the sailing vessel to an awaiting Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat-Medium...