Coast Guard rescues 3 from a capsized boat 4 miles west of Crystal River

Coast Guard rescues 3 from a capsized boat 4 miles west of Crystal River
Coast Guard Station Yankeetown 27-foot Utility Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters Thursday who capsized 4 miles west of Crystal River. While searching for a 71-year-old missing boater, a Coast Guard boatcrew aboard a 27-foot Utility Boat-Medium (UT-M) from Coast Guard Station Yankeetown observed a flare Thursday...

Coast Guard searching for 71-year-old man southwest Crystal River

Coast Guard searching for 71-year-old man southwest Crystal River
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules aircraft file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael De Nyse CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. — The Coast Guard continues to search Thursday for a 71-year-old man 30 miles southwest Crystal River. Missing is Ernest Bishop, from Crystal River. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center received a 911 relay at 10:20 p.m. Wednesday from...

Coast Guard prepares for Hurricane Michael, closes ports

Coast Guard prepares for Hurricane Michael, closes ports
Coast Guard Station Yankeetown crew member Seaman Nicholas Feder hands a sand bag to Fireman Richard Tzoumas-White at the station in preparation for Hurricane Michael, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Michael Clark.) YANKEETOWN, Fla. — The Coast Guard set port condition Zulu for northern Florida Gulf Coast ports, Tuesday, and continues to prepare for impacts of Hurricane...

Coast Guard searching for two missing boaters near Pine Island

Coast Guard searching for two missing boaters near Pine Island
Coast Guard 24 foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water File Photo YANKEETOWN, Fla. — The Coast Guard is searching Saturday for two missing boaters near Pine Island, Hernando County. Missing are James Hansen, 29, from Weeki Wachee, and Tyler Gomez, 27. At 8:30 a.m. Saturday Coast Guard Station Yankeetown watchstanders received a call from James Hansen’s finance, Jessica Honovik, reporting...

Coast Guard finds missing boater 35 miles west of Cedar Key

Coast Guard finds missing boater 35 miles west of Cedar Key
Coast Guard V-130 Hercules aircraft file photo CEDAR KEY, Fla. — The Coast Guard located a missing 53-year-old woman aboard her 22-foot boat 35 miles west of Cedar Key, Tuesday. Rescued was Doreen Bauer, 53. At 7:41 p.m. Monday, Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a call from Oliver Bauer, stating his wife left Cedar Key Marina aboard a 22-foot pontoon boat and had not returned....

Coast Guard rescues 55-year-old man 1 mile west of Aripeka

Coast Guard rescues 55-year-old man 1 mile west of Aripeka
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo ARIPEKA, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 55-year-old man from a 25-foot boat Saturday approximately 1 mile west of Aripeka. Rescued was Jeffrey Statkus, 55, from Brooksville. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a 911 relay from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 10:41 p.m., Friday stating Statkus...

Coast Guard rescues 76-year-old boater from aground sailboat in Crystal River

Coast Guard rescues 76-year-old boater from aground sailboat in Crystal River
24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water file photo YANKEETOWN, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued a 76-year-old man after his sailboat ran aground in Crystal River, Monday. Rescued was Jack Baird, 76, from Dunnellon. At 11:32 a.m. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a report of a disabled and aground 45-foot sailboat near the Crystal River navigational marker 2A. Baird reported...

Coast Guard assists 3 boaters 17 miles north west of Suwannee River

Coast Guard assists 3 boaters 17 miles north west of Suwannee River
Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean J. Baker, a 27-foot Utility Boat-Medium (UT-M) crewmember from Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, uses a marine band radio aboard the boat 17 miles north west of Suwannee River, Florida, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Michael Clark) YANKEETOWN, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted three mariners Sunday aboard a disabled 23-foot boat approximately 17...

Coast Guard crews along Florida Gulf Coast prepare for Hurricane Irma

Coast Guard crews along Florida Gulf Coast prepare for Hurricane Irma
Members from Coast Guard Station Cortez make preparations to evacuate their crew and assets out of Hurricane Irma’s path before it makes landfall. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Zac Crawford) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coast Guard stations along Florida’s Gulf Coast pre-staged personnel and boats Saturday for potential Hurricane Irma impacts to the area. Coast Guard Sector...