Coast Guard assists in towing disabled fishing vessel 58-miles

Cutter Alligator assisted in towing the disabled fishing vessel EndeavorST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard conducted a 58-mile tow for a disabled fishing vessel near Clearwater Pass, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Fla., received a call at 11:14 a.m., Saturday, from the spouse of the master of the fishing vessel Endeavor stating that her husband and son’s...

Cutter Alligator returns home from Deepwater Horizon oil spill operations

by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nick Ameen ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — It’s moments before dawn June 14, 2010. There’s a voice over the speaker system: “Now, there will be a navigational brief on the bridge in one-five minutes.” The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Alligator is heading home. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); });

Coast Guard locates 4 missing boaters safe near Crystal River

YANKEETOWN, Fla. – The Coast Guard concluded their search efforts Saturday after locating four missing boaters safe about 30-west of Crystal River, Fla., around 5:45 p.m.

Coast Guard ends search for 5 people in downed aircraft

PORT RICHEY, Fla. – Based on the catastrophic nature of the crash, the Coast Guard ended its search efforts at 3 p.m. Thursday for five people aboard an aircraft that crashed in the Gulf of Mexico around 3 p.m.Wednesday, 20-miles west of Port Richey.

Coast Guard finds debris field while searching for 5 people in downed aircraft

PORT RICHEY, Fla. – The Coast Guard is continuing its search for five people aboard an aircraft that reportedly crashed in the Gulf of Mexico around 3 p.m., Wednesday, 20-miles west of Port Richey. The Coast Guard has discovered a two-mile debris field within the search area. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); });

Coast Guard searching for missing diver near Anna Maria Island

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard has been searching for a missing diver 18 miles west of Anna Maria Island, Fla., since about 10:30 a.m., Friday.

Coast Guard to commission newest patrol boat in St. Petersburg on Monday

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard is scheduled to commission the new Coast Guard Cutter Alligator, an 87-foot coastal patrol boat, during a ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg.