Coast Guard, pleasure craft collide near Manatee Pocket

Coast Guard, pleasure craft collide near Manatee Pocket
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — A Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement boat crew and a 23-foot pleasure craft with five people aboard were involved in a collision Saturday near Manatee Pocket. The people aboard the pleasure craft were embarked by the Coast Guard boat crew onto the Station Fort Pierce small boat...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver near Anclote Key

Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver near Anclote Key
Coast Guard Cutter Crocodile file photo by PA3 Rob Simpson ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a missing diver seven miles offshore of Anclote Key, Florida. Missing is 42-year-old Eddie Brunt III. Coast Guard crews searched approximately 43 hours covering 1,685 square miles, an area roughly the size of Rhode Island. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near New River Triangle

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near New River Triangle
MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter Saturday near New River Triangle. A Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale boarding team with the assistance of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission conducted a boarding of the vessel, Salty Daddy, and discovered the following violations: Violation of 46 C.F.R. 176.100(a) for not having a valid Certificate of Inspection. Violation of...

Coast Guard, FWC partner for sport spiny-lobster season

Coast Guard, FWC partner for sport spiny-lobster season
A crew member with Coast Guard Station Miami Beach, Fla., inspects a spiny lobster during lobster mini season in 2013. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney. MIAMI — Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission urge the public to stay safe and follow fishing regulations during spiny-lobster mini season, July 29-30. FWC officers will partner with Coast...

Coast Guard Sector Mobile conducts Operation Dry Water

Coast Guard Sector Mobile conducts Operation Dry Water
NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard Sector Mobile conducted Operation Dry Water over the July 4 holiday weekend along with local government partners. Operation Dry Water is a national, year-round awareness and enforcement campaign targeted at boating under the influence. Coast Guard Sector Mobile law enforcement personnel worked with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Okaloosa County...

Coast Guard responds to vessel allision near Dania Beach

Coast Guard responds to vessel allision near Dania Beach
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo MIAMI — A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced a 26-year-old female Friday after a vessel allided with trees in Whiskey Creek, Intracoastal Waterway, near Dania Beach. The Dolphin aircrew lowered the rescue swimmer who assessed the situation and determined the female needed higher level medical attention....

Coast Guard and local agency rescues two injured girls

Coast Guard and local agency rescues two injured girls
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission responded to two girls who were struck by a boat propeller and injured near Shell Island, Florida, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile Alabama received a report of the accident at 4:40 p.m. from the girl’s...

Coast Guard responds to report of boater under influence near Monument Island

Coast Guard responds to report of boater under influence near Monument Island
The 50-foot pleasure craft, Lucy B, is moored to a pier at Coast Guard Station Miami Beach. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Miami Beach) MIAMI — The Coast Guard responded to a call of a boater reportedly operating a vessel under the influence of illegal narcotics Sunday near Monument Island. Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received a report from a concerned passenger aboard the...

Coast Guard searching for 27-year-old man near Fort Pierce Inlet State Park

Coast Guard searching for 27-year-old man near Fort Pierce Inlet State Park
Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Port St. Lucie Police Department are searching for a person who went missing in the water in the vicinity of Fort Pierce Inlet State Park, Saturday. Missing is Anthony Graham, 27. He was last seen wearing dark, navy blue shorts. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received...