Coast Guard terminates vessel voyage for BUI after allision near Fleming Key

Coast Guard terminates vessel voyage for BUI after allision near Fleming Key
Garrison Bight Channel Light #3 structure is damaged after receiving an impact from a 20-foot center console.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) KEY WEST, Fla. – The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 20-foot vessel with eight people aboard for boating under the influence after it allided with a navigation light near Fleming Key. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received notification from...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter in Longboat Pass

Coast Guard halts illegal charter in Longboat Pass
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — In conjunction with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 21-foot uninspected passenger vessel Friday near Longboat Pass. FWC observed the uninspected passenger vessel, which is only rated for six passengers, operating with seven passengers for hire and boarded the vessel. During the boarding, the FWC officer discovered...

Coast Guard, FWC halts illegal charter operation near Sea Isle Marina

Coast Guard, FWC halts illegal charter operation near Sea Isle Marina
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission terminated the voyage of a 42-foot pleasure craft, Breaking the Habit, with 15 passengers aboard Sunday near Sea Isle Marina, Sunday. A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach boarding officer working with an FWC boatcrew conducted the boarding of the pleasure craft near...

Unified command completes Hurricane Michael response

Unified command completes Hurricane Michael response
MIRAMAR BEACH, FL – Cleanup efforts and removal operations of displaced vessels by Emergency Support Function 10 Florida response are entering the final stage three months after Hurricane Michael made landfall in Northwest Florida. The Unified Command for the response consisted of leaders from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. There were 175 displaced...

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...

FWC and Coast Guard continue pollution removal operations in Panama City, Fla.

FWC and Coast Guard continue pollution removal operations in Panama City, Fla.
Emergency Support Function 10 (ESF-10) salvage teams create a boom around a displaced vessel to contain hazardous material in the Watson Bayou, Panama City, FL.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul Dragin. PANAMA CITY, FLA – The Emergency Support Function 10 (ESF-10) Unified Command continues to make progress in its mission to mitigate pollution threats from vessels displaced...

Coast Guard provide resources for boaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael

Coast Guard provide resources for boaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class TJ James and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Investigative Lieutenant James Holcomb address vessel removal questions from residents of Cooks Bayou in Panama City, Fla., Nov. 2, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul Dragin. MIRAMAR BEACH, FLA. — In the wake of Hurricane Michael, the top priority of the Florida Fish...

Coast Guard, FWC end search for overdue boater south of Stock Island

Coast Guard, FWC end search for overdue boater south of Stock Island
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry file photo by Aux. Michael Dubin MIAMI — The Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ended their search Saturday for an overdue boater south of Stock Island. Missing was Raymond Robins, 65. A Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew found Robins and directed in an Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and a...

Coast Guard, FWC searching for overdue boater 6 miles south of Stock Island

Coast Guard, FWC searching for overdue boater 6 miles south of Stock Island
Coast Guard Cutter William Trump file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are searching for an overdue boater Saturday 6 miles south of Stock Island. Overdue is Raymond Robins, 65. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West command center received a call from FWC at 9:50 p.m., Friday stating a 24-foot pleasure craft with one person aboard was overdue....