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....

Coast Guard and FWC teams assess vessels affected by Hurricane Michael

Coast Guard and FWC teams assess vessels affected by Hurricane Michael
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Valerie Van Tine and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Investigator David Terrones assess vessels for damage and possible pollution in Massalina Bayou, Panama City, Oct. 31, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Gail Dale. MIRAMAR BEACH, FLA. – The U.S. Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission teams for Emergency...

Unified command established for Hurricane Michael pollution response

Unified command established for Hurricane Michael pollution response
MIRAMAR BEACH, FLA. – An Emergency Support Function 10 Unified Command for Hurricane Michael with representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) was established Monday to oversee the assessment and removal of hazardous materials from Florida’s waterways in the aftermath of the storm. “The Coast Guard and FWC’s mission after a storm’s...

Coast Guard, commercial salvage vessel rescue 2 from capsized vessel near Islamorada

Coast Guard, commercial salvage vessel rescue 2 from capsized vessel near Islamorada
A commercial salvage vessel approaches a capsized pleasure boat with two people Saturday, July 14, 2018 near Whale Harbor near Islamorada.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Islamorada MIAMI — The Coast Guard and a commercial salvage vessel rescued two people from a capsized 24-foot pleasure craft Saturday near Whale Harbor near Islamorada. A Coast Guard Station Islamorada watchstander...