Coast Guard terminates voyage for operating under the influence near Tavernier Creek

Coast Guard terminates voyage for operating under the influence near Tavernier Creek
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 23-foot pleasure craft due to the operator boating under the influence in the vicinity of Tavernier Creek, Sunday. A Coast Guard Station Islamorada 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcment boatcrew, while on patrol, conducted a boarding of the 23-foot pleasure craft with five people aboard....

Coast Guard searching for 2, good Samaritan rescues 1 from overdue vessel

Coast Guard searching for 2, good Samaritan rescues 1 from overdue vessel
Coast Guard Cutter Cochito file photo by Joseph P. Cirone, USCGAUX MIAMI — The Coast Guard is searching for two missing boaters along the southeastern coast of Florida, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a notification Sunday at 3:53 p.m., from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reporting a potential overdue 23-foot Blue Proline vessel with three people aboard....

Coast Guard suspends search for 74-year-old man near Big Pine Key

Coast Guard suspends search for 74-year-old man near Big Pine Key
MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing 74-year-old man near Big Pine Key, Thursday. Missing is John Gyurtsak, last seen in his 34-foot pleasure craft, Thermocline, departing from Big Pine Key, Monday prior to 2 p.m. “We have made the difficult decision to suspend our search,” said Cmdr. Blanca Rosas, search and rescue mission coordinator with Coast Guard Sector Key...

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for 74-year-old man near Big Pine Key

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for 74-year-old man near Big Pine Key
Coast Guard 33-Foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers. KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for John Gyurtsak, 74, from Big Pine Key after he was reported overdue, Tuesday. Gyurtsak was last seen in his 34-foot pleasure craft, Thermocline, departing from Big Pine Key, Monday prior to 2 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Alligator Point, Florida

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Alligator Point, Florida
Coast Guard Cutter Manowar file photo by PA3 Andrew Kendrick NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a person in the water near Alligator Point, Florida, Thursday. Coast Guard air and boat crews searched more than 5,862 square-nautical miles over the course of 4 days but were unable to locate Darren Peterson, a 46-year-old man from Montrose, Colorado. “On behalf of the Coast Guard,...

Coast Guard searching for a person in the water near Alligator Point, Florida

Coast Guard searching for a person in the water near Alligator Point, Florida
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are searching for a person in the water near Alligator Point, Florida, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 6 p.m. Sunday, from FWC that they discovered a partially submerged...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation in Miami

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation in Miami
Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 23-foot Hurricane vessel with 12 passengers aboard Monday at the 79th Boat Ramp for conducting an illegal charter. Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received a notification from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission agents reporting that they had stopped...

Coast Guard terminates voyage of vessel 17 miles east of Hollywood

Coast Guard terminates voyage of vessel 17 miles east of Hollywood
Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered file photo. HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a 23-foot pleasure craft Sunday operating under hazardous conditions 17 miles east of Hollywood. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered (WPC-1104) conducted a boarding on the vessel with six passengers aboard and discovered an insufficient number of life jackets. “Failure to wear a personal...

Coast Guard urges the public to follow fishing regulations during spiny lobster season

Coast Guard urges the public to follow fishing regulations during spiny lobster season
A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer measures lobsters during a vessel examination. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nick Ameen. MIAMI — The Coast Guard along with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission urges the public to stay safe and follow fishing regulations during the spiny lobster season, which occurs July 24-25. Starting Tuesday, FWC...