Coast Guard rescues two people in water near Marathon

Coast Guard rescues two people in water near Marathon
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued two people from the water Sunday after their vessel broke free of its mooring and grounded on Knights Key Shoal near Marathon, Florida. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received a notification of three people in the water at approximately 2:20 p.m., and diverted a Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Long Key

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Long Key
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI – The Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater Monday in the vicinity of Schooner Bank, near Long Key, Florida.  Missing is Greg Thomson, 75, who was last seen around Schooner Bank on a 19-foot skiff. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders were notified at approximately 8:40 p.m. Sunday that Thomson was missing. The...

Coast Guard deploys 3 teams to assess ports, waterways in Florida Keys

Coast Guard deploys 3 teams to assess ports, waterways in Florida Keys
Personnel from various units throughout the Coast Guard listen during a command and general staff brief at the Sector Key West Incident Command Post Sept. 14, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle) ORLANDO, Fla. – The Coast Guard deployed three teams, Thursday, to assess the damage to ports and waterways in the Florida Keys in effort to reopen the area for maritime...

Coast Guard rescues 3 after boat takes on water

Coast Guard rescues 3 after boat takes on water
Coast Guard crew members from Station Fort Myers Beach rescue three boaters and dewater a 35-foot sail boat Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, 12 miles west of Sanibel Island, Florida. U.S. Coast Guard photo FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued three boaters Friday after their boat took on water 12 miles west of Sanibel. Watch standers from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received an emergency...

Coast Guard restricts vessel traffic on ICW following bridge incident

Coast Guard restricts vessel traffic on ICW following bridge incident
MIAMI — Vessel traffic on the Intracoastal Waterway near Bal Harbour, Florida is restricted following an incident involving a yacht and the Broad Causeway bridge. Due to the incident, only the bridge’s west leaf is able to open. Restrictions on vessel traffic limit movement of large vessels with a width of 40 feet or less as only one half of the bridge is operational. Vessels with a height...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people near Cortez, Florida

Coast Guard rescues 2 people near Cortez, Florida
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Two people were rescued by a Coast Guard crew in the vicinity of the Cortez Bridge after their nine-foot boat capsized, Friday. A passing motorist contacted 911 and was transferred to watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Cortez at approximately 1:30 p.m., where he reported the capsizing. A 25-foot Response Boat — Small crew from the station arrived on scene at 1:45 p.m.,...

Coast Guard, local agencies search for teen near Ana Maria, Fla.

Coast Guard, local agencies search for teen near Ana Maria, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coast Guard crews along with local agencies are searching for a 14-year-old male last seen near Anna Maria City Park, Saturday. Missing is Dushay Morales. Manatee County Sheriff’s office contacted Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders at approximately 4:30 p.m., after receiving a 911 call reporting Morales went under the water and did not resurface. A 25-foot...

Coast Guard crews continue to monitor boat fire cleanup in Tarpon Springs, Fla.

Coast Guard crews continue to monitor boat fire cleanup in Tarpon Springs, Fla.
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Coast Guard crews continue to monitor the pollution cleanup Thursday from a boat that caught fire near the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs, Fla. Roughly 4,500 gallons of water, diesel mix from the vessel Skye Marie, which caught fire at approximately 11 p.m. Tuesday, has been collected by SWS Environmental Services. Approximately 500 feet of boom has been deployed to contain spread...

Coast Guard crews assist boaters near Boca Grande Pass, Fla.

Coast Guard crews assist boaters near Boca Grande Pass, Fla.
BOCA GRANDE PASS, Fla. — Four people were assisted by Coast Guard crews after the 24-foot boat they were aboard began taking on water 11 miles south of Boca Grande Pass, Wednesday. Members aboard the boat contacted Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach watchstanders at 9:50 a.m., via VHF-FM channel 16 radio reporting they were taking on water, in need of assistance and had their life jackets on. The...