Coast Guard rescues 2 people from the water near Disappearing Island

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from the water near Disappearing Island
24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water file photo. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued two people from the water near Disappearing Island in New Smyrna, Saturday. A Coast Guard Station Ponce De Leon Inlet 24-foot Special Purpose Craft–Shallow Water (SPC-SW) boat crew recovered both people from the water and safely transferred them to awaiting EMS at Station Ponce where they were transported...

Cutter Diligence returns after last patrol homeported in Wilmington

Cutter Diligence returns after last patrol homeported in Wilmington
Coast Guard Cutter Diligence file photo. WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence and crew returned to Wilmington on Friday, following a 39-day patrol in the North Atlantic, that included Living Marine Resources enforcement and a three-week training and evaluation period. The Diligence will be changing homeports to Pensacola, Florida, during the summer. This patrol began in Mayport, Florida,...

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water near Saint Andrews Bay, Florida

Coast Guard ends search for person in the water near Saint Andrews Bay, Florida
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has stopped searching for a person in the water in Saint Andrews Bay near Panama City, Florida, after the person was found deceased Monday morning. Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission recovered a body matching the description of Te-Andre Brown near his last known location. His identity was later confirmed. More information about...

Coast Guard searching for person in water near Saint Andrews Bay

Coast Guard searching for person in water near Saint Andrews Bay
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water in Saint Andrews Bay near Panama City, Florida. Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 5 p.m. Sunday of a black male wearing black swim trunks going overboard from a pontoon boat in the vicinity of Saint Andrews Bay. Currently involved...

Coast Guard halts two illegal charters near Tampa Bay

Coast Guard halts two illegal charters near Tampa Bay
A Coast Guard Station Saint Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat-medium law enforcement crew, along with Coast Guard investigating officers terminate the voyage of a 50-foot uninspected passenger vessel with eight passengers for hire March 9, 2020 near Treasure Island, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated two illegal charters Saturday and Monday near...

Coast Guard, other agencies to conduct search and rescue exercise near Perdido Bay

Coast Guard, other agencies to conduct search and rescue exercise near Perdido Bay
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and other agencies are scheduled to conduct a search and rescue exercise in Perdido Bay, Florida, Saturday, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. The exercise will take place between the Lillian Bridge and the Intracoastal Waterway. It will include searches on land, water and air. An incident command post will be established at the Lillian Boat Launch on Perdido Bay. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard Cutter Decisive assists disabled boat

Coast Guard Cutter Decisive assists disabled boat
A rescue and assistance team from Coast Guard Cutter Decisive repairs a disabled vessel’s engine January 16, 2020. (Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard Cutter Decisive assisted a disabled vessel offshore Mobile, Alabama, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at 7:23 a.m. Friday that the 52-foot vessel, Sava, was disabled and adrift with four...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Goose Creek Bay

Coast Guard searching for person in the water near Goose Creek Bay
24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water file photo. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water in the vicinity of Goose Creek Bay in Wakulla County, Florida, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 2 a.m. CST of a capsized 12-foot aluminum boat, with one person on board. The vessel was recovered approximately two nautical miles south of...

Coast Guard enforces security zones near Palm Beach

Coast Guard enforces security zones near Palm Beach
Security Zones in vicinity of Mar A Lago, Florida are established during VIP visits to the Miami area. U.S. Coast Guard illustration courtesy of Sector Miami MIAMI — The Coast Guard is enforcing security zones periodically between November and February near the Mar-a-Lago Resort in Palm Beach. The security zone is necessary for the security of persons under the protection of the U.S. Secret Service,...