Coast Guard suspends search for overboard cruise ship passenger

Coast Guard suspends search for overboard cruise ship passenger
USCG FIle Photo MIAMI — Coast Guard crews have suspended their search for a passenger who was reported overboard from the  Carnival Victory cruise ship. Missing is Thomas McElhany, 26. Coast Guard watchstanders received a call from the cruise ship at approximately 5 a.m. Friday stating a passenger had reportedly went overboard. “I have been in contact with members of Mr. McElhany’s family throughout...

Coast Guard repatriates 27 migrants to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 27 migrants to Cuba
Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Charles David, Jr. (WPC-1107) crew repatriated 27 Cuban migrants Thursday to Cuba. A Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew located a rustic vessel traveling northbound approximately 29 miles north of Cuba, Saturday. The Coast Guard Cutter Charles David...

Coast Guard responding to vessel adrift in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard responding to vessel adrift in Gulf of Mexico
The sailboat My Time adrift in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 80 nautical miles south of Cape San Blas, Florida. NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel adrift in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 80 nautical miles south of Cape San Blas, Florida. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday from crewmembers aboard the NOAA ship...

Coast Guard repatriates 36 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 36 Cuban migrants
Coast Guard Cutter William Trump file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter William Trump (WPC-1111) crew repatriated 36 Cuban migrants Sunday to Cabañas, Cuba. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a report of a possible migrant vessel heading northbound approximately 23 miles north of Havana, Cuba. Watchstanders diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton (WPC-1108) crew and launched...

Coast Guard medevacs mariner 92 miles offshore Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard medevacs mariner 92 miles offshore Galveston, Texas
A Coast Guard Air Station Houston MH-65D Dolphin file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 66-year-old man approximately 92 miles offshore of Galveston, Texas, Friday morning. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from the captain of the motor vessel The Bunga Kastori stating their chief engineer was having difficulty...

Coast Guard suspends 11-day search for missing 82-year-old man along East Coast

Coast Guard suspends 11-day search for missing 82-year-old man along East Coast
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday evening for an 82-year-old man who went missing while transiting from Maryland to Florida. On Oct. 24, a family member notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads that she had lost contact with Hugh Blankenship during his voyage. He was last seen on Oct. 23 departing Rudee...

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 searching for person in the water

Coast Guard searching for person in the water
Coast Guard 24 foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water near Caillou Bay approximately 15 miles southwest of Cocodrie, Louisiana, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 11:25 a.m. of a missing 60-year-old man who was last seen aboard the vessel Miss Trudy. There were two...

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue overdue boater near Biscayne Bay

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue overdue boater near Biscayne Bay
MIAMI — The Coast Guard and Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission rescued an overdue boater near Biscayne Bay, Tuesday. Rescued was Carlos Rosell, 34. Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received a call from Rosell’s ex-wife of him being overdue aboard his 18-foot pleasure craft, Sea-Doo at approximately 9:30 a.m. and diverted a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane...