Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water
NEW ORLEANS— The Coast Guard suspended its search for a person in the water near Panama City Beach, Florida, Sunday. The Coast Guard and partner agencies searched approximately 1,281 square-nautical miles for over 27 hours but were unable to locate the missing man. “The Coast Guard searched diligently with our partner agencies to locate the missing man,” said Cmdr. Matthew Derrenbacher, a search...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from life raft after fishing boat sinks

Coast Guard rescues 3 from life raft after fishing boat sinks
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry file photo by Aux. Michael Dubin NAPLES, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued three men from a life raft Monday after a 32-foot fishing boat sank 90 miles west of Naples. Rescued were Madeira Beach natives, Terry Britton, 58, and Patrick Leoni, 43, and St. Petersburg native Kyle Haskins, 29. At 1:52 a.m. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received mayday calls...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing cruise ship crewmember

Coast Guard suspends search for missing cruise ship crewmember
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo MIAMI — Coast Guard crews suspended their search at approximately 7:20 a.m. Friday for a missing Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas cruise ship crewmember 37 miles east of Hillsboro Inlet. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a call, at approximately 2:40 a.m. Thursday, from the crew of the Majesty of the Seas cruise ship stating...

Coast Guard searching for missing cruise ship crewmember

Coast Guard searching for missing cruise ship crewmember
Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark file photo MIAMI—The Coast Guard is searching Thursday for an overboard crewmember from the Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas cruise ship 37 miles east of Hillsboro Inlet. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received call from the crew of the Majesty of the Seas cruise ship stating a 26-year-old crewmember went overboard. Crews searching are: googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard rescues 31 from disabled boat 9 miles north of Bimini

Coast Guard rescues 31 from disabled boat 9 miles north of Bimini
A Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber smallboat crew approaches the pleasure craft, Summer Art Jan. 20, 2019 approxim (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued 31 Haitians from the disabled pleasure craft, Summer Art, Sunday approximately 9 miles north of Bimini, Bahamas. At approximately 5 a.m., Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a report of a disabled vessel with 31 people...

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. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

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...