Coast Guard rescues 5 from water 5 miles south of Key West

Coast Guard rescues 5 from water 5 miles south of Key West
33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard rescued five people from the aground 65-foot sailing vessel, Serenity, Thursday approximately 5 miles south of Key West. At approximately 6 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a report from the crew via VHF radio channel 16 of five people who ran aground on Sand Key Reef. Watchstanders diverted...

Good Samaritans rescue 6 people from sinking vessel 14 miles northwest of Bahamas

Good Samaritans rescue 6 people from sinking vessel 14 miles northwest of Bahamas
Coast Guard HC-144 file photo MIAMI — A good Samaritan sailing vessel rescued six people from a sinking sailing vessel early Monday 14 miles west north west of Hog Cay, Bahamas. Watchstanders with the Coast Guard 7th District Command Center received a 406 megahertz personal locator beacon distress alert and the Halifax Joint Rescue Coordination Centre received a report from the sailing vessel Serenity,...