Florida Keys to implement paddle craft labeling program

KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary in Sector Key West are teaming up to launch Operation Paddle Smart, a campaign benefiting the Florida Keys and the U.S. maritime community. The goal of Operation Paddle Smart is to educate small watercraft owners on water safety and provide them with a sticker that could be beneficial to everyone involved, whether they’re kayaking...

Coast Guard assists boater near Everglades National Park

KEY WEST, Fla. – The Coast Guard received a call around 8:30 a.m. Monday of a 32-foot sailing vessel with one person aboard taking on water and anchored 17 miles west of Everglades National Park. file photo The operator of the sailing vessel, a 62-year-old male, reported that the battery-operated bilge pump and radio onboard the vessel were solar-powered and that the solar panel had been damaged...

Coast Guard repatriates 25 Cuban migrants

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Pea Island repatriated 25 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Sunday morning.

Coast Guard helps locate missing divers near Key Largo

KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted in the successful rescue of three missing divers near Key Largo, Fla., Saturday afternoon.

Coast Guard responds to 2nd downed Key West airplane, assists survivor

KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard responded to a downed airplane about 40 miles north of Key West Saturday night.

Coast Guard Cutter Nantucket repatriates 28 Cuban migrants

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Nantucket repatriated 28 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Friday.

Coast Guard concludes search for missing boater near Key Largo

KEY LARGO, Fla. – The Coast Guard ended its search for the missing boater in the vicinity of Mosquito Bank, Fla., Monday.

Coast Guard identifies owner of lost kayak found far from home

KEY LARGO, Fla. – The Coast Guard identified the owner of a lost kayak Wednesday found adrift off Key Largo.

Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island conducts Change of Command

KEY WEST, Fla. — Coast Guard Sector Key West conducted a change of command ceremony Thursday at 9:30 a.m. for the Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island, homeported in Key West.