Coast Guard, partners to hold Columbus Day Weekend briefing

MIAMI – The Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a Columbus Day Weekend briefing to stress boating safety during the busy holiday weekend 10 a.m. Thursday at Base Support Unit Miami.

Coast Guard rescues 5 from overturned vessel in Miami

MIAMI – Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission crews rescued five people from the water Saturday around 9:10 p.m. after their vessel overturned near Haulover Inlet in Miami.

Coast Guard Sector Miami recognizes first Guardian of the Quarter

MIAMI – Coast Guard Sector Miami presented its first Guardian of the Quarter award Friday to Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Slaughter for her outstanding performance as a search and rescue coordinator in the Sector Miami Command Center.

Coast Guard suspends search for possible missing migrants near Miami

MIAMI – Coast Guard Sector Miami suspended its search for any possible migrants still missing at sea from a vessel aground near Fisher Island, Fla., after sunset Friday.

Coast Guard Rescues 3 Migrants off Miami beach, Searching for more

MIAMI – Coast Guard crews rescued three people from the water Friday morning and are searching for an unknown number of people who may have jumped off their 30-foot vessel near Fisher Island, Fla.

Unified Command to enforce Columbus Day Weekend safety and security

MIAMI – In light of the numerous boating accidents and fatalities that have occurred in South Florida during past holiday weekends, and to ensure the safety of the boating public, a unified command of law enforcement officers from numerous agencies, including the Coast Guard, NPS, FWC and the Miami-Dade Police Department will be patrolling the waters and conducting safety and boating-under-the-influence...

Coast Guard Continues Search for Missing Florida Diver

MIAMI – The Coast Guard, and Coast Guard Auxiliary along with local and state agencies, is continuing the search for a missing 33-year-old diver near Cape Florida Light, in Miami. Yosmany Gonzalez was reported missing to the Coast Guard around 7 p.m. Wednesday, by family and friends who he was with at the time of his disappearance. It was reported that Gonzalez did not surface from a dive while...

Freighter Safely Removed from Marina Breakwall

MIAMI – The motor vessel, Rio Haina, was safely removed from the breakwall at Miami Beach Marina in Miami Beach, Fla., at approximately 1 p.m. Sunday. During high tide, the Rio Haina was refloated and towed by tugs to the Bernuth Terminal across from the Port of Miami. The exact cause of the incident is under investigation. At approximately 1:20 a.m. Sunday, Coast Guard Sector Miami personnel...

Coast Guard Responds to Freighter Allision

MIAMI – The Coast Guard is responding to a freighter allision, which occurred at Government Cut in Miami, Sunday morning. At approximately 1:20 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Miami personnel received a report that the motor vessel Rio Haina, a Panamanian-flagged 252-foot freighter, lost power and steering capabilities while outbound from the Miami River and allided with the breakwall at Miami Beach...