Coast Guard assists 5 near Tampa Bay Skyway Bridge

Coast Guard assists 5 near Tampa Bay Skyway Bridge
A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg boatcrew assisted five people on a vessel taking on water near the Tampa Bay Skyway Bridge Sept. 29, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Crowton.) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard assisted five people on a vessel taking on water near the Tampa Bay Skyway Bridge Sunday afternoon. A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Response...

Coast Guard reminds Tampa area boaters to stay safe during hazardous weather

Coast Guard reminds Tampa area boaters to stay safe during hazardous weather
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard is urging mariners in Tampa, Florida and surrounding areas to exercise caution when venturing on the water due to severe weather expected until July 13. The National Weather Service issued a statement reporting heavy rainfall, strong winds and frequent lightning strikes likely during the next few days. Mariners are urged to ensure their safety equipment aboard...