Coast Guard rescues 2 divers 25 miles west of Egmont Key, Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—​ The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two divers (man and woman) from the water 25 miles west of Egmont Key, Florida, yesterday Saturday. A Coast Guard​ Air Station Clearwater​ MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted one male diver and transported him to EMS for treatment. A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot Motor Lifeboat—Medium boatcrew recovered one Leer másCoast Guard rescues 2 divers 25 miles west of Egmont Key, Florida[…]

Coast Guard Cutter James returns home from 62-day counter-drug patrol

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James returned to Charleston Thursday following a 62-day counter-drug patrol in support of Operation Martillo, in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During their patrol, the James’ crew, along with members from Tactical Law Enforcement Team-South, Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron, and multiple partner agencies, contributed to the interdiction of seven drug-smuggling vessels and were responsible for the Leer másCoast Guard Cutter James returns home from 62-day counter-drug patrol[…]

Coast Guard medevacs man 48 miles offshore of Sanibel Island, Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard medevaced a man 48 miles offshore of Sanibel Island, Florida, Wednesday. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted a 53-year-old man from a 30-foot fishing vessel and transported him to Tampa General Hospital for treatment. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center watchstanders were notified by the fishing vessel Leer másCoast Guard medevacs man 48 miles offshore of Sanibel Island, Florida[…]

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