Incoming Coast Guard Sector Commander and Captain of the Port for Jacksonville and Port Canaveral, Capt. Mark Vlaun was introduced at the Propeller Club of Port Canaveral’s May luncheon held on Wednesday, May 1 at Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill.
The Coast Guard rescued four people after their 26-foot boat capsized 35 miles west of Homosassa. Rescued were Inverness natives Brittany Thompson, 34, and Brian Thompson, 35. Also rescued were Joanna Fraser, 42, and Lincoln Fraser, 44.
The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew conducted its first-ever stop, interdiction, and seizure of a vessel trafficking marijuana March 22, while on patrol in the central Caribbean Sea.
The Coast Guard rescued five people from the aground 65-foot sailing vessel, Serenity, Thursday approximately 5 miles south of Key West.
The Coast Guard Interdicted 26 migrants 48 miles southeast of Long Key attempting to illegally enter the United States.
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C.Webber (WPC-1101) interdicted 23 illegal migrants with multiple nationalities 11 miles east of Pompano Beach attempting to illegally enter the United States Saturday.
Aviation history was made this week when Lt. Ronaqua Russell, a native of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, became the first African-American female aviator in the Coast Guard to receive the Air Medal.
The Coast Guard interdicted 11 migrants and two suspected smugglers Saturday approximately 12 miles east of Government Cut.
The Coast Guard returned 74 Dominican migrants to law enforcement authorities in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Tuesday night following the at-sea interdictions of four migrant vessels off Puerto Rico.
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754) offloaded approximately 18.5 tons of cocaine Thursday in Port Everglades worth more than an estimated $500 million wholesale seized in international waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
The Coast Guard medevaced a 49-year-old man Thursday from a fishing boat 70 miles north west of Anclote Key.