The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for two men after their plan to escape Cuba by windsurfing went awry. Authorities learned of the man's disappearance after a third Cuban windsurfer successfully completed a nine and a half hour journey and wound up on a private resort beach in Key West on Tuesday ... More >>
Even for Miami Beach, 2,500 pounds of pure cocaine is a lot to be in any one place at one time. The U.S. Coast Guard is unloading the loot, worth an estimated $35 million on the street, at its Miami Beach station today after a historic raid just south of the Dominican Republic.
If there's one flying fear worse than your plane crashing, its maybe the thought of falling out the door. That's apparently exactly what happened to a man who was a passenger in a small plane today while the aircraft was flying southeast of Miami.
The call came in around 1 o'clock this morning, routed from 911 dispatchers to the U.S. Coast Guard: A boat had capsized a few miles from Government Cut. When the rescue boats and helicopter arrived, they found an overturned craft bobbing in the sea with survivors barely clinging to the hull. The Co ... More >>
The U.S. Coast Guard unloaded a really good weekend's worth of cocaine at the Port of Miami today. The 1,250 pounds of coke carried an estimated wholesale value of $19 million. No telling how much it would go for once it was cut up and hit the streets.
The authorities are onto your old cocaine-stuffed-into-coconuts routine. Your drug subs have been getting busted by the Coast Guard at an alarming rate. Even disguising pounds of cocaine as a replica World Cup trophy didn't work out so well last time you tried. So if you're a Colombian cartel boss ... More >>
The U.S. Coast Guard seized $17 million worth of cocaine in the southwest Caribbean on January 24. Today, that 1,400 pounds of cocaine was offloaded at the Coast Guard station in Miami Beach.
Sup, bro? You totally into that crazy SUPing? You know, that stand-up paddleboarding? Well, the Conservation Commission Marine Patrol is about to cramp your style and issue a ticket if you decide to SUP in certain areas without a life jacket.
A 15-foot boat carrying roughly 600 pounds of marijuana and hashish was oh so close to smuggling the product into Miami on Sunday. The boat was cruising westbound toward our coast when it was spotted by a Coast Guard Air Station Miami helicopter crew.
A tip for all you would-be cocaine kingpins: When the FBI catches you off the coast of Colombia with more than 800 pounds of yeyo stashed in your boat, do not argue that "there is nothing wrong with cocaine trafficking." That's exactly the tact John Philip Stirling, a 60-year-old Canadian captain ... More >>
via USCGThe U.S. Coast Guard caught a submarine carrying $180 million worth of cocaine in the Caribbean last month. While subs have been used for years to smuggle the white stuff on the West Coast, this is the first time the Coast Guard has intercepted a self-propelled, semi-submersible vessel ru ... More >>
More details continue to emerge in the disturbing and sad case of 2-and-half-year-old Elijah Collins, the boy who was found not breathing in a motel room with feces, urine, a dead animal, and other filth. The boy's parents -- Vincent Collins, 25, and Savannah Sholter, 21 -- remain behind bar ... More >>
Being super drunk and floating off of Florida's beaches on an inflatable raft is a time-honored tradition. It sums up Florida perfectly. Seriously, they should replace that ship on our state seal with a drunk old guy wearing a Hawaiian shirt passed out on a neon-pink raft.Unfortunately, even some ... More >>
As you can see above, a pretty solid freak-out hit Duval Street yesterday when upwards of 50 tar balls turned up in the ocean and on beaches around Key West. But not to worry! Turns out these floating blobs of disgusting petroleum didn't come from the massive BP gusher in the Gulf. Which is, we gu ... More >>
via Wiki CommonsAn adult humpback whale, though not the one caught in the BayThere's a humpback whale in Biscayne Bay off Bear Cut, possibly in distress. The U.S. Coast Guard believe he could be caught in a rope attached to an anchor. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrati ... More >>
An early morning crash between an SUV and a Nissan Maxima filled with five men has sent all of the Nissan's passengers to the hospital after the car flipped. The driver and a passenger in the SUV took off on foot and have not been found. [CBS4]A house in Miami was sprayed with bullets last ... More >>
88 Haitians found trying to reach America in a 50-ft sail boat were returned by the Coast Guard. [CBS4]The body of a 21-year-old man wanted for murder in Miami was found dead in a field near Fort Pierce next to the body of his 35-year-old girlfriend. [Herald]A female student at South Dade Senior Hig ... More >>
The Coast Guard called off the search for two boaters who went missing of the coast. [NBCMiami]It got really really cold yesterday, how cold was it? Apparently cold enough to warrant this long article. [Herald]Kool & the Gang performed in Cuba on Saturday. Our apologies to th ... More >>
The grandmother who accidently left a 3-month-old baby in a car to die is being charged with aggravated manslaughter. Temperatures in the car reached 134 degrees. [PBPost]She's out on a $10,000 bond. [CBS4]Five Miami-Dade high schools make a national list of the 100 best high schools. [Herald]A crui ... More >>
Amongst other changes, Mayor-elect Regalado plans to start talking about Cuba and Venezuela more. Right after he fixes those potholes and fires Chief Timoney I presume. [Herald]The Coast Guard will unload nearly 5 tons of Cocaine in Miami (or roughly a New Year's Eve worth for SoBe partying) today. ... More >>
Miami resorts to threatening the feds in order to keep its secrets
Environmental advocates claim they just want loggers to play by the rules. But Brazilian mahogany barons, local lumber lords, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Port of Miami all want these tree-huggers stopped
Thanks to generous taxpayers like you, Miami's top Coast Guard officer has a very swanky address
South Florida citizens take homeland defense into their own hands with Operation On Guard
Ramon Saul Sanchez's Democracy Movement unveils a new twist on the venerable sit-in protest: The float-in
Four years ago a dangerous chemical tanker ran aground in Biscayne National Park. The salvage operation that followed would go down in history.
Despite recent deaths and a federal crackdown, smugglers continue the dangerous business of transporting Cubans to Miami
Juan Garcia Pino was obeying a higher law when he rescued nineteen family members fleeing Cuba. But a more mundane law ruined everything.
Miami's notoriously dirty, crime-ridden river is flowing a little cleaner these days thanks to Coast Guard Capt. Dave Miller
It's an eyesore and a hazard and its owner has thumbed his nose at everyone. Yet you may pay good money for it.
The further misadventures of the Rex Bear -- or what's left of it
For one local gay Coast Guardsman, military justice was not an oxymoron
Local, state, and federal authorities have been trying for years to dislodge the Rex Bear from the Miami River, but it simply won't budge
Amazing things can happen when you bring together a vessel, a vehicle, and one very slippery boat ramp
Miami kayaker Miguel Hernandez was having the time of his life on a solo voyage to Cuba -- until a multinational team of drug cops crashed the party
Key West to Havana is a grand tradition, a boater's delight, and a lively tourist adventure. Bon voyage!
For more than two decades, Jim Wellington has marked the ebb and flow of the Miami River with a Zen master's eye
Venetian Islands residents complain that the county has sent their causeway on the road to ruin
A year after a UM research vessel ran aground on a protected reef, a persistent odor lingers
Tony Bryant is a black militant, a hijacker, a survivor of Cuban prisons, and a Castro-hating commando. And don't you forget it.
Balseros and their makeshift rafts have become as much a symbol of Cuban culture as lechon, arroz con frijoles, and the Havana spleef