JUST IN: Small plane crashes near St. Lucie Inlet, killing two aboard

From The Palm Beach Post: “The Coast Guard sent crews to search for the plane and later found a debris field east of the inlet, near Jupiter Island and Stuart in Martin County … Click here to read more

MCSO marine deputies stop immigrant vessel at St. Lucie/Intracoastal intersection

From the Martin County Sheriff’s Office: While patrolling the area of the intersection of the St. Lucie River and the Intracoastal Waterway, MCSO Marine Deputies observed a 31-foot Sport Fish with no visible FL numbers displayed on the hull. Marine deputies attempted to stop the vessel to perform a registration check. The vessel had other plans and kept traveling west towards Sandsprit Park … Click here to read more

Martin shares boat count, recommendations re additional train traffic on St. Lucie River Bridge

Martin County has released additional data regarding the number and type of vessels transiting the St. Lucie River at the antiquated Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) Bascule Bridge. The County has submitted this report to the United States Coast Guard (USCG) for the St. Lucie River Bridge rulemaking petition. … Click here to read more

Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida: Reject columnist’s conclusion

CARE FL is a coalition created by a group of concerned community leaders, organizations and neighbors in South Florida and the Treasure Coast, emphasizing that continued rail expansion will have a significant and negative impact on our communities. Robert Crandall of Palm City, a member of the CARE FL Steering Committee, and also former CEO of American Airlines … Click here to read more

MCSO, Coast Guard work to evaluate fuel leak and debris field of supply vessel

The Martin County Sheriff’s Marine Units, along with MCSO Air Unit, are working to assist the United States Coast Guard with evaluating the size of a large fuel leak and debris field caused when a supply vessel headed to Haiti partially sunk. The 59-foot vessel began sinking … Click here to read more

Coast Guard grants Murphy request to hold local hearings on All Aboard Florida

Following the request made by U.S. Representative Patrick E. Murphy (FL-18) for the U.S. Coast Guard to hold hearings throughout the Treasure Coast and Palm Beaches regarding the maritime impact of the proposed All Aboard Florida (AAF) project, the Coast Guard announced they will be holding two public comment meetings in Florida’s 18th District as well as conducting a navigation survey … Click here to read more

WPTV Video: Unlit tower near Hobe Sound could be dangerous for pilots

Pilots say it’s a hazard in the sky. The lights on a 650 foot U.S. Coast Guard tower just south of Hobe Sound went dark about two years ago … Pilots have to be careful and must check the Federal Aviation Administration’s notice to airmen log which lists the tower outage before they take off. … Click here to read more