Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Mile Markers


Boat passenger dies

A passenger lost consciousness aboard a charter boat sailing seven miles northwest of Key West and later died at Lower Keys Medical Center on Saturday. Coast Guard officers responded to the emergency.

The patient -- no name or gender was available at press time -- was brought to Westin Marina to await paramedics, according to Coast Guard Sector Key West spokesman Ensign Peter Bermont. No details were available Monday.

Also on Saturday, state wildlife officers and the Coast Guard also responded to a minor collision between a charter boat and a 28-foot center console in North Sound Creak, Islamorada.

There were no serious injuries reported.


Mohawk returns home

The crew of the Key West-based Coast Guard Mohawk returned to their homeport following a four-week patrol in the Gulf of Mexico.

The 270-foot cutter worked with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to patrol the United States' Exclusive Economic Zone -- an area in which the U.S. has exclusive rights.

The crew arrested four Mexican men accused of illegally fishing in the zone and transferred him to Coast Guard Station South Padre Island.

It was one of the first missions for Mohawk's new commanding officer, Capt. Adam Morrison.

The Mohawk will now begin preparing for its trip to Baltimore, Md., for maintenance and upgrades to its systems.


Bike workshop Wednesday

The city of Key West and environmentally-minded Dartmouth College students will hold bicycle needs workshop at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Old Town Manor, 511 Eaton St.

Residents are invited to come share their thoughts. Topics include bicycle safety, storage and parking as well as the recent addition of the Key West Bicycle Association's 24 Project Bike Improvement Plan.

Suggestions and comments will be recorded and reviewed as part of the city's development of a Bicycle Master Plan.

The workshop runs until 8:30 p.m. and residents may drop in any time. A movie on green transportation will follow, from 8:30 until 10 p.m.