Eckerd College Search and Rescue

Eckerd College Search and Rescue

Response Area and Services Offered

Area Covered

• Tampa and Boca Ciega Bay (Surrounding waters of Southern Pinellas County)
• Northern Boundary - John's Pass:  27º48.50 N
• Southern Boundary - Longboat Pass:  27º26.00 N
• Approximately 10 miles offshore into the Gulf of Mexico: 082º55.70

Assistance Provided

All Services are Free of Charge, Offered 24 Hours/Day, 7 Days/Week

  • Towing to Nearest Safe Mooring
  • Search and Rescue Services
    • Coordinating Searches for missing persons or overdue vessels
    • Dewatering sinking vessels
    • Firefighting
    • Pulling vessels from aground
  • Responding to Pinellas County 9-1-1, Maritime Rescue Calls as a Basic Life Support Provider (BLS) in EC-SAR's service area.

How to Contact EC-SAR

  • (727) 864-8256 - Press 3 when prompted after hours.
  • VHF 16/68
  • Through Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg
  • Specify "Eckerd College Search and Rescue"

Information to Give EC-SAR

  • Nature of Distress
  • Location
  • Number of Persons on Board
  • Description of Vessel
  • VHF Channel or Phone number for Recontact

Upcoming Events

Fall Term 2015 Begins
August 31

11th Annual Triton Inshore Slam Fishing Tournament
Friday, November 6

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