Patrolling the beautiful beaches of Florida’s Gulf coastline is the daily business of the US Coast Guard at Clearwater. Combat Aircraft joins its MH-60T Jayhawks during training

A pair of Jayhawks transits along the coastline near Clearwater.

JUST NORTH OF St Petersburg, the area around US Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater is classic Florida — beautiful sun-kissed beaches and idyllic waterfronts. The Tampa area features a large number of privately owned maritime vessels along with a significant volume of merchant shipping. Adding to a busy coastal picture are the various cruise ships traveling around the Gulf of Mexico and into the Caribbean.

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