Coast Guard repatriates 17 Dominicans, returns 3 Indian migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 17 Dominicans, returns 3 Indian migrants to the Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 17 Dominicans and returned three Indians to the Dominican Republic Wednesday night, from a group of 27 migrants who were interdicted in the Mona Passage by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities Tuesday morning. Seven of the migrants are facing criminal prosecution for attempted entry and re-entry into the United States...

Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton repatriates 73 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton repatriates 73 Cuban migrants
MIAMI – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton repatriated 73 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Tuesday. These repatriations are a result of four separate migrant interdictions at sea within the last week in the south Florida Straits. In each instance, the Coast Guard helped secure the U.S. border and prevented these perilous sea voyages from ending in tragedy. “Safety...

Coast Guard aids in prosecution of ship owner, operator and engineers

Coast Guard aids in prosecution of ship owner, operator and engineers
SEATTLE — The companies that own and operate a Greek shipping vessel and two engineers from the ship were convicted Monday in U.S. District Court in Seattle of 12 felony counts related to their dumping of oily waste at sea, announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes.  The ship operator, Angelakos Hellas S.A., the ship owner, Gallia Graeca Shipping LTD, the chief engineer, Konstantinos Chrysovergis...

Coast Guard repatriates 28 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 28 Cuban migrants
A small boat crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless approaches a rustic vessel with Cuban migrants onboard south of Marathon, Fla., on June 13, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriated 28 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Thursday. These repatriations are a result of two separate migrant interdictions at sea within the...

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returns to Boston after catching 15 smugglers, 4.6 tons of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returns to Boston after catching 15 smugglers, 4.6 tons of cocaine
A Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Squadron MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and bales of intercepted cocaine on the deck of Coast Guard Cutter Seneca, Monday, June 6, 2016, in the Pacific Ocean.(U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — Coast Guard Cutter Seneca is scheduled to return to its homeport in Boston, Saturday following a 68-day deployment to the Pacific Ocean. The Boston based cutter transited through...

Coast Guard concludes administrative enforcement action against commercial passenger vessel operator

Coast Guard concludes administrative enforcement action against commercial passenger vessel operator
LOS ANGELES — Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach investigators concluded administrative enforcement action in a case involving a local dive boat operator, resulting in the voluntary surrender of the operator’s merchant mariner credential to the Coast Guard. The case stemmed from a casualty aboard the 43-foot commercial passenger vessel, Sundiver Express, operating out of Long Beach. Under...

Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. repatriates 15 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. repatriates 15 Cuban migrants
MIAMI – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. repatriated 15 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Tuesday. These repatriations are a result of 3 separate migrant interdictions at sea within the last week in the south Florida Straits. In each instance, the Coast Guard helped secure the U.S. border and prevented these perilous sea voyages from ending in tragedy. “Safety...

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche offloads 21 tons of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche offloads 21 tons of cocaine in San Diego
Coast Guard Cutter Waesche crewmembers offload seized cocaine from the Waesche in San Diego on June 13, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Rob Simpson. SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded approximately 21 tons of cocaine seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean from the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche in San Diego, Monday. An additional eight tons of contraband...

Bellevue man arrested for boating while under the influence on Elliot Bay, Wash.

Bellevue man arrested for boating while under the influence on Elliot Bay, Wash.
SEATTLE – A Coast Guard Station Seattle boatcrew assisted Bainbridge Island Police officers in the arrest of a Bellevue man for boating while under the influence in Elliot Bay Sunday night. The Station Seattle crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat Medium was able to make contact with the impaired boat driver and tow his vessel to Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island where he failed a field sobriety test...