Coast Guard interdicts 11 migrants during 2 incidents west of San Diego

Coast Guard interdicts 11 migrants during 2 incidents west of San Diego
SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard, in coordination with the San Diego Regional Coordinating Mechanism, interdicted 11 suspected migrants during two separate incidents off the coast of San Diego Tuesday and Wednesday. At approximately 7 p.m., Tuesday, watchstanders from the Joint Harbor Operations Center at Coast Guard Sector San Diego spotted a 35-foot vessel in U.S. waters suspected to be operating...

Coast Guard, British Virgin Islands law enforcement seize 52 kgs cocaine shipment, apprehend 2 smugglers

Coast Guard, British Virgin Islands law enforcement seize 52 kgs cocaine shipment, apprehend 2 smugglers
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard and British Virgin Islands law enforcement seized 52 kilograms of cocaine, and detained two men, during an at-sea interdiction Tuesday near Tortola, British Virgin Islands. The seized cocaine shipment was estimated to have a wholesale value of approximately $1.7 million. The interdiction was a result of an ongoing joint multi-agency law enforcement effort to detect...

Coast Guard repatriates more than 150 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates more than 150 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard has repatriated 169 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Thursday. These repatriations are a result of nine separate migrant interdictions at sea 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. The Coast Guard has observed a steady increase in illegal...

Coast Guard stands watch during State of Union address

Coast Guard stands watch during State of Union address
Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team members patrol the waters of the Potomac River in support of the State of the Union address . (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa Ferdinando) By Petty Officer 3rd Class Lisa Ferdinando As President Barack Obama spoke to the nation Tuesday during his State of the Union address, Coast Guardsmen joined state and federal agencies to stand...

Coast Guard repatriates 28 Dominicans, returns 5 Haitians to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 28 Dominicans, returns 5 Haitians to the Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 28 Dominican and returned five Haitian migrants to the Dominican Republic following two at-sea interdictions in the Mona Passage Sunday and Friday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico will be filing a criminal complaint to prosecute five other Dominican men from Sunday’s interdiction on charges of attempted illegal re-entry...

Coast Guard to establish security zone for State of the Union address

Coast Guard to establish security zone for State of the Union address
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish a temporary security zone Tuesday in designated waters in the National Capitol Region for the State of the Union address. The security zone will be in effect from 9 a.m. Tuesday until 2 a.m. Wednesday, which will limit or prohibit navigation by commercial and recreational boaters. The security zone will include the Potomac River from the Francis...

Coast Guard repatriates over 200 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates over 200 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard has repatriated 216 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, within the past week. These repatriations are a result of 18 separate migrant interdictions at sea 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. The Coast Guard has observed a steady increase in illegal...

Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriates 27 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriates 27 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriated 27 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Saturday. This repatriation is a result of two separate migrant interdictions at sea, which both took place Friday, December 18, in the south Florida Straits. While on routine patrol, the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute located a rustic vessel with a motor, 45 miles nautical miles southwest...

Coast Guard repatriates 58 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 58 Cuban migrants
Twelve Cuban migrants drift aboard two life rafts provided by a Coast Guard aircraft that located the migrants aboard a partially submerged migrant vessel 100 miles southwest of Key West, Florida, Dec. 17, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriated 58 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Tuesday. This repatriation is a result of...