Coast Guard, CBP disrupts possible drug smuggling off Morro Bay

Coast Guard, CBP disrupts possible drug smuggling off Morro Bay
This poster, based on a submission to the Coast Guard Art Program, illustrates the 11th District Coast Guard’s anti-smuggling and panga awareness campaign. (Graphics by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Eggers) ALAMEDA, Calif. — U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection crews disrupted an apparent drug smuggling operation approximately 30 miles west of San Simeon earlier this week. A...

117 Dominicans rescued by Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton

117 Dominicans rescued by Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton
MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued 117 Dominican migrants east of the Dominican Republic, Wednesday afternoon. Coast Guard Sector San Juan Command Center watchstanders received notification from the Caribbean Air and Marine Branch that their maritime patrol aircraft located an overloaded migrant vessel 20 nautical miles east of Samana Bay, Dominican Republic. Sector San Juan watchstanders diverted the...

Coast Guard to hold public meetings to clarify Restricted Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel regulations

Coast Guard to hold public meetings to clarify Restricted Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel regulations
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard Sector Anchorage personnel will attend two pre-season guide meetings to speak about the new Restricted Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel requirements June 3 and June 12. The new regulations affect guides who drive boats with up to six paying passengers on freshwater rivers and lakes in Western Alaska. Coast Guard personnel will attend the first meeting at...

Coast Guard to establish regulated area for Blue Angels air show near the U.S. Naval Academy

Coast Guard to establish regulated area for Blue Angels air show near the U.S. Naval Academy
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish a temporary regulated area Tuesday and Wednesday in designated waters in the Severn River and College Creek for a Blue Angels air show. The regulated area will be in effect from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and from 11:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, which may limit or prohibit navigation by commercial and recreational waterway users. If the air show...

Coast Guard Cutter Alert participates in Trident Fury exercise with U.S., Canadian navies

Coast Guard Cutter Alert participates in Trident Fury exercise with U.S., Canadian navies
A 26-foot Cutter Boat – Over the Horizon IV crew from Coast Guard Cutter Active prepares to deliver a boarding team from U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 91101 Seattle to Royal Canadian navy vessel Yellowknife. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer) SEATTLE — U.S. Coast Guard crews are participating in a multinational naval exercise with Royal Canadian...

Coast Guard repatriates 50 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 50 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba
MIAMI — The Coast Guard repatriated 50 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Wednesday, who were interdicted in three separate events in the past week. All three interdictions included unseaworthy, homemade vessels that posed significant risk to the migrants attempting to make the perilous journey. On May 8, the crew aboard the Carnival Breeze cruise ship located a rustic vessel south of Dry...

Coast Guard repatriates 8 Dominican migrants to La Romana, Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 8 Dominican migrants to La Romana, Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton repatriated eight Dominican migrants to La Romana, Dominican Republic Monday, following an at-sea interdiction by Caribbean Border Interagency Group CBIG authorities Sunday, approximately three nautical miles west of Rincon, Puerto Rico. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico will be filing criminal charges...

Coast Guard seizes 2 lanchas with 6 Mexican nationals aboard, off Texas waters

Coast Guard seizes 2 lanchas with 6 Mexican nationals aboard, off Texas waters
Coast Guardsmen from Station South Padre Island, Texas, catch and detain Mexican nationals aboard a lancha after crews in Coast Guard aircraft spotted them fishing illegally in U.S. territorial waters Friday, May 1, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard seized two Mexican fishing boats, also known as a lanchas, in the waters...

Governor general of Canada visits US Coast Guard Sector Detroit to observe Shiprider demonstration

Governor general of Canada visits US Coast Guard Sector Detroit to observe Shiprider demonstration
Petty Officer 2nd Class David Tourmo, a maritime enforcement specialist at Coast Guard Sector Detroit, participates in a Shiprider demonstration conducted on the Detroit River, April 30, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi ReadCLEVELAND — The governor general of Canada, the Right Honourable David Johnston, and Rear Adm. Fred Midgette, Coast Guard 9th District commander,...