Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriates 38 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriates 38 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriated 38 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Thursday. This repatriation is a result of four separate migrant interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. In all instances Cubans were trying to illegally enter the United States on unseaworthy vessels commonly referred to as “rustics” or “chugs.” “Coast...

Coast Guard fines man $5.000 for jumping off charter fishing vessel

Coast Guard fines man $5.000 for jumping off charter fishing vessel
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard issued a $5,000 fine to a passenger that jumped from the charter fishing vessel Bass Tub into the waters off Muir Beach June 22, 2015. The passenger allegedly jumped off the vessel as part of a dare from his friends who were also aboard the vessel. The vessel’s crew safely recovered the jumper, who was not injured. Jumping into the water from a passenger vessel,...

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett returning to Seattle after seizing nearly six tons of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett returning to Seattle after seizing nearly six tons of cocaine
The deck of Coast Guard Midgett lined with stacks of interdicted contraband including 1,232 pounds of cocaine and 110 pounds of marijuana  (Coast Guard photo by Cmdr. Benjamin Berg) SEATTLE – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett will return to Pier 36 in Seattle Thursday at 10 a.m. following a 71-day counter-drug deployment in the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central America. During...

Coast Guard repatriates 18 Haitian migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 18 Haitian migrants
Coast Guard Cutter William Flores off the coast of Miami. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney) MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter William Trump repatriated 18 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitian, Haiti, Thursday. On Monday, a Customs and Border Protection Office of Air Marine (CPB-OAM) boat interdicted a 28-foot non-compliant vessel suspected of migrant smuggling near...

Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. repatriates 55 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. repatriates 55 Cuban migrants
Eighteen Cuban migrants aboard a fishing vessel are interdicted south of Key West, Florida, June 23, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo. MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. repatriated 55 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Thursday. This repatriation is a result of five separate migrant interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits.  Four of these events were...

Coast Guard repatriates 32 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 32 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber repatriated 32 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Wednesday. This repatriation is a result of four separate migrant interdictions at sea. On June 6, Coast Guard Sector Key West received a report from a good Samaritan of a 15-foot migrant vessel northeast of Key Largo, Florida. The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge crew...

54 migrants rescued at sea repatriated to Haiti

54 migrants rescued at sea repatriated to Haiti
A crewmember aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant lowers a child to a boatcrew during a repatriation off the coast of Haiti, June 16, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo. MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant repatriated 54 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitian, Haiti, Tuesday. While on patrol, a Caribbean Air & Marine Branch aircraft reported a suspicious sailing vessel south of St. John,...

Coast Guard scheduled to participate in multi-agency training in Port Miami

Coast Guard scheduled to participate in multi-agency training in Port Miami
MIAMI —  The Coast Guard is scheduled to facilitate a one-day, multi-agency homeland-security-related incident exercise in Port Miami, Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The homeland security exercise is based on the Area Maritime Security Training and Exercise Program (AMSTEP). The AMSTEP is focused on building relationships within the Federal Maritime Security domain to write, review and update the...

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant offloads approximately $13.7 million of seized contraband

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant offloads approximately $13.7 million of seized contraband
Crew members aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant offload bales of seized marijuana at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida, June 12. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney.MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant offloaded 328 kilograms of cocaine and 3,100 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated wholesale value of $13.7 million at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach,...