Coast Guard Cutter Alligator offloads approximately $5.1 million of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Alligator offloads approximately $5.1 million of cocaine
CLEARWATER, Fla.— Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Alligator offloaded approximately $5.1 million, estimated wholesale value, of cocaine Thursday at Sector St. Petersburg, Florida. The cocaine was seized in support of Operation Caribe Venture. During a routine patrol on Nov. 3, a Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine aircraft detected a 25-foot “go-fast” vessel in the...

Coast Guard rescues 33 suspected migrants east of Boca inlet

Coast Guard rescues 33 suspected migrants east of Boca inlet
MIAMI — Coast Guard has rescued 33 suspected migrants who jumped in the water from their grossly overloaded vessel 7 miles east of Boca Inlet, Florida. A Coast Guard crew embarks a group of suspected migrants seven miles east of Boca Inlet, Florida, Oct. 29, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo. The suspected migrants were spotted by a Coast Guard C-130 aircrew that is searching for two missing Cuban migrants...

9 suspected migrants rescued in water near Turkey Point

9 suspected migrants rescued in water near Turkey Point
MIAMI — Nine suspected migrants were rescued Monday in the water near Turkey Point in Biscayne Bay, Florida as Coast Guard and partner agencies continue to search for two people in the water. The crew aboard the tug boat Eagle notified Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders of a man in the water clinging to debris shortly after 10 a.m. Monday. A MH-65 Helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station...

Coast Guard repatriates 43 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 43 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. repatriated 43 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba Wednesday. These repatriations are a result of three separate interdictions of people attempting to illegally migrate to the United States. A small boatcrew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton interdicts three Cuban migrants aboard a rustic vessel south of Key West, Florida,...

Coast Guard lifts no sail order on Isla Bonita ferry following security breach in Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard lifts no sail order on Isla Bonita ferry following security breach in Fajardo, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard lifted a “no-sail” order on the M/V Isla Bonita passenger/cargo ferry Monday, following a reported vessel security breach Sunday night at the intra-island ferry terminal in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. The Command Center in Coast Guard Sector San Juan was contacted Sunday night by the Puerto Rico Maritime Transportation Authority Facility Security Officer at...

U.S. and Canadian forces to conduct full-scale exercise, Frontier Sentinel 14, in Delaware Bay

U.S. and Canadian forces to conduct full-scale exercise, Frontier Sentinel 14, in Delaware Bay
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — U.S. and Canadian military personnel and government civilian agencies are scheduled to participate in Exercise Frontier Sentinel 14 from Friday through Oct. 24. This full-scale exercise is the final phase of a three-part scenario that focuses on maritime homeland security. FS 14 is a combined U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area, Canadian Joint Task Force Atlantic, and U.S. Navy Fleet...

Coast Guard suspends search for reported migrants off the coast of Miami Beach

Coast Guard suspends search for reported migrants off the coast of Miami Beach
MIAMI — Coast Guard crews suspended their search Monday evening for two suspected migrants reportedly missing off the coast of Miami Beach, Florida. At approximately 7 a.m., Monday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a report from Miami-Dade dispatch of three suspected migrants who were located in the vicinity of 17th and Collins in Miami Beach and two remaining suspected migrants...

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell returns home with more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell returns home with more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine
SAN DIEGO – Coast Guardsmen offloaded more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine at Naval Base San Diego and were recognized by a senior Coast Guard official for their role in counter drug missions during a 90-day deployment Monday at 10 a.m. The crew of Cutter Boutwell turned the cocaine, worth more than $423 million wholesale, over to agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency. The drugs were seized and...

Coast Guard searching for possible migrants off coast of Miami Beach

Coast Guard searching for possible migrants off coast of Miami Beach
MIAMI — Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews are searching for two suspected migrants reportedly missing off the coast of Miami Beach, Florida. At approximately 7 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a report from Miami-Dade dispatch of three suspected migrants who were located in the vicinity of 17th and Collins in Miami Beach and two remaining suspected migrants were unaccounted...