Coast Guard repatriates 86 migrants to Cuba and Haiti

Coast Guard repatriates 86 migrants to Cuba and Haiti
MIAMI — Coast Guard crews aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. and the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant repatriated 86 migrants illegally migrating from Cuba and Haiti. These repatriations are a result of five separate interdictions of people attempting to illegally migrate to the United States through the Florida Straits stemming back to Sunday. A rescue boat from the motor vessel Cap Guillame...

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa crew seizes more than $32 million in cocaine in Caribbean Sea

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa crew seizes more than $32 million in cocaine in Caribbean Sea
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa successfully interdicted more than 970 kilograms of cocaine from a 226-foot Panamanian-flagged freighter in international waters in the Caribbean Sea Aug. 10. The Tampa was on patrol in support of migrant and drug interdiction operations in the Windward Passage when they came across the suspect vessel in international waters. Through a multi-day...

Inflatable from Coast Guard Cutter Monomoy Fires Warning Shot at Iranian Vessel

Inflatable from Coast Guard Cutter Monomoy Fires Warning Shot at Iranian Vessel
WASHINGTON – A U.S. Coast Guard boat operating in international waters in the Arabian Gulf fired today on an Iranian dhow in what U.S. military officials described as a defensive move after the crew of the Iranian vessel trained a machine gun on the Americans with hostile intent. A statement issued by the U.S Fifth Fleet in Bahrain said the incident occurred as the Coast Guard was conducting a routine...

Coast Guard, CBP, Mexican Navy disrupt marijuana smuggling attempt

Coast Guard, CBP, Mexican Navy disrupt marijuana smuggling attempt
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection and Mexican Navy crews worked together to foil a marijuana smuggling attempt in international waters approximately 150 miles southwest of San Diego, Thursday morning. Three suspects and approximately 90 bales, weighing an estimated 2,000 pounds, were turned over to the Mexican Navy for prosecution. “This is another outstanding example...

Coast Guard offloads approximately $19 million of cocaine

Coast Guard  offloads approximately $19 million of cocaine
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hawk offloaded approximately 576 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of nearly $19 million, Friday at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg. During an Operation Unified Resolve patrol on August 7, an HC-144 Ocean Sentry Aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Miami detected a go-fast vessel south of Santo Domingo, Dominican...

400 migrants rescued at sea by Coast Guard and Royal Bahamian Defence Force

400 migrants rescued at sea by Coast Guard and Royal Bahamian Defence Force
MIAMI — Coast Guard crews and Royal Bahamian Defence Force (RBDF) rescued more than 400 Haitians illegally migrating in three separate at sea interdictions in the span of 11 days. Monday, an aircrew aboard a Coast Guard C-130 aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater located a 40-foot sail freighter riding low west of Ragged Island, Bahamas. Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship Arthur Dion Hanna...

Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island repatriates 39 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island  repatriates 39 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island repatriated 39 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Wednesday. This repatriation is a result of five separate interdictions of people attempting to illegally migrate to the United States through the Florida Straits stemming back to August 15th. “The Coast Guard and our local partners continue to maintain a robust presence...

Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark scheduled to offload approximately $800,000 of marijuana

Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark scheduled to offload approximately $800,000 of marijuana
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark is scheduled to offload approximately 900 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated wholesale value of nearly $800,000 at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida, this morning. The crew of a Customs and Border Protection Air Marine aircraft spotted a go-fast vessel off the coast of Cap Du Mole, Haiti, Tuesday evening. The crew Coast Guard Cutter Paul...

Coast Guard rescues 164 migrants in the span of a week, urges safety at sea

Coast Guard rescues 164 migrants in the span of a week, urges safety at sea
MIAMI – The Coast Guard rescued 64 Cuban migrants and 100 Haitian migrants during a busy week of illegal maritime migration attempts from Cuba and Haiti into the United States. The 64 Cuban migrants were repatriated last week following three separate interdictions at sea in the Florida Straits dating back to August 7. On Monday, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark located a grossly overloaded...