Coast Guard repatriates 71 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 71 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriated 71 Cuban migrants Sunday to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba. This repatriation was a result of five separate at-sea migrant interdictions in the South Florida Straits between Jan. 4 and Jan. 6, prior to the Department of Homeland Security policy change on Jan. 12. In each instance, the Coast Guard helped secure the U.S. border and prevented these...

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returns home following $90 million cocaine interdiction

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returns home following $90 million cocaine interdiction
The crews of the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma and Jacksonville, Florida’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron stand for a group photo on the flight deck of the cutter on Dec. 27, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returned to homeport Friday after a 49-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Homeported in Kittery, Maine, Tahoma’s crew...

Coast Guard to establish security zones for 58th Presidential Inauguration

Coast Guard to establish security zones for 58th Presidential Inauguration
BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard will establish a temporary security zone in designated waters of the National Capital Region for the 58th Presidential Inauguration effective January 15 through January 24. Security Zone 1 will include all navigable waters of the Potomac River, from shoreline to shoreline, bounded to the north by the Francis Scott Key (US-29) Bridge, at mile 113, and bounded to the...

Coast Guard offloads $30 million worth of seized cocaine in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard offloads $30 million worth of seized cocaine in San Juan, Puerto Rico
The Coast Guard transferred custody of four suspected smugglers and multiple bales of cocaine to U.S. federal law enforcement authorities at Coast Guard Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico Jan. 8, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard offloaded approximately 2,000 pounds of seized cocaine worth an estimated $30 million in wholesale value and transferred custody of four...

Coast Guard repatriates 150 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 150 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard repatriated 150 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, since Dec. 30. The Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton crew repatriated 74 Cuban migrants Tuesday, and the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriated 76 Cuban migrants Friday. These repatriations are a result of 12 separate at-sea migrant interdictions in the South Florida Straits. In each instance, the Coast Guard...

Coast Guard repatriates 29 migrants to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 29 migrants to Cuba
MIAMI — The Coast Guard repatriated 29 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, since Saturday. The Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo crew repatriated five Cuban migrants Monday and another 24 migrants Friday. These repatriations are a result of three separate at-sea migrant interdictions in the South Florida Straits. In each instance, the Coast Guard helped secure the U.S. border and prevented...

Coast Guard repatriates 136 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 136 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard repatriated 136 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, since Saturday. The Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. crew repatriated 53 Cuban migrants Saturday and 83 Cuban migrants Monday. These repatriations are a result of eight separate at-sea migrant interdictions in the South Florida Straits. In each instance, the Coast Guard helped secure the U.S. border and prevented...

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returns home after a successful migrant interdiction patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returns home after a successful migrant interdiction patrol
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – The crew of the 210-foot Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returned to their homeport of Port Canaveral, Florida, Tuesday following a 4-week, migrant interdiction patrol in the Straits of Florida. During the patrol, the crew of Vigilant was responsible for the rescue and care of 225 Cuban migrants.  Once onboard Vigilant, migrants were provided food, water, shelter and medical care. Vigilant...

Coast Guard offloads $6.6 million worth of seized cocaine in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Coast Guard offloads $6.6 million worth of seized cocaine in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Coast Guard offloaded and transferred custody of three suspected smugglers and numerous bales of cocaine to U.S. federal law enforcement authorities in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  (Courtesy photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard offloaded approximately 200 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated $6.6 million wholesale value and transferred custody of three suspected smugglers Friday...