Coast Guard interdicts 1,729 pounds of marijuana, nabs Russian smuggler

Coast Guard interdicts 1,729 pounds of marijuana, nabs Russian smuggler
The Coast Guard Cutter Key Largo and a U.S. Navy vessel seized 1,729 pounds of marijuana, a 40-foot sailing vessel and apprehended a suspected Russian smuggler following an at-sea interdiction Feb. 14, 2015, approximately 130 nautical miles south of the Dominican Republic. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Key Largo and a U.S. naval vessel with a Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment...

Coast Guard responds to disabled vessel, assists local law enforcement with arrest of mariner

Coast Guard responds to disabled vessel, assists local law enforcement with arrest of mariner
SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews responded to a report of a disabled vessel and assisted local law enforcement personnel with the arrest of a mariner in Ilwaco, Friday. After locating the disabled vessel and towing it to Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment, Coast Guard personnel discovered safety and possible criminal violations aboard the mariner’s vessel during a post search and rescue boarding,...

Coast Guard, federal law enforcement authorities interdict $29 million dollar cocaine shipment

Coast Guard, federal law enforcement authorities interdict $29 million dollar cocaine shipment
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized a 989 kilograms (2,176 pounds) cocaine shipment and apprehended thirteen men following an at-sea interdiction of a delivery vessel and coastal freighter, approximately eight nautical miles off the coast of Manatí, Puerto...

Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell interdicts multi-million dollar cocaine shipment

Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell interdicts multi-million dollar cocaine shipment
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell transferred custody of two smugglers and 18 bales of cocaine, to Dominican Republic Naval authorities Sunday, following an at-sea interdiction in waters south of the Dominican Republic Saturday. The Norvell pursued the suspect go-fast vessel as it traveled northbound approximately 20 nautical miles south of Santo Domingo,...

Final rule on vessel requirements for Notices of Arrival and Departure and Automatic Identification System published

Final rule on vessel requirements for Notices of Arrival and Departure and Automatic Identification System published
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard has announced the publication of the final rule on Vessel Requirements for Notices of Arrival and Departure and Automatic Identification Systems. This final rule amends the applicability of notice of arrival requirements to include additional vessels, sets forth a mandatory method for electronic submission of NOAs and modifies related reporting content, timeframes...

Coast Guard and partner agencies test response to active shooter during exercise

Coast Guard and partner agencies test response to active shooter during exercise
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The U.S. Coast Guard, in collaboration with the Buffalo Police Department and U.S. Border Patrol, conducted a mock active shooter response exercise today at Coast Guard Sector Buffalo. The exercise, which began at 9 a.m., involved a mock active shooter-style attack on local Coast Guard units. Law enforcement partners from around Buffalo quickly activated a unified response and neutralized...

Coast Guard, Border Patrol, police testing response to active shooter during exercise at Sector Buffalo Thursday

Coast Guard, Border Patrol, police testing response to active shooter during exercise at Sector Buffalo Thursday
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The U.S. Coast Guard, in collaboration with the Buffalo Police Department and U.S. Border Patrol, is conducting a half-day active shooter response exercise Thursday morning at Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, located at 1 Fuhrmann Boulevard in Buffalo. Those nearby should expect to hear gunshot sounds from blank ammunition being fired, emergency announcements, and yelling from exercise...

Coast Guard rescues 16 Cuban migrants, repatriates them to la Romana, Dominican Republic

Coast Guard rescues 16 Cuban migrants, repatriates them to la Romana, Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Reef Shark repatriated 16 Cubans to La Romana, Dominican Republic Friday, following an at-sea migrant interdiction and rescue in the Mona Passage by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities Wednesday night. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Puerto Rico is charging two Dominican Republic nationals from the interdicted vessel to...

Coast Guard warns illegal passenger vessel operators of stiff fines and penaltie

Coast Guard warns illegal passenger vessel operators of stiff fines and penaltie
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Coast Guard warns recreational and commercial boaters of stiff fines and penalties for conducting illegal passenger transport operations in the Port of San Juan during Saint Sebastian Festival celebrations from 15 to 18 January. Coast Guard boat crews and maritime security officers on land will be increasing security patrols throughout the planned festivities to guarantee...