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...

Multi-national efforts disrupt drug smuggling attempt

Multi-national efforts disrupt drug smuggling attempt
SAN DIEGO — Multi-national efforts between the U.S., Canada and Mexico prevented an estimated 1,200 pounds of marijuana from reaching U.S. shores when they thwarted a smuggling attempt nearly 100 miles southwest of San Diego, Wednesday evening. The crew of a U.S. Coast Guard C-130 aircraft detected a suspicious 35-foot panga boat Wednesday afternoon while on a routine patrol. Coast Guard Cutters...

Medical examiner identifies four bodies found in water 20 nautical miles east of Hollywood Beach, Florida, identified

Medical examiner identifies four bodies found in water 20 nautical miles east of Hollywood Beach, Florida, identified
MIAMI — The remains of four males found floating in the water 20 nautical miles east of Hollywood Beach, Florida, Aug. 24 have been positively identified in a report from the Broward County Office of the Medical Examiner which the Coast Guard 7th District officially received on Sept. 26, 2014. Following visual confirmation of the tattoos located on the bodies by family members and using DNA received...

Coast Guard Cutter Decisive seizes $4.8 million cocaine shipment in the Caribbean Sea

Coast Guard Cutter Decisive seizes $4.8 million cocaine shipment in the Caribbean Sea
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Decisive seized a 317-pound cocaine shipment worth an estimated wholesale of $4.8 million, and apprehended two smugglers following an at-sea interdiction in the Caribbean Sea Friday, 80 nautical miles south of the Dominican Republic. While on a routine patrol in the Caribbean Sea late Friday night, the crew of a Canadian CP-140 Aurora Maritime Patrol...

Impaired boater arrested after allision with moored sailboat

Impaired boater arrested after allision with moored sailboat
BOSTON — Coast Guard law enforcement crews assisted in the arrest of an impaired boat operator Sunday, near Portland Harbor, Maine. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Northern New England Command Center received notification from a Casco Bay Lines employee of an allision between a 35-foot sailing vessel and the moored 50-foot sailing vessel Frances. A crew from Coast Guard Station South Portland...