Cutter Dependable returns home to Virginia Beach following drug and migrant interdictions

Cutter Dependable returns home to Virginia Beach following drug and migrant interdictions
The Coast Guard Cutter Dependable seized cocaine in three cases within one week.  (Coast Guard photo) VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returned home to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Tuesday following a 55-day counter-drug and migrant patrol through the Florida Straits and the Caribbean Sea. During this patrol, Cutter Dependable...

Coast Guard repatriates 52 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 52 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard repatriated 52 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Wednesday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dolphin repatriated 21 Cuban migrants and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Gannett repatriated 31 Cuban migrants. These repatriations are a result of three separate migrant interdictions at sea within the last week in the south Florida Straits. In each instance,...

Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark repatriates 23 Dominican migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark repatriates 23 Dominican migrants to the Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 23 Dominicans just off La Romana, Dominican Republic Monday morning following an at-sea interdiction by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities Saturday afternoon, approximately 20 nautical miles north of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico will be filing a criminal complaint...

Coast Guard repatriates 21 Dominicans returns 7 Haitian migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 21 Dominicans returns 7 Haitian migrants to the Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 21 Dominicans and returned seven Haitian migrants to the Dominican Republic following two at-sea interdictions by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities in the Mona Passage Sunday night. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico will be filing a criminal complaint against six of the migrants interdicted,...

Coast Guard banned from necessary technology because it is not part of DoD

Coast Guard banned from necessary technology because it is not part of DoD
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Two MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews fly over Atlantic City during a formation training flight March 13, 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photo. A California congressman is hoping to rip through some government red tape to fix a problem in the system that’s preventing the Coast Guard from using essential night-vision technology. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) is maddened by the fact...

Coast Guard repatriates 137 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 137 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard repatriated 137 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Tuesday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriated 62 Cuban migrants and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter William Trump repatriated 75 Cuban migrants. These repatriations are a result of 10 separate migrant interdictions at sea within the last week in the south Florida Straits. In each instance,...

Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriates 39 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriates 39 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriated 39 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Saturday. On Monday, the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo crew located a rustic vessel northwest of Havana, Cuba, with 39 suspected Cuban migrants aboard and safely embarked all of the migrants. No medical concerns were reported. “Safety of life at sea continues to be the Coast Guard’s...

Coast Guard Cutter William Trump repatriates 22 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter William Trump repatriates 22 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter William Trump repatriated 22 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Thursday. On Sunday, the cruise ship Carnival Sensation reported a rustic vessel with 22 suspected Cuban migrants aboard south of Dry Tortugas, Florida. The Carnival Sensation shadowed the rustic vessel until the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo arrived on scene and safely embarked all...

Coast Guard, CBP Air and Marine Operations rescues, interdicts 17 migrants west of Pacific Beach

Coast Guard, CBP Air and Marine Operations rescues, interdicts 17 migrants west of Pacific Beach
SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations, rescued 17 suspected illegal migrants from a disabled panga approximately eight miles west of Pacific Beach, in San Diego, Tuesday. At approximately 4:45 a.m. Tuesday, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Otter observed a red flare while on patrol west of Point Loma, and diverted to investigate. At approximately...