Coast Guard cautions mariners in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands to abide by maritime laws

Coast Guard cautions mariners in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands to abide by maritime laws
The Coast Guard reminds recreational boaters and licensed mariners in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to abide by all U.S. navigational and maritimes laws after the impact of Hurricane Irma. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Leah Roach SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard is reminding recreational boaters and licensed mariners in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to abide by all...

Coast Guard issues fine for jumping from passenger vessel

Coast Guard issues fine for jumping from passenger vessel
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard issued a $5,000 fine, Tuesday, to a passenger who jumped overboard into the Willamette River from a tour boat, August 13. The act of intentionally jumping into the water from a passenger vessel is considered interfering with the safe operation of the vessel and is a violation of federal law. Accounts of the event indicate the passenger removed his shoes and proceeded...

Coast Guard apprehends 4 Dominicans suspected of drug smuggling activities off Puerto Rico

Coast Guard apprehends 4 Dominicans suspected of drug smuggling activities off Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Investigative Service personnel in San Juan, Puerto Rico take custody of four Dominican nationals Aug. 24, 2017, who were interdicted by the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard Investigative Service personnel took custody of four Dominican nationals Thursday, who were interdicted by the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier in Mona Passage waters the morning...

Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection interdict 13 migrants near Dania Pier

Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection interdict 13 migrants near Dania Pier
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement file photo. MIAMI — The Coast Guard and, Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations units, interdicted 13 Cuban migrants approximately 1 mile off of Dania Pier, Wednesday. Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Miami Command Center received a report at approximately 9:40 a.m. of a rustic migrant vessel near Dania Beach. The watchstanders...

Coast Guard medevacs stabbing victims

Coast Guard medevacs stabbing victims
Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard medevaced two men who were reportedly stabbed aboard a fishing vessel 40 miles south of Pensacola, Florida, Sunday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report of two crewmembers reportedly being stabbed by a third crewmember aboard the commercial fishing vessel Billy B. Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast...

Coast Guard discovers drugs while boarding vessel near Vermilion Bay

Coast Guard discovers drugs while boarding vessel near Vermilion Bay
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard found drugs during a law enforcement boarding on a commercial fishing vessel near Vermilion Bay, Louisiana, Friday. Boarding officers from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City conducted a routine law enforcement boarding on the commercial fishing vessel Our Pride. After patting down a crewmember, the boarding officer discovered a pen containing methamphetamine...

Coast Guard transfers 151 Haitian migrants to Bahamas

Coast Guard transfers 151 Haitian migrants to Bahamas
Petty Officer 3rd Class Jeffery Evans passes out water to some Haitian migrants aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Seneca to keep them hydrated Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017.   U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. Krystyn Pecora MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca crew transferred 151 Haitian migrants Friday to the Royal Bahamian Defence Force. The transfer is a combination of two separate interdiction cases...

Training exercises in Duluth to begin Monday

Training exercises in Duluth to begin Monday
SUPERIOR, Wisc., — The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Duluth is scheduled to conduct training exercises to test the Captain of the Port, Duluth, area maritime security plan and area contingency plan within the port of Duluth-Superior, Monday. Multiple federal, state, and local agencies as well as industry stakeholders will test the plans abilities to respond to a maritime security posture increase...

Coast Guard finds amphetamines, prescription pills during vessel boarding near Anacortes, Wash.

Coast Guard finds amphetamines, prescription pills during vessel boarding near Anacortes, Wash.
A 32-foot cabin cruiser sits at a dock near Anacortes, Wash., after a Coast Guard boarding team discovered a distributable amount of prescription pills, amphetamines and cash on the recreational vessel during a routine safety boarding of the boat, Aug. 9, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Bellingham. SEATTLE – A Coast Guard boarding team discovered amphetamines, prescription pills...