Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew returns to Wilmington

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew returns to Wilmington
A Coast Guard Cutter Diligence pursuit team works to interdict a “go-fast” boat suspected of illegal drug smuggling.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cutter Diligence) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew returned to Wilmington Wednesday following a 65-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. The Diligence crew was deployed in support of Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-South)...

Five boaters rescued in the Mona Passage

Five boaters rescued in the Mona Passage
The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Borinquen, a Good Samaritan vessel and the crew of a Puerto Rico Police maritime unit rescued five men the afternoon of April 29, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard rescue crews, a Good Samaritan vessel and the crew of a Puerto Rico Police maritime unit rescued five men Saturday afternoon, who...

Coast Guard works with cruise ship and Good Samaritan to rescue 6

Coast Guard works with cruise ship and Good Samaritan to rescue 6
USCG File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews, a Good Samaritan vessel and the crew of the cruise ship Zenith rescued six men Monday during a search and rescue case involving three vessels in waters between St. Thomas and St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. One boater was hoisted by the crew of a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from one of the vessels, two boaters were assisted by a Good...

Coast Guard medevacs Celebrity Reflection cruise ship passenger off San Juan

Coast Guard medevacs Celebrity Reflection cruise ship passenger off San Juan
The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Borinquen medevaced a man from the Celebrity Reflection cruise ship during the morning of April 20, 2017, approximately 35 nautical miles north of San Juan, Puerto Rico. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard medevaced a 47-year-old man Thursday morning from the cruise ship Celebrity Reflection, approximately 35 nautical miles...

Coast Guard helicopter crew rescues 2 boaters from life raft in the Silver Banks

Coast Guard helicopter crew rescues 2 boaters from life raft in the Silver Banks
The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Borinquen takes a photo with rescued boaters, Kirk Plender and John Boone following the rescue of the boaters from a life raft April 13, 2017.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescued two boaters from a life raft Thursday morning, after the 62-foot sailing vessel, Ocean Quest, sank in the Silver...

Coast Guard rescues overdue kayaker stranded on the uninhabited island

Coast Guard rescues overdue kayaker stranded on the uninhabited island
The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 rescue helicopter rescued overdue kayaker Josh Kaufman (center) during the morning of March 17, 2017. (Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard rescue helicopter rescued overdue kayaker, Josh Kaufman, Friday morning, after he was located stranded on the uninhabited island of Desecheo, Puerto Rico. Kaufman, 25,...

Coast Guard searching for overdue kayaker off Rincon, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard searching for overdue kayaker off Rincon, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard and local agency rescue crews are searching Friday for an overdue kayaker off Puerto Rico. Missing is Josh Kaufman, 25, a resident of Fla. visiting his family in Puerto Rico, who was last seen at 2p.m. Thursday going out on a green kayak from “Punta Rincon” and was reported to be wearing black swim trunks and not wearing a life jacket. Coast Guard Sector San...

Coast Guard recovers surfer’s body off Maria Beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard recovers surfer’s body off Maria Beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard rescue helicopter recovered Monday the body of a surfer just off Maria Beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico. The deceased surfer reportedly is a 68-year-old man, U.S. citizen and resident of “La Cambija,” Rincon. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan received a call from 911 emergency services and the National Coast Guard Command Center...

Coast Guard rescues 3 near Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues 3 near Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
A 23-foot wellcraft vessel sit aground Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 near Punta Aguila, Cabo Rojo.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen CABO ROJO, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard performs emergency medical evacuation of boating accident victim near Punta Aguila. Sunday evening, Coast Guard Sector San Juan Command Center received a call via 911 that the operator of a 23-foot wellcraft...