Coast Guard intercepts suspected drug-smuggling operation

Coast Guard intercepts suspected drug-smuggling operation
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bernard Webber file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. MIAMI — The Coast Guard intercepted six persons involved in a suspected drug-smuggling case Saturday for further investigation and possible prosecution. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber, homeported in Miami, conducted a safety boarding Saturday of a 35-foot sport fisher approximately 11...

Coast Guard detains 6 people for attempted human smuggling

Coast Guard detains 6 people for attempted human smuggling
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bernard Webber file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. MIAMI — The Coast Guard completed a transfer of six people involved in a suspected smuggling case Wednesday to U.S. Border Patrol agents in Fort Lauderdale for further investigation and possible prosecution. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber, home ported in Miami, conducted a safety boarding...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing airplane 15 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas

Coast Guard suspends search for missing airplane 15 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bernard Webber file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. MIAMI – The Coast Guard suspended the search at 8:45 p.m. Thursday for four people 15 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas. Missing are Jennifer Blumin, 40, from New York City, Nathan Ulrich, 52, from Lee, New Hampshire, and Blumin’s 3-year-old and 4-year-old sons. “This was a swift and significant...

Coast Guard continues search for survivors from missing airplane east of Eleuthera, Bahamas

Coast Guard continues search for survivors from missing airplane east of Eleuthera, Bahamas
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. MIAMI – The Coast Guard continues to search for survivors Wednesday 15 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas, from an airplane that was reported missing Monday. Missing are Jennifer Blumin, 40, from New York City, Nathan Ulrich, 52, from Lee, New Hampshire, and Blumin’s 3-year-old and 4-year-old sons. At...

Coast Guard searching for overdue airplane 37 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas

Coast Guard searching for overdue airplane 37 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bernard Webber file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. MIAMI – The Coast Guard is searching Tuesday for an overdue aircraft 37 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas. Missing are Jennifer Blumin, from New York, Nathan Ulrich, from New York, and Blumin’s 4-year-old and 10-year-old sons. Watch standers with the Coast Guard Seventh District Command Center received...

Coast Guard honors fallen shipmates from Blackthorn tragedy

Coast Guard honors fallen shipmates from Blackthorn tragedy
A bugler plays taps during the 37th annual Blackthorn memorial service in St. Petersburg, Friday, Jan. 27, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard honored 23 fallen crew members Friday in St. Petersburg during the 37th anniversary memorial service of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn collision. The Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn...

Coast Guard Cutter Legare returns home

Coast Guard Cutter Legare returns home
Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Spence, a boatswain’s mate onboard the Coast Guard Cutter Legare, hugs his daughters on the pier at Base Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Virginia, Sept. 28, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake) Portsmouth, Va. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Legare returned to Portsmouth, Virginia, Wednesday following a 48-day patrol in the Eastern...

Coast Guard searching for Carnival Ecstasy cruise ship passenger 27 miles southwest of Bahamas

Coast Guard searching for Carnival Ecstasy cruise ship passenger 27 miles southwest of Bahamas
MIAMI – The Coast Guard is searching for a woman who reportedly fell overboard Wednesday from the Carnival Ecstasy cruise ship approximately 27 miles southwest of Freeport, Bahamas. Watchstanders with the 7th Coast Guard District command center received notification from the Carnival Ecstasy crew that a 32-year-old woman was reportedly seen falling overboard at approximately 2:30 a.m. Wednesday from...

Coast Guard repatriates 55 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 55 Cuban migrants
Cuban migrants sit aboard a rustic vessel prior to being intercepted by the Coast Guard, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard has repatriated 55 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, since Aug. 12. The Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo crew repatriated 36 Cuban migrants Tuesday, and the Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber crew repatriated 19 Cuban migrants...