Coast Guard rescues 8 Cuban migrants stranded on Monito Island, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues 8 Cuban migrants stranded on Monito Island, Puerto Rico
The crew of a Coast Guard Cutter Resolute cutter boat prepares to rescue eight Cuban migrants stranded at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on Monito Island, Puerto Rico, March 11, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –Coast Guard cutters and rescue helicopters rescued eight Cuban migrants from Monito Island, Puerto Rico Wednesday afternoon following a two-day rescue effort in the Mona...

Coast Guard Auxiliary pilot locates missing paddle boarder stranded on Desecheo Island

Coast Guard Auxiliary pilot locates missing paddle boarder stranded on Desecheo Island
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescued one of two missing paddle boarders Tuesday afternoon who was stranded on Desecheo Island, approximately 15 nautical miles off the coast of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Rescued is Michael Vazquez, 25, as Coast Guard rescue crews continue to search for Sheily Roque, 30, the second paddle boarder who still remains missing. The...

Coast Guard searches for 2 missing paddle boarders off the northwest coast of Puerto Rico

Coast Guard searches for 2 missing paddle boarders off the northwest coast of Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews are searching Tuesday for two missing paddle boarders off the northwest coast of Puerto Rico. Missing are Sheily Roque, 30, and Michael Vazquez, 25, who were last known to have rented out paddle board equipment and go paddle boarding off Crash Boat Beach in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico Sunday afternoon. The description of the paddle boards rented out by...

Coast Guard and CBIG authorities seize $37 million worth of cocaine in the Caribbean Sea

Coast Guard and CBIG authorities seize $37 million worth of cocaine in the Caribbean Sea
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Puerto Rico Police seized nearly 1,125 kilograms of cocaine, with an estimated whole sale value of $37 million, and apprehended two Dominican Republic nationals during an at sea interdiction in the Caribbean Sea Wednesday. The interdiction is the result of the Caribbean Border...

Coast Guard, CBIG authorities seize $1.8 million marijuana shipment and detain two smugglers in the Caribbean Sea

Coast Guard, CBIG authorities seize $1.8 million marijuana shipment and detain two smugglers in the Caribbean Sea
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized a go-fast vessel, 30 bales of marijuana and apprehended two smugglers following an at-sea interdiction in the Caribbean Sea Sunday morning. Federal law enforcement authorities working in support of the Caribbean Border...

Coast Guard Cutter Farallon offloads $3.5 million cocaine shipment

Coast Guard Cutter Farallon offloads $3.5 million cocaine shipment
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Farallon offloaded 300 pounds of cocaine and transferred the custody of three Dominican Republic smugglers to Drug Enforcement Administration special agents and Customs and Border Protection officers Wednesday at Coast Guard Base San Juan, Puerto Rico. The offload and transfer of detainees followed an at-sea interdiction of a drug smuggling...

Coast Guard ends search for three missing Haitian migrants off Mona Island, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard ends search for three missing Haitian migrants off Mona Island, Puerto Rico
2 other Haitians are recovered deceased, while 13 others survive SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard rescue crews ended their search Sunday for three missing Haitian migrants, originally part of a group of 18, who attempted to make landfall on Mona Island, Puerto Rico during an illegal migrant voyage Saturday morning. So far, a Haitian man and woman have been recovered deceased and three others...

Coast Guard rescues 4 boaters adrift for 12 days in the Caribbean Sea

Coast Guard rescues 4 boaters adrift for 12 days in the Caribbean Sea
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard rescue crews combined efforts with the 419-foot St. Vincent and Grenadines flag bulk carrier Sabina A, to rescue four men aboard a disabled and adrift boat Monday, approximately 135 nautical miles south of Puerto Rico. Rescued are St. Vincent and the Grenadines nationals Maxwin Alexander, 40; Justin Frazar, 33; Mearoy Raboy, 24; and Carl Taul, 45, who reportedly...

Coast Guard repatriates 6 Dominicans to Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 6 Dominicans to Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Farallon repatriated six of eight Dominican men to Cap Cana, Dominican Republic Wednesday, following an at-sea interdiction by the Coast Guard and Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities Tuesday, approximately 20 nautical miles off the coast of Isabela, Puerto Rico. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Puerto Rico has agreed...