Coast Guard continues to support relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard continues to support relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands
The crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier loads generators and other supplies to bring to the U.S. Virgin Islands after Hurricane Irma, Sept. 14, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard cutters, personnel and aircraft Friday continue to actively support Hurricane relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands alongside local, federal and Department of Defense partner...

Coast Guard, partner agencies continue relief efforts in U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard, partner agencies continue relief efforts in U.S. Virgin Islands
The crews of the Coast Guard cutters, Joseph Napier and Heriberto Hernandez, bring equipment, like generators and supplies to the Marine Safety Detachment St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands during Hurricane Irma relief efforts, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 to help the unit get back up and running.  U.S. Coast Guard photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard and partner agencies continue their relief...

Coast Guard returns 21 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard returns 21 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard returned 21 migrants Friday to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, following an at-sea interdiction of a migrant vessel off the coast of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Eight other migrants interdicted in the group are facing potential federal criminal immigration charges in the U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico. The...

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, DHS partner agencies nab 4 smugglers, seize 1,608 kilograms of cocaine

Coast Guard, DHS partner agencies nab 4 smugglers, seize 1,608 kilograms of cocaine
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Coast Guard and Puerto Rico Police air and maritime law enforcement units interdicted and seized a drug smuggling vessel March 27, 2017 with 1,608 kilograms of cocaine aboard and apprehended four suspected smugglers off the coast of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection...

Coast Guard rescues 14 Cuban migrants stranded on Monito Island, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues 14 Cuban migrants stranded on Monito Island, Puerto Rico
The Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez small boat on scene with a Puerto Rico Police marine unit and a Coast Guard rescue helicopter during the rescue of 14 Cuban migrants on Monito Island, Puerto Rico Oct. 25, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Ellis.) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –Coast Guard and Puerto Rico Police crews rescued 14 Cuban migrants in the Mona Passage...

Coast Guard returns 17 Cuban migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard returns 17 Cuban migrants to the Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard returned 17 Cuban migrants to the Dominican Republic Friday evening following an interdiction in the Mona Passage by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities Thursday morning. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico will be filing a criminal complaint against two Dominican Republic nationals also interdicted in the...

Coast Guard offloads $33.9 million worth of cocaine and marijuana in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard offloads $33.9 million worth of cocaine and marijuana in San Juan, Puerto Rico
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez offloads 2,367 pounds of cocaine at Sector San Juan Aug. 28s. (U.S. Coast Guard photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guardsmen offloaded approximately 2,367 pounds of cocaine and 2,074 pounds of marijuana Sunday and transferred custody of seven suspected smugglers following two separate drug smuggling attempts in the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic...

Coast Guard ends search for migrants of capsized vessel off the British Virgin Islands

Coast Guard ends search for migrants of capsized vessel off the British Virgin Islands
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews ended a four-day search Saturday for possible survivors of a migrant vessel, which reportedly capsized sometime between the night of July 9, 2016 and Monday morning in waters between the British Virgin Islands and the Caribbean island of Saint Maarten. Search efforts by rescue crews yielded no signs of additional survivors. “Our thoughts and prayers...