Coast Guard continues hurricane response in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard continues hurricane response in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Coast Guard Cutter Joshua James file photo SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard continues the hurricane response Monday in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands with 13 cutters and 10 aircraft. Crews continue working to reopen affected ports and waterways to help the flow of humanitarian aid and resume maritime commerce. Reopening affected ports enables critical fuel supplies and commodities to flow...

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 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 offloads $125 million worth of seized cocaine in Puerto Rico

Coast Guard offloads $125 million worth of seized cocaine in Puerto Rico
The Coast Guard offloaded approximately 4.2 tons of seized cocaine, worth an estimated $125 million in wholesale value, at Coast Guard Sector San Juan on Feb. 27, 2017 . (DEA Courtesy photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —The Coast Guard offloaded Monday approximately 4.2 tons of seized cocaine, worth an estimated $125 million in wholesale value, at Coast Guard Sector San Juan. Four Guyanese men apprehended...

Coast Guard returns 15 Cuban and 1 Dominican migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard returns 15 Cuban and 1 Dominican migrants to the Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard returned 15 Cuban and one Dominican migrants to the Dominican Republic Sunday afternoon after the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier interdicted an illegal migrant vessel Saturday in the Mona Passage. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico will be filing criminal charges against one other Dominican Republic national who was also traveling...

Coast Guard ends search for missing surfer in Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard ends search for missing surfer in Arecibo, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews ended their search Thursday night for a missing surfer off the coast of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Still ongoing Friday are Puerto Rico Emergency Management search and recovery operations for the missing surfer near shore. “I am deeply saddened by the loss of the family, friends and loved ones of this missing surfer,” said Capt. Robert W. Warren,...

Coast Guard offloads $36 million worth of cocaine in San Juan

Coast Guard offloads $36 million worth of cocaine in San Juan
Coast Guardsmen and federal law enforcement authorities offloaded approximately 3,157 pounds of cocaine and transferred custody of four suspected smugglers at Coast Guard Sector San Juan Oct. 7, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guardsmen and federal law enforcement authorities offloaded approximately 3,157 pounds of cocaine and transferred custody...

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...