Coast Guard transfers 14 migrants, suspected smuggler ashore for investigation

Coast Guard transfers 14 migrants, suspected smuggler ashore for investigation
MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard completed a transfer of 14 illegal migrants and a suspected smuggler Friday to Homeland Security Investigation officials in Miami for further investigation and possible prosecution. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection airplane crew located a suspicious vessel Tuesday near the Bahamas. A CBP boat crew intercepted the vessel approximately 12 miles southeast of Government...

Coast Guard repatriates 63 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 63 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard repatriated 63 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, since Dec. 2. The Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark crew repatriated six Cuban migrants Monday and another 57 Cuban migrants Friday. These repatriations are a result of five separate at-sea migrant interdictions in the South Florida Straits. In each instance, the Coast Guard helped secure the U.S. border and prevented these...

Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark repatriates 63 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark repatriates 63 Cuban migrants
MIAMI – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark repatriated 59 Cuban migrants Thursday, and four Cuban migrants from the American Shoal Lighthouse case Friday, to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba. The 59 migrants repatriated were a result of five separate interdictions of chugs, or rustic vessels, in the Florida Straits since Saturday. “We continue to stress that safety of life at sea is our...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue paddle boarder

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue paddle boarder
MIAMI — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the overdue paddle boarder who was last seen July 24, 2015. Missing is William Morlock, 58. “In this tragic time, our deepest condolences go to the family and friends of Mr. Morlock,”said Capt. Michael Long, the Coast Guard Sector Miami deputy commander. “We are pained that our tireless search efforts resulted in this heartbreaking end.” Morlock’s...

Coast Guard announces suspension of search for 2 missing teens

Coast Guard announces suspension of search for 2 missing teens
Capt. Mark Fedor announces the Coast Guard will suspend all searches for two missing 14-year-old boys at sunset during a press conference at Coast Guard Air Station Miami July 31, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Frank Iannazzo-Simmons) MIAMI — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the two missing boys who departed on a fishing trip July 24, 2015. Perry Cohen and...

Search for two missing teens continues off the coast of Jacksonville, Fla.

Search for two missing teens continues off the coast of Jacksonville, Fla.
MIAMI — Search efforts for two missing teens continues 50 nautical miles east of Jacksonville, Florida, Monday. On Sunday at 11 a.m., a Coast Guard HC-130 located a capsized vessel 67 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet, Florida. A Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew was dispatched, lowered a rescue swimmer to the boat, and confirmed the vessel’s registration. At this time a Coast Guard...

Coast Guard locates boat 2 missing teens were last seen on

Coast Guard locates boat 2 missing teens were last seen on
MIAMI — The capsized vessel two missing teens were last seen aboard was located by Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews 67 nautical miles east of Ponce Inlet, Florida, Sunday. The vessel was located at approximately 11 a.m. by a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130 aircrew. A Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew was dispatched, lowered a rescue swimmer to the boat, and confirmed the vessel’s...

Search continues for two missing boys off Jupiter, Fla.

Search continues for two missing boys off Jupiter, Fla.
MIAMI — Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews continue the search for two boys reported overdue after not returning from their fishing trip in the vicinity of Jupiter, Florida, Saturday. Austin Stephanos, 14, and Perry Cohen, 14, are missing. The pair was last seen in the Jupiter area. At approximately 5 p.m. Friday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received the report that both boys were...

Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark hosts change-of-command

Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark hosts change-of-command
Coast Guard Lt. Lloyd Belcher and Capt. Austin Gould during the Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark change of command ceremony in Miami, July 17, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney) MIAMI – Coast Guard Lt. Joe Herd took command of the Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark during a change-of-command ceremony in Miami Friday. Coast Guard Sector Miami Commander, Capt. Austin Gould,...