Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water south of Marsh Island

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water south of Marsh Island
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Skipjack file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin Metcalf. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard suspended its search for a person in the water south of Marsh Island, Louisiana, Thursday. Coast Guard assets searched 3,753 square nautical miles for approximately 98 hours for a missing person in the water who was aboard the tug vessel Crosby Commander. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans searching for person in the water near Marsh Island

Coast Guard, good Samaritans searching for person in the water near Marsh Island
Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant file photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are searching for a person in the water approximately 30 nautical miles south of Marsh Island, Louisiana, Monday. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 5 a.m. of the tug vessel Crosby Commander taking on water with four people aboard. Three people were able to evacuate to a life raft...

Coast Guard rescues overdue kayaker stranded on the uninhabited island

Coast Guard rescues overdue kayaker stranded on the uninhabited island
The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 rescue helicopter rescued overdue kayaker Josh Kaufman (center) during the morning of March 17, 2017. (Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard rescue helicopter rescued overdue kayaker, Josh Kaufman, Friday morning, after he was located stranded on the uninhabited island of Desecheo, Puerto Rico. Kaufman, 25,...

Coast Guard searching for overdue kayaker off Rincon, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard searching for overdue kayaker off Rincon, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard and local agency rescue crews are searching Friday for an overdue kayaker off Puerto Rico. Missing is Josh Kaufman, 25, a resident of Fla. visiting his family in Puerto Rico, who was last seen at 2p.m. Thursday going out on a green kayak from “Punta Rincon” and was reported to be wearing black swim trunks and not wearing a life jacket. Coast Guard Sector San...

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 repatriates 16 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 16 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The Coast Guard repatriated a group of 16 migrants Monday to Dominican Republic Navy authorities in waters just off the Dominican Republic. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated a group of 16 migrants Monday to Dominican Republic Navy authorities in waters just off the Dominican Republic. The repatriated migrants were part of a group of 22 (20 Dominicans, and...

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returns home after a successful migrant interdiction patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returns home after a successful migrant interdiction patrol
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – The crew of the 210-foot Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returned to their homeport of Port Canaveral, Florida, Tuesday following a 4-week, migrant interdiction patrol in the Straits of Florida. During the patrol, the crew of Vigilant was responsible for the rescue and care of 225 Cuban migrants.  Once onboard Vigilant, migrants were provided food, water, shelter and medical care. Vigilant...

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returns home after a successful migrant interdiction and Windward Passage Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returns home after a successful migrant interdiction and Windward Passage Patrol
A cutter boat from the Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant prepares to transfer migrants Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 in the Caribbean Sea.  U.S. Coast Guard photo PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – The crew of the 210-foot Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returned to their homeport of Port Canaveral, Florida, Thursday, following an 8-week, migrant interdiction patrol in the Florida Straits and Caribbean Sea. During the patrol,...

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returns home after a successful drug interdiction patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returns home after a successful drug interdiction patrol
USCG file photo PORT CANAVERAL, Florida – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant is scheduled to return to homeport Wednesday. Cutter Vigilant left Port Canaveral , Florida,  August 9, to patrol the Western Caribbean where their primary mission was counter drug operations along with secondary missions of search and rescue and alien-migrant interdiction. Over the course of the 53 day patrol,...