Coast Guard Cutter William Flores to hold change of command in Miami

Coast Guard Cutter William Flores to hold change of command in Miami
Coast Guard Cutter William Flores file photo MIAMI — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter William Flores is scheduled to hold a change of command ceremony Friday in Miami. Coast Guard Lt. Eric P. Balcunas will relieve Lt. Cmdr. Adam A. Paul as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter William Flores. Lt. Eric P. Balcunas is a native of Davie, Florida. He graduated from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy...

Coast Guard repatriates 109 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 109 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard repatriated 109 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, since Nov. 19. The Coast Guard Cutter William Flores repatriated 76 Cuban migrants Nov. 19, the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriated 15 Cuban migrants Wednesday and the Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriated 18 Cuban migrants Friday. These repatriations are a result of eight separate at-sea migrant interdictions...

Coast Guard Cutter William Flores repatriates 62 migrants

Coast Guard Cutter William Flores repatriates 62 migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard repatriated 62 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, since Nov. 4. The Coast Guard Cutter William Flores repatriated 62 Cuban migrants Sunday. 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 sea voyages from ending in tragedy. Once...

Coast Guard suspends search for group of four overdue boaters in the vicinity of Stuart, Florida

Coast Guard suspends search for group of four overdue boaters in the vicinity of Stuart, Florida
MIAMI — Search-and-rescue crews have suspended the search and rescue operations for four people who were reportedly overdue in the vicinity of Stuart, Florida, since Sunday evening after three were found deceased and one was found alive Monday morning. Deceased are Willis Bell, age unknown; Fernandez Jones, 51; and Jayden Jones, 9. Robert Stewart, 45, was found alive on the beach south of St. Lucie...

Coast Guard Cutter William Flores repatriates 26 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter William Flores repatriates 26 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter William Flores repatriated 26 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Thursday. These repatriations are a result of two separate migrant interdictions at sea within the last week in the south Florida Straits. In each instance, the Coast Guard helped secure the U.S. border and prevented these perilous sea voyages from ending in tragedy. On Sunday, a...

Coast Guard repatriates 28 Dominicans, returns 5 Haitians to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 28 Dominicans, returns 5 Haitians to the Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 28 Dominican and returned five Haitian migrants to the Dominican Republic following two at-sea interdictions in the Mona Passage Sunday and Friday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico will be filing a criminal complaint to prosecute five other Dominican men from Sunday’s interdiction on charges of attempted illegal re-entry...

Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriates 57 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriates 57 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriated 57 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Friday. This repatriation is a result of three separate interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. These events consisted of Cubans attempting to illegally enter the United States on unseaworthy vessels commonly referred to as “rustics” or “chugs.” In...

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...