Coast Guard repatriates 29 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 29 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 29 migrants Tuesday morning to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, following two at-sea interdictions by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities Friday in Mona Passage waters off Puerto Rico. Ten of the interdicted migrants, 9 men and a woman, of Dominican nationality, are facing...

Coast Guard delivers DHS special agents and disaster relief supplies to St. Croix

Coast Guard delivers DHS special agents and disaster relief supplies to St. Croix
Department of Homeland Security await word from Lt. Luke A. Walsh, commanding officer of the Cutter Winslow W. Griesser, on if any piers in Lime Tree Bay, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, are safe to offload relief supplies Sept. 28, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Zach Zubricki.) MIAMI — Department of Homeland Security special agents arrived in Christiansted, St. Croix,...

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, Puerto Rico Police rescue 2 overdue fishermen off Ponce, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, Puerto Rico Police rescue 2 overdue fishermen off Ponce, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard and Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action (FURA) crews combined efforts to rescue two fishermen early Sunday morning, approximately 15 nautical miles west of “Caja de Muertos” Island just off Ponce, Puerto Rico. Rescued are Orlando Alvarado Soto and Pedro Ramos...

Coast Guard, Brazilian Navy conduct a joint exercise in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, Brazilian Navy conduct a joint exercise in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Crewmembers of the Brazilian Navy offshore patrol vessel Guanabara and the Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser take a group photo June 30, 2017, following a joint exercise in San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crews of the Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser and the Brazilian Navy offshore patrol vessel Guanabara (P-48) conducted a joint exercise June 30 in San Juan Harbor. “This...

Coast Guard offloads $6.6 million worth of seized cocaine in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Coast Guard offloads $6.6 million worth of seized cocaine in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Coast Guard offloaded and transferred custody of three suspected smugglers and numerous bales of cocaine to U.S. federal law enforcement authorities in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  (Courtesy photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard offloaded approximately 200 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated $6.6 million wholesale value and transferred custody of three suspected smugglers Friday...

Coast Guard rescues distressed surfer off Wilderness Beach in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues distressed surfer off Wilderness Beach in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter rescued a distressed surfer Tuesday morning just off Wilderness Beach in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. The rescued surfer was reported to be a U.S. citizen on vacation in Puerto Rico. The surfer was initially located by the crew of a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen helicopter that was flying a training mission when they...

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 ends search after missing U.S. Virgin Islands boater is found alive

Coast Guard ends search after missing U.S. Virgin Islands boater is found alive
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard rescue crews ended their search Monday afternoon for a missing U.S. Virgin Islands boater after he was found alive by local citizens in Culebra Island, Puerto Rico. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan were contacted by a restaurant owner in Culebra Island, who reported that Alejandro Lopez, 24, had been brought into the restaurant after he was found...