Coast Guard offloads more than $44.5 million dollars worth of seized cocaine

Coast Guard offloads more than $44.5 million dollars worth of seized cocaine
The Coast Guard offloaded approximately 929 kilograms of cocaine March 21, 2017 in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands and another 400 kilograms of cocaine March 19, 2017 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —The Coast Guard offloaded approximately 929 kilograms of cocaine Tuesday in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands and another 400 kilograms of cocaine Sunday in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The offloads...

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 recovers surfer’s body off Maria Beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard recovers surfer’s body off Maria Beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard rescue helicopter recovered Monday the body of a surfer just off Maria Beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico. The deceased surfer reportedly is a 68-year-old man, U.S. citizen and resident of “La Cambija,” Rincon. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan received a call from 911 emergency services and the National Coast Guard Command Center...

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 rescues 3 near Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues 3 near Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
A 23-foot wellcraft vessel sit aground Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 near Punta Aguila, Cabo Rojo.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen CABO ROJO, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard performs emergency medical evacuation of boating accident victim near Punta Aguila. Sunday evening, Coast Guard Sector San Juan Command Center received a call via 911 that the operator of a 23-foot wellcraft...

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 rescues Austrian boater from life raft in the Atlantic Ocean

Coast Guard rescues Austrian boater from life raft in the Atlantic Ocean
Austrian boater Wolfgang Sloma at Coast Guard Air Station Boriquen after he was rescued Sunday from a life raft in the Atlantic Ocean. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod rescued an Austrian boater Sunday from a life raft in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 120 nautical miles northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Rescued is Wolfgang...

Coast Guard repatriates 74 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 74 migrants to the Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated a group of 29 migrants Wednesday and 45 migrants Monday to La Romana, Dominican Republic. The repatriated migrants were among 105 migrants (100 Dominicans, three Haitians and two Cubans), who were interdicted by the Coast Guard and Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities during three separate at-sea interdictions in waters...