Coast Guard investigates boating collision in La Parguera, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard investigates boating collision in La Parguera, Puerto Rico
The commercial passenger vessel La Nena II following a boat collision with a recreational vessel Tuesday night just off La Parguera in Lajas, Puerto Rico.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a collision between a recreational boat and a commercial passenger vessel that occurred Tuesday night just off “Isla Magueyes” in Lajas, Puerto Rico. Watchstanders at Coast Guard...

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, U.S. and Puerto Rico law enforcement interdict drug smuggling go-fast, apprehend 3 smugglers

Coast Guard, U.S. and Puerto Rico law enforcement interdict drug smuggling go-fast, apprehend 3 smugglers
Coast Guard, U.S. and Puerto Rico law enforcement partners seized 151 kilograms of cocaine, 740 grams of heroin, a go-fast vessel and detained three suspected smugglers June 26, 2017 off the coast of Loiza, Puerto Rico.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard, U.S. and Puerto Rico law enforcement partners seized 151 kilograms of cocaine, 740 grams of heroin, a go-fast vessel and detained three...

Coast Guard Sector San Juan receives new commander

Coast Guard Sector San Juan receives new commander
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard Sector San Juan received a new commander Friday, who will be responsible for Coast Guard forces and operations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Rear Adm. Scott A. Buschman, Coast Guard’s Seventh District commander, presided over the change of command ceremony, where Capt. Eric P. King assumed command responsibilities for Sector San Juan. “My...

Coast Guard repatriates 25 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 25 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 25 Dominican migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy patrol boat Saturday, following an at-sea interdiction of the migrants in the Mona Passage. Five other migrants interdicted in the group are facing federal criminal immigration charges in the U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico. A U.S. Customs and Border...

Coast Guard seizes more than $32.5 million dollars of cocaine off Puerto Rico

Coast Guard seizes more than $32.5 million dollars of cocaine off Puerto Rico
The Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane interdicted a go-fast vessel with $1,100 kilograms of cocaine and three Dominican smugglers onboard in the Caribbean Sea May 25, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —The Coast Guard offloaded approximately 1,100 kilograms of cocaine in San Juan Friday. The offload comes following a May 25 interdiction in international waters off the southern coast...

Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley offloads $ 1.2 million dollars worth of marijuana

Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley offloads $ 1.2 million dollars worth of marijuana
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —The Coast Guard offloaded approximately 573 pounds of marijuana Thursday in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The offload comes following a recent at sea interdiction in international waters off the French Caribbean island of Martinique. The seized marijuana is estimated to have a wholesale value of approximately $1.2 million...

Coast Guard rescues 6 overdue St. Lucian men off Martinique

Coast Guard rescues 6 overdue St. Lucian men off Martinique
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley rescued six St. Lucian men May 15, 2017 approximately 25 nautical miles off the western coast of Martinique. (U.S. Coast Guard photo). SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley rescued six St. Lucian men Monday from the overdue 20-foot boat, One Time, approximately 25 nautical miles off the western coast of Martinique. The rescued...

Five boaters rescued in the Mona Passage

Five boaters rescued in the Mona Passage
The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Borinquen, a Good Samaritan vessel and the crew of a Puerto Rico Police maritime unit rescued five men the afternoon of April 29, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard rescue crews, a Good Samaritan vessel and the crew of a Puerto Rico Police maritime unit rescued five men Saturday afternoon, who...