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...

Coast Guard works with cruise ship and Good Samaritan to rescue 6

Coast Guard works with cruise ship and Good Samaritan to rescue 6
USCG File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews, a Good Samaritan vessel and the crew of the cruise ship Zenith rescued six men Monday during a search and rescue case involving three vessels in waters between St. Thomas and St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. One boater was hoisted by the crew of a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from one of the vessels, two boaters were assisted by a Good...

Coast Guard medevacs Celebrity Reflection cruise ship passenger off San Juan

Coast Guard medevacs Celebrity Reflection cruise ship passenger off San Juan
The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Borinquen medevaced a man from the Celebrity Reflection cruise ship during the morning of April 20, 2017, approximately 35 nautical miles north of San Juan, Puerto Rico. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard medevaced a 47-year-old man Thursday morning from the cruise ship Celebrity Reflection, approximately 35 nautical miles...

Coast Guard helicopter crew rescues 2 boaters from life raft in the Silver Banks

Coast Guard helicopter crew rescues 2 boaters from life raft in the Silver Banks
The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Borinquen takes a photo with rescued boaters, Kirk Plender and John Boone following the rescue of the boaters from a life raft April 13, 2017.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescued two boaters from a life raft Thursday morning, after the 62-foot sailing vessel, Ocean Quest, sank in the Silver...