Coast Guard offloads $13.3 million in cocaine, heroin in San Juan

Coast Guard offloads $13.3 million in cocaine, heroin in San Juan
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The Coast Guard offloaded of 491.5 kilograms of cocaine and 9.2 kilograms of heroin worth an estimated wholesale value of $13.3 million at Coast Guard Sector San Juan April 18, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad, Sector San Juan Public Affairs Specialist.) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from water 32 miles south of St. Croix

Coast Guard rescues 2 people from water 32 miles south of St. Croix
A Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 helicopter rescue swimmer grabs hold of a life raft April 12, 2018 approximately 32 miles south of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.  (Coast Guard photo) SAINT CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands— The Coast Guard rescued two people Thursday from the water approximately 32 miles south of St. Croix. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from bulk carrier northeast of Puerto Rico

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from bulk carrier northeast of Puerto Rico
The 587-foot Panmanian-flagged bulk carrier ship, Bunun Hero courtesy photo. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a Chinese crewmember from the 587-foot bulk carrier Bunun Hero Tuesday night in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 175 nautical miles northeast of Puerto Rico. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan received the medevac request at 5 p.m.,...

Coast Guard repatriates 35 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 35 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 35 Dominican nationals Monday night to the Dominican Republic, from a group of 38 migrants interdicted by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities in Mona Passage waters approximately 46 miles northwest of Puerto Rico. Among the group of migrants interdicted, a Dominican man is facing...

Coast Guard repatriates 18 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 18 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 18 Dominican migrants Friday morning to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, following two at-sea interdictions by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities Tuesday just off Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. In addition to the 18 migrants that were repatriated, eight of the interdicted migrants,...

Coast Guard rescues 2 divers, 1 minor during unrelated cases in Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues 2 divers, 1 minor during unrelated cases in Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 helicopter file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews rescued two divers and a minor during two unrelated cases Thursday in Fajardo and Vieques, Puerto Rico. The first rescue came when Coast Guard watchstanders in Sector San Juan received a 911 call Thursday afternoon reporting four children and two adults...

Coast Guard, CBIG partners nab 3 suspected smugglers, seize 900 kilograms of cocaine

Coast Guard, CBIG partners nab 3 suspected smugglers, seize 900 kilograms of cocaine
Coast Guard, Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities offloaded and transferred custody to the FBI of 900 kilograms of cocaine and three suspected smugglers of Dominican Republic, Colombian and Venezuelan nationalities March 6, 2018 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —The Coast Guard announced Friday the apprehension of three suspected drug smugglers and seizure of...

Coast Guard rescues stranded boater off Saint John, U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard rescues stranded boater off Saint John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Boat Forces Detachment St. Thomas 33-foot Special Purpose Craft–Law Enforcement file photo SAINT JOHN, U.S. Virgin Islands — A Coast Guard boat crew rescued a stranded boater Wednesday morning after the man’s 20-foot pleasure craft became disabled and was found washed up on the rocks on Steven Cay just off St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. “The whole crew did an exceptional job and the rescue...

Coast Guard cautions of high surf conditions in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands waters

Coast Guard cautions of high surf conditions in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands waters
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The U.S. Coast Guard cautions of very dangerous surf and marine conditions throughout the week, with large swells and breaking waves of over 14 feet around local coastal waters and seas 16 to 20 feet expected across Atlantic waters and passages off Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan continue to monitor the weather due...