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...

Coast Guard, DHS partner agencies nab 4 smugglers, seize 1,608 kilograms of cocaine

Coast Guard, DHS partner agencies nab 4 smugglers, seize 1,608 kilograms of cocaine
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Coast Guard and Puerto Rico Police air and maritime law enforcement units interdicted and seized a drug smuggling vessel March 27, 2017 with 1,608 kilograms of cocaine aboard and apprehended four suspected smugglers off the coast of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection...

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...