Coast Guard relief efforts underway in Ponce, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard relief efforts underway in Ponce, Puerto Rico
PONCE, PUERTO RICO — The Coast Guard continues to work with local agencies to provide relief after the destruction of Hurricane Maria. The Coast Guard, through the transfer of supplies such as food and water and the inspection of port facilities, has been actively involved in the Hurricane Maria relief effort. For imagery and video of the Hurricane Maria response, please visit our Flicker page. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard continues to support relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard continues to support relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands
The crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier loads generators and other supplies to bring to the U.S. Virgin Islands after Hurricane Irma, Sept. 14, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard cutters, personnel and aircraft Friday continue to actively support Hurricane relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands alongside local, federal and Department of Defense partner...

Coast Guard cautions mariners in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands to abide by maritime laws

Coast Guard cautions mariners in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands to abide by maritime laws
The Coast Guard reminds recreational boaters and licensed mariners in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to abide by all U.S. navigational and maritimes laws after the impact of Hurricane Irma. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Leah Roach SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard is reminding recreational boaters and licensed mariners in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to abide by all...

Coast Guard cutters support Hurricane Irma relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard cutters support Hurricane Irma relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands
Coast Guard cutters from Sector San Juan and Sector Jacksonville anchor off the coast of St. Thomas, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 as the crews prepare to bring supplies, equipment, port assessment teams and other government agency responders to some of the U.S. Virgin Islands that impacted most by Hurricane Irma. U.S. Coast Guard photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard cutters crews have been arriving...

Coast Guard confirms safety of overdue freighter following Hurricane Irma

Coast Guard confirms safety of overdue freighter following Hurricane Irma
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard confirmed the safety of the overdue Panamanian-flagged coastal freighter Princess Samiah Friday, following the passing of Hurricane Irma through the Caribbean. The Princess Samiah reportedly departed Tuesday from Tortola, British Virgin Islands en-route the Caribbean island of Grenada, but the vessel did not arrive to its expected destination Thursday. Watchstanders...

Coast Guard establishes Incident Command Post, prepares for Hurricane Irma response

Coast Guard establishes Incident Command Post, prepares for Hurricane Irma response
Coast Guard Sector San Juan members establish an Incident Command Post for Hurricane Irma response and conduct an operations and safety briefing prior to the storm making landfall, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard has established an Incident Command Post for Hurricane Irma response in San Juan, Wednesday. Coast...

Coast Guard, Puerto Rico Police rescue 2 overdue fishermen off Ponce, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, Puerto Rico Police rescue 2 overdue fishermen off Ponce, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard and Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action (FURA) crews combined efforts to rescue two fishermen early Sunday morning, approximately 15 nautical miles west of “Caja de Muertos” Island just off Ponce, Puerto Rico. Rescued are Orlando Alvarado Soto and Pedro Ramos...

Coast Guard apprehends 4 Dominicans suspected of drug smuggling activities off Puerto Rico

Coast Guard apprehends 4 Dominicans suspected of drug smuggling activities off Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Investigative Service personnel in San Juan, Puerto Rico take custody of four Dominican nationals Aug. 24, 2017, who were interdicted by the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard Investigative Service personnel took custody of four Dominican nationals Thursday, who were interdicted by the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier in Mona Passage waters the morning...

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...