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...

Agencies to conduct exercise aboard Washington State Ferry Chimacum

Agencies to conduct exercise aboard Washington State Ferry Chimacum
SEATTLE – Several federal, state and local agencies will be conducting exercises on the Washington State Ferry Chimacum Tuesday morning outside of Elliott Bay. Increased levels of activity will be noticed during these hours. Boaters and members of the public on land may see or hear training activity, including the use of blank ammunition. Although blank ammunition looks and sounds like real gunfire,...

Coast Guard, emergency responders, to conduct international mass rescue exercise in Port Angeles, Wash.

Coast Guard, emergency responders, to conduct international mass rescue exercise in Port Angeles, Wash.
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard and emergency response organizations are teaming up with members from 14 agencies to conduct a full-scale international maritime mass-rescue exercise in U.S. waters near Ediz Hook Light with a triage staging area at Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles Tuesday. The joint exercise is designed to better understand each agency’s capabilities and concerns...

Coast Guard, CBP seize $1.42 million dollars in cocaine aboard Isleño ferry in Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, CBP seize $1.42 million dollars in cocaine aboard Isleño ferry in Fajardo, Puerto Rico
U.S. Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection law enforcement personnel seized approximately 125 pounds of cocaine July 22, 2016 aboard the Isleño ferry in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Coast Guard) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection law enforcement personnel seized approximately 125 pounds of cocaine Friday morning aboard the Isleño ferry in Fajardo, Puerto...

Cutter Valiant returns following 6-week Operation Southeast Watch

Cutter Valiant returns following 6-week Operation Southeast Watch
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned home to Naval Station Mayport, Friday, after completing a six-week deployment to the Florida Straits and Windward Passage in support of Operation Southeast Watch. Under Operation Southeast Watch, the Cutter Valiant’s crew worked alongside interagency and international partners to humanely embark, process and care for 172 Cuban...

Coast Guard continues search for missing sailboat with father and 3 teenagers

Coast Guard continues search for missing sailboat with father and 3 teenagers
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard continues the search for a sailboat with a father and his three teenage children after finding a kayak and spotting a white flare Thursday. Missing are Ace Kimberly, 45, and his three children – Rebecca Kimberly, 17, Donald Kimberly, 15, and Roger Kimberly, 13. The family was last heard from Sunday afternoon after they departed Sarasota Sunday morning...

Coast Guard Sector San Juan honors U.S. Navy Medal of Honor recipient with Murph Challenge

Coast Guard Sector San Juan honors U.S. Navy Medal of Honor recipient with Murph Challenge
Chief Petty Officer Nelson Duarte (left) and a fellow Coast Guardsman look to complete 100 pull-ups as part of the 2016 Murph Challenge event at Sector San Juan May 27, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coastguardsmen, soldiers, sailors, marines, federal law enforcement officers and military dependents in Puerto Rico performed the Murph Challenge May 27 at...

Coast Guard responds to alleged shooting incident southwest of Marquesas Key, Florida

Coast Guard responds to alleged shooting incident southwest of Marquesas Key, Florida
MIAMI- The Coast Guard responded to a report of the discharge of a firearm southwest of Marquesas Key, Florida, on Wednesday. At approximately 9:45 a.m., Wednesday, Coast Guard Sector Key West received a report from a 20-foot pleasure craft that an unidentified 45-foot fishing vessel allegedly discharged a firearm in their general direction multiple times while they were diving approximately 20 nautical...

Coast Guard, CBP Air and Marine Operations rescues, interdicts 17 migrants west of Pacific Beach

Coast Guard, CBP Air and Marine Operations rescues, interdicts 17 migrants west of Pacific Beach
SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations, rescued 17 suspected illegal migrants from a disabled panga approximately eight miles west of Pacific Beach, in San Diego, Tuesday. At approximately 4:45 a.m. Tuesday, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Otter observed a red flare while on patrol west of Point Loma, and diverted to investigate. At approximately...