Admiral Allen, You Have A Problem

Is the Coast Guard knowingly shielding a a fugitive from justice? Why are senior Coast Guard officials preventing the transfer of an active duty member to civilian custody to serve a three year prison sentence? Why have senior Coast Guard officials basically stonewalled members of Congress who have asked the same questions? At 6:00 a.m. today, Coast Guard Report published a timeline of the events,...

Smugglers Sentenced to 573 Months in Prison

MIAMI — A U.S. District Court judge sentenced 14 convicted migrant smugglers to nearly 50 years imprisonment and 37 years supervised release during proceedings held Tuesday and Wednesday at Miami and Key West, Fla., courthouses. On one of the ill-fated smuggling ventures, a Cuban migrant suffered a severe head injury while onboard the smuggling boat and later died. In another case, a smuggling...

Coast Guard Establishes New Law Enforcement and Security Enlisted Rating

WASHINGTON (HQ Public Affairs) – Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen announced Monday the approval of the establishment of a new enlisted rating for law enforcement and security as part of the Coast Guard’s continuing transformation to meet America’s maritime challenges. “The establishment of an enlisted rating involving law enforcement and security duties will enhance our...

Coast Guard Repatriates 47 Dominicans to La Romana, Dominican Republic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Ocracoke repatriated 47 Dominican migrants to La Romana, Dominican Republic Saturday, and detained eight others for prosecution following two at-sea interdictions by Department of Homeland Security and Puerto Rico law enforcement authorities Thursday and Friday. Friday’s Interdiction: A Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action F.U.R.A....

Coast Guard Confiscates 1,511 Pounds of Cocain, 17 Pounds of Heroin

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Coast Guard personnel, working with their partners in the Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG), Puerto Rico made a drug interdiction in the Mona Passage Friday, May 23, 2008, detaining two drug smugglers and seizing approximately 1,511 pounds of cocaine and 17 pounds of heroin (approximately 600 kilos of drugs). The cases of the two drug smugglers, Josué Alberto...

Coast Guard Interdicts, Repatriates 49 Cuban Migrants

MIAMI – The Coast Guard Cutter Drummond repatriated 49 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Wednesday. The crew of the cutter Drummond located a rustic vessel with three Cuban migrants aboard 72 miles southeast of Key West, Fla., Friday. The Coast Guard received a call from the captain of the cruise ship Carnival Victory stating they had located a rustic vessel 54 miles south of Cabo San...

Coast Guard Conducts Interagency Port Security and Preparedness Exercise

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Federal, state, local, non-governmental and private sector organizations conducted a full scale exercise at the Port of Green Bay on May 21, 2008 to practice, assess and improve the Lake Michigan Area Maritime Security Plan as well as the Lake Michigan Area Contingency Plan. The port security exercise built on multiple interagency training workshops, planning sessions, and tabletop...

Coast Guard Interdicts, Repatriates 40 Cuban Migrants

MIAMI РThe Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island repatriated 40 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Caba̱as, Cuba, today after they were interdicted during five separate events. The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Drummond interdicted a go-fast vessel with 19 Cuban migrants aboard 67 miles south of Key West, Fla., Monday. Two suspected smugglers were transferred to Customs and Border Protection agents in Key...

Coast Guard Assists in Dedication of Maldives Port Security Organization

NALAGURAIDHOO, Maldives — A new organization dedicated to Indian Ocean regional port and maritime security was inaugurated here today by the Maldivian President and seven of his ministers with help from the U.S. Coast Guard. The South Asia Regional Port Security Cooperative (SARPSCO) brings together stakeholders from Bangladesh, Comoros, India, Madagascar, the Maldives, Mauritius, Oman, Pakistan...