Coast Guard returns 21 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard returns 21 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard returned 21 migrants Friday to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, following an at-sea interdiction of a migrant vessel off the coast of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Eight other migrants interdicted in the group are facing potential federal criminal immigration charges in the U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico. The...

Coast Guard, Puerto Rico Police rescue diver off the northern coast of Manati, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, Puerto Rico Police rescue diver off the northern coast of Manati, Puerto Rico
A Puerto Rico Police boat crew member pulls a woman diver to safety from rough waters on the northern coast of Puerto Rico, just off the Mar Chiquita Beach rock cliff in Manati, July 30, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crews of a Coast Guard rescue helicopter and a Puerto Rico Police marine unit rescued a female diver Saturday from rough waters just off the Mar Chiquita...

Coast Guard returns 9 Dominican, 5 Brazilian migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard returns 9 Dominican, 5 Brazilian migrants to the Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser returned nine Dominicans and five Brazilians to the Dominican Republic Friday, after a boat carrying 22 migrants was interdicted by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities Tuesday near Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico is filing a criminal complaint against three...

Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon repatriates 14 Dominicans to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon repatriates 14 Dominicans to the Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon returned 14 Dominicans to the Dominican Republic Friday, after a boat carrying 17 Dominicans and three Indians was interdicted in the Mona Passage Wednesday just off the coast of Aguada, Puerto Rico. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico is filing a criminal complaint against three Dominican men traveling with the...

Coast Guard, Puerto Rico Police rescue 2 men from capsized vessel off Manatí, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, Puerto Rico Police rescue 2 men from capsized vessel off Manatí, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter hoisted a man to safety Thursday, while the crew of a Puerto Rico Police marine unit rescued one other from a capsized vessel that had four men onboard, approximately one and half miles east of Mar Chiquita Beach in Manatí, Puerto Rico. Two of the men from the capsized vessel were able to swim safely to shore. The men...

Coast Guard recovers unmanned and adrift sailing vessel Enthalpy II in the Mona Passage

Coast Guard recovers unmanned and adrift sailing vessel Enthalpy II in the Mona Passage
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier intercepted and recovered an unmanned and adrift sailing vessel in the Mona Passage Monday after its owner reportedly fell overboard Sunday, approximately one nautical mile north of Camuy, Puerto Rico. David Thompson, a U.S. citizen from Mich., was traveling to the Dominican Republic aboard the 49-foot Enthalpy II, when...

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters stranded on reef near Palomino Island, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters stranded on reef near Palomino Island, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crews of a Coast Guard rescue helicopter and a Puerto Rico Police marine unit combined efforts to rescue three boaters stranded on a reef Tuesday night near Palomino Island, just off Fajardo, Puerto Rico. The rescued men reportedly were forced to abandon an 18-foot-wooden vessel after it struck a rock and began taking on water. The boaters, who were wearing life jackets,...

Coast Guard rescues 5 men from zodiac boat off Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues 5 men from zodiac boat off Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard helicopter rescue crews from Air Station Borinquen in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, combined efforts with a Puerto Rico Police marine unit and rescued five men from a 24-foot zodiac boat that was taking on water off Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico, Oct. 9, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A helicopter rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen combined efforts with...

Coast Guard repatriates 11 Dominicans to the Dominican Republic following two migrant interdictions

Coast Guard repatriates 11 Dominicans to the Dominican Republic following two migrant interdictions
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon repatriated 11of 26 Dominican migrants to the Dominican Republic Wednesday, interdicted at sea in two separate events Monday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico will file criminal complaints Thursday in the U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico to prosecute five Dominican men travelling with one of the groups on charges...