Coast Guard, U.S. and Puerto Rico law enforcement interdict drug smuggling go-fast, apprehend 3 smugglers

Coast Guard, U.S. and Puerto Rico law enforcement interdict drug smuggling go-fast, apprehend 3 smugglers
Coast Guard, U.S. and Puerto Rico law enforcement partners seized 151 kilograms of cocaine, 740 grams of heroin, a go-fast vessel and detained three suspected smugglers June 26, 2017 off the coast of Loiza, Puerto Rico.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard, U.S. and Puerto Rico law enforcement partners seized 151 kilograms of cocaine, 740 grams of heroin, a go-fast vessel and detained three...

Coast Guard medevacs injured woman from sugar pier in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard medevacs injured woman from sugar pier in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65D helicopter hoisted and medevaced a woman Sunday who fell through a catwalk and remained trapped on the structure of the abandoned sugar pier in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. The woman sustained a leg laceration and possible broken bones. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan received a call from a 911 Emergency operator reporting the...

Coast Guard, Puerto Rico Police rescue 5 persons off the northern coast of Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, Puerto Rico Police rescue 5 persons off the northern coast of Puerto Rico
The crews of a Coast Guard rescue helicopter and a Puerto Rico Police marine unit off the Mar Chiquita Beach rock cliff in Manati, Dec. 14, 2015.  (Photo by and courtesy of Alvaro Rodriguez) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crews of a Coast Guard rescue helicopter and a Puerto Rico Police marine unit rescued five persons Monday afternoon from rough waters on the northern coast of Puerto Rico just off...

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...

Three Coast Guardsmen injured in Puerto Rico after boat capsizes

Three Coast Guardsmen injured in Puerto Rico after boat capsizes
Miami — Three Coast Guardsmen suffered non-life threatening injuries Friday after their rescue boat capsized in the surf off Puerto Rico. The search-and-rescue crew was responding with other local agencies to a report of two people in the water two nautical miles northeast of San Juan Harbor when the incident occurred. The three-man crew of a Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft/Law Enforcement...