Coast Guard, Royal Bahamas Defence Force rescues 6 Haitian migrants off Little Inagua

Coast Guard, Royal Bahamas Defence Force rescues 6 Haitian migrants off Little Inagua
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Garren carries a Haitian migrant woman in Little Inagua, July 28, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI – The Coast Guard and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) rescued six Haitian migrants Friday off Little Inagua, Bahamas. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); A fisherman contacted watchstanders...

Coast Guard, Royal Bahamas Defence Force rescues 88 Haitian migrants off Little Inagua

Coast Guard, Royal Bahamas Defence Force rescues 88 Haitian migrants off Little Inagua
A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, deployed to Great Inagua, Bahamas, lands Friday, July 21, 2017 to assist 88 Haitian migrants off Little Inagua, Bahamas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI – The Coast Guard and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) rescued 88 Haitian migrants Friday off Little Inagua, Bahamas. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter...

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returns home after a successful migrant interdiction patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returns home after a successful migrant interdiction patrol
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – The crew of the 210-foot Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returned to their homeport of Port Canaveral, Florida, Tuesday following a 4-week, migrant interdiction patrol in the Straits of Florida. During the patrol, the crew of Vigilant was responsible for the rescue and care of 225 Cuban migrants.  Once onboard Vigilant, migrants were provided food, water, shelter and medical care. Vigilant...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker in the Bahamas

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker in the Bahamas
MIAMI — The search for a missing 64-year-old kayaker in the vicinity of Eleuthera, Bahamas, was suspended Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard 7th District command center received a report from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force of a male kayaker who was reported missing by his son-in-law after not returning from a kayaking trip Tuesday evening. During the search, the kayak and personal flotation...

Coast Guard searching for missing kayaker in the vicinity of Eleuthera Bahamas

Coast Guard searching for missing kayaker in the vicinity of Eleuthera Bahamas
MIAMI — Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews are searching for a missing kayaker in the vicinity of Eleuthera, Bahamas, Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard 7th District command center received a report from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force of a 64-year-old male missing kayaker who was reported missing by his son-in-law after not returning Tuesday evening. Currently searching is an HC-144 aircrew...

Coast Guard helps Royal Bahamas Police Force locate 10 overdue Bahamians

MIAMI – A Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry crew assisted in the safe rescue of 10 people in the vicinity of Grand Bahamas Thursday. Coast Guard Seventh District Command Center watchstanders were notified by Royal Bahamas Defence Force that a 31-foot boat with nine adults and one child aboard was overdue after leaving Grand Bahamas and never arriving to Grand Cay, Bahamas, as planned. RBDF requested...

Coast Guard suspends search for two swept to sea

Coast Guard suspends search for two swept to sea
MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended the search Tuesday for two men who were swept to sea in the vicinity of Eluthera Islands, Bahamas. Coast Guard Seventh District Command Center watchstanders received notification from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force stating a 14-foot vessel with five people aboard overturned eight miles east of Eluthera Island Sunday. Three of the five people were able to...

Coast Guard, Royal Bahamas Defence Force search for two swept to sea

Coast Guard, Royal Bahamas Defence Force search for two swept to sea
MIAMI – The United States Coast Guard is assisting the Royal Bahamas Defence Force in the search for two people who were reportedly swept to sea in the vicinity of the Eluthera Islands, Bahamas Sunday evening. Coast Guard Seventh District Command Center watchstanders received notification from RBDF stating a 14-foot vessel with five people aboard overturned eight miles east of Eluthera Island....

Coast Guard, Bahamian officials search for downed aircraft

Coast Guard, Bahamian officials search for downed aircraft
MIAMI — The Coast Guard and Bahamian officials are searching for two possible survivors from a plane crash near the Bahamas Monday. The Coast Guard received notification Monday afternoon from Federal Aviation Administration officials that lost communications with a small airplane carrying two people. The plane reportedly departed from Marsh Harbor, Bahamas and was en route to Daytona Beach, Fla. Bahamian...