Coast Guard transfers 11 Cuban migrants to the Bahamas

Coast Guard transfers 11 Cuban migrants to the Bahamas
Coast Guard Cutter isaac Mayo file photo MIAMI – The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge crew interdicted 11 Cuban migrants Sunday within Bahamas territorial seas, southeast of Cay Sal Island, Bahamas. The migrants were transferred to the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo and were then transferred Tuesday to Bahamas Immigration custody in Freeport, Bahamas. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard continues search for survivors from missing airplane east of Eleuthera, Bahamas

Coast Guard continues search for survivors from missing airplane east of Eleuthera, Bahamas
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. MIAMI – The Coast Guard continues to search for survivors Wednesday 15 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas, from an airplane that was reported missing Monday. Missing are Jennifer Blumin, 40, from New York City, Nathan Ulrich, 52, from Lee, New Hampshire, and Blumin’s 3-year-old and 4-year-old sons. At...

Coast Guard rescues stranded jet skier from Abaco Islands

Coast Guard rescues stranded jet skier from Abaco Islands
A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew forward deployed to Great Inagua, Bahamas, rescues a stranded jet skier April 24, 2017, from Abaco Islands, Bahamas. MIAMI – A Coast Guard aircrew rescued a stranded jet skier Monday from Abaco Islands, Bahamas. Watch standers with the Coast Guard 7th District command center received a request for assistance from the Royal Bahamas...

Coast Guard rescues seven boaters near Great Inagua

Coast Guard rescues seven boaters near Great Inagua
MIAMI – Coast Guard rescued seven people Wednesday from a 180-foot motor vessel taking on water about 46 miles west of Great Inagua, Bahamas. At 5:20 a.m., Coast Guard Seventh District Command Center watch standers received an alert from a locating device from the motor vessel Trois Rivieres near Great Inagua. Watch standers diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence crew and directed the launch...

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returns home after a successful migrant interdiction and Windward Passage Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returns home after a successful migrant interdiction and Windward Passage Patrol
A cutter boat from the Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant prepares to transfer migrants Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 in the Caribbean Sea.  U.S. Coast Guard photo PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – The crew of the 210-foot Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returned to their homeport of Port Canaveral, Florida, Thursday, following an 8-week, migrant interdiction patrol in the Florida Straits and Caribbean Sea. During the patrol,...

Coast Guard searching for overdue boaters in Nassau

Coast Guard searching for overdue boaters in Nassau
MIAMI – The Coast Guard is searching Monday for three missing boaters in Nassau, Bahamas, who were last seen Saturday in Staniel Cay, Exuma. Missing are Julian Wallace, Tino Greenslade and Eugene. Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) received a request for assistance from The Royal Bahamas Defense Force Sunday after they received notification of the three overdue boaters who were reported...

Coast Guard rescues 10 people southwest of Freeport, Bahamas

Coast Guard rescues 10 people southwest of Freeport, Bahamas
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bernard Webber crew embarks people rescued from a sinking vessel southwest of Freeport, Bahamas on April 9, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Ten people were rescued from a 30-foot vessel that was taking on water southwest of Freeport, Bahamas, Saturday. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a request for assistance from the Royal Bahamas Defense Force...

U.S. Coast Guard, cruise lines conclude Black Swan exercise in Freeport, Grand Bahama

U.S. Coast Guard, cruise lines conclude Black Swan exercise in Freeport, Grand Bahama
FREEPORT, Grand Bahamas – A lifeboat with actors aboard makes its way to shore as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback stands watch during exercise Black Swan conducted in Freeport, Grand Bahama on April 2, 2013. Black Swan is a joint offshore emergency exercise coordinated by the Bahamian government, the U.S. Coast Guard, the cruise line industry, and emergency response teams to test and...