Coast Guard, Dominican Republic Navy rescue 46 Dominican migrants in the Atlantic Ocean

Coast Guard, Dominican Republic Navy rescue 46 Dominican migrants in the Atlantic Ocean
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry maritime patrol aircraft assisted a Dominican Republic Navy patrol boat in locating a disabled migrant yola (boat) in the Atlantic Ocean Monday night through Tuesday morning off the coast of Cabrera, Dominican Republic. The migrant boat reportedly was transiting with 46 people onboard who were traveling illegally to Puerto Rico. “The prompt...

Coast Guard searches for swimmer in “La Villa Pesquera,” Isabela, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews continue searching Wednesday for a missing swimmer in the fishing village (La Villa Pesquera) of Isabela, Puerto Rico. Missing is Nelson Vargas Sierra, 28, who was last seen by a friend jumping off the rocks into the water, while swimming in the fishing village, and reportedly was not seen resurfacing. Coast Guard Watchstanders in Sector San Juan...

Coast Guard urges mariners to prepare for tropical storm conditions in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The U.S. Coast Guard is urging mariners to expect and prepare for tropical storm conditions predicted by the National Weather Service, with gusty winds and heavy seas starting Tuesday, along the coast of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Coast Guard watchstanders in Sector San Juan continue to monitor the weather due to the passing of Tropical Storm Emily south...

Coast Guard medevacs 14-year-old boy from cruise ship Carnival Dream off of San Juan, Puerto Rico

USCG file photoSAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – The crew of an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter medically evacuated a 14-year-old boy from the cruise ship Carnival Dream Tuesday morning, approximately 30 nautical miles northwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The boy is a U.S. citizen, who was suffering from internal bleeding and required immediate medical attention ashore. “The success of this delicate and time-sensitive...

Coast Guard urges caution during dangerous surf conditions in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The U.S. Coast Guard is urging boaters, swimmers and surfers to avoid the dangerous high-surf conditions along the northern coasts of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Coast Guard Watchstanders at Sector San Juan continue to monitor the weather due to long period swells that continue to affect local Atlantic waters and Caribbean Passages that generate large breaking...

Coast Guard searching for possible survivors of downed helicopter off Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

USCG Station San Juan File PhotoSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard is assisting local emergency responders Tuesday in the search for possible survivors from a Puerto Rico National Guard helicopter crash in waters off the northern coast of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico Monday night. The Coast Guard received notification Monday evening from the Puerto Rico National Guard Army Aviation unit...

Coast Guard urges caution for heavy surf conditions in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The U.S. Coast Guard is urging boaters, swimmers and surfers to expect and prepare for dangerous high surf conditions expected Sunday through Monday along the southern coasts of Puerto Rico and Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Coast Guard Watchstanders in Sector San Juan continue to monitor the weather due to the passing of Hurricane Tomas south of the islands. “People...

Coast Guard searching for a missing diver in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews are searching Wednesday for a missing diver in waters in the vicinity of Buck Island Reef off the northeast coast of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The missing diver reportedly is a Virgin Islands Police Officer, who went scuba diving Wednesday morning with two other persons aboard a recreational vessel. The operator of the vessel reportedly was...

Coast Guard and U.S. Virgin Islands authorities combine efforts to rescue fisherman off of Saint John, U.S. Virgin Islands

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –  Coast Guard rescue crews combined efforts with U.S. Virgin Islands authorities to rescue a fisherman Thursday night disabled and adrift, approximately two nautical miles south of Fish Bay, Saint John, U.S. Virgin Islands.