Vessel removal operations underway in Salt River Bay

Vessel removal operations underway in Salt River Bay
Contractors begin to lift and remove the damaged and sunken vessel Lucky Penny from Salt River Bay, St Croix, Nov. 7, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands — The incident command for displaced vessel removal wants to ensure the public that no operations will be conducted and that no vessels will be stored in the Mangrove Bay/Bio Bay area of the Salt River...

Coast Guard delivers DHS special agents and disaster relief supplies to St. Croix

Coast Guard delivers DHS special agents and disaster relief supplies to St. Croix
Department of Homeland Security await word from Lt. Luke A. Walsh, commanding officer of the Cutter Winslow W. Griesser, on if any piers in Lime Tree Bay, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, are safe to offload relief supplies Sept. 28, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Zach Zubricki.) MIAMI — Department of Homeland Security special agents arrived in Christiansted, St. Croix,...

Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen from capsized vessel off St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen from capsized vessel off St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Coast Guard boat crew rescued two fishermen Monday, after their 21-foot Boston Whaler capsized, approximately seven nautical miles northeast of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Rescued are Juan Reyes Serrano, 49, and Benigo Rodríguez, 27, U.S. citizens from Puerto Rico residents of St. Croix, who reportedly departed Monday morning from St. Croix on a fishing trip to the...

Coast Guard, CBIG seize $29 million cocaine shipment, arrest 2 Dominican smugglers

Coast Guard, CBIG seize $29 million cocaine shipment, arrest 2 Dominican smugglers
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard and Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) law enforcement authorities seized over 2,600 pounds of cocaine, a go-fast vessel and detained two Dominican smugglers during an at-sea interdiction Sunday in the Caribbean Sea. The drug shipment is estimated to have a wholesale value of more than $29 million. The interdiction was a result of a multi-agency law...

Coast Guard hoists man, woman from grounded vessel in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard hoists man, woman from grounded vessel in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued a man and a woman Saturday night from the grounded 35-foot power boat Last Straw in the vicinity of Shoy Point near Beauregard Bay in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Sector San Juan received a Mayday call at 8:41p.m. Saturday, via VHF-Channel 16 marine radio, from one of the passengers aboard the Last Straw,...

Coast Guard concludes oil spill PREP Exercise in St. Croix

ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – Coast Guard, federal and state emergency responders, in cooperation with the U.S. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) concluded a table top oil pollution response exercise Friday in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The industry-led exercise is a part of the National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) required under the Oil Pollution Act of...

Coast Guard and industry emergency responders to conduct oil spill PREP Exercise in St. Croix

San Juan, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard, federal and state emergency responders, in cooperation with the U.S. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) will participate in a table top oil pollution response exercise Friday in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The industry-led exercise is a part of the National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) required under the Oil Pollution Act...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-RAY for St. Croix, Port Condition Whiskey for southern Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard Sector San Juan Captain of the Port, Capt. Drew Pearson, set Port Condition’s X-RAY for all the ports in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands and WHISKEY for all the ports in southern Puerto Rico at 8 p.m. Saturday, due to Tropical Storm Irene. U.S. Virgin Islands The Captain of the Port may increase the port condition in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands to YANKEE...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people missing for 5 days off St. Croix

MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued two people Friday morning who were missing for five days off the west coast of St Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.