Salvaged Vessels Returned to Owners, Operations Continue in U.S. Virgin Islands

Salvaged Vessels Returned to Owners, Operations Continue in U.S. Virgin Islands
Officer Omari Lewis, U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Environmental Resources shakes hands with Marc Weiser, after Weiser’s vessel was salvaged and returned Nov. 18, 2017, under special consideration for federal assistance. U.S. Coast Guard Photo CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands — Vessel salvage operations on St. Thomas saw success with the salvaging and returning of hurricane-displaced...

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 marine inspectors work to clear commercial boats for safe operation in St. Thomas

Coast Guard marine inspectors work to clear commercial boats for safe operation in St. Thomas
Coast Guard marine inspectors conduct a post-hurricane damage survey of a commercial dive boat in Frenchtown, St. Thomas, Oct. 19, 2017. Marine inspectors are meeting with all of the commercial vessel owners in the region and inspecting their boats before allowing the vessels begin operating and transporting passengers. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi Coast Guard...

Coast Guard medevacs injured patient from U.S. Virgin Islands following Hurricane Irma

Coast Guard medevacs injured patient from U.S. Virgin Islands following Hurricane Irma
Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico MH-65 Dolphin helcopter crew transfers a 60-year-old man with a reported head injury to awaiting emergency medical services at the air station, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of a Coast Guard rescue helicopter medevaced a 60-year-old man Thursday evening from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The man...

Coast Guard evacuates 99 people, 13 pets from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard evacuates 99 people, 13 pets from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew transported more than 95 adults, kids and pets off St. Thomas to the cutter during Hurricane Irma response and relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard evacuated 99 people and 13 pets from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands after impact of Hurricane Irma, Tuesday. The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team San Juan provides assistance to St. Thomas

Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team San Juan provides assistance to St. Thomas
Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team San Juan members load navigational aids onto a 55-foot aids to navigation boat to bring critical ATON to the waterways around St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team services aids in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Tuesday. Coast...

Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos offloads supplies in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos offloads supplies in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos crewmembers load a pallet of emergency ration meals for emergency responders to pass out to the residence of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Island, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 after Hurricane Irma severly damaged the island.   U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Crystalynn Kneen SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos offloaded supplies,...

Coast Guard rescues four persons, tows disabled sailboat Bounty to safe harbor

Coast Guard rescues four persons, tows disabled sailboat Bounty to safe harbor
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sapelo towed the disabled French-flag sailboat Bounty into St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Friday night, rescuing the two crewmembers and two passengers onboard. Rescued are three men and a woman, one a U.S. citizen, two are French citizens and the other is a dual citizen of both nations. The 65-foot Bounty was traveling from the state of...

Coast Guard participates in Multi Agency Strike Force operation in U.S. Virgin Islands

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard Sector San Juan container inspectors concluded a multi agency strike force operation (MASFO) at the Crowley Marine Terminal Saturday and Sunday in St. Thomas harbor, U.S. Virgin Islands. The multi-agency strike force screened a total of 121 containers with a Customs and Border Protection X-Ray machine, and physically inspected 53 other containers and portable...