Coast Guard rescues two Cuban fisherman 17 miles south of Grassy Key

Coast Guard rescues two Cuban fisherman 17 miles south of Grassy Key
A Coast Guard Station Islamorada boat crew rescues two Cuban fisherman Thursday, May 18, 2017, approximately 17 miles south of Grassy Key.  (Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued two Cuban fisherman Thursday 17 miles south of Grassy Key. Watch standers at the Coast Guard Seventh District received a request for assistance from the Cuban Border Guard at approximately 8:30 a.m. Wednesday...

Coast Guard, partners conduct active shooter, anti-terrorism response exercise in Buffalo

Coast Guard, partners conduct active shooter, anti-terrorism response exercise in Buffalo
BUFFALO, New York – The U.S. Coast Guard, in collaboration with the U.S. Border Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations, and the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, conducted an active shooter anti-terrorism response exercise Thursday at Coast Guard Sector Buffalo. The exercise used a unified approach to test local response capabilities to an active shooter terrorism event.  This exercise provided...

Coast Guard and partner agencies test response to active shooter during exercise

Coast Guard and partner agencies test response to active shooter during exercise
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The U.S. Coast Guard, in collaboration with the Buffalo Police Department and U.S. Border Patrol, conducted a mock active shooter response exercise today at Coast Guard Sector Buffalo. The exercise, which began at 9 a.m., involved a mock active shooter-style attack on local Coast Guard units. Law enforcement partners from around Buffalo quickly activated a unified response and neutralized...

Coast Guard, Border Patrol, police testing response to active shooter during exercise at Sector Buffalo Thursday

Coast Guard, Border Patrol, police testing response to active shooter during exercise at Sector Buffalo Thursday
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The U.S. Coast Guard, in collaboration with the Buffalo Police Department and U.S. Border Patrol, is conducting a half-day active shooter response exercise Thursday morning at Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, located at 1 Fuhrmann Boulevard in Buffalo. Those nearby should expect to hear gunshot sounds from blank ammunition being fired, emergency announcements, and yelling from exercise...

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrest 2, seize $485,000 worth of pipe tobacco

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrest 2, seize  $485,000 worth of pipe tobacco
DETROIT – The Detroit-Windsor Shiprider team, made up of representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, arrested two U.S. citizens and seized 1500 pounds of contraband tobacco over the international border near Algonac, Michigan, Thursday. The illegal contraband consisted of more than 1,500 pounds of water pipe tobacco with a retail value of approximately $485,000,...

Coast Guard detains suspected smugglers

Coast Guard detains suspected smugglers
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Coast Guard crews intercepted four people suspected of working as refuelers for smuggling vessels approximately 100 miles south of San Diego, Sunday morning. At approximately 3:20 a.m., the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Midgett detected the panga. After a brief chase ending in the use of disabling fire on the vessel’s engine, the suspects were detained and brought to San Diego....

Coast Guard suspends search for 9 missing migrants near West Palm Beach, Fla.

Coast Guard suspends search for 9 missing migrants near West Palm Beach, Fla.
MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended its search for nine missing suspected migrants after they were safely located by U.S. Border Patrol agents near West Palm Beach, Fla., Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received notification from U.S. Border Patrol at 5:09 a.m., that approximately 10 migrants disembarked an unknown vessel in water and swam ashore in the vicinity of Palm Beach...