Coast Guard, FURA interdicts 11 Dominican migrants 2 miles west of Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, FURA interdicts 11 Dominican migrants 2 miles west of Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Resolute file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard and Puerto Rico United Forces of Rapid Action (FURA) interdicted 11 Dominican migrants Wednesday approximately 2 miles west of Puerto Rico. Coast Guard Sector San Juan watchstanders received a report from FURA stating they interdicted a 20-foot yola with 11 people aboard approximately...

Coast Guard terminates voyages of charter vessels operating illegally in Florida

Coast Guard terminates voyages of charter vessels operating illegally in Florida
Coast Guard Station Destin 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class NyxoLyno Cangemi DESTIN, Fl. – The Coast Guard terminated the voyages of eight charter vessels operating illegally near Destin, Florida, during boardings that took place July 17 to July 22, 2019. The eight vessels were operating outside the regulations set forth by the Vessel Passenger Safety Act. “Every...

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa holds change of command ceremony in Portsmouth

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa holds change of command ceremony in Portsmouth
Coast Guard Cutter Tampa file photo by by PA1 Dana Warr. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Tampa welcomed a new commanding officer during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Wednesday. During the ceremony presided over by Vice Adm. Scott Buschman, Coast Guard Atlantic Area commander, Cmdr. Michael Cilenti assumed command of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa from...

Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City holds Change of Command Ceremony

Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City holds Change of Command Ceremony
Capt. Sean O’Brien (right) assumes the duties and responsibilities as the commanding officer of Air Station Atlantic City, from Capt. Eric Gleason (left) in a ceremony presided over by Rear Adm. Keith Smith, Commander, 5th Coast Guard District (center) during the Air Station Atlantic City change of command ceremony, July 25, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Aux. David Lau ATLANTIC CITY, N.J....

Coast Guard Cutter Oak welcomes new commander

Coast Guard Cutter Oak welcomes new commander
Coast Guard Cmdr. Mark Crysler, left, salutes Lt. Cmdr. Gordon Hood, right, to signify the change of command of the Coast Guard Cutter Oak, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, during the cutter’s change-of-command-ceremony in Newport, Rhode Island.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ashley N. Griffith) BOSTON – Lt. Cmdr. Gordon Hood assumed command of Coast Guard Cutter Oak from...

Coast Guard continues to search for missing boater in Charleston Harbor

Coast Guard continues to search for missing boater in Charleston Harbor
The Coast Guard Cutter Cormorant crew searches for a missing boater in the Charleston Harbor July 25, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by the Coast Guard Cutter Cormorant) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard and local partner agencies are continuing to search Thursday for a missing boater in the Charleston Harbor. Missing is Terrance Singleton from North Charleston, S.C. On Wednesday, Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard, partners conduct mass rescue exercise off Oahu

Coast Guard, partners conduct mass rescue exercise off Oahu
The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak takes part in a search and rescue exercise with international partners off Oahu, Hawaii, July 24, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West) HONOLULU — As part of the 8th Pacific Regional Maritime Search and Rescue workshop in Hawaii, the U.S. Coast Guard hosted a joint static display and on-the-water demonstration Wednesday on the...

Coast Guard stops illegal charter operation near Port Everglades

Coast Guard stops illegal charter operation near Port Everglades
The 70-foot motor yacht Isabella moored at Lauderdale Marina, July 25, 2019.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI – The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of the 70-foot motor yacht, Isabella, with six passengers aboard Wednesday in the vicinity of Port Everglades for conducting an illegal charter despite a prior Coast Guard 7th District commander order to cease illegal charter activity. A Coast Guard...

Coast Guard interdicts 12 Chinese migrants, 2 smugglers east of Fort Lauderdale

Coast Guard interdicts 12 Chinese migrants, 2 smugglers east of Fort Lauderdale
The Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark (WPC-1101) crew interdict the motor yacht, Carefree, with 14 people aboard during a patrol and safely embarked the 12 Chinese migrants and two potential smugglers. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark MIAMI — The Coast Guard interdicted 12 Chinese migrants and two suspected smugglers Tuesday approximately 13 miles east of Fort Lauderdale. The...