Coast Guard repatriates 36 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 36 Cuban migrants
Coast Guard Cutter William Trump file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter William Trump (WPC-1111) crew repatriated 36 Cuban migrants Sunday to Cabañas, Cuba. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a report of a possible migrant vessel heading northbound approximately 23 miles north of Havana, Cuba. Watchstanders diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton (WPC-1108) crew and launched...

Coast Guard repatriates 86 Haitian migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 86 Haitian migrants
Coast Guard Cutter Thetis file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC-910) crew repatriated 86 Haitian migrants Saturday to Cap-Haïtien, Haiti. While on routine patrol, a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, forward deployed to Great Inagua, Bahamas, located a 40-foot overloaded sail freighter 26 nautical miles north of Punta Maisi, Cuba. The Coast Guard Cutter...

Full-scale area maritime security exercise held in Puerto Rico

Full-scale area maritime security exercise held in Puerto Rico
Members of the unified command discuss operation logistics during the 2018 Area Maritime Security Training Exercise Program full scale exercise at the Puerto Rico Convention Center Nov. 7, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Erik Villa Rodriguez. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard along with more than 24 federal, state, local agencies and industry organizations, completed a full-scale area...

Coast Guard returns 71 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard returns 71 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard returned 71 of 81 interdicted migrants to law enforcement authorities in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic over the weekend following multiple at sea interdictions off Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Ten other migrants interdicted are facing federal prosecution in Puerto Rico for attempting to illegally re-enter...

German shipping company fined $3.2 million for hiding deliberate oil pollution

German shipping company fined $3.2 million for hiding deliberate oil pollution
Portland, Maine – A German shipping company, MST Mineralien Schiffahrt Spedition und Transport GmbH (MST), pleaded guilty and was sentenced Friday in Portland, Maine, for obstruction of justice and for maintaining false official records to conceal deliberate pollution from one of its ships, the M/V Marguerita, announced Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey B. Clark for the Justice Department’s...

Coast Guard to conduct law enforcement exercises in Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach

Coast Guard to conduct law enforcement exercises in Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach
SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard and local first responders are scheduled to conduct Port Protector exercises in Los Angeles and Long Beach Monday. These exercises are scheduled to include the detection and ignition of mock explosive devices. Participants in the exercises will simulate injuries to heighten the mock response. From 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., the Los Angeles Police Department, Los...

Coast Guard to provide security for Economic Leader’s Summit in Papua New Guinea

Coast Guard to provide security for Economic Leader’s Summit in Papua New Guinea
Alameda, Calif. – U.S. Coast Guard service members are scheduled to provide port security for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leader’s Summit Nov. 12-18 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG). The deployment of Coast Guard personnel comes after U.S. Ambassador to PNG Catherine Ebert-Gray and PNG Police Commissioner Gary Baki signed a first-of-its-kind memorandum of understanding...

Coast Guard returns 24 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard returns 24 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser (WPC-1116) returned 24 migrants to authorities in Santo Domingo Oct. 30, 2018 following the interdiction by the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis of a migrant vessel Oct. 25, 2018. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser (WPC-1116) returned 24 migrants to authorities in Santo Domingo Tuesday following the at-sea interdiction...

Coast Guard repatriates 84 Haitian migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 84 Haitian migrants
Eighty-four Haitian migrants on a 42-foot vessel approximately 30 miles southwest of Turks and Caicos Islands, Oct. 28, 2018.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC-910) crew repatriated 84 Haitian migrants Tuesday to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. While on routine patrol the cutter Thetis crew located an overloaded 42-foot migrant vessel dead in the water Sunday approximately...