Coast Guard repatriates 20 migrants to Haiti

Coast Guard repatriates 20 migrants to Haiti
Twenty-one Haitian migrants and a Colombian national on a 28-foot boat, 11 miles east of Lake Worth, Florida, June 5, 2021.  MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence repatriated 20 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti, Thursday, following an at-sea interdiction, Saturday, 11 miles east of Lake Worth. Sector Miami watchstanders received a report Saturday from a Customs and Border Protection...

Coast Guard repatriates 82 Cubans to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 82 Cubans to Cuba
A Coast Guard small boat interdicts a migrant vessel off Key West, June 3, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo’s crew repatriated 82 Cubans to Cuba, Tuesday, following eight interdictions south of the Florida Keys. A Station Islamorada law enforcement team launched at approximately 11 a.m., May 30, after a good Samaritan reported seeing three people on a...

Coast Guard repatriates 46 migrants from 4 interdictions to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 46 migrants from 4 interdictions to Cuba
Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore crew repatriated 46 Cuban migrants to Cuba, Monday, from four interdictions. In the first interdiction, the Cutter Kathleen Moore’s crew located a migrant vessel and notified Sector Key West watchstanders, May 27, approximately 45 miles north of Bahia Honda, Cuba. In...

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter on Lake Washington

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter on Lake Washington
Coast Guard 25-foot Response Boat-Small File Photo SEATTLE — The Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter Saturday near Mercer Island on Lake Washington. A Coast Guard Station Seattle boarding team observed a 38-foot vessel which had 15 passengers and one non-credentialed mariner operating as an illegal passenger-for-hire operation. The vessel was also knowingly operating in violation of an order...

Coast Guard repatriates 8 migrants to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 8 migrants to Cuba
Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore crew repatriated eight Cubans to Cuba, Thursday, after they were interdicted off Islamorada’s coast. A Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew spotted and notified Coast Guard Station Key West watchstanders of a green rustic raft with eight people...

Coast Guard halts illegal use of “paper captains”

Coast Guard halts illegal use of “paper captains”
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries law enforcement teams investigated and ceased the use of illegal foreign nationals on a fleet of commercial tuna fishing vessels that operate out of the State of Washington during the summer months. Since 2019, Coast Guard personnel, working collaboratively with CBP and NOAA agents,...

Coast Guard repatriates 21 migrants to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 21 migrants to Cuba
Coast Guard Cutter William Trump file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter William Trump crew repatriated 21 Cubans to Cuba Monday at approximately 10 a.m. after they were interdicted off Key West’s coast. A good Samaritan alerted Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders to a raft with 11 people aboard at approximately 8 a.m., Saturday, off Alligator Reef Light. Station Islamorada law enforcement...

Coast Guard conducts at-sea exercises with Malta

Coast Guard conducts at-sea exercises with Malta
MEDITERRANEAN SEA — Members from the armed forces of Malta observe how the Coast Guard conducts helicopter operations aboard USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753), May 17, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sydney Phoenix) MEDITERRANEAN SEA — The Legend-class national security cutter Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, (WMSL 753) conducted at sea engagements with the armed forces of Malta...

Coast Guard Cutter Active offloads $220 million in drugs in San Diego

Coast Guard Cutter Active offloads $220 million in drugs in San Diego
Bails of seized cocaine sit on the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC 618) before being offloaded in San Diego, Wednesday. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Gray) SAN DIEGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC 618) offloaded approximately 11,500 pounds of seized cocaine in San Diego, Wednesday. The drugs, worth an estimated $220 million, were seized in the international...