Coast Guard suspends search for 3 missing migrants

Coast Guard suspends search for 3 missing migrants
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard suspended the search at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for three missing Dominican migrants near Rincon. Search crews completed 16 searches covering more than 2,100 square miles. “Suspending a search is one of my most difficult responsibilities,” said Capt. Eric King, commander of Coast Guard Sector San Juan....

Coast Guard, partners searching for 3 missing migrants near Rincon, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, partners searching for 3 missing migrants near Rincon, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching Wednesday for three missing migrants near Rincon, Puerto Rico. The three Dominican men were last seen at 7 a.m. wearing white disposable protective coveralls aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon. The cutter was transiting less than two miles from shore with 22 interdicted...

Coast Guard repatriates 17 migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 17 migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba
Coast Guard Cutter William Trump file photo MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter William Trump repatriated 17 migrants Monday to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West command center received a report from a good Samaritan Friday of a rustic vessel with 15 people aboard. The watchstanders diverted the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans, a Coast Guard...

Coast Guard repatriates 43 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 43 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos crew repatriated 41 Dominican migrants and two Haitian migrants Sunday to the Dominican Republic. The repatriation is a combination of two separate interdiction cases, which Customs and Border Protection aircrews and Coast Guard cutter crews located and rescued these migrants. The latest interdiction took place...

Coast Guard offloads more than 7 tons of seized cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads more than 7 tons of seized cocaine in Port Everglades
Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk and Tactical Law Enforcement Team South on top of a self-propelled semi submersible they interdicted July 3, 2018.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — More than 7 tons of cocaine seized in international waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean from early June to mid-July was offloaded by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk (WMEC 913) Thursday in Port Everglades. The...

Coast Guard offloads more than 12,500 pounds of cocaine

Coast Guard offloads more than 12,500 pounds of cocaine
Bales of cocaine lie on a pallet onboard the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton in Port Everglades, Aug. 1, 2018.  Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — More than 5 tons of cocaine seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean from early June to mid-July was offloaded by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton Wednesday in Port Everglades. The drugs were...

Coast Guard repatriates 28 migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 28 migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba
A Coast Guard Station Key West 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boatcrew, a Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo boatcrew, and a Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations marine unit intercept a 26-foot rustic vessel in the Florida Straits Tuesday, July 17, 2018 with 28 Cuban migrants aboard. U.S. Coast Guard photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo crew repatriated 28...

Coast Guard offloads approximately 8.5 tons of cocaine

Coast Guard offloads approximately 8.5 tons of cocaine
Crew members from the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast prepare a pallet of seized cocaine to be offloaded at Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal, San Diego, July 16, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Taylor Bacon) SAN DIEGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast offloaded approximately 7,800 kilograms of cocaine, worth nearly $260-million wholesale, seized in international waters of the Eastern...

Enforcement measures increase against unlicensed mariners carrying passengers for hire

Enforcement measures increase against unlicensed mariners carrying passengers for hire
DULUTH, Minn. — The Coast Guard is stepping up enforcement measures on boat operators illegally taking passengers for hire. This summer the Coast Guard will conduct operations to stop illegal passenger vessel operators in Northern Minnesota and Western Lake Superior waters. A similar operation was conducted last summer in the vicinity of Chicago, and during those operations fifty percent of stopped...