Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads more than 20,000 pounds of illegal drugs

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads more than 20,000 pounds of illegal drugs
The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew offloads more than 18,700 pounds of cocaine, nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana and 15 gallons of liquefied cocaine at Port Everglades, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally) MIAMI—The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew offloaded more than 18,700 pounds of cocaine, nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana and 15 gallons of liquefied...

Coast Guard repatriates 35 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 35 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 35 migrants to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Friday, following the interdiction of an illegal migrant voyage Thursday by Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) law enforcement crews in the Mona Passage. The interdiction is the result of ongoing efforts in support of Operation Caribbean Guard and...

Coast Guard halts illegal charters near Hula Bay

Coast Guard halts illegal charters near Hula Bay
A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg Law Enforcement boat crew conducted the boarding of a 26-foot pleasure craft with 12 people aboard operating as an illegal charter March 12, 2020 near Hula Bay, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station St. Petersburg) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter Thursday near Hula Bay. A Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg 45-foot...

Coast Guard halts two illegal charters near Tampa Bay

Coast Guard halts two illegal charters near Tampa Bay
A Coast Guard Station Saint Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat-medium law enforcement crew, along with Coast Guard investigating officers terminate the voyage of a 50-foot uninspected passenger vessel with eight passengers for hire March 9, 2020 near Treasure Island, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated two illegal charters Saturday and Monday near...

Coast Guard repatriates 29 migrants to Samaná, Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 29 migrants to Samaná, Dominican Republic
The Coast Guard Cuttter Joseph Doyle interdicted a 25-foot white and orange trip migrant vessel off the west coast of Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico March 1, 2020. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 29 migrants to Samaná, Dominican Republic Monday night, following the interdiction of two illegal migrant voyages by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement crews, just off...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Bahia Hutchinson Island

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Bahia Hutchinson Island
A Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale boat crew conducts the boarding of a 23-foot pleasure craft with nine people aboard operating as an illegal charter Feb. 29, 2020 near Bahia Hutchinson Island.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Fort Lauderdale) MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of pleasure craft operating as an illegal charter Saturday near Bahia Hutchinson Island. A Coast...

Coast Guard conducts operation at U.S. Virgin Islands ferry terminals

Coast Guard conducts operation at U.S. Virgin Islands ferry terminals
Coast Guard and federal law enforcement authorities completed a three-day multi-agency operation Feb. 22, 2020 in the U.S. Virgin Islands in support of Operation Full Court Press. SAINT THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands – Coast Guard and federal law enforcement authorities completed a three-day multi-agency operation Saturday in the U.S. Virgin Islands in support of Operation Full Court Press. This joint...

Unlawful discharge of bilge waste leads to $1.75 million fine

Unlawful discharge of bilge waste leads to $1.75 million fine
HONOLULU — Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Singapore) PTE LTD. (Bernhard), a vessel operating company, pleaded guilty today in federal court to one count of maintaining false and incomplete records relating to the discharge of bilge waste from the tank vessel Topaz Express, a felony violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships. U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson of the District of Hawaii...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation near near Hutchinson Island

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation near near Hutchinson Island
An 18-foot pleasure craft with three people aboard Feb. 7, 2020 near Hutchinson Island, Florida.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of an 18-foot pleasure craft with three people aboard Friday in the vicinity of Hutchinson Island for conducting an illegal charter. Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received notification from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...