Coast Guard continues to discourage illegal migration attempts to the United States

Coast Guard continues to discourage illegal migration attempts to the United States
The Coast Guard continues to discourage migrants from conducting dangerous illegal voyages on unsafe and unseaworthy vessels.  U.S. Coast Guard photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard continues to discourage migrants from conducting dangerous illegal voyages on unsafe and unseaworthy vessels. On Wednesday, a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, deployed to Great Inagua, Bahamas,...

Coast Guard seeks public’s help to identify hoax caller near Ocean City, Md.

Coast Guard seeks public’s help to identify hoax caller near Ocean City, Md.
BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard would like the public’s help to identify a suspected hoax caller, who has been transmitting distress calls since late March around Ocean City. “Hoax calls put other boaters and first responders at risk,” said Cmdr. Mathew Fine, the deputy commander of Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region. “We take every call seriously, which means that hoax calls...

Coast Guard repatriates 18 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 18 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser repatriates 18 Dominican migrants to the Dominican Navy following the interdiction of a migrant vessel just off Aguadilla, Puerto Rico on June 10, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser (WPC-1116) repatriated 18 Dominican migrants to a Dominican Navy patrol vessel Tuesday morning near Samana, Dominican...

Coast Guard seeks participants in Safety Assessment on Corpus Christi Bay

Coast Guard seeks participants in Safety Assessment on Corpus Christi Bay
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is soliciting for members of the public to participate in a Corpus Christi Bay Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment workshop in September. A PAWSA is a longstanding and proven process for formal public study that the Coast Guard has sponsored and led over 50 times nationwide since 1999. It’s a joint effort involving waterway users, stakeholders, and agencies to focus...

Coast Guard interdicts 6 Cuban migrants 39 miles east of Islamorada

Coast Guard interdicts 6 Cuban migrants 39 miles east of Islamorada
Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard interdicted six Cuban migrants Thursday 39 miles east of Islamorada. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a notification from a good Samaritan vessel stating they were on scene with a wooden rowboat with six people aboard requesting water. The watchstanders diverted...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads 26,000 pounds of cocaine, 1,500 pounds of marijuana

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads 26,000 pounds of cocaine, 1,500 pounds of marijuana
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan, Rear Adm. Peter Brown and The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew stand on the flight deck amongst 26,000 pounds of interdicted cocaine and 1,500 pounds of interdicted marijuana at Port Everglades, Florida, June 6, 2019.  Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. Miami – The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL-753) crew offloaded...

Coast Guard Permit For Cuban Entry Changes Announced

Coast Guard Permit For Cuban Entry Changes Announced
MIAMI – Effective June 5, the Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) amended its regulations requiring separate authorization from the Department of Commerce for U.S. vessels traveling to Cuba. Though the U.S. Coast Guard process for Applications to Enter Cuban Territorial Seas remains unchanged, new authorizations will be very limited. The existing process for vessel travel...

Coast Guard repatriates 12 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 12 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 12 Dominican migrants to a Dominican Navy patrol vessel Sunday morning, following the at-sea interdiction of an illegal migrant voyage Thursday in the Mona Passage. Two other Dominican migrants traveling in the group remain in federal custody facing possible prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s Office...

Coast Guard Interdicts 10 Cuban migrants and 2 suspected smugglers

Coast Guard Interdicts 10 Cuban migrants and 2 suspected smugglers
A Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans small boat crew approaches a 30-foot go-fast vessel with approximately 12 miles off of Villa Clara Province, Cuba, May 20, 2019. (Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla.— The Coast Guard interdicted 10 Cuban migrants and two suspected smugglers Monday 12 miles off of Villa Clara Province, Cuba. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received notification of an illegal...