Coast Guard sets record for illegal fishing vessel interdictions

Coast Guard sets record for illegal fishing vessel interdictions
A launch crew is interdicted by Coast Guard law enforcement crews for engaging in illegal fishing in federal waters off the coast of southern Texas. (U.S. Coast Guard file photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews interdicted a record-setting number of lanchas throughout the Gulf of Mexico for fiscal year 2020. Since October 2019, Coast Guard assets and personnel detected a...

Coast Guard repatriates 48 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 48 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. small-boat repatriates a group of 21 Dominican migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy patrol boat just off the Dominican Republic, Oct. 16, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard returned 28 migrants to the Dominican Republic between Friday and Sunday, while 20 other migrants were repatriated Oct. 12, following the interdiction...

Coast Guard assists Bahamians in terminating 2 illegal voyages off Key West coast

Coast Guard assists Bahamians in terminating 2 illegal voyages off Key West coast
A crew member from Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo radios information to the ship from the small boat, Oct. 13, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard assisted Bahamian authorities in terminating two illegal voyages in Bahamian waters approximately 105 miles off Key West. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules air crew located two rustic vessels with 13 Cuban migrants...

Coast Guard transfers 6.8 million in seized cocaine in San Juan

Coast Guard transfers 6.8 million in seized cocaine in San Juan
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous transfers custody of four suspected smugglers and $6.8 million dollars of seized cocaine to federal law enforcement authorities in San San Juan, Puerto Rico Oct. 15, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Venturous (WMEC-625) transferred custody of four suspected smugglers and 246 kilograms of seized cocaine to federal...

Cutter Valiant returns home after interdicting $27 million in cocaine

Cutter Valiant returns home after interdicting $27 million in cocaine
The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant (WMEC-621) crew offloads approximately 1,600 pounds of seized cocaine at Coast Guard Sector Miami, Florida, Oct. 9, 2020. Coast Guard photo by SN Eric Rodriguez. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned to Naval Station Mayport Tuesday after completing a seven-week counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. While on patrol, the Valiant crew...

Coast Guard repatriates 45 of 48 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 45 of 48 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser interdicts an illegal migrant voyage with 38 migrants Oct. 9, 2020, approximately 17 nautical miles northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. U.S. Coast Guard photo. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser  repatriated 45 of 48 migrants to the Dominican Republic Sunday afternoon, following the interdiction of three illegal voyages in the...

Coast Guard interdicts 23 illegal migrants, 2 smugglers east of Palm Beach

Coast Guard interdicts 23 illegal migrants, 2 smugglers east of Palm Beach
Pictured are 23 illegal migrants and two suspected smugglers on a 25-foot pleasure craft approximately 10 miles east of Palm Beach, Florida, Oct. 09, 2020.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Huber. KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations interdicted 23 illegal Haitian migrants and two Bahamian suspected smugglers approximately...

Coast Guard, partners interdict 2 tons of drugs throughout Caribbean in September

Coast Guard, partners interdict 2 tons of drugs throughout Caribbean in September
MIAMI — The Coast Guard and partner nations halted more than 4,000 pounds of cocaine during September, worth almost $73 million. These interdictions were a direct result of the partnerships with crews aboard Dutch, British and U.S. naval ships with embarked Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment boarding teams who worked jointly with U.S. Southern Command and other Department of Defense agencies...

Coast Guard repatriates 33 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 33 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) repatriated 33 migrants to the Dominican Republic Wednesday morning, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages in the Mona Passage near Puerto Rico. The interdictions are the result of ongoing multiagency efforts in support...