Coast Guard, SOUTHCOM participate in Integrated Advance 2019 exercise

Coast Guard, SOUTHCOM participate in Integrated Advance 2019 exercise
Coast Guardsmen participate in the Integrated Advance 2019 exercise at the Miami-Dade County Emergency Operations Center. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — The Homeland Security Task Force Southeast (HSTF-SE) and U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)’s annual interagency exercise, Integrated Advance, is taking place April 15 through April 18. Integrated Advance provides...

Coast Guard interdicts 9 Cuban migrants on Cay Sal, Bahamas

Coast Guard interdicts 9 Cuban migrants on Cay Sal, Bahamas
Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered file photo. CAY SAL, Bahamas — The Coast Guard interdicted nine Cuban migrants Friday on Cay Sal. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a notification from a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew reporting two people hiding in nearby bushes. The Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton (WPC-1108) crew arrived on scene and deployed a boarding...

Coast Guard interdicts suspected smuggler, 11 Cuban migrants south of Key West

Coast Guard interdicts suspected smuggler, 11 Cuban migrants south of Key West
A Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo (WPC-1112) smallboat crew interdicts a 30-foot center console April 11, 2019. (Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard interdicted 11 migrants and a suspected smuggler Thursday approximately 41 miles south of Key West attempting to illegally enter the United States. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a notification from Cuban border security...

Coast Guard interdicts 33 Haitian migrants 35 miles northeast of Tortuga

Coast Guard interdicts 33 Haitian migrants 35 miles northeast of Tortuga
A migrant vessel is shown in the Caribbean after an interdiction,  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard interdicted 33 migrants Monday approximately 35 miles northeast of Tortuga, Haiti attempting to illegally enter the United States. At approximately 7:30 a.m., the Coast Guard Cutter Spencer (WMEC-905) crew detected an overloaded 25-foot motor vessel and launched an Over the Horizon smallboat...

Coast Guard interdicts 8 Cuban Migrants on Cay Sal, Bahamas

Coast Guard interdicts 8 Cuban Migrants on Cay Sal, Bahamas
Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered file photo. CAY SAL, Bahamas. — The Coast Guard interdicted 8 migrants Sunday on Cay Sal attempting to illegally enter the United States. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a notification from a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew reporting two people hiding in nearby bushes. The Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton (WPC-1108)...

Coast Guard interdicts 11 Cuban migrants 24 miles east of Cay Sal

Coast Guard interdicts 11 Cuban migrants 24 miles east of Cay Sal
Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo file photo CAY SAL, Bahamas – The Coast Guard interdicted 11 migrants Friday 24 miles east of Cay Sal attempting to illegally enter the United States. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a notification from the Cuban border security reporting an illegal vessel departure with an unknown number of passengers aboard. The Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo...

Coast Guard interdicts 10 illegal Cuban Migrants 20 miles South of Matecumbe Key

Coast Guard interdicts 10 illegal Cuban Migrants 20 miles South of Matecumbe Key
The Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo receives the 10 illegal Cuban migrants from a Coast Guard Station Islamorada 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew Monday, Apr. 1, 2019 interdicted after attempting to illegally enter the United States.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MATECUMBE KEY, Fla. — The Coast Guard interdicted 10 migrants Monday 20 miles south of Matecumbe Key attempting to illegally enter the United...

USS James E. Williams rescues 26 migrants, transfers to Coast Guard custody

USS James E. Williams rescues 26 migrants, transfers to Coast Guard custody
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton embarks 26 migrants after being interdicted for attempting to illegally enter to the United States.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) LONG KEY, Fla. — The Coast Guard interdicted 26 migrants 48 miles southeast of Long Key attempting to illegally enter the United States. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a notification from a good Samaritan...

Coast Guard interdicts 23 illegal migrants 11 miles east of Pompano Beach

Coast Guard interdicts 23 illegal migrants 11 miles east of Pompano Beach
The Bernard C. Webber (WPC-1101) crew tows a 25-foot cabin cruiser after interdicting the 23 illegal migrants aboard.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo) POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C.Webber (WPC-1101) interdicted 23 illegal migrants with multiple nationalities 11 miles east of Pompano Beach attempting to illegally enter the United States Saturday. The Bernard C. Webber...