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...

Coast Guard interdicts 24 migrants off Mona Island, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard interdicts 24 migrants off Mona Island, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma repatriated 20 of 24 Dominican migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Monday just off Samana, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of a makeshift boat Saturday, approximately five nautical miles west of Mona Island, Puerto Rico. Four men among the interdicted migrants are facing federal...

Coast Guard interdicts 25 migrants off Mona Island, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard interdicts 25 migrants off Mona Island, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier file photo. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier (WPC-1115) repatriated 22 of 25 Dominican migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Monday, following the interdiction of a makeshift boat Saturday, approximately 20 nautical miles northwest of Mona Island, Puerto Rico. Three of the interdicted migrants are facing possible federal...

Coast Guard interdicts 29 migrants, 1 suspected smuggler off Puerto Rico

Coast Guard interdicts 29 migrants, 1 suspected smuggler off Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard interdicted 29 migrants, and one suspected smuggler Tuesday following two separate at-sea interdictions. Two of the interdicted migrants are facing potential federal criminal immigration charges in Puerto Rico for attempted illegal re-entry into the United States, one will...

Coast Guard interdicts smuggling boat with 2 convicted criminals aboard off Florida

Coast Guard interdicts smuggling boat with 2 convicted criminals aboard off Florida
A 20-foot smuggling boat floats on the water Jan. 19, 2019 approximately 30 miles east of Sunny Isles, Florida.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber crew interdicted a boat with six people, which included four people who were attempting to illegally enter the United States, near Sunny Isles, Saturday.   One of the migrants had previous convictions for kidnapping,...

Coast Guard, CBP respond to report of stowaways on vessel off Miami

Coast Guard, CBP respond to report of stowaways on vessel off Miami
MIAMI — The Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection responded to a report of three stowaways on the merchant vessel, Diana J, Wednesday approximately three miles offshore of Port of Miami. At approximately 6:34 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received a report from the Diana J crew stating they had located two Guatemalan adult male stowaways and one Honduran adult male stowaway...

Coast Guard, partner agencies interdict 66 migrants near Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, partner agencies interdict 66 migrants near Puerto Rico
Coast Guard crews interdicted multiple Dominican migrants attempting to illegally enter into Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands on Jan. 11, 2019.  U.S Coast Guard photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard interdicted 66 migrants in the last 72-hours in five separate events near Puerto Rico. The Coast Guard, and federal and Commonwealth of Puerto Rico law enforcement partners have interdicted more than...

Coast Guard stops multiple migrant and drug smuggling events off Puerto Rico

Coast Guard stops multiple migrant and drug smuggling events off Puerto Rico
An overloaded vessel with approximately 35 migrants aboard is interdicted Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 approximately 34 miles west of Desecheo, Puerto Rico. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard interdicted a vessel, Monday, with 35 Dominican migrants and 4 kilograms of heroin approximately 34 miles west of Desecheo, Puerto Rico. The...

Coast Guard assists Haitian Coast Guard stop illegal migrant voyage

Coast Guard assists Haitian Coast Guard stop illegal migrant voyage
Approximately 70 Haitian migrants on a sail freighter Sunday approximately 26 miles north of Cap Haïtien, Haiti.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard assisted the Haitian Coast Guard stop approximately 70 Haitian migrants Sunday approximately 26 miles north of Cap Haïtien, Haiti. At approximately 1:30 a.m., the Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant (WMEC-617) crew sighted a roughly 40-foot...