Coast Guard responds to major marine casualty near Puerto Rico

Coast Guard responds to major marine casualty near Puerto Rico
A sheen appears, Dec. 24, 2020, south of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard responded to a marine casualty Thursday south of Puerto Rico. Sector San Juan watchstanders received a mayday call from the 112-foot tugboat Proassist III crew stating they were taking on water with three people aboard approximately two miles south of Yabucoa Harbor, Puerto...

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returns from 57-day Caribbean patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returns from 57-day Caribbean patrol
Petty Officer 3rd Class Brett Krafft and Petty Officer 3rd Class Malcom Woods fold an American flag during a burial at sea aboard the Tampa. U.S. Coast Guard photo. PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returned to their homeport in Portsmouth, after a 57-day counter-drug and migrant interdiction operations patrol, Saturday. Patrolling known drug trafficking areas throughout...

Coast Guard and Puerto Rico agency rescue 3 persons from capsized watercraft

Coast Guard and Puerto Rico agency rescue 3 persons from capsized watercraft
A Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan boat crew the day after responding to rescue three persons from capsized watercraft in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Coast Guard Station and Puerto Rico Emergency Management crews rescued three persons Tuesday night from a capsized watercraft just off “Isla de Cabras” Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. “This...

Coast Guard ends search for six people missing after migrant vessel capsizing

Coast Guard ends search for six people missing after migrant vessel capsizing
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier file photo. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard rescue crews ended the search Wednesday night for possible survivors of a capsized migrant boat in the Mona Passage near Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico. Six persons reportedly remain missing after search efforts revealed no signs of additional survivors or of the reported capsized vessel throughout the search area. Rescued...

Coast Guard searching for 6 people after 4 others are rescued

Coast Guard searching for 6 people after 4 others are rescued
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier file photo. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard rescue crews are searching for possible survivors of a capsized boat in the Mona Passage near Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico. Rescued were four men while six other persons remain missing, after survivors reported there were ten people aboard when their vessel capsized Sunday. The circumstances of the capsizing remain unclear...

Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen and two jet skiers

Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen and two jet skiers
Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin aircrew in a group photo with two men Nov. 9, 2020, after they rescued the men earlier in the morning from a capsized vessel, approximately five nautical miles southeast of Norman Island, British Virgin Islands. (Courtesy photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard aircrews rescued two men Monday morning from a capsized boat in the British Virgin Islands,...

Coast Guard concludes search following rescue of overdue boater in Puerto Rico

Coast Guard concludes search following rescue of overdue boater in Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric D. Woodall SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard and Puerto Rico Police concluded their search for an overdue boater, who was found stranded and rescued by the crew of a Puerto Rico Police marine unit Thursday morning on “Cayo Collado” in Lajas, Puerto Rico. Rescued is Francisco Palomo, 55,...

Coast Guard rescues body boarder in distress in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues body boarder in distress in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Borinquen, rescues a man from the crashing surf at Surfers Beach in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico the afternoon of Sept. 19, 2020. (Courtesy Photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescued a body boarder in distress at Surfer’s Beach Saturday afternoon in Aguadilla, Puerto...

Coast Guard rescues man from drowning in Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues man from drowning in Arecibo, Puerto Rico
The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescued a man from drowning at La Poza del Obispo in Arecibo, Puerto Rico Sept. 18, 2020. T SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescued a person from drowning at “La Poza del Obispo” Friday afternoon in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Rescued was a man in his thirty’s, who sustained...