Coast Guard repatriates 82 Dominican, returns 5 Haitian migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 82 Dominican, returns 5 Haitian migrants
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) is on scene with a migrant vessel interdicted Oct. 6, 2019 in the Mona Passage. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutters Joseph Tezanos (WPC-1118) and Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) repatriated 82 Dominican migrants and 5 Haitians to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Monday, following the interdiction of five illegal...

Missing diver rescued off reef near La Paguera in Lajas, Puerto Rico

Missing diver rescued off reef near La Paguera in Lajas, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A multiagency search effort for a missing diver involving the Coast Guard and local agencies ended Thursday night after the crew of a Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action marine located and rescued the diver off a reef near La Parguera in Lajas, Puerto Rico. Rescued was a 35 year-old man, who goes by the name of Peter...

Coast Guard searches for missing diver in waters just off “La Parguera” in Puerto Rico

Coast Guard searches for missing diver in waters just off "La Parguera" in Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard rescue crews are searching for a missing diver in waters near “La Parguera” in Lajas Puerto Rico. The missing diver is a 30 year-old man, who reportedly goes by the name of Peter Pan and was wearing a dark wet suit and diving with one tank when last seen, approximately a mile south of Media Luna Cay near La Parguera. Wathstanders...

Coast Guard ends search for migrants of capsized vessel off Martinica Beach

Coast Guard ends search for migrants of capsized vessel off Martinica Beach
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier file photo. SAN JUAN – Coast Guard rescue crews have ended the search for possible survivors of a migrant vessel, which capsized Saturday just off Martinica Beach in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico Three of the migrants in this case were recovered deceased Saturday by authorities ashore, after the vessel reportedly ran aground and capsized when struck by wave on its final...

Coast Guard rescue crews search for possible survivors of capsized migrant vessel

Coast Guard rescue crews search for possible survivors of capsized migrant vessel
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier file photo. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews continue to search Sunday for possible survivors of a migrant boat which capsized Saturday just off Martinica Beach in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. So far, three of the migrants have been recovered deceased by authorities ashore, while at least six others have been apprehended and are in the custody of the...

Coast Guard, Good Samaritans rescue 2 boaters in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard, Good Samaritans rescue 2 boaters in the U.S. Virgin Islands
A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter deployed to Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico sits on the deck of the hanger Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 standing by to assist in any search and rescue or post-storm missions.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Carlos Gonzalez SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews and a good Samaritan rescued two boaters during separate...

Coast Guard, Puerto Rico Police work together to rescue 3 persons near Ponce

Coast Guard, Puerto Rico Police work together to rescue 3 persons near Ponce
Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric D. Woodall SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard and Puerto Rico Police combined efforts to rescue a man and two women from an overdue personal watercraft Sunday night, approximately two nautical miles off the coast of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan received a call...

Coast Guard, Good Samaritan rescue boater from capsized catamaran off Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, Good Samaritan rescue boater from capsized catamaran off Puerto Rico
Coast Guard crews and the Good Samaritan vessel “One Life” combined efforts to rescue a man from the water Tuesday, after his 12-foot catamaran capsized north of Culebra Island, Puerto Rico. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard and Good Samaritan vessel “One Life” combined efforts to rescue a man from the water Tuesday, after his 12-foot catamaran capsized north of Culebra Island, Puerto Rico. Rescued...

Coast Guard suspends search for 4 missing boaters in Puerto Rico

Coast Guard suspends search for 4 missing boaters in Puerto Rico
USCG File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard suspended the search for four boaters at sunset Tuesday, who have been missing since Thursday, after their vessel reportedly experienced mechanical problems near Icacos Cay in the area of ​​Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Still missing are Hector Méndez, 60, Héctor Méndez Jr., 30, Javier Méndez, 52, and Victor Goitia, 59. “As with any...