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 medevacs Norwegian Escape cruise ship passenger

Coast Guard medevacs Norwegian Escape cruise ship passenger
Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crewmembers from Air Station Borinquen transfer a patient to Emergency Medical Service personnel at the Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico Dec. 12, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard helicopter medevaced a 70-year-old man from the Norwegian Escape cruise ship Wednesday night, approximately...

Coast Guard continues search for survivors of capsized migrant vessel off Dominican Republic

Coast Guard continues search for survivors of capsized migrant vessel off Dominican Republic
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos rescues a survivor of a migrant capsized boat during the afternoon of Dec. 6, 2018, in waters just off Isla Saona, Dominican Republic.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews continue searching Friday for possible survivors of a capsized migrant boat in waters just off Isla Saona, Dominican Republic. So far, 21 people have been...

Coast Guard rescues U.S. citizen from life raft in the Mona Passage

Coast Guard rescues U.S. citizen from life raft in the Mona Passage
A Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescued a 46-year old boater from a life raft early Dec. 2, 2018. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescued a boater from a life raft early Sunday morning, approximately 30 nautical miles east of Samana, Dominican Republic. Rescued is Justin Smith, a 46-year-old man and U.S. citizen...

Air Station Borinquen crew rescues Good Samaritan off Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

Air Station Borinquen crew rescues Good Samaritan off Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Borinquen with a survivor of a capsized vessel following his rescue by the Coast Guard aircrew. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescued a Good Samaritan boater from the water Monday night, after his vessel ran aground, capsized and sank while rendering assistance to a disabled vessel just off Point...

Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen receives 2018 DHS Secretary’s Unity of Effort Award

Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen receives 2018 DHS Secretary’s Unity of Effort Award
Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Lawrence E. Tormey, Air Station Borinquen facilities engineering officer, with U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kristjen Nielsen, and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Claire Grady, during the presentation the 2018 DHS Unity of Effort Award to Air Station Borinquen November 9, 2018. (DHS Photo by Tim Godbee) AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater off Loiza, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater off Loiza, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard suspended the search at sunset Sunday for a missing 20-year-old boater off the north and northeastern coast of Puerto Rico. Still missing is Jan Carlos Olivos Castro, 20, who along with three other men was reportedly aboard a 16-foot boat that reportedly sank Thursday off the coast of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. “Making the determination...

Coast Guard crews rescue 1 of 2 missing overdue boaters off Loiza, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard crews rescue 1 of 2 missing overdue boaters off Loiza, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez rescued one of two missing overdue boaters Friday afternoon, approximately half a mile off the north coast of Loiza, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard crews continue to search for Jan Carlos Olivos Castro, 20, the remaining boater of four others, who reportedly were onboard 16-foot...