Coast Guard seizes $3 million in cocaine off Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard seizes $3 million in cocaine off Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Four seized bales comprised of 200 pounds of cocaine with estimated wholesale value of $3 million dollars lay aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell Jan. 29, 2019. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell (WPC-1105) offloaded 200 pounds of cocaine Wednesday evening and transferred custody of four suspected smugglers to U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration...

Coast Guard crew rescues 2 boaters from capsized vessel off Culebra, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard crew rescues 2 boaters from capsized vessel off Culebra, Puerto Rico
A Coast Guard Boat Forces Saint Thomas 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement is moored at the Marine Safety Detachment pier in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, after the vessel’s crew rescued two U.S. citizens Jan. 31, 2019 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A Coast Guard 33-Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement crew, from Boat Forces Detachment Saint Thomas, rescued two U.S. citizens...

Man arrested for laser strike to Coast Guard helicopter

Man arrested for laser strike to Coast Guard helicopter
Two Coast Guard Investigative Service agents make an arrest in Puerto Rico, Jan. 17, 2019.  Coast Guard photo by Ensign Stacy Urreola. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — One individual was arrested by Coast Guard Investigative Services, Thursday for performing multiple laser strikes on a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew in San Juan. On June 12, 2018 a Dolphin helicopter safely...

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...