Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returns home after 26-Day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returns home after 26-Day patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Valiant file photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant (WMEC-621) crew returned home to Naval Station Mayport, Tuesday after completing a 26-day patrol conducting law enforcement operations in the Caribbean Sea. Coast Guard Cutter Valiant patrolled over 4,600 nautical miles in the Caribbean Sea, conducting counter-narcotics operations in support of Joint Interagency...

Coast Guard repatriates 58 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 58 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos small boat on scene with one of two illegal voyages that were interdicted by the cutter, during separate cases, in the Mona Passage waters March 6, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 58 migrants to the Dominican Republic Sunday, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages in Mona Passage waters...

Coast Guard assists Danish sailing vessel taking on water

Coast Guard assists Danish sailing vessel taking on water
Coast Guard air and surface units assisted a distressed sailing vessel Feb. 22, 2021 that was taking on water with eight people onboard in the Caribbean Sea, approximately 80 nautical miles south of Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard air and surface units assisted a distressed sailing vessel Monday that was taking on water with eight people onboard...

Coast Guard aircrew rescues 5 stranded kayakers in St. Thomas

Coast Guard aircrew rescues 5 stranded kayakers in St. Thomas
The crew of a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter hoists one of five stranded kayakers Feb. 13, 2021 from the bottom of a cliff at Caret Point in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.  (Courtesy photo from bystander) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen helicopter crews Saturday rescued five stranded kayakers in the U.S. Virgin Islands and a distressed snorkeler...

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...