Coast Guard repatriates 56 Dominicans

Coast Guard repatriates 56 Dominicans
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez interdicts a 30-foot makeshift vessel June 17, 2022 near Mona Island, Puerto Rico that was taking part in an illegal voyage in the Mona Passage. (U.S. Coast Guard photo). SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard returned 56 nationals to the Dominican Republic Saturday, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage in Mona Passage waters near Puerto Rico. The...

Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen holds change of command

Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen holds change of command
Capt. Lawrence Gaillard (right) shakes hands with Capt. Tina Peña (left), and Rear Adm. Brendan C. McPherson (center), during Air Station Borinquen’s Change of Command in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico June 17, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad) AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen welcomed a new commanding officer Friday during the unit’s change of command...

Coast Guard suspends search for survivors of capsized vessel

Coast Guard suspends search for survivors of capsized vessel
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard suspended at 10 p.m. Sunday the four-day search for additional survivors of a capsized vessel in Mona Passage waters between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Rescued are 38 survivors, 36 Haitian and two Dominican Republic nationals. Rescue crews also recovered 11 people deceased, whose nationalities...

Coast Guard continues search for survivors of capsized vessel

Coast Guard continues search for survivors of capsized vessel
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard and partner agency air and surface assets continue searching Friday for possible survivors of a capsized vessel in the Mona Passage, approximately 10 nautical miles north of Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico. Rescued are 38 survivors, 36 Haitian and two Dominican Republic nationals, of which eight remain hospitalized....

Coast Guard rescues 56 while assisting Dominican Republic Navy

Coast Guard rescues 56 while assisting Dominican Republic Navy
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier file photo. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier recovered the body of a woman and rescued 56 persons from the water Saturday while assisting a Dominican Republic Navy vessel, following the capsizing of an illegal voyage vessel in the Mona Passage. The Dominican Republic Navy crew reportedly recovered twelve 12 other persons from...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sailing vessel southeast of Cockburn Town

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sailing vessel southeast of Cockburn Town
Coast Guard aircrews pose with Caroll McClain and Thomas Hayne after rescuing them from their sail vessel that was taking on water Apr. 21, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued two people, Wednesday, from a life raft 37 miles southeast of Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos. Rescued were: Carroll McCain, 65 and Thomas Hayne, 51. A Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-60 Jayhawk...

Coast Guard medevacs German passenger from AIDAperla cruise ship

Coast Guard medevacs German passenger from AIDAperla cruise ship
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard medevaced a German passenger from the AIDAperla cruise ship Wednesday, approximately 60 nautical miles southeast of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Medevaced is a 64-year-old man, who was experiencing signs of a possible stroke and required a higher level of care ashore. Coast Guard watchstanders...

Coast Guard ends search for overdue Vieques fisherman

Coast Guard ends search for overdue Vieques fisherman
Search Patterns SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard air and surface crews ended the search for an overdue fisherman Sunday evening in waters south of Vieques and Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Still missing is Marcos Jonael Calzada Parilla from Vieques, Puerto Rico, who reportedly departed on a fishing trip Thursday morning from Playa Esperanza in Vieques to an area, approximately 18 nautical miles south...

Coast Guard searches for 2 overdue fishermen

Coast Guard searches for 2 overdue fishermen
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard air and surface crews are searching for two overdue fishermen Saturday in waters south of Vieques and Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Overdue are Marcos Jonael Calzada Parilla from Vieques, Puerto Rico, and one other unidentified person, who reportedly departed on a fishing trip Thursday...