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, partner agencies rescue 2 kayakers near Memorial Causeway in Clearwater

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue 2 kayakers near Memorial Causeway in Clearwater
Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard, and partner agencies rescued two kayakers Thursday who were beset by weather near the Memorial Causeway in Clearwater. At 5:57 p.m., Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg Command Center watchstanders received a call from a good Samaritan on shore reporting multiple distressed...

Coast Guard responding to vessel adrift in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard responding to vessel adrift in Gulf of Mexico
The sailboat My Time adrift in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 80 nautical miles south of Cape San Blas, Florida. NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel adrift in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 80 nautical miles south of Cape San Blas, Florida. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday from crewmembers aboard the NOAA ship...

Coast Guard repatriates 86 Haitian migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 86 Haitian migrants
Coast Guard Cutter Thetis file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC-910) crew repatriated 86 Haitian migrants Saturday to Cap-Haïtien, Haiti. While on routine patrol, a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, forward deployed to Great Inagua, Bahamas, located a 40-foot overloaded sail freighter 26 nautical miles north of Punta Maisi, Cuba. The Coast Guard Cutter...

Coast Guard suspends 11-day search for missing 82-year-old man along East Coast

Coast Guard suspends 11-day search for missing 82-year-old man along East Coast
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday evening for an 82-year-old man who went missing while transiting from Maryland to Florida. On Oct. 24, a family member notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads that she had lost contact with Hugh Blankenship during his voyage. He was last seen on Oct. 23 departing Rudee...

Coast Guard, FWC searching for overdue boater 6 miles south of Stock Island

Coast Guard, FWC searching for overdue boater 6 miles south of Stock Island
Coast Guard Cutter William Trump file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are searching for an overdue boater Saturday 6 miles south of Stock Island. Overdue is Raymond Robins, 65. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West command center received a call from FWC at 9:50 p.m., Friday stating a 24-foot pleasure craft with one person aboard was overdue....

Coast Guard repatriates 84 Haitian migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 84 Haitian migrants
Eighty-four Haitian migrants on a 42-foot vessel approximately 30 miles southwest of Turks and Caicos Islands, Oct. 28, 2018.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC-910) crew repatriated 84 Haitian migrants Tuesday to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. While on routine patrol the cutter Thetis crew located an overloaded 42-foot migrant vessel dead in the water Sunday approximately...

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...