Coast Guard rescues child from inflatable raft off Toa Baja, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues child from inflatable raft off  Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
The crew of a Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement rescued a young girlfrom an inflatable plastic raftf approximately half a mile off the beach near “Isla de Cabras” in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo). SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of a Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement rescued a young...

Coast Guard boat crew rescues 2 watercraft riders off Isla Verde Beach

Coast Guard boat crew rescues 2 watercraft riders off Isla Verde Beach
Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan 33-foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement file photo. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan 33-foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement rescued 2 watercraft riders Friday night, approximately one and a half miles off Isla Verde Beach in the municipality of Carolina, Puerto Rico. The rescued man and woman reportedly...

Coast Guard oversees salvage efforts following aircraft crash in San Juan Harbor

Coast Guard oversees salvage efforts following aircraft crash in San Juan Harbor
Marine Science Technicians 3rd Class Kevin Villanueva and Angel Dávila oversee salvage and fuel recovery operations to recover a downed aircraft from San Juan Harbor’s San Antonio channel in Puerto Rico June 3, 2020.  (Courtesy photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard Sector San Juan Incident Management Division personnel are overseeing salvage efforts by the owning company of a Piper Aztec...

Coast Guard ends search for missing fisherman off Guanica, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard ends search for missing fisherman off Guanica, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard rescue crews ended the search Tuesday night for a missing fisherman in waters three nautical miles south of Guanica, Puerto Rico. Still missing is Marcos Mattei Garcia, a 45 year-old man and resident of Guanica, who reportedly was last seen fishing at 3 p.m. Sunday, aboard a 22-foot center console Robalo fishing boat,...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 from sinking catamaran

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 from sinking catamaran
A Coast Guard Station San Juan small boat crew rescue two people after it was reported the sailing vessel Blue Cocktail was taking on water 10 miles north of Manati, Puerto Rico, Dec. 6, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard video) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard air and surface crews and the crew of the passenger ferry Kydon combined efforts to rescue two boaters from a sinking catamaran Friday night, approximately...

Coast Guard suspends search for 4 missing boaters in Puerto Rico

Coast Guard suspends search for 4 missing boaters in Puerto Rico
USCG File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard suspended the search for four boaters at sunset Tuesday, who have been missing since Thursday, after their vessel reportedly experienced mechanical problems near Icacos Cay in the area of ​​Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Still missing are Hector Méndez, 60, Héctor Méndez Jr., 30, Javier Méndez, 52, and Victor Goitia, 59. “As with any...

Coast Guard assists 3 aboard disabled, dismasted sailing vessel off San Juan

Coast Guard assists 3 aboard disabled, dismasted sailing vessel off San Juan
A Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan 45-foot Response Boat Medium crew assists three mariners during a stern tow of the disabled sailing vessel Illusion II Friday, approximately 11 nautical miles off the coast of San Juan, Puerto Rico.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan boat crew assisted three mariners aboard the disabled sailing vessel Illusion II Friday, approximately...

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 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...