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...

Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers in distress just off Ceiba, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers in distress just off Ceiba, Puerto Rico
The crew of a Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan 33-foot Special Purpose Craft — Law Enforcement rescue a man and a woman from the water.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –The crew of a Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan 33-foot Special Purpose Craft–Law Enforcement response boat rescued two kayakers from the water Sunday in the vicinity of Ceiba, Puerto Rico. Rescued are two adults, a man and a...

Coast Guard ends search for Horizon cruise ship passenger in the Caribbean Sea

Coast Guard ends search for Horizon cruise ship passenger in the Caribbean Sea
Coast Guard File PhotoSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard rescue crews ended search efforts at 2p.m. Tuesday for a “Croisières de France” Horizon cruise ship passenger suspected of going overboard in the Caribbean Sea Monday morning, approximately 16 nautical miles south of Vieques, Puerto Rico. Still missing is Dominic William O’Carroll, a 67-year-old Irish citizen, who was found...

Coast Guard continues search for cruise ship Horizon passenger suspected of going overboard

Coast Guard continues search for cruise ship Horizon passenger suspected of going overboard
Coast Guard File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard rescue crews continue second-day search efforts Tuesday for a missing passenger from the “Croisières de France” cruise ship Horizon suspected of going overboard in the Caribbean Sea Monday morning, approximately 16 nautical miles south of Vieques, Puerto Rico. Missing is Dominic William O’Carroll, a 67-year-old Irish citizen,...

Coast Guard Boat Forces in the U.S. Virgin Islands to operate 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boats

Coast Guard Boat Forces in the U.S. Virgin Islands to operate 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boats
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — The commander of U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Juan announced the stationing of four 33-Special Purpose Craft Law-Enforcement boats in the U.S. Virgin Islands during a press conference Friday at Marine Safety Detachment Saint Thomas. Two of the 33-foot Special Purpose Crafts are being assigned to the Coast Guard Boat Forces Detachment in St. Thomas, while the other...

Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan medevacs boy from cruise ship Norwegian Getaway

Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan medevacs boy from cruise ship Norwegian Getaway
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard rescue boat medevaced a five-year-old boy from the Norwegian Getaway cruise ship Wednesday night, approximately 10 nautical miles off San Juan, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard Watchstanders received a call at 9:11 p.m. Wednesday from crew aboard the cruise ship reporting the boy, a Canadian citizen, showing symptoms of appendicitis and needing medical attention...