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...

Coast Guard assists injured passenger of recreational power boat just off San Juan

Coast Guard assists injured passenger of recreational power boat just off San Juan
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of a Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat Medium assisted a passenger of a recreational vessel with a broken wrist Monday, one nautical mile north of Fort San Felipe del Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The injured man was with six other people transiting aboard a 19-foot recreational power boat, when he reportedly injured his wrist after losing his balance and falling...

Coast Guard Resident Inspection Office, Boat Forces Detachment in St. Croix inaugurate new facilities

Coast Guard Resident Inspection Office, Boat Forces Detachment in St. Croix inaugurate new facilities
ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands — The Coast Guard officially announced Friday the move of the Coast Guard Resident Inspection Office and Boat Forces Detachment in St. Croix to 5090 Estate Solitude in Christiansted, during an Open House and Ribbon Cutting inaugurating a newly leased facility from where the units will be conducting and supporting Coast Guard operations in the island. Capt. Drew W....

2 remaining missing fishermen north of Puerto Rico rescued

2 remaining missing fishermen north of Puerto Rico rescued
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard, Puerto Rico Police and a Good Samaritan vessel combined efforts to rescue two fishermen who remained missing Friday morning, after their vessel, with four fishermen onboard, capsized in waters north of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico Thursday afternoon. Rescued Friday morning were local area fishermen Anibal Jimenez and Jahel Maisonet, while Alan Ramos and Michael Rosario...

Coast Guard and Puerto Rico Police rescue 2 fisherman from capsized vessel north of Puerto Rico

Coast Guard and Puerto Rico Police rescue 2 fisherman from capsized vessel north of Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard and Puerto Rico Police rescued two fishermen Thursday night and are searching with surface and air assets for two others who remain missing, after their vessel capsized in waters north of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. The four fishermen reportedly departed on a fishing trip Thursday morning from Cerro Gordo Beach in Vega Baja when their vessel capsized at approximately...

Coast Guard seizes $34 million cocaine shipment, detains 3 smugglers in the Caribbean Sea

Coast Guard seizes $34 million cocaine shipment, detains 3 smugglers in the Caribbean Sea
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard and U.S. law enforcement partners seized 2,546 pounds of cocaine, a go-fast vessel and detained three suspected smugglers, during an at-sea interdiction Friday in the Caribbean Sea south of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The drug shipment is estimated to have a wholesale value of more than $34 million dollars and the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force is leading...

Coast Guard repatriates 18 Dominican and 2 Haitian migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 18 Dominican and 2 Haitian migrants to the Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous repatriated 18 Dominican and two Haitians during an at-sea transfer to the Dominican Republic navy off the coast of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Thursday. Caribbean Border Interagency Group authorites interdicted the repatirated migrants following two separate at-sea interdictions in the Eastern Caribbean Tuesday. The...

Coast Guard Sector San Juan units receive 29-foot Response Boat Small II

Coast Guard Sector San Juan units receive 29-foot Response Boat Small II
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan received four new 29-foot Response Boat Small (RB-S II)  platforms April 9 and April 11, 2013 as part of the service’s plan to standardize and revitalize its shore-based fleet including the Sector San Juan area or responsibility. Production contractors from Metal Shark Aluminum Boats delivered two RB-S II’s to Coast Guard...

Coast Guard medevacs 1 from bulk carrier ship just off San Juan, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard medevacs 1 from bulk carrier ship just off San Juan, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Coast Guard boat crew medevaced a crewman aboard a bulk carrier ship, approximately 10 miles north of San Juan Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan received a report at 4:20 a.m. Monday that a Filipino crewman aboard the 549-foot Liberian-flagged bulk carrier Turquoise Ocean was experiencing symptoms of a heart attack. Sector San Juan Watchstanders alerted...