Coast Guard suspends search for overdue boater between Cozumel and Tampa

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue boater between Cozumel and Tampa
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday for an overdue boater who was reported missing during transit from Cozumel, Mexico to Tampa, Florida. Missing is Grant Neie, 74. On Sunday, Coast Guard 7th District command center watchstanders received a report from Neie’s wife stating he was aboard the 38-foot sailing vessel, Nai’a,...

Coast Guard interdicts 9 Cuban migrants on Cay Sal, Bahamas

Coast Guard interdicts 9 Cuban migrants on Cay Sal, Bahamas
Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered file photo. CAY SAL, Bahamas — The Coast Guard interdicted nine Cuban migrants Friday on Cay Sal. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a notification from a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew reporting two people hiding in nearby bushes. The Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton (WPC-1108) crew arrived on scene and deployed a boarding...

Coast Guard interdicts suspected smuggler, 11 Cuban migrants south of Key West

Coast Guard interdicts suspected smuggler, 11 Cuban migrants south of Key West
A Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo (WPC-1112) smallboat crew interdicts a 30-foot center console April 11, 2019. (Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard interdicted 11 migrants and a suspected smuggler Thursday approximately 41 miles south of Key West attempting to illegally enter the United States. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a notification from Cuban border security...

Coast Guard interdicts 8 Cuban Migrants on Cay Sal, Bahamas

Coast Guard interdicts 8 Cuban Migrants on Cay Sal, Bahamas
Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered file photo. CAY SAL, Bahamas. — The Coast Guard interdicted 8 migrants Sunday on Cay Sal attempting to illegally enter the United States. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a notification from a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew reporting two people hiding in nearby bushes. The Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton (WPC-1108)...

USS James E. Williams rescues 26 migrants, transfers to Coast Guard custody

USS James E. Williams rescues 26 migrants, transfers to Coast Guard custody
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton embarks 26 migrants after being interdicted for attempting to illegally enter to the United States.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) LONG KEY, Fla. — The Coast Guard interdicted 26 migrants 48 miles southeast of Long Key attempting to illegally enter the United States. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a notification from a good Samaritan...

Coast Guard suspends search for overboard cruise ship passenger

Coast Guard suspends search for overboard cruise ship passenger
USCG FIle Photo MIAMI — Coast Guard crews have suspended their search for a passenger who was reported overboard from the  Carnival Victory cruise ship. Missing is Thomas McElhany, 26. Coast Guard watchstanders received a call from the cruise ship at approximately 5 a.m. Friday stating a passenger had reportedly went overboard. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard repatriates 36 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 36 Cuban migrants
Coast Guard Cutter William Trump file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter William Trump (WPC-1111) crew repatriated 36 Cuban migrants Sunday to Cabañas, Cuba. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a report of a possible migrant vessel heading northbound approximately 23 miles north of Havana, Cuba. Watchstanders diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton (WPC-1108) crew and launched...

Coast Guard offloads more than 3,516 pounds of cocaine, 50 pounds of marijuana

Coast Guard offloads more than 3,516 pounds of cocaine, 50 pounds of marijuana
A Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber crewmember carries a bale of cocaine during a drug offload at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Oct. 16, 2018.  Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber (WPC-1101) offloaded approximately 3,516 pounds of cocaine and 50 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated wholesale value of over...

Coast Guard repatriates 15 migrants to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 15 migrants to Cuba
Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton repatriate 15 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, on Dec. 9, 2017.  (Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton repatriated 15 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Saturday. An HC-144 CASA aircrew from Air Station Miami observed a migrant rustic Wednesday while on patrol approximately 65...