Coast Guard ends search for overboard Adventure of the Seas cruise ship passenger in the Mona Passage

Coast Guard ends search for overboard Adventure of the Seas cruise ship passenger in the Mona Passage
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews ended a three-day search Monday afternoon for a man who jumped overboard into Mona Passage waters from the Royal Caribbean International cruise ship Adventure of the Seas Saturday night, during the cruise ship’s transit to Puerto Rico. Still missing is Tien Phuoc Nguyen a 26-year-old man and Canadian citizen, who reportedly was on a cruise with...

Coast Guard searching Mona Passage for overboard Adventure of the Seas cruise ship passenger

Coast Guard searching Mona Passage for overboard Adventure of the Seas cruise ship passenger
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews continue searching Sunday for a man who jumped overboard into Mona Passage waters from the Royal Caribbean International cruise ship Adventure of the Seas Saturday night, during the cruise ship’s transit to Puerto Rico. Missing is Tien Phuoc Nguyen a 26-year-old man and Canadian citizen, who reportedly was on a cruise with his family when he...

Coast Guard and CBIG authorities seize $38 million dollar cocaine shipment in the Caribbean Sea

Coast Guard and CBIG authorities seize $38 million dollar cocaine shipment in the Caribbean Sea
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) authorities disrupted a maritime illegal drug shipment Friday seizing 54 bales of cocaine, weighing 3,306 pounds, in the Caribbean Sea. Federal law enforcement authorities in support of Caribbean Border Interagency Group’s...

Cocaine smugglers found guilty of trafficking

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios MIAMI – Two men who attempted to illegally smuggle cocaine into the U.S. were found guilty of drug trafficking Wednesday in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Paulo Rosario and Alejandro Martinez were detected by a Coast Guard aircraft 32 nautical miles south of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, traveling east towards Puerto Rico on Aug. 16, 2012. As the aircraft...

Coast Guard responds to Haitian migrant landings on Desecheo and Monito Islands

Coast Guard responds to Haitian migrant landings on Desecheo and Monito Islands
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection crews responded jointly to the landing of 71 Haitian migrants on Desecheo and Monito Islands, near Puerto Rico, Friday. At approximately 6:00 a.m. Friday, two migrants were spotted by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cushing on Monito Island, Puerto Rico. Through a coordinated effort of marine and air assets, the Cushing...

Coast Guard responds to Cuban migrant landing on Mona Island

Coast Guard responds to Cuban migrant landing on Mona Island
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard crews responded to the landing of seven Cuban migrants on Mona Island, Puerto Rico, Saturday. At 9:30 a.m. a good Samaritan alerted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico, of a potential migrant landing on Mona Island. Coast Guard watchstanders alerted the Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG), a partnership of local and Federal Law Enforcement...

Coast Guard repatriates 8 Dominicans to La Romana, Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 8 Dominicans to La Romana, Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Cushing repatriated eight of 12 Dominicans to La Romana, Dominican Republic Thursday morning, following an at-sea interdiction Wednesday, approximately 19 nautical miles northwest of Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico. Caribbean Border Interagency Group federal law enforcement agents in Puerto Rico detained four Dominican men from the interdicted group...

Coast Guard interdicts and repatriates 20 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard interdicts and repatriates 20 Cuban migrants
San Juan – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cushing repatriated 20 Cuban migrants to La Romana, Dominican Republic on the afternoon of Aug. 18, following an at-sea interdiction by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities Aug. 17 off the southwestern coast of Mona Island, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard Sector San Juan watchstanders were contacted by Customs and Border Protection...

Coast Guard and Caribbean Border Interagency Group arrest 2 and seize 170 pounds of coaine

Coast Guard and Caribbean Border Interagency Group arrest 2 and seize 170 pounds of coaine
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard, Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) and Drug Enforcement Administration law enforcement authorities arrested two Dominican drug smugglers and seized 170 pounds of cocaine during an at-sea interdiction in the Mona Passage during the afternoon of Aug. 16. The seized contraband and detainees were transferred to Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents...