Coast Guard ends search for missing fisherman off Puerto Rico

Coast Guard ends search for missing fisherman off Puerto Rico
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard rescue crews ended the search Tuesday night for a missing fisherman in waters off “Caza y Pesca” Beach in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Still missing is Pedro R. Lavezarri a 61 year-old man resident of Arecibo, who reportedly was free diving when he was last seen. “Ending a search without finding a survivor is...

Coast Guard continues search for missing fisherman off Puerto Rico

Coast Guard continues search for missing fisherman off Puerto Rico
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews continue to search Tuesday for a missing fisherman in waters off “Caza y Pesca” Beach in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Missing is Pedro R. Lavezarri a 61 year-old man resident of Arecibo, who reportedly was free diving when he was last seen. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan were initially...

Coast Guard repatriates 13 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 13 migrants to the Dominican Republic
A Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier (WPC-1115) crewmember inspects a migrant vessel just off Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico that was adrift and without engines with 13 migrants aboard Nov. 18, 2019. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard repatriated 13 migrants to the Dominican Republic and ended a two-day search Tuesday for three others who remain missing as part of an illegal migrant voyage Monday...

Coast Guard repatriates 23 Dominican migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 23 Dominican migrants
The Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley interdicted a migrant vessel near Mona Island, Puerto Rico with 28 men of Dominican Republic nationality Nov. 14, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk (WMEC-913) repatriated 23 of 28 Dominican migrants to the Dominican Republic Navy in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of an illegal...

Coast Guard and Dominican Republic navy interdict 52 migrants in the Mona Passage

Coast Guard and Dominican Republic navy interdict 52 migrants in the Mona Passage
The Dominican Republic navy coastal patrol boat Bellatrix (CG-106) embarks a group of 52 illegal migrants from a makeshift vessel Wednesday in the Mona Passage. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Dominican Republic Navy air and surface units interdicted 52 migrants aboard a makeshift vessel during an illegal voyage Wednesday in the Mona Passage. The group...

Coast Guard repatriates 44 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 44 migrants to the Dominican Republic
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley (WPC-1117) repatriated 44 Dominican migrants and transferred them to Dominican Naval authorities Friday morning in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of two illegal migrant voyages Tuesday and Wednesday in the Mona Passage. Six other migrants interdicted...

Coast Guard repatriates 11 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 11 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley (WPC-1117) repatriated 11 Dominican migrants to a Dominican Navy vessel June 19, 2019 in waters just off Samana, Dominican Republic.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley (WPC-1117) repatriated 11 Dominican migrants to a Dominican Navy patrol vessel Wednesday afternoon in waters just off Samana, Dominican Republic,...

Eyes in the sky: one air station’s Herculean efforts to stop drug smugglers

Eyes in the sky: one air station’s Herculean efforts to stop drug smugglers
A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, conducts pre-flight checks before departing the air station, Jan. 8, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Corinne Zilnicki) Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Corinne Zilnicki It was completely dark in the middle of the Caribbean Sea on the evening of October 3, 2018. Dense bands of cloud...

Coast Guard repatriates 21 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 21 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley (WPC-1117) Over the Horizon cutter boat is on scene with a group of 25 Dominican migrants interdicted off Puerto Rico Nov. 29, 2018. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard repatriated 21 Dominican migrants to a Dominican Navy patrol boat in waters just of Samana Bay, Dominican Republic Monday, following the at-sea interdiction of a migrant...