Coast Guard, CBP rescue, repatriate 75 Haitian migrants after failed smuggling attempt in Mona Passage

MIAMI — The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Forward safely repatriated 75 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti, Tuesday, after four suspected Dominican smugglers failed to smuggle them from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico in two separate cases last week. In the first case, a Coast Guard MH-65 rescue helicopter crew detected a vessel with 62 Haitian migrants and two suspected Dominican...

Coast Guard offloads 2,035 pounds of cocaine in Puerto Rico

Coast Guard offloads 2,035 pounds of cocaine in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Farallon’s crew offloaded approximately 2,035 pounds of cocaine, with a wholesale value of more than $25.5 million, at Coast Guard Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico Friday. The drug shipment was transferred to the custody of Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agents, working as part of the joint federal law enforcement Caribbean Corridor Strike...

Coast Guard repatriates 19 Dominicans, 1 Cuban to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Farallon repatriated 19 Dominicans and one Cuban to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Friday, following an at-sea interdiction Thursday just off of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement agents detained six other Dominican men to face judicial proceedings ashore. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Puerto Rico agreed...

Coast Guard repatriates 3 Dominicans, 2 Cubans to La Romana, Dominican Republic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Farallon repatriated three Dominicans and two Cubans to La Romana, Dominican Republic Friday, following an at-sea interdiction Thursday just off of Isabela, Puerto Rico. Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement agents detained seven other Dominican men to face judicial proceedings ashore. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Puerto Rico agreed...

Coast Guard Cutters Chincoteague and Farallon hold joint change of command ceremony

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A joint change of command ceremony was held for the Coast Guard Cutter Chincoteague and Coast Guard Cutter Farallon at Coast Guard Sector San Juan, Friday. Lt. Timothy Dolan relieved Lt. James Corbert of command of the cutter Chincoteague and Lt. Jacob McMillan relieved Lt. Cmdr. James O’Mara of the cutter Farallon during a time-honored military tradition to formally transfer...

Coast Guard suspends search for Velopoula tank ship mariner

USCG Cutter Farallon - file photoSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard suspended it’s active search Monday evening for the motor vessel Velopoula tank ship mariner who reportedly fell overboard 135 miles north of Samana, Dominican Republic, Saturday. “The decision to suspend a search is very difficult when someone is still missing at sea,” said Capt. Ed Pino, commander of...

Coast Guard continues search for Velopoula tank ship mariner north of Samana, Dominican Republic

USCG Cutter Farallon - file photoSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews continue searching Monday for a missing crewman, who reportedly fell overboard Saturday from the Greek flagged oil tanker Velopoula, approximately 135 nautical miles north of Samana, Dominican Republic. Coast Guard rescue crews launched an aerial and surface search Saturday for the 24-year-old Greek mariner after Coast...

Coast Guard assists disabled passenger ferry Fajardo II off of Culebra, Puerto Rico

USCG Cutter Farallon - file photoSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A Coast Guard rescue crew towed the ferry vessel Fajardo II to the Culebra Island, Puerto Rico ferry terminal Monday and they assisted in disembarking all 59 passengers aboard. The ferry Isleño towed the Fajardo II to the entrance of the Culebra harbor and then the Coast Guard Cutter Farallon resumed and completed the tow of the Fajardo II...

Coast Guard crew intercepts boat with 16 bales of marijuana

USCG Cutter Dauntless File PhotoMIAMI – Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Farallon located 16 bales of marijuana and two bricks of hashish from a vessel heading east of Dominican Republic, Dec. 13, 2010. While conducting a routine patrol, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless located a 34-foot sailing vessel 15 miles east of Dominican Republic. The crew of the Cutter Farollon intercepted...