Coast Guard rescues 55 migrants stranded on Monito Island

Coast Guard rescues 55 migrants stranded on Monito Island
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez Over the Horizon boat rescues a group of 55 migrants Jan. 19, 2023, who were left stranded by smugglers on Monito Island, Puerto Rico.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez rescued 55 migrants Thursday, who were left abandoned and stranded by smugglers on the uninhabited natural...

Coast Guard rescues 34 Haitians left abandoned by smugglers

Coast Guard rescues 34 Haitians left abandoned by smugglers
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez rescues 34 Haitians Dec 12, 2022, who were left abandoned by smugglers on the rocky cliffs of Monito cay, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Coast Guard video capture) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez rescued 34 Haitians Monday, who were left abandoned by smugglers on the rocky cliffs of Monito Island, Puerto Rico. The...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water off Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water off Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard air and surface units suspended a two-day search pending further developments Sunday evening for a person in the water in the vicinity of Playa Escondida near Fajardo, Puerto Rico. “The fate of the person subject to this search remains unknown,” said Senior Chief Petty...

Coast Guard searches for person in the water Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard searches for person in the water Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk search pattern for person in the water off Playa Escondida near Fajardo, Puerto Rico Dec. 10, 2022. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard air and surface units are searching for a person in the water in the vicinity of Playa Escondida near Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard watch standers in Sector San Juan received a 911 call reporting the distress at approximately 5:15 p.m....

Coast Guard repatriates 66 people to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 66 people to the Dominican Republic
The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Doyle small boat is on-scene with a makeshift vessel interdicted Nov. 10, 2022, approximately 36 nautical miles northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard returned 66 non-U.S. citizens to the Dominican Republic between Friday and Monday, following two illegal voyage interdictions near Puerto Rico. The interdictions...

Coast Guard repatriates 69 people to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 69 people to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez’s crew repatriates 41 people to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel just off the Dominican Republic Oct. 31, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo). SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 69 Dominican Republic nationals to the Dominican Republic between Saturday and Monday, following multiple illegal voyage vessel interdictions in the Mona Passage. The...

Coast Guard repatriates 50 people to Dominican Republic Navy

Coast Guard repatriates 50 people to Dominican Republic Navy
The Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez repatriated 48 Dominican Republic nationals and returned two Haitians to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Oct. 24, 2022, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage vessel in the Mona Passage Oct. 23, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez repatriated 50 from a group of 54 undocumented...

Coast Guard repatriates 20 Dominicans

Coast Guard repatriates 20 Dominicans
The Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez interdicts a 22-foot makeshift boat that was transporting 20 Dominicans and a Haitian during an illegal voyage in waters northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico Aug. 26, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos repatriated 20 Dominicans and returned a Haitian man to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic between...

Coast Guard repatriates 18 Dominicans

Coast Guard repatriates 18 Dominicans
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez interdicts an illegal voyage with 21 Dominican Republic nationals Aug. 24, 2022 in waters northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Eighteen persons from this voyage were repatriated to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Aug. 25, 2022, while three others remain in Puerto Rico facing federal prosecution on charges of attempted illegal reentry into the United States. The...