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...

Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez rescues 6 fishermen

Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez rescues 6 fishermen
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez crewmembers aboard the cutter’s Over the Horizon Boat with four fisherman who were embarked from the 27-foot fishing vessel Makaira Seeker that was taking on water, approximately 18 nautical miles west of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico Aug. 21, 2022.  (Courtesy photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez rescued six men from...

Coast Guard repatriates 56 Dominicans

Coast Guard repatriates 56 Dominicans
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez interdicts a 30-foot makeshift vessel June 17, 2022 near Mona Island, Puerto Rico that was taking part in an illegal voyage in the Mona Passage. (U.S. Coast Guard photo). SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard returned 56 nationals to the Dominican Republic Saturday, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage in Mona Passage waters near Puerto Rico. The...

Coast Guard offloads $11.7 million in cocaine in San Juan

Coast Guard offloads $11.7 million in cocaine in San Juan
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos crewmembers offloaded nine bales of cocaine, weighing approximately 826 pounds, at Coast Guard Base San Juan April 18, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard Cutter’s Joseph Tezanos and Heriberto Hernandez crews offloaded approximately 1,289 pounds of cocaine and transferred custody of six suspected smugglers at Coast Guard Base San...

Coast Guard repatriates 72 Dominicans to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 72 Dominicans to the Dominican Republic
A Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez crewmember watches over a capsized boat, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage that was grossly overloaded and taking on water in the Mona Passage near Puerto Rico April 6, 2022. Following the capsizing, the crew of the Heriberto Hernandez safely recovered all vessel passengers. Seven Haitians and 42 Dominicans from this group, along with 37 other...

Coast Guard ends search for overdue Vieques fisherman

Coast Guard ends search for overdue Vieques fisherman
Search Patterns SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard air and surface crews ended the search for an overdue fisherman Sunday evening in waters south of Vieques and Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Still missing is Marcos Jonael Calzada Parilla from Vieques, Puerto Rico, who reportedly departed on a fishing trip Thursday morning from Playa Esperanza in Vieques to an area, approximately 18 nautical miles south...

Coast Guard searches for 2 overdue fishermen

Coast Guard searches for 2 overdue fishermen
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard air and surface crews are searching for two overdue fishermen Saturday in waters south of Vieques and Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Overdue are Marcos Jonael Calzada Parilla from Vieques, Puerto Rico, and one other unidentified person, who reportedly departed on a fishing trip Thursday...

Coast Guard repatriates 13 to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 13 to the Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated four Dominicans and nine Haitians to the Dominican Republic between Monday and Wednesday, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage near Rincon, Puerto Rico. The interdiction is the result of ongoing local and federal multi-agency efforts in support of the Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG). “This successful interdiction is the result...