Coast Guard, partners interdict 7 drug-smuggling vessels in the Caribbean

Coast Guard, partners interdict 7 drug-smuggling vessels in the Caribbean
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier file photo. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations and the Dutch Caribbean coast guard interdicted seven suspected drug smuggling vessels over 10 days near Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico in the Eastern Caribbean. The collaboration between the federal agencies resulted in more than 3,700 pounds of...

Cutter James offloads more than $411.3 million in drugs at Port Everglades

Cutter James offloads more than $411.3 million in drugs at Port Everglades
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754) crew stand next to approximately 23,000 pounds of cocaine and 8,800 pounds of marijuana Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 aboard the cutter at Port Everglades Cruise Port in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Villa Rodriguez. MIAMI—The Coast Guard Cutter James crew offloaded more than 23,000 pounds of cocaine and...

Coast Guard repatriates 15 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 15 migrants to the Dominican Republic
A Puerto Rico Police Joint Force of Rapid Action marine unit and the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Doyle (not in photo) on scene with an interdicted illegal migrant voyage Dec. 11, 2020, approximately three nautical miles north of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered repatriated 15 migrants to the Dominican Republic Saturday afternoon,...

Coast Guard ends search for six people missing after migrant vessel capsizing

Coast Guard ends search for six people missing after migrant vessel capsizing
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier file photo. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard rescue crews ended the search Wednesday night for possible survivors of a capsized migrant boat in the Mona Passage near Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico. Six persons reportedly remain missing after search efforts revealed no signs of additional survivors or of the reported capsized vessel throughout the search area. Rescued...

Coast Guard transfers $1.4 million in cocaine in San Juan

Coast Guard transfers $1.4 million in cocaine in San Juan
The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Doyle transferred custody of four suspected smugglers and 50 kilograms of seized cocaine to Caribbean Corridor Strike Force federal agents at Sector San Juan, Oct. 23, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Doyle (WPC-1133) transferred custody of four suspected smugglers and 50 kilograms of seized cocaine to Caribbean Corridor...

Coast Guard repatriates 36 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 36 migrants to the Dominican Republic
A Puerto Rico Police marine unit tows a makeshift boat with 21 migrants aboard, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage moments earlier just off Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico Oct. 19, 2020. (Courtesy Photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 36 of 38 migrants to the Dominican Republic Wednesday afternoon, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages just off Cabo Rojo and Aguadilla,...

Coast Guard repatriates 52 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 52 migrants to the Dominican Republic
A Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Doyle small boat crew transferring migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel near Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Aug. 17, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Doyle (WPC-1133) repatriated 52 migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Monday, following the interdiction of an illegal migrant voyage west of Cabo Rojo, Puerto...

Coast Guard ends search for possible survivors of a reported sunken migrant boat

Coast Guard ends search for possible survivors of a reported sunken migrant boat
Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews ended a four-day search Saturday night for survivors of a reported sunken migrant boat in the Mona Passage. Twelve migrants reportedly remain missing after search efforts revealed no signs of persons in the water nor of a debris field indicative of capsized or sunken...

Coast Guard rescues one, continues search for survivors of capsized vessel

Coast Guard rescues one, continues search for survivors of capsized vessel
Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard surface and air rescue crews continued searching Thursday for possible survivors of a capsized migrant vessel that reportedly sank Monday in waters near Mona Island, Puerto Rico. So far, one man, who claimed to be a Dominican Republic national, has been rescued, while 12 others...