Coast Guard ends search for missing surfer in Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard ends search for missing surfer in Arecibo, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews ended their search Thursday night for a missing surfer off the coast of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Still ongoing Friday are Puerto Rico Emergency Management search and recovery operations for the missing surfer near shore. “I am deeply saddened by the loss of the family, friends and loved ones of this missing surfer,” said Capt. Robert W. Warren,...

Coast Guard offloads $36 million worth of cocaine in San Juan

Coast Guard offloads $36 million worth of cocaine in San Juan
Coast Guardsmen and federal law enforcement authorities offloaded approximately 3,157 pounds of cocaine and transferred custody of four suspected smugglers at Coast Guard Sector San Juan Oct. 7, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guardsmen and federal law enforcement authorities offloaded approximately 3,157 pounds of cocaine and transferred custody...

Coast Guard returns 17 Cuban migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard returns 17 Cuban migrants to the Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard returned 17 Cuban migrants to the Dominican Republic Friday evening following an interdiction in the Mona Passage by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities Thursday morning. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico will be filing a criminal complaint against two Dominican Republic nationals also interdicted in the...

Coast Guard offloads $33.9 million worth of cocaine and marijuana in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard offloads $33.9 million worth of cocaine and marijuana in San Juan, Puerto Rico
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez offloads 2,367 pounds of cocaine at Sector San Juan Aug. 28s. (U.S. Coast Guard photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guardsmen offloaded approximately 2,367 pounds of cocaine and 2,074 pounds of marijuana Sunday and transferred custody of seven suspected smugglers following two separate drug smuggling attempts in the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic...

Coast Guard, merchant vessel Tropic Express rescue 2 boaters from dinghy off the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard, merchant vessel Tropic Express rescue 2 boaters from dinghy off the U.S. Virgin Islands
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter combined efforts with the merchant vessel Tropic Express Sunday to rescue two boaters from a dinghy after their vessel reportedly sank, approximately 42 nautical miles northeast of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The two boaters had departed from Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands aboard the 45-foot recreational power...

Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier escorts tender after motor yacht Miracle catches fire

Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier escorts tender after motor yacht Miracle catches fire
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier escorted a tender with five men and a woman onboard to Añasco, Puerto Rico, after the boaters were forced to abandon a motor yacht that caught fire Monday night in the Atlantic Ocean. Two Australian, a South African and three U.S. citizens, were reportedly traveling from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. to Antigua aboard the Miracle,...

Coast Guard recovers unmanned and adrift sailing vessel Enthalpy II in the Mona Passage

Coast Guard recovers unmanned and adrift sailing vessel Enthalpy II in the Mona Passage
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier intercepted and recovered an unmanned and adrift sailing vessel in the Mona Passage Monday after its owner reportedly fell overboard Sunday, approximately one nautical mile north of Camuy, Puerto Rico. David Thompson, a U.S. citizen from Mich., was traveling to the Dominican Republic aboard the 49-foot Enthalpy II, when...

Coast Guard works with Good Samaritan vessel to rescue 2 missing divers off Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard works with Good Samaritan vessel to rescue 2 missing divers off Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter located two missing divers who were rescued by a Good Samaritan Tuesday afternoon, approximately 13 miles nautical miles from Puerto Real in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. The divers had been missing since 10:15a.m.Tuesday, when the dive boat operator reported them missing. Search and Rescue Coordinators at Coast Guard Sector San...

Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier repatriates 26 Dominicans to La Romana, Dominican Republic

Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier repatriates 26 Dominicans to La Romana, Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier repatriated 26 Dominicans to La Romana, Dominican Republic Sunday, after a group of 36 migrants was interdicted in the Mona Passage traveling illegally to Puerto Rico Friday. The remaining 10 migrants were brought into Puerto Rico for further processing and potential criminal indictment by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of...