Coast Guard rescues 12 Haitians left abandoned by smugglers

Coast Guard rescues 12 Haitians left abandoned by smugglers
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos rescued 12 Haitians Nov. 15, 2022, who were left abandoned by smugglers on the rocky cliffs of Monito cay, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo). SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos rescued 12 Haitians Tuesday, who were left abandoned by smugglers on the rocky cliffs of Monito cay, Puerto Rico. The rescue was part...

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 ends search for survivors of capsized vessel in Aguadilla

Coast Guard ends search for survivors of capsized vessel in Aguadilla
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews suspended the search for additional survivors Sunday afternoon, after an illegal voyage vessel washed up against the coastal rocks of Punta Borinquen in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard, Ramey Sector Border Patrol and Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action responding units rescued nine 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 offloads $22 million in seized cocaine in San Juan

Coast Guard offloads $22 million in seized cocaine in San Juan
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos crewmembers offloaded 1,100 kilograms of cocaine, valued at $22 million dollars, at Coast Guard Base San Juan Aug. 8, 2022, following three separate interdictions of drug smuggling vessels near Puerto Rico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos and Caribbean Corridor Strike Force agents offloaded 2,425...

Coast Guard repatriates 36 Dominican nationals

Coast Guard repatriates 36 Dominican nationals
The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos on-scene with a makeshift vessel interdicted July 28, 2022 in international waters north of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos repatriated 36 Dominicans to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Friday, following the interdiction of two separate illegal voyages in Mona Passage...

Coast Guard transfers 68 Haitian survivors to Mayaguez

Coast Guard transfers 68 Haitian survivors to Mayaguez
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier’s small boat crew while completing the transfer of 68 Haitian survivors to Mayaguez, Puerto Rico July 29, 2022, who were abandoned offshore of Mona Island by smugglers the morning of July 28, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo). SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier completed the transport of 68 Haitian survivors to Mayaguez, Puerto Rico Friday, who...

Coast Guard repatriates 9 nationals to Dominican Republic Navy

Coast Guard repatriates 9 nationals to Dominican Republic Navy
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos repatriated nine Dominican Republic nationals Wednesday, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage vessel near Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. The interdiction is the result of ongoing local and federal multi-agency efforts in support of the Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG). One other...

Coast Guard suspends search for 19-year-old male

Coast Guard suspends search for 19-year-old male
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard suspended the search for a 19-year-old male in the waters just off ‘La Poza del Obispo’ in Arecibo, Puerto Rico Tuesday night. Still missing is Brian Cortéz Torres, from Barceloneta, who reportedly was on the rocks with his friend, Kadier Rivera Maldonado, when a heavy swell swept them both into the water....