Coast Guard suspends search for man near Rincon, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard suspends search for man near Rincon, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard air and surface crews suspended the three-day search for a Texas man Oct. 8, 2021, in Mona Passage waters off Rincon, Puerto Rico. Still missing is Bruttus Michael Walter, 24, from Dallas, who was last seen in the water struggling as he was being pulled by the currents just off Steps Beach in Rincon. Walter was reported...

Coast Guard returns 10 Haitian migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard returns 10 Haitian migrants to the Dominican Republic
An empty makeshift boat lays in the Mona Passage Oct. 10, 2021, shortly after the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon interdicted an illegal migrant voyage near Mona Island, Puerto Rico.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo). SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard returned 10 Haitian migrants to the Dominican Republic between Tuesday and Wednesday, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage in Mona Passage...

Coast Guard searching for Texas man off Rincon, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard searching for Texas man off Rincon, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard air and surface crews continue searching Thursday for a Texas man in the waters just off Steps Beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico. Missing is Michael Walter, 24, from Dallas, who was last seen being swept out to sea by the currents. Walter is reported to be a strong swimmer, approximately 170 pounds, brown skin, and wearing...

Coast Guard offloads $15 million in seized cocaine in San Juan

Coast Guard offloads $15 million in seized cocaine in San Juan
The crew of the Coast Guard Joseph Tezanos offloads nearly $15 million in cocaine and transfers custody of two suspected smugglers at Coast Guard Base San Juan July 12, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo). SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos crew offloaded nearly $15 million in seized cocaine and transferred custody of two male smugglers at Coast Guard Base San Juan Monday,...

Coast Guard repatriates 58 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 58 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos small boat on scene with one of two illegal voyages that were interdicted by the cutter, during separate cases, in the Mona Passage waters March 6, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 58 migrants to the Dominican Republic Sunday, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages in Mona Passage waters...

Coast Guard assists Danish sailing vessel taking on water

Coast Guard assists Danish sailing vessel taking on water
Coast Guard air and surface units assisted a distressed sailing vessel Feb. 22, 2021 that was taking on water with eight people onboard in the Caribbean Sea, approximately 80 nautical miles south of Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard air and surface units assisted a distressed sailing vessel Monday that was taking on water with eight people onboard...

Coast Guard intercepts 2 illegal voyages off Puerto Rico coast

Coast Guard intercepts 2 illegal voyages off Puerto Rico coast
La Yeguada, floats approximately 1 mile northwest of Punta Borinquen, Puerto Rico, Nov. 22, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard intercepted two illegal voyages, Sunday, off the coast of Puerto Rico. Puerto Rican Border Patrol (FURA) detected a 20-foot vessel with 12 migrants aboard, 11 Dominican Republic and one Guatemalan migrant including 11 adult males and one adult female,...

Coast Guard recovers 11 bales of adrift cocaine

Coast Guard recovers 11 bales of adrift cocaine
Ten of 11 bales of interdicted cocaine in Puerto Rico (Coast Guard Photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutters Paul Clark (WPC-1106) and Joseph Tezanos (WPC-1118) crews recovered a total of 11 bales of cocaine approximately 10 miles southwest of Desecheo Island, Friday. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew located a debris field approximately 10 miles southwest of Desecho Island....

Coast Guard repatriates 35 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 35 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 35 migrants to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Friday, following the interdiction of an illegal migrant voyage Thursday by Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) law enforcement crews in the Mona Passage. The interdiction is the result of ongoing efforts in support of Operation Caribbean Guard and...