Coast Guard searches for 19-year-old male off Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard searches for 19-year-old male off Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photoSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard air and surface units continue search efforts Tuesday for a 19-year-old male in the waters just off ‘La Poza del Obispo’ in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. 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...

Coast Guard repatriates 60 Dominicans

Coast Guard repatriates 60 Dominicans
The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos on-scene with a makeshift vessel interdicted July 8, 2022 in Mona Passage waters near Puerto Rico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 60 Dominicans and returned three Haitians to the Dominican Republic between Friday and Saturday, following the interdiction of two separate illegal voyages in Mona Passage waters near Puerto...

Coast Guard offloads $5.2 million in seized cocaine in San Juan

Coast Guard offloads $5.2 million in seized cocaine in San Juan
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos offloaded 250 kilograms in seized cocaine estimated at $5.2 million at Coast Guard Base San Juan July 5, 2022. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos offloaded 551 pounds (250 kgs) of seized cocaine Tuesday in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Three men, one Venezuelan and two Dominican Republic nationals, apprehended in this case...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person in the water

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person in the water
Station San Juan 45-Footg Response Boat-Medium file photo photo by Ricardo Castrodad SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard suspended the search for a 23-year-old man Thursday night in waters just off ‘La Poza del Obispo’ in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Harold Carrion Butter from Arecibo was found alive Friday morning in an abandoned structure near Garcia Park in Arecibo where he was detained by Puerto...

Coast Guard searching for man in Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard searching for man in Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard air and surface units continue search efforts Wednesday for a 23-year-old man in the waters just off ‘La Poza del Obispo’ in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Missing is Harold Carrion Butter, from Arecibo, who was last seen at approximately 9 p.m. Tuesday standing on the rocks just off the water. He was wearing a white shirt...

Coast Guard returns 35 non-U.S. citizens to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard returns 35 non-U.S. citizens to the Dominican Republic
The Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley cutter boat interdicts an illegal voyage vessel with 21 non-U.S. citizens May 23, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard between Tuesday and Friday returned eight Dominican, 15 Haitian and 12 Uzbek nationals to the Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages in Mona Passage waters near Puerto Rico. Four...

Coast Guard repatriates 52 people to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 52 people to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutters Joseph Tezanos and Donald Horsley interdict an illegal voyage May 16, 2022, approximately 15 nautical miles northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos returned 52 non-U.S. citizens to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Thursday near Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, following five illegal voyage interdictions...

Coast Guard repatriates 24 Dominicans

Coast Guard repatriates 24 Dominicans
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley repatriated 24 Dominican Republic nationals Monday, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage Wednesday in Atlantic Ocean waters northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. This interdiction is the result of ongoing local and federal multi-agency efforts in support of the Caribbean Border...

Coast Guard suspends search for survivors of capsized vessel

Coast Guard suspends search for survivors of capsized vessel
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard suspended at 10 p.m. Sunday the four-day search for additional survivors of a capsized vessel in Mona Passage waters between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Rescued are 38 survivors, 36 Haitian and two Dominican Republic nationals. Rescue crews also recovered 11 people deceased, whose nationalities...