Coast Guard interdicts 13 migrants, suspected smuggler 25 miles east of Miami

Coast Guard interdicts 13 migrants, suspected smuggler 25 miles east of Miami
A Coast Guard Cutter William Trump smallboat crew interdicts a 21-foot cabin cruiser 25 miles east of Miami, Sept. 28, 2019.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard interdicted 13 migrants and one suspected smuggler Saturday 25 miles east of Miami. The Coast Guard Cutter William Trump (WPC-1111) crew detected a westbound 21-foot cabin cruiser approximately 25 miles east of Miami heading towards...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan assist disabled vessel 39 miles north of Freeport

Coast Guard, good Samaritan assist disabled vessel 39 miles north of Freeport
A Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell smallboat crew prepares to assist the Viking Lady. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard assisted a disabled 45-foot pleasure craft, Viking Lady, with four people aboard 39 miles north of Freeport, Bahamas, Sunday. The Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell (WPC-1105) and crew safely towed the vessel and crew to a commercial salvage vessel, who took over...

Coast Guard seizes $3 million in cocaine off Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard seizes $3 million in cocaine off Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Four seized bales comprised of 200 pounds of cocaine with estimated wholesale value of $3 million dollars lay aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell Jan. 29, 2019. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell (WPC-1105) offloaded 200 pounds of cocaine Wednesday evening and transferred custody of four suspected smugglers to U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration...

Coast Guard rescues injured boater off Dania Beach

Coast Guard rescues injured boater off Dania Beach
A Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement boatcrew finishes mooring a 22-foot pleasure craft to a pier Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 after rescuing a 55-year-old boater who got injured approximately 11 miles east of Dania Beach.  U.S. Coast Guard courtesy of Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued an injured boater Sunday approximately...

Coast Guard searching for missing man near Boynton Beach

Coast Guard searching for missing man near Boynton Beach
Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard is assisting the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office with a search for a missing 21-year-old man near Boynton Beach, Thursday. Missing is Amantay Brown, 21, last seen wearing blue shorts with no shirt. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a call at 3:01 a.m. reporting Brown missing stating he was swimming with his...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing cruise ship passenger

Coast Guard suspends search for missing cruise ship passenger
MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended their search at 5:44 p.m. Friday for a man who fell overboard from the Independence of the Seas cruise ship. Nathaniel Skokan, 22, was reportedly seen going overboard from the 12th deck Thursday. “We want to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Skokan” said Chris Eddy, search and rescue technical specialist at the Coast Guard 7th...

Coast Guard searches for cruise ship passenger 33 miles southeast of Key Largo

Coast Guard searches for cruise ship passenger 33 miles southeast of Key Largo
MIAMI – The Coast Guard is searching Thursday for a man who went overboard from the Independence of the Seas cruise ship approximately 33 miles southeast of Key Largo. Watch standers with the Coast Guard Sector Key West command center received notification from the Independence of the Seas crew at 1:49 a.m. Thursday that a 22-year-old man was reportedly seen going overboard from the 12th...

Coast Guard rescues 13 from yacht minutes before sinking

Coast Guard rescues 13 from yacht minutes before sinking
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell rescued 13 people from their vessel that was taking on water off Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida, Monday night. Rescued were six passengers, six crew and the captain of the 106-foot motor yacht Serena III. Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received notification at approximately 6:30 p.m. via VHF-FM radio that the Serena III was taking...

Coast Guard responding to cargo container incident

Coast Guard responding to cargo container incident
Barge container ship, Columbia Elizabeth, is towed to Port of Palm Beach, Dec. 6, 2015.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. MIAMI — Coast Guard crews are responding to reports of multiple containers falling off a barge off the coast between Port Canaveral, Florida, and West Palm Beach, Florida, Sunday. The U.S. flagged 136-foot Tug Capt Latham was enroute to Puerto Rico as it tugged a 340-foot barge, Columbia...