Coast Guard ends 11 day response to 900-foot container ship MSC Idil off Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard ended an 11-day response effort to the damaged container ship MSC Idil Monday, after salvage professionals finalized temporary repairs to the ship’s hull off the coast of Puerto Rico. The Panamanian flagged ship MSC Idil continued its transit to Freeport, Bahamas, where vessel owner Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) will conduct further assessments of...

Coast Guard responding to 900-foot container ship MSC Idil after explosion onboard

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard has been responding since Friday to the distressed container ship MSC Idil with 25 people onboard, after the ship suffered a marine casualty following an explosion onboard approximately 60 nautical miles north of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The crew of the 900-foot Panamanian flagged container ship is all accounted for and have suffered no injuries following the...

Coast Guard repatriates 6 Dominicans and 1 Haitian migrants to La Romana, Dominican Republic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Matinicus repatriated six Dominicans and one Haitian a to La Romana, Dominican Republic Saturday, following an at-sea interdiction Friday by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities, approximately two nautical miles off the coast of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Puerto Rico agreed to prosecute seven...

Coast Guard assists disabled passenger ferry Fajardo II off of Culebra, Puerto Rico

USCG Cutter Farallon - file photoSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A Coast Guard rescue crew towed the ferry vessel Fajardo II to the Culebra Island, Puerto Rico ferry terminal Monday and they assisted in disembarking all 59 passengers aboard. The ferry Isleño towed the Fajardo II to the entrance of the Culebra harbor and then the Coast Guard Cutter Farallon resumed and completed the tow of the Fajardo II...