Coast Guard suspends search off Maine coast for missing man, 3 children

Coast Guard suspends search off Maine coast for missing man, 3 children
Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod’s MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo BOSTON – The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Sunday at 8:00 a.m. for a missing man and 3 children in the waters off Kennebunkport, Maine pending new information. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England command center received a radio distress call Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from a man reporting his boat...

Coast Guard, local partners recover missing diver off Rockport

Coast Guard, local partners recover missing diver off Rockport
Coast Guard Station Gloucester 47-Foot Motor LIfeboat file photo BOSTON — Coast Guard and local authorities recovered a missing scuba diver Thursday off Rockport. Crews from a Massachusetts State Police dive team recovered the 47-year-old man at approximately 8:45 a.m., about 25 yards from his original dive site. “With the help of our partner agencies, we were able to quickly respond to the incident,...

Coast Guard investigates tug collision, monitors sunken boat

Coast Guard investigates tug collision, monitors sunken boat
The 80-foot tugboat Capt Mackintire is in tow off Portland, Maine, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. BOSTON — The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a tug collision that occurred about three miles south of Kennebunk, Maine, early Thursday, and monitoring the site where one of the stricken vessels sank. One of the two crewmen aboard the 40-foot tugboat Helen Louise alerted...

Coast Guard repatriates 21 Dominicans returns 7 Haitian migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 21 Dominicans returns 7 Haitian migrants to the Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 21 Dominicans and returned seven Haitian migrants to the Dominican Republic following two at-sea interdictions by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities in the Mona Passage Sunday night. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico will be filing a criminal complaint against six of the migrants interdicted,...

Coast Guard, crew of Good Samaritan sailing vessel rescue 3 French boaters in the Mona Passage

Coast Guard, crew of Good Samaritan sailing vessel rescue 3 French boaters in the Mona Passage
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard rescue crews and the crew of Good Samaritan sailing vessel rescued three French boaters from a sinking catamaran Sunday morning, approximately 25 nautical miles southeast of Mona Island, Puerto Rico. The rescued men were transiting from the Dominican Republic to the island of St. Maarten at approximately 2 a.m. Sunday when their catamaran began taking on water...

Coast Guard rescues 16 Cuban migrants, repatriates them to la Romana, Dominican Republic

Coast Guard rescues 16 Cuban migrants, repatriates them to la Romana, Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Reef Shark repatriated 16 Cubans to La Romana, Dominican Republic Friday, following an at-sea migrant interdiction and rescue in the Mona Passage by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities Wednesday night. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Puerto Rico is charging two Dominican Republic nationals from the interdicted vessel to...

Coast Guard nabs 2 smugglers, seizes contraband during an at-sea interdiction in the Caribbean

Coast Guard nabs 2 smugglers, seizes contraband during an at-sea interdiction in the Caribbean
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Reef Shark, transferred custody of two suspected smugglers and 71 pounds of cocaine Saturday, worth an estimated $800,000 wholesale value, seized in a multi-agency law enforcement effort in support of Operation Caribbean Guard and Coast Guard Operation Unified Resolve. Early Wednesday morning a JIATF-S fixed-wing marine surveillance aircraft...

Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen from capsized boat off Vieques, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen from capsized boat off Vieques, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Reef Shark and a Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces for Rapid Action (FURA) helicopter combined efforts to rescue two fishermen Thursday, after their 20-foot fishing vessel capsized, approximately one nautical mile south southeast of Vieques, Puerto Rico. Rescued were Juan Feliciano, 44, and Juan Carlos Gorritz Dávila, 56, residents of Toa...

Coast Guard seizes $5.7 million cocaine shipment, apprehend 2 smugglers east of Vieques, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard seizes $5.7 million cocaine shipment, apprehend 2 smugglers east of Vieques, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized a 533 pound cocaine shipment, a go-fast vessel, and apprehended two men following an at-sea interdiction 22 nautical miles southeast of Vieques, Puerto Rico Sunday morning. Raddif Tapia-Rivera and Estevan DeCarlos were...