Coast Guard stops illegal passenger operation near Rincon, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard stops illegal passenger operation near Rincon, Puerto Rico
A Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon crewmember aboard the 32-foot Going Deep dive boat assesses the vessel’s passenger-for-hire operation during a boarding Feb. 7, 2021 near Rincon, Puerto Rico.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon and Sector San Juan marine investigators terminated an illegal passenger-for-hire operation Sunday for the 32-foot...

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returns from 57-day Caribbean patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returns from 57-day Caribbean patrol
Petty Officer 3rd Class Brett Krafft and Petty Officer 3rd Class Malcom Woods fold an American flag during a burial at sea aboard the Tampa. U.S. Coast Guard photo. PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returned to their homeport in Portsmouth, after a 57-day counter-drug and migrant interdiction operations patrol, Saturday. Patrolling known drug trafficking areas throughout...

Coast Guard repatriates 18 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 18 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard and Caribbean Border Interagency Group authorities interdict a makeshift vessel with 18 Dominican migrants off Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico Aug. 7, 2020. The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon (WPC-1113) and the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) repatriated the migrants back to the Dominican Republic between Aug. 8 and Aug. 11, 2020. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated...

Coast Guard offloads $12 million in seized cocaine in San Juan

Coast Guard offloads $12 million in seized cocaine in San Juan
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier transferred custody of two smugglers and offloaded 430 kilograms of cocaine and at Sector San Juan Aug. 5, 2020, which have a wholesale value of more than $12 million. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard transferred custody of two suspected smugglers and 430 kilograms of seized cocaine to federal law enforcement authorities at Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard repatriates 37 of 38 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 37 of 38 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The crew of the cutter Heriberto Hernandez repatriates nine migrants to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic July 9, 2020. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 37 of 38 migrants to the Dominican Republic Navy between July 3, 2020 and Thursday, following the interdiction of three illegal voyages in the Mona Passage off the west coast of Puerto Rico. Thirty seven of the interdicted migrants...

Coast Guard repatriates 86 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 86 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The crew of the Coast Guard Richard Dixon cutter boat on scene with a 35-foot migrant boat with 45 migrants onboard June 29, 2020 in the Mona Passage off the west coast of Puerto Rico.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo). SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 86 of 87 migrants to the Dominican Republic Navy between Tuesday and Wednesday, following the interdiction of three illegal migrant voyages...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 men presumed lost at sea

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 men presumed lost at sea
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued two fishermen, Monday, who were presumed lost at sea, 23 miles northeast of Cat Island, Bahamas. Rescued were Domingo Jimenez, 45, and Ramon Castillo, 29, both from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, forward deployed...

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns home after Caribbean patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns home after Caribbean patrol
A Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew member embraces his family Feb. 27, 2020, as he returns home to Naval Station Mayport, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Dickinson) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned home Thursday to Naval Station Mayport after completing a nine-week patrol in the Caribbean Sea. The Valiant crew patrolled over...

Coast Guard interdicts 69 migrants near Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic

Coast Guard interdicts 69 migrants near Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic
The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon  interdicted 37 illegal migrants near Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico  (Coast Guard Photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant (WMEC-616) repatriated 44 of 69 Dominican migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Monday, following the interdiction of three separate illegal migrant voyages near Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Five of...