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...

Coast Guard interdicts 19 illegal migrants 22 miles northwest of Mona Island

Coast Guard interdicts 19 illegal migrants 22 miles northwest of Mona Island
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon (WPC-1113) crew interdicted 19 illegal migrants Saturday approximately 22 miles northwest of Mona Island. A Coast Guard Auxiliary aircraft crew spotted a 20-foot yola approximately 22 miles northwest of Mona Island. Coast Guard Sector San Juan watchstanders...

Coast Guard repatriates 14 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 14 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) transfers 16 Dominican migrants to the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon (WPC-1113) July 12, 2019 for their repatriation to the Dominican Republic. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon (WPC-1113) repatriated 14 Dominican migrants to a Dominican Navy patrol vessel Saturday near Samaná, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction...

Coast Guard repatriates 66 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 66 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba (WMEC-907) interdicts a 30-foot makeshift boat with 28 migrants onboard May 21, 2019, approximately 20 nautical miles northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 66 migrants to a Dominican Navy vessel in Dominican Republic waters Thursday afternoon, following the interdiction of three illegal migrant vessels in the Mona...

Coast Guard repatriates 23 Dominican migrants, returns 1 Haitian to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 23 Dominican migrants, returns 1 Haitian to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon (WPC-1113) repatriated 24 of 30 migrant adults to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Wednesday in waters just off Samana, Dominican Republic. The repatriation followed Monday’s interdiction of a migrant boat by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities just off Ruins Beach...

Coast Guard interdicts 24 migrants off Mona Island, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard interdicts 24 migrants off Mona Island, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma repatriated 20 of 24 Dominican migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Monday just off Samana, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of a makeshift boat Saturday, approximately five nautical miles west of Mona Island, Puerto Rico. Four men among the interdicted migrants are facing federal...

Coast Guard returns 71 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard returns 71 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard returned 71 of 81 interdicted migrants to law enforcement authorities in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic over the weekend following multiple at sea interdictions off Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Ten other migrants interdicted are facing federal prosecution in Puerto Rico for attempting to illegally re-enter...