Coast Guard offloads $14 million cocaine shipment in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard offloads $14 million cocaine shipment in San Juan, Puerto Rico
The Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous offloaded approximately 1,230 pounds of cocaine in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Aug. 14, 2015. Two suspected drug smugglers transporting the contraband were apprehended following the interdiction of a go-fast vessel Aug. 11, 2015, approximately 17 nautical miles south of Humacao, Puerto Rico. The suspected drug smugglers and the contraband were transferred to Immigration and...

Coast Guard repatriates 11 Dominicans to the Dominican Republic following two migrant interdictions

Coast Guard repatriates 11 Dominicans to the Dominican Republic following two migrant interdictions
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon repatriated 11of 26 Dominican migrants to the Dominican Republic Wednesday, interdicted at sea in two separate events Monday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico will file criminal complaints Thursday in the U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico to prosecute five Dominican men travelling with one of the groups on charges...

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable arrives at new home port

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable arrives at new home port
Coast Guard Cutter Dependable photo by PA3 Mike Lutz PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Cutter Dependable marked its official arrival at its new homeport at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia Beach, Saturday. Dependable is the second of two Medium Endurance Cutters from Cape May, New Jersey to be relocated to Little Creek. The Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous arrived in August 2014. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous crew receives new commanding officer

Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous crew receives new commanding officer
Cmdr. Arthur Ray relieves Cmdr. Terry Johns as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous during a change of command ceremony. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Cmdr. Arthur Ray relieved Cmdr. Terry Johns as commanding officer of the Virginia Beach-based Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous during a change of command ceremony Thursday aboard the...

Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous arrives at new home port

 Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous arrives at new home port
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous marked its official arrival at its new homeport at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia Beach, Friday. Vigorous is the first of two Medium Endurance Cutters from Cape May, New Jersey to be relocated to Little Creek. The Coast Guard Cutter Dependable is scheduled to arrive in 2015. Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous arrived at its new home...

Coast Guard suspends active search for missing sailors 1,000 miles east of Cape Cod

Coast Guard suspends active search for missing sailors 1,000 miles east of Cape Cod
BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended its search at 10:00 p.m., Friday, for the missing crew members of the 39-foot sailing vessel Cheeki Rafiki who reported distress approximately 1,000 miles east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. At the request of the British Government, the Coast Guard resumed search efforts at 7:38 a.m., Tuesday, having suspending its original 4,000-square-mile search on Sunday after...

Coast Guard continues search for missing sailors 1,000 miles east of Cape Cod

Coast Guard continues search for missing sailors 1,000 miles east of Cape Cod
BOSTON — The Coast Guard is continuing its search for four sailors approximately 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Friday. Searching are: a U.S. Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina a U.S. Navy MH-60 helicopter from the USS Oscar Austin a Royal Air Force HC-130 Hercules aircraft from Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, United...

Video – Statement from U.S. Coast Guard regarding Cheeki Rafiki search

Video - Statement from U.S. Coast Guard regarding Cheeki Rafiki search
BOSTON — The below statement regarding the search for the crew of the Cheeki Rafiki is from U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Anthony Popiel, Chief of Response for the 1st Coast Guard District. It was issued at 4:30 p.m., May 22, 2014:

Coast Guard resumes search for missing sailors 1,000 miles east of Cape Cod

Coast Guard resumes search for missing sailors 1,000 miles east of Cape Cod
BOSTON — The Coast Guard has resumed its active search for four sailors approximately 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) east of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, at 7:38 a.m., Tuesday. Watchstanders from the 1st Coast Guard District command center in Boston were notified at approximately 12:30 a.m., Friday, of two 406MHz personal locator beacons registered to the 39-foot U.K.-flagged sailing vessel Cheeki Rafiki. The...