Coast Guard suspends search for 3 missing migrants

Coast Guard suspends search for 3 missing migrants
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard suspended the search at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for three missing Dominican migrants near Rincon. Search crews completed 16 searches covering more than 2,100 square miles. “Suspending a search is one of my most difficult responsibilities,” said Capt. Eric King, commander of Coast Guard Sector San Juan....

Coast Guard, partners searching for 3 missing migrants near Rincon, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, partners searching for 3 missing migrants near Rincon, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching Wednesday for three missing migrants near Rincon, Puerto Rico. The three Dominican men were last seen at 7 a.m. wearing white disposable protective coveralls aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon. The cutter was transiting less than two miles from shore with 22 interdicted...

Coast Guard repatriates 43 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 43 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos crew repatriated 41 Dominican migrants and two Haitian migrants Sunday to the Dominican Republic. The repatriation is a combination of two separate interdiction cases, which Customs and Border Protection aircrews and Coast Guard cutter crews located and rescued these migrants. The latest interdiction took place...

Coast Guard boat crew rescues 2 watercraft riders just off Saint Thomas

Coast Guard boat crew rescues 2 watercraft riders just off Saint Thomas
The crew of a Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement from Boat Forces Saint Thomas rescued two boaters just off Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands July 14, 2018.  SAINT THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands – The boat crew of a Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement rescued 2 persons from a disabled personal watercraft near Hans Lollik Islands Saturday in the U.S....

Coast Guard rescues missing hunter on Mona Island, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues missing hunter on Mona Island, Puerto Rico
The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Borinquen rescued a missing hunter on Mona Island, Puerto Rico July 13, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescued a missing hunter on the natural reserve of Mona Island, Puerto Rico Friday morning. Rescued is Walter Cardona, 60, a resident of Toa Baja, Puerto...

Coast Guard urges U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to prepare for Hurricane Beryl

Coast Guard urges U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to prepare for Hurricane Beryl
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – With the approach of Hurricane Beryl to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, the maritime community and boating public are advised to monitor its progress and take early action to protect themselves and their vessels. “It’s never too early to make preparations, mariners and boaters should be monitoring the weather and taking measures to protect their vessels and property,”...

Coast Guard repatriates 64 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 64 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser repatriates 46 migrants  July 20, 2018 to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel in waters south of the Dominican Republic. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 46 Dominican migrants Wednesday and 18 others Sunday to the Dominican Republic, following two at-sea interdictions in the Mona Passage. “Grossly overloaded boats taking on water with no...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people stranded in the Caribbean Sea for 21 days

Coast Guard rescues 3 people stranded in the Caribbean Sea for 21 days
Three Dominicans from the island of Dominica were located by the crew of the 886-foot bulk carrier Skiathos June 7, 2018 and were rescued by the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Donald Horsley June 8, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard illustration by Petty Officer 3rd Class, Jonathan Lally. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley combined efforts with the Liberian-flagged bulk...

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to visit Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to visit Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Eagle file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, “America’s Tall Ship,” will visit Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic from 9 to 12 June and San Juan, Puerto Rico from 15 to 20 June, where it will be open to free public tours. In the Dominican Republic, the Eagle will arrive at 10 a.m. to Sansoucí,...