Coast Guard boat crews seize $12 million in cocaine

Coast Guard boat crews seize $12 million in cocaine
Station San Juan boat crews offloaded approximately 400 kilograms in seized cocaine and transferred custody of four suspected smugglers to federal agents Nov. 24, 2021, following the interdiction of a go-fast vessel near Dorado, Puerto Rico.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Station San Juan boat crew offloaded approximately 400 kilograms in seized cocaine and...

Coast Guard rescues 27 migrants stranded on Monito Island

Coast Guard rescues 27 migrants stranded on Monito Island
The Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless rescues 27 stranded migrants from Monito Island, Puerto Rico Nov. 27, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless rescued 27 migrants Saturday, after the migrants abandoned a disabled vessel Wednesday and ended stranded on Monito Island, Puerto Rico. The rescued migrants, 25 Haitian and two others of undetermined nationality,...

Coast Guard searching for possible migrants in the water

Coast Guard searching for possible migrants in the water
Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin R. Williams SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard cutters and helicopters crews continue to search for possible migrants in the water Friday, following the rescue of 10 Haitian migrants Wednesday from a disabled vessel near Mona and Monito Islands, Puerto Rico. At this time, search efforts have revealed no signs of people in...

Coast Guard rescues 12 Venezuelan migrants

Coast Guard rescues 12 Venezuelan migrants
Two Coast Guard Boast Forces Detachment boat crews rescue 12 Venezuelan migrants from a disabled 18-foot skiff, approximately 20 nautical miles southeast of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Nov. 25, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard surface and air units combined efforts to locate and rescue 12 migrants from a disabled 18-foot skiff in waters southeast of St. Thomas,...

Coast Guard warns Puerto Rico of rip currents impacting beaches

Coast Guard warns Puerto Rico of rip currents impacting beaches
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard warns mariners, tourists and beachgoers of hazardous weather and sea states that will generate dangerous breaking waves and rip currents around coastal waters of Puerto Rico, including Vieques and Culebra Islands, from Wednesday through the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Most Puerto Rico beaches are open water beaches without lifeguards, swimmers are urged to...

Coast Guard ends search for overdue fishing vessel

Coast Guard ends search for overdue fishing vessel
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Lehmann. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard air and surface units ended the search for an overdue 20-foot blue and white boat Monday afternoon, after the vessel was found ashore in the vicinity of Punta Salinas in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. Four men are reportedly in the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol as their...

Coast Guard searching for 3 overdue fishermen north of Puerto Rico

Coast Guard searching for 3 overdue fishermen north of Puerto Rico
Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Lehmann. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard air and surface units are searching for three fishermen aboard a 20-foot blue and white boat in Atlantic Ocean waters, approximately 20 nautical miles north of Vega Baja and Dorado, Puerto Rico. The three men reportedly departed on a fishing trip from Loiza, Puerto Rico,...

Coast Guard rescues 2 Good Samaritans just off San Juan,

Coast Guard rescues 2 Good Samaritans just off San Juan,
A Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan boat crew arrives to Base San Juan after rescuing two men and recovering the body of one other Nov. 16, 2021, after the men were caught in the strong currents in the Condado beach area in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan crew rescued two men Tuesday and recovered the...

Coast Guard crews aid yacht Current Sea in Mona Passage

Coast Guard crews aid yacht Current Sea in Mona Passage
Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser renders assistance to the 95-foot motor yacht Current Sea Nov. 15, 2021, after the vessel sustained damage to its forward bow and started taking on water while transiting Mona Passage waters, approximately 26 nautical miles west of Rincon, Puerto Rico.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard surface and air units combined efforts to save...