Coast Guard repatriates 45 Dominican migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 45 Dominican migrants
A group of migrants is waiting to be embarked aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez during one of three separate illegal voyages, of 49 migrants, in the Mona Passage this past weekend.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) repatriated 45 of 49 Dominican migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Monday just off the Dominican...

Coast Guard repatriates 82 Dominican, returns 5 Haitian migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 82 Dominican, returns 5 Haitian migrants
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) is on scene with a migrant vessel interdicted Oct. 6, 2019 in the Mona Passage. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutters Joseph Tezanos (WPC-1118) and Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) repatriated 82 Dominican migrants and 5 Haitians to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Monday, following the interdiction of five illegal...

Coast Guard, Clean Harbors remove pollution threat from vessel in San Juan Harbor

Coast Guard, Clean Harbors remove pollution threat from vessel in San Juan Harbor
Coast Guard Sector San Juan Incident Management Division and Clean Harbors personnel completed operations Oct. 3, 2019 to remove 1,500 gallons of diesel and 1,200 gallons of oily water from a 54-foot Bertram sports fishing vessel that was threatening to spill into San Juan Harbor. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard Sector San Juan Incident Management Division personnel...

Missing diver rescued off reef near La Paguera in Lajas, Puerto Rico

Missing diver rescued off reef near La Paguera in Lajas, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A multiagency search effort for a missing diver involving the Coast Guard and local agencies ended Thursday night after the crew of a Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action marine located and rescued the diver off a reef near La Parguera in Lajas, Puerto Rico. Rescued was a 35 year-old man, who goes by the name of Peter...

Coast Guard searches for missing diver in waters just off “La Parguera” in Puerto Rico

Coast Guard searches for missing diver in waters just off "La Parguera" in Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard rescue crews are searching for a missing diver in waters near “La Parguera” in Lajas Puerto Rico. The missing diver is a 30 year-old man, who reportedly goes by the name of Peter Pan and was wearing a dark wet suit and diving with one tank when last seen, approximately a mile south of Media Luna Cay near La Parguera. Wathstanders...

Coast Guard ends search for migrants of capsized vessel off Martinica Beach

Coast Guard ends search for migrants of capsized vessel off Martinica Beach
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier file photo. SAN JUAN – Coast Guard rescue crews have ended the search for possible survivors of a migrant vessel, which capsized Saturday just off Martinica Beach in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico Three of the migrants in this case were recovered deceased Saturday by authorities ashore, after the vessel reportedly ran aground and capsized when struck by wave on its final...

Coast Guard rescue crews search for possible survivors of capsized migrant vessel

Coast Guard rescue crews search for possible survivors of capsized migrant vessel
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier file photo. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews continue to search Sunday for possible survivors of a migrant boat which capsized Saturday just off Martinica Beach in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. So far, three of the migrants have been recovered deceased by authorities ashore, while at least six others have been apprehended and are in the custody of the...

Coast Guard repatriates 27 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 27 migrants to the Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard repatriated 27 migrants Thursday to the Samaná, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of two illegal migrant voyages in Mona Passage waters off Puerto Rico. Four men and a woman, among the interdicted migrants, remain in Puerto Rico where they face possible federal prosecution for attempted illegal reentry into the United States. The interdictions...

Coast Guard repatriates 12 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 12 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) repatriated 12 migrants to the Dominican Republic Navy patrol boat Proción (GC-103) Sunday near Samaná, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of an illegal migrant voyage Saturday afternoon in Mona Passage waters near Puerto...