Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater off Loiza, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater off Loiza, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard suspended the search at sunset Sunday for a missing 20-year-old boater off the north and northeastern coast of Puerto Rico. Still missing is Jan Carlos Olivos Castro, 20, who along with three other men was reportedly aboard a 16-foot boat that reportedly sank Thursday off the coast of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. “Making the determination...

Coast Guard crews rescue 1 of 2 missing overdue boaters off Loiza, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard crews rescue 1 of 2 missing overdue boaters off Loiza, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez rescued one of two missing overdue boaters Friday afternoon, approximately half a mile off the north coast of Loiza, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard crews continue to search for Jan Carlos Olivos Castro, 20, the remaining boater of four others, who reportedly were onboard 16-foot...

Coast Guard crews are searching for 2 overdue boaters off Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard crews are searching for 2 overdue boaters off Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric D. Woodall SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard rescue crews continue to search for the third day Friday for two of four overdue male boaters in waters north of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Two persons in this case are reported to be safely ashore, while two others, Juan Carlos Olivos Castro, 20, and...

Coast Guard repatriates 12 Dominicans and 2 Haitians to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 12 Dominicans and 2 Haitians to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) repatriated 12 Dominicans and returned two Haitians to Dominican authorities Sunday evening, following the interdiction of a migrant vessel Thursday in waters just off Mona Island, Puerto Rico. The interdiction is the result of ongoing efforts in support of Operation...

Coast Guard transfers 3 smugglers, $3.3 million dollars of cocaine to DEA agents

Coast Guard transfers 3 smugglers, $3.3 million dollars of cocaine to DEA agents
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos crew transferred three smugglers and approximately $3.3 million dollars of cocaine to Drug Enforcement Administration agents at Sector San Juan Sept. 20, 2018. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos (WPC-1118) crew transferred custody of three smugglers and approximately $3.3 million dollars of cocaine to Drug Enforcement Administration agents...

Coast Guard repatriates 22 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 22 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos repatriated 22 migrants to the Dominican Republic, Wednesday. The migrants were interdicted as the result of two separate cases by the Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser in the Mona Pass during efforts in support of Operation Unified Resolve, Operation Caribbean Guard and the Caribbean Border...

Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray for the U. S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray for the U. S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Effective 8 p.m. Tuesday, the Coast Guard Sector San Juan captain of the port (COTP) set port condition X-ray for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgins Islands due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds of 25 mph and gusts up to 40 mph generated by tropical storm Isaac that may arrive within 48 hours. These ports and facilities are currently open to all commercial traffic...

Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers in distress just off Ceiba, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues 2 kayakers in distress just off Ceiba, Puerto Rico
The crew of a Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan 33-foot Special Purpose Craft — Law Enforcement rescue a man and a woman from the water.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –The crew of a Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan 33-foot Special Purpose Craft–Law Enforcement response boat rescued two kayakers from the water Sunday in the vicinity of Ceiba, Puerto Rico. Rescued are two adults, a man and a...

Coast Guard, USS Zephyr, CBIG partners seize $2 million dollars of cocaine

Coast Guard, USS Zephyr, CBIG partners seize $2 million dollars of cocaine
U.S. Customs and Border Protection marine units working with the crew of a Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft interdicted a go-fast vessel, off Mona Island, Puerto Rico Aug. 27, 2018. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Yellowfin transferred four suspected smugglers and approximately one million dollars of cocaine to Ramey Sector Border Patrol Agents in Mayaguez Thursday...