Coast Guard returns 35 non-U.S. citizens to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard returns 35 non-U.S. citizens to the Dominican Republic
The Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley cutter boat interdicts an illegal voyage vessel with 21 non-U.S. citizens May 23, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard between Tuesday and Friday returned eight Dominican, 15 Haitian and 12 Uzbek nationals to the Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages in Mona Passage waters near Puerto Rico. Four...

Coast Guard repatriates 24 Dominicans

Coast Guard repatriates 24 Dominicans
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley repatriated 24 Dominican Republic nationals Monday, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage Wednesday in Atlantic Ocean waters northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. This interdiction is the result of ongoing local and federal multi-agency efforts in support of the Caribbean Border...

Coast Guard suspends search for survivors of capsized vessel

Coast Guard suspends search for survivors of capsized vessel
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard suspended at 10 p.m. Sunday the four-day search for additional survivors of a capsized vessel in Mona Passage waters between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Rescued are 38 survivors, 36 Haitian and two Dominican Republic nationals. Rescue crews also recovered 11 people deceased, whose nationalities...

Coast Guard continues search for survivors of capsized vessel

Coast Guard continues search for survivors of capsized vessel
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard and partner agency air and surface assets continue searching Friday for possible survivors of a capsized vessel in the Mona Passage, approximately 10 nautical miles north of Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico. Rescued are 38 survivors, 36 Haitian and two Dominican Republic nationals, of which eight remain hospitalized....

Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos repatriates 44 Dominicans

Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos repatriates 44 Dominicans
The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos interdicts a 25-foot vessel taking part in an illegal voyage May 9, 2022 in the Mona Passage.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos repatriated 44 Dominicans to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Wednesday, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages in the Mona Passage. These interdictions are the result...

Coast Guard offloads $5.6 million dollars in seized cocaine

Coast Guard offloads $5.6 million dollars in seized cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier file photo. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier and Caribbean Corridor Strike Force agents offloaded 626 pounds (284 kgs) of seized cocaine Monday in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The offload of contraband resulted from a go-fast vessel interdiction April 28, 2022 in Mona Passage waters near the Dominican Republic. The interdiction is...

Coast Guard rescues 56 while assisting Dominican Republic Navy

Coast Guard rescues 56 while assisting Dominican Republic Navy
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier file photo. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier recovered the body of a woman and rescued 56 persons from the water Saturday while assisting a Dominican Republic Navy vessel, following the capsizing of an illegal voyage vessel in the Mona Passage. The Dominican Republic Navy crew reportedly recovered twelve 12 other persons from...

Coast Guard, AMVER vessel medevac 2 Germans off Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, AMVER vessel medevac 2 Germans off Puerto Rico
Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter file photo. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew medevaced a German couple, Monday, from the Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System 967-foot Malta-flagged tanker ship, BW Lilac, approximately 110 miles north of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. The Jayhawk aircrew transported the man and woman, reportedly...

Coast Guard repatriates 72 Dominicans to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 72 Dominicans to the Dominican Republic
A Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez crewmember watches over a capsized boat, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage that was grossly overloaded and taking on water in the Mona Passage near Puerto Rico April 6, 2022. Following the capsizing, the crew of the Heriberto Hernandez safely recovered all vessel passengers. Seven Haitians and 42 Dominicans from this group, along with 37 other...