Coast Guard repatriates 23 Dominican migrants, returns 1 Haitian to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 23 Dominican migrants, returns 1 Haitian to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon (WPC-1113) repatriated 24 of 30 migrant adults to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Wednesday in waters just off Samana, Dominican Republic. The repatriation followed Monday’s interdiction of a migrant boat by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities just off Ruins Beach...

Coast Guard assists 3 aboard disabled, dismasted sailing vessel off San Juan

Coast Guard assists 3 aboard disabled, dismasted sailing vessel off San Juan
A Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan 45-foot Response Boat Medium crew assists three mariners during a stern tow of the disabled sailing vessel Illusion II Friday, approximately 11 nautical miles off the coast of San Juan, Puerto Rico.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan boat crew assisted three mariners aboard the disabled sailing vessel Illusion II Friday, approximately...

Coast Guard seizes $28.5 million in cocaine off Loiza, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard seizes $28.5 million in cocaine off Loiza, Puerto Rico
Bales of cocaine lie at Sector San Juan, March 22, 2019. Coast Guard Photo by Ricardo Castrodad. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos (WPC-1118) offloaded 2,513 pounds (1,140 kilos) of cocaine Friday and transferred custody of three suspected smugglers to Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agents in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard, DEA and Caribbean...

Coast Guard interdicts 24 migrants off Mona Island, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard interdicts 24 migrants off Mona Island, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma repatriated 20 of 24 Dominican migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Monday just off Samana, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of a makeshift boat Saturday, approximately five nautical miles west of Mona Island, Puerto Rico. Four men among the interdicted migrants are facing federal...

Coast Guard crew rescues 2 boaters from capsized vessel off Culebra, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard crew rescues 2 boaters from capsized vessel off Culebra, Puerto Rico
A Coast Guard Boat Forces Saint Thomas 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement is moored at the Marine Safety Detachment pier in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, after the vessel’s crew rescued two U.S. citizens Jan. 31, 2019 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A Coast Guard 33-Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement crew, from Boat Forces Detachment Saint Thomas, rescued two U.S. citizens...

Coast Guard stops multiple migrant and drug smuggling events off Puerto Rico

Coast Guard stops multiple migrant and drug smuggling events off Puerto Rico
An overloaded vessel with approximately 35 migrants aboard is interdicted Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 approximately 34 miles west of Desecheo, Puerto Rico. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard interdicted a vessel, Monday, with 35 Dominican migrants and 4 kilograms of heroin approximately 34 miles west of Desecheo, Puerto Rico. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returns home after 59 days

Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returns home after 59 days
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returns home Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 to their homeport in St. Petersburg, Florida following a 59-day patrol in the Caribbean.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returned home Monday to St. Petersburg following a 59-day patrol. Resolute crew members patrolled...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing cruise ship crewmember

Coast Guard suspends search for missing cruise ship crewmember
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo MIAMI — Coast Guard crews suspended their search at approximately 2:30 p.m., Thursday for a missing Royal Caribbean cruise ship Harmony of the Seas crewmember 267 miles northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Missing is Arron Hough, 20, of the United Kingdom. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico received a notification from the...

Coast Guard searching for cruise ship crewmember northwest of Puerto Rico

Coast Guard searching for cruise ship crewmember northwest of Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Resolute File Photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard is searching Wednesday for a missing crewmember, who went overboard from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Harmony of the Seas 267 miles northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Missing is Arron Hough, 20, of the United Kingdom. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan received a notification from the cruise ship stating a crewmember went...