Coast Guard repatriates 18 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 18 migrants to the Dominican Republic
A makeshift vessel, with 18 migrants aboard interdicted in Mona Passage waters by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos April 20, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cuter Joseph Tezanos crew repatriated 18 migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Thursday, following the interdiction of migrant voyage in Mona Passage waters between the Dominican...

Coast Guard investigates tug boat pier allision in Culebra, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard investigates tug boat pier allision in Culebra, Puerto Rico
The tug boat Don Jaime and the deck barge Marilin H at the Ensenada Honda docking pier in Culebra, Puerto Rico April 21, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard marine and facility inspectors are in Culebra Island, Puerto Rico Wednesday conducting a preliminary assessment part of a marine casualty investigation into a reported pier allision and vessel grounding involving...

Coast Guard condemns the Cayo Cardona lighthouse

Coast Guard condemns the Cayo Cardona lighthouse
Exterior cracks in the tower wall of the Cayo Cardona Lighthouse just off Ponce, Puerto Rico. As a matter of public safety, the Coast Guard revoked the certificate of occupancy and officially condemned the facility March 22, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard, as a public safety measure, is advising the public to stay away and not enter the Cayo Cardona lighthouse...

Coast Guard conducts oil spill response exercise in St. Croix

Coast Guard conducts oil spill response exercise in St. Croix
Emergency responders work on developing an Incident Action Plan during the two-day functional pollution response exercise at the Limetree Bay facility in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, March 17, 2021. (Courtesy photo) ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands – Coast Guard, federal and U.S. Virgin Islands emergency responders in cooperation Limetree Bay Ventures, LLC conducted an oil pollution response exercise...

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returns home after 26-Day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returns home after 26-Day patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Valiant file photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant (WMEC-621) crew returned home to Naval Station Mayport, Tuesday after completing a 26-day patrol conducting law enforcement operations in the Caribbean Sea. Coast Guard Cutter Valiant patrolled over 4,600 nautical miles in the Caribbean Sea, conducting counter-narcotics operations in support of Joint Interagency...

Coast Guard stops illegal passenger vessel operation just off Caneel Bay

Coast Guard stops illegal passenger vessel operation just off Caneel Bay
The crew of a Coast Guard Boat Forces Detachment Saint Thomas 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boards the vessel Island Hoppin’ just off Caneel Bay, Saint John, U.S. Virgin Islands Mar. 4, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — The Coast Guard terminated an illegal passenger for hire operation on March 4, 2021, for the 52-foot sailing catamaran Island Hoppin’...

Coast Guard repatriates 58 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 58 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos small boat on scene with one of two illegal voyages that were interdicted by the cutter, during separate cases, in the Mona Passage waters March 6, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 58 migrants to the Dominican Republic Sunday, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages in Mona Passage waters...

Coast Guard assists Danish sailing vessel taking on water

Coast Guard assists Danish sailing vessel taking on water
Coast Guard air and surface units assisted a distressed sailing vessel Feb. 22, 2021 that was taking on water with eight people onboard in the Caribbean Sea, approximately 80 nautical miles south of Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard air and surface units assisted a distressed sailing vessel Monday that was taking on water with eight people onboard...

Coast Guard aircrew rescues 5 stranded kayakers in St. Thomas

Coast Guard aircrew rescues 5 stranded kayakers in St. Thomas
The crew of a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter hoists one of five stranded kayakers Feb. 13, 2021 from the bottom of a cliff at Caret Point in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.  (Courtesy photo from bystander) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen helicopter crews Saturday rescued five stranded kayakers in the U.S. Virgin Islands and a distressed snorkeler...