Coast Guard continues search for survivors of capsized migrant vessel off Dominican Republic

Coast Guard continues search for survivors of capsized migrant vessel off Dominican Republic
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos rescues a survivor of a migrant capsized boat during the afternoon of Dec. 6, 2018, in waters just off Isla Saona, Dominican Republic.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews continue searching Friday for possible survivors of a capsized migrant boat in waters just off Isla Saona, Dominican Republic. So far, 21 people have been...

Coast Guard rescues U.S. citizen from life raft in the Mona Passage

Coast Guard rescues U.S. citizen from life raft in the Mona Passage
A Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescued a 46-year old boater from a life raft early Dec. 2, 2018. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew rescued a boater from a life raft early Sunday morning, approximately 30 nautical miles east of Samana, Dominican Republic. Rescued is Justin Smith, a 46-year-old man and U.S. citizen...

Coast Guard, Dominican Republic authorities conduct Mass Rescue Operation exercise in Santo Domingo

Coast Guard, Dominican Republic authorities conduct Mass Rescue Operation exercise in Santo Domingo
U.S. Coast Guard personnel and Dominican Republic authorities, conducted the first Mass Rescue Operations Seminar and tabletop exercise between the two nations November 8-9, 2018 in Santo Domingo.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Juan and Dominican Republic authorities, conducted the first Mass Rescue Operations (MRO) Seminar and tabletop exercise between the two nations November...

Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen receives 2018 DHS Secretary’s Unity of Effort Award

Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen receives 2018 DHS Secretary’s Unity of Effort Award
Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Lawrence E. Tormey, Air Station Borinquen facilities engineering officer, with U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kristjen Nielsen, and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Claire Grady, during the presentation the 2018 DHS Unity of Effort Award to Air Station Borinquen November 9, 2018. (DHS Photo by Tim Godbee) AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen...

Full-scale area maritime security exercise held in Puerto Rico

Full-scale area maritime security exercise held in Puerto Rico
Members of the unified command discuss operation logistics during the 2018 Area Maritime Security Training Exercise Program full scale exercise at the Puerto Rico Convention Center Nov. 7, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Erik Villa Rodriguez. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard along with more than 24 federal, state, local agencies and industry organizations, completed a full-scale area...

Coast Guard returns 71 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard returns 71 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard returned 71 of 81 interdicted migrants to law enforcement authorities in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic over the weekend following multiple at sea interdictions off Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Ten other migrants interdicted are facing federal prosecution in Puerto Rico for attempting to illegally re-enter...

Coast Guard returns 24 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard returns 24 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser (WPC-1116) returned 24 migrants to authorities in Santo Domingo Oct. 30, 2018 following the interdiction by the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis of a migrant vessel Oct. 25, 2018. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser (WPC-1116) returned 24 migrants to authorities in Santo Domingo Tuesday following the at-sea interdiction...

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...