Coast Guard intercepts Haitian sailing vessel off Florida Keys

Coast Guard intercepts Haitian sailing vessel off Florida Keys
An overloaded 60-foot Haitian sailing vessel approximately 25 miles northeast of Anguilla Cay, Bahamas, Jan. 9, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) MIAMI — The Coast Guard intercepted and assisted in the rescue of 176 Haitians aboard an overloaded sail freighter Monday, in Key Largo, near Ocean Reef. The vessel was initially detected by a Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations flight...

Coast Guard repatriates 119 Cubans to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 119 Cubans to Cuba
A good Samaritan rescued and reported to Sector Key West watchstanders of a vessel, Jan. 1, 2021, approximately 25 miles west of Boot Key. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutters Margaret Norvell and Raymond Evans crews repatriated 119 people to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Monday, due to safety of life at sea concerns. These repatriations are a result of 12 separate migrant interdictions...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 19 from water off Islamorada

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 19 from water off Islamorada
Motor tanker Methoni and their life boat approximately 33 miles southeast of Alligator Reef Lighthouse near Islamorada, Florida, Dec. 31, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Alex Hughes) MIAMI — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued 19 Cubans, Friday, approximately 33 miles southeast of Alligator Reef Lighthouse near Islamorada, Florida. All 19 people were rescued by the motor tanker Methoni...

Coast Guard extinguishes boat fire in Florida Keys, 2 rescued

Coast Guard extinguishes boat fire in Florida Keys, 2 rescued
Petty Officer 3rd Class Broderick Jones and Petty Officer 3rd Class Logan Sayre secure a line to a boat on fire to keep it from drifting toward mangroves and other vessels in the vicinity of Whale Harbor Channel, Islamorada, Oct. 13, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo bu Petty Officer 2nd Class Logan Venero) MIAMI — A good Samaritan rescued two people in the vicinity of Whale Harbor Channel, Islamorada...

Coast Guard repatriates 36 Cubans to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 36 Cubans to Cuba
A good Samaritan reported this 20-foot chug to Sector Key West watchstanders at approximately 10 a.m., Thursday. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans’s crew repatriated 36 Cubans to Cuba, Monday, following four interdictions off the coast of Key West and the Bahamas. A good Samaritan reported to Sector Key West watchstanders at approximately 10 a.m., Thursday, a 20-foot...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people near Molasses Reef

Coast Guard rescues 3 people near Molasses Reef
MIAMI — A Coast Guard Station Islamorada boat crew rescued three people aboard a 19-foot vessel taking on water, Sunday, near Molasses Reef. The mariners were safely returned to Homeowners Park by the Islamorada boat crew and reported in good health. Coast Guard Station Islamorada boat crew contacted Sector Key West watchstanders at approximately 1:40 p.m., reporting a 19-foot green and white vessel...

Coast Guard repatriates 19 migrants to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 19 migrants to Cuba
A rustic vessel floating approximately 15 miles east of Key Largo, Aug. 7, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr.’s crew repatriated 19 Cubans to Cuba, Wednesday, following four interdictions off the Florida Keys. A good Samaritan notified Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders of a suspicious vessel with two people aboard approximately 15 miles east of...

Coast Guard repatriates 29 migrants to Cuba; 2 smugglers detained

Coast Guard repatriates 29 migrants to Cuba; 2 smugglers detained
Two Cubans in a 10-foot styrofoam hull rustic vessel with off Key West, Aug. 3, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans’ crew repatriated 29 Cubans to Cuba, Monday, following four interdictions off the Florida Keys. A good Samaritan notified Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders of a suspicious vessel with 20 people aboard near Cuban waters, Aug. 2, at...

Coast Guard repatriates 27 migrants to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 27 migrants to Cuba
Five Cuban migrants aboard a makeshift vessel approximately 15 miles off the coast of Islamorada, Florida, July 24, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton’s crew repatriated 27 Cubans to Cuba, Tuesday, following two interdictions off Florida’s coast. In the first interdiction, a good Samaritan reported a 21-foot vessel with 22 people aboard, approximately...