Coast Guard repatriates 64 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 64 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — Sixty-four Cuban migrants aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore were repatriated to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Monday. This repatriation is a result of five separate migrant interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. These events were Cubans trying to illegally enter the United States on unseaworthy vessels commonly referred to as “rustics” or “chugs.”...

Coast Guard medically evacuates male with leg injury near Nixon Beach, Fla

Coast Guard medically evacuates male with leg injury near Nixon Beach, Fla
MIAMI – A rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Miami Beach, Florida, medically evacuated a male in the vicinity of Nixon Beach, Florida, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a report from a crewmember aboard a 53-foot catamaran, Mariah, of a 37-year-old male passenger who required emergency medical services after suffering an injury to his leg after jumping off the boat. A...

Coast Guard establishes safety zone after 190-foot yacht runs aground

Coast Guard establishes safety zone after 190-foot yacht runs aground
MIAMI — A safety zone has been established around a yacht that ran aground in Malloy Channel near Miami Beach, Florida Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received notification that the 190-foot motor yacht Unbridled ran aground with 14 people aboard at approximately 11:05 a.m. Coast Guard Station Miami Beach quickly launched a boat crew who assessed the scene and established a safety...

Two people injured after boat hits seawall at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach

Two people injured after boat hits seawall at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach
Members of Coast Guard Base Miami Beach responded to a recreational boat that crashed into the wall surrounding BMB March 20, 2015.(U.S. Coast Guard photo)MIAMI — Two boaters were seriously injured when a recreational boat hit the seawall at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida, Friday morning. Coast Guard crews from Base Miami Beach and Coast Guard Station Miami Beach responded, along with Miami...

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 migrants in the water near Caesar Creek

Coast Guard suspends search for 2 migrants in the water near Caesar Creek
MIAMI – The Coast Guard suspended its search Wednesday at 3 p.m. for two missing Cuban migrants in the vicinity of Caesar Creek, Florida, to Haulover Inlet, Florida. “Our Coast Guard men and women worked tirelessly looking for the two missing Cuban migrants; however, despite our best efforts we have been unable to locate them, and have decided to suspended the search,” said Capt....

9 suspected migrants rescued in water near Turkey Point

9 suspected migrants rescued in water near Turkey Point
MIAMI — Nine suspected migrants were rescued Monday in the water near Turkey Point in Biscayne Bay, Florida as Coast Guard and partner agencies continue to search for two people in the water. The crew aboard the tug boat Eagle notified Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders of a man in the water clinging to debris shortly after 10 a.m. Monday. A MH-65 Helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station...

Three injured in boat collision near Key Biscayne

Three injured in boat collision near Key Biscayne
MIAMI — Three people were transported to medical services by the Coast Guard after a boat collision four miles west of Key Biscayne, Florida, Saturday night. Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received a 911 dispatch relay at 10:11 p.m. reporting a 68-foot motor yacht had collided with a 27-foot pleasure craft. Three people from the smaller boat fell into the water during the incident. They...

Coast Guard searching for possible migrants off coast of Miami Beach

Coast Guard searching for possible migrants off coast of Miami Beach
MIAMI — Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews are searching for two suspected migrants reportedly missing off the coast of Miami Beach, Florida. At approximately 7 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a report from Miami-Dade dispatch of three suspected migrants who were located in the vicinity of 17th and Collins in Miami Beach and two remaining suspected migrants were unaccounted...

Coast Guard seizes more than $23 million worth of cocaine

Coast Guard seizes more than $23 million worth of cocaine
MIAMI — Coast Guard Station Miami Beach is scheduled to offload approximately 719 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of more than $23 million Thursday afternoon at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida. The offload is a result of a successful drug interdiction in the Caribbean Sept. 8, 2014. While on routine patrol, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bear spotted a suspicious...