Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for 4 overdue boaters near Fajardo

Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for 4 overdue boaters near Fajardo
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo FAJARDO, Puerto Rico. — The Coast Guard along with Joint Forces of Rapid Action (FURA) are searching for four overdue boaters Saturday aboard a 22-foot vessel near Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard Sector San Juan watchstanders received a notification from an emergency services telephone call reporting a 22-foot white Proline vessel Wepa with four people...

Coast Guard, USS Zephyr, CBIG partners seize $2 million dollars of cocaine

Coast Guard, USS Zephyr, CBIG partners seize $2 million dollars of cocaine
U.S. Customs and Border Protection marine units working with the crew of a Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft interdicted a go-fast vessel, off Mona Island, Puerto Rico Aug. 27, 2018. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Yellowfin transferred four suspected smugglers and approximately one million dollars of cocaine to Ramey Sector Border Patrol Agents in Mayaguez Thursday...

Coast Guard crews deliver medical supplies in Puerto Rico

Coast Guard crews deliver medical supplies in Puerto Rico
U.S. Coast Guard members from Station San Juan, Puerto Rico, deliver medical supplies to Culebra, Puerto Rico, Oct. 4, 2017. As part of the Department of Homeland Security team, the Coast Guard is linked directly to FEMA and the overall federal hurricane recovery phase of the response to Hurricane Maria. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Flores.   Seaman Dylan Garcia-Gonzalez...

Coast Guard continues response to vessel fire off San Juan Harbor

Coast Guard continues response to vessel fire off San Juan Harbor
Passengers aboard the 561-foot Caribbean Fantasy ferry vessel use the marine escape system to awaiting lift rafts as they abandon the vessel a mile from San Juan Harbor, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station San Juan, Puerto Rico. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard is responding Wednesday to a fire aboard the 561-foot passenger ferry vessel...

Coast Guard, local agencies responding to vessel fire off San Juan Harbor

Coast Guard, local agencies responding to vessel fire off San Juan Harbor
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard is responding Wednesday morning to a fire aboard the 561-foot passenger/cargo vessel Caribbean Fantasy, approximately 2 nautical miles north of San Juan Harbor in Puerto Rico. At approximately 7:42 a.m., Coast Guard Sector San Juan received a report of a fire aboard a Panamanian-flagged passenger/cargo ship carrying 512 passengers, including crew en route...

54 migrants rescued at sea repatriated to Haiti

54 migrants rescued at sea repatriated to Haiti
A crewmember aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant lowers a child to a boatcrew during a repatriation off the coast of Haiti, June 16, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo. MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant repatriated 54 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitian, Haiti, Tuesday. While on patrol, a Caribbean Air & Marine Branch aircraft reported a suspicious sailing vessel south of St. John,...

Coast Guard Station San Juan receives Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award

Coast Guard Station San Juan receives Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard Station San Juan was formally presented with the Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award Wednesday at Coast Guard Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Summer I. Kimball Readiness Award is earned by Coast Guard units that demonstrate an extraordinary state of readiness in administration, operations, maintenance and training during a rigorous inspection. Failure in any one...

Coast Guard Rescues 2 Passengers aboard a Disabled Vessel Near Old San Juan

Coast Guard Rescues 2 Passengers aboard a Disabled Vessel Near Old San Juan
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard crewmembers rescued two people from a disabled vessel 30-feet from the coastal reef-line near El Morro in Old San Juan, Sunday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan command center received a notification of the disabled vessel drifting toward the northern shore. Upon receiving the initial notification, watchstanders immediately coordinated the launch...

Coast Guard crews respond to downed aircraft in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard crews respond to downed aircraft in San Juan, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Cessna aircraft crashed into San Juan Harbor, Puetro Rico, Wednesday, and Coast Guard and local agencies are responding to the crash site. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector San Juan received a report from the the Forces United for Rapid Action (FURA) at 2:24 p.m. Wednesday, stating a Cessna aircraft with one person aboard reportedly crashed approximately 500 yards from...