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...

Coast Guard captures 6 smugglers, seize $3.2 million dollar cocaine and heroin shipment off Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) law enforcement authorities, working in support of the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force (CCSF), arrested six Dominican smugglers, seizing a boat and a drug shipment of approximately 322 pounds of cocaine and 19 pounds of heroin during a maritime interdiction Thursday evening off the northern coast of Dorado, Puerto Rico. The drug shipment...

Coast Guard, CCSF law enforcement authorities seize cocaine in the Mona Passage

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A 173 kilogram (380.6 pound) cocaine shipment sits on the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Key Largo following a Caribbean Corridor Strike Force interagency at-sea interdiction in the Mona Passage Thurdsay, in which two drug smugglers were also arrested. (U.S. Coast Guard photo). SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Caribbean Corridor Strike Force (CCSF) law enforcement authorities...

Coast Guard medevacs CSK Fortune crewman off of San Juan, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – The crew of a Coast Guard Station San Juan 45-foot response boat medically evacuated a crewman aboard the 948-foot cargo ship CSK Fortune Thursday in waters north of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The 29 year-old crewman reportedly was suffering from severe abdominal pains and required immediate medical attention ashore. Coast Guard Sector San Juan watchstanders received an INMARSAT...

Coast Guard medevacs 4 men from sailboat near Arecibo, Puerto Rico

USCG file photoSAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – The crew of a Coast Guard Station San Juan 45-foot response boat medically evacuated the four-man crew aboard the sailing vessel Manua Thursday in waters 16 nautical miles north of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. The three Canadian and one U.S. citizens were reportedly fishing aboard the 32-foot sailing vessel, when they became severely ill after all four crewmen suddenly...

Coast Guard searching for possible survivors of downed helicopter off Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

USCG Station San Juan File PhotoSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard is assisting local emergency responders Tuesday in the search for possible survivors from a Puerto Rico National Guard helicopter crash in waters off the northern coast of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico Monday night. The Coast Guard received notification Monday evening from the Puerto Rico National Guard Army Aviation unit...

Coast Guard searches for surfer off Escambrón Beach, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard and Puerto Rico Police are searching Thursday for a surfer reportedly missing in waters off Escambrón Beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico.