Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation in Baker’s Haulover Inlet

Coast Guard halts illegal charter operation in Baker's Haulover Inlet
MIAMI — The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of the 39-foot pleasure craft Down Under with seven passengers aboard recently in Baker’s Haulover Inlet after discovering multiple safety violations. After being notified of the vessel by Customs and Border Protection a Coast Guard Station Station Miami Beach 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement crew conducted a boarding of the vessel...

Coast Guard, Navy conduct medevac of cruise ship passenger near Hawaii

Coast Guard, Navy conduct medevac of cruise ship passenger near Hawaii
MH-60 Seahawk helicopter File Photo (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Cody M. Deccio) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Navy conducted a medevac of an 83-year-old male Canadian passenger from a 951-foot cruise ship roughly 150 miles north of Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Sunday. A Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter crew from the Kaneohe Bay-based Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 37 hoisted the afflicted man from the...

Coast Guard offloads more than 11 tons of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads more than 11 tons of cocaine in San Diego
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton poses with more than 11 tons of cocaine in San Diego, Oct. 3, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Taylor Bacon) SAN DIEGO —The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloaded more than 11 tons of cocaine seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean from late August to mid-September Wednesday in San Diego. The drugs were seized during...

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 repatriates 5 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 5 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier file photo. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier repatriated five of 12 migrants to the Dominican Republic Thursday after Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities interdicted a migrant boat just off the coast of Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico. Six of the interdicted migrants, five Dominican and one of Mexican nationality,...

Coast Guard suspends search for 3 missing migrants

Coast Guard suspends search for 3 missing migrants
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard suspended the search at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for three missing Dominican migrants near Rincon. Search crews completed 16 searches covering more than 2,100 square miles. “Suspending a search is one of my most difficult responsibilities,” said Capt. Eric King, commander of Coast Guard Sector San Juan....

Coast Guard repatriates 17 migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 17 migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba
Coast Guard Cutter William Trump file photo MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter William Trump repatriated 17 migrants Monday to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West command center received a report from a good Samaritan Friday of a rustic vessel with 15 people aboard. The watchstanders diverted the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans, a Coast Guard...

Coast Guard repatriates 43 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 43 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos crew repatriated 41 Dominican migrants and two Haitian migrants Sunday to the Dominican Republic. The repatriation is a combination of two separate interdiction cases, which Customs and Border Protection aircrews and Coast Guard cutter crews located and rescued these migrants. The latest interdiction took place...

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters

Coast Guard interdicts lancha crews illegally fishing US waters
A lancha moored to a pier in southern Texas after being seized by Coast Guard law enforcement crews May 30, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection National Air Security Operations Center – Corpus Christi law enforcement crews detected and interdicted three Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegal fishing in federal waters off...