Coast Guard offloads $176,000 in seized cocaine in Puerto Rico

Coast Guard offloads $176,000 in seized cocaine in Puerto Rico
A Coast Guard cutter Joseph Napier crewmember disembarks one of two suspected smugglers who were transferred along with eight kilograms of seized cocaine to federal law enforcement officials at Sector San Juan Sept. 16 , 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier (WPC-1115) offloaded approximately eight kilograms of seized cocaine and transferred...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sailing vessel off Key West during Tropical Storm Sally

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sailing vessel off Key West during Tropical Storm Sally
Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios MIAMI — Coast Guard crews rescued two people from their sailing vessel, Preston Point, Sunday, after they were in distress about 14 miles west of Ponce de Leon Bay off Key West, Florida, during Tropical Storm Sally. The sailing vessel Preston Point owners called Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders at approximately...

Coast Guard ends search for 2 persons from sunken boat near Aguadilla

Coast Guard ends search for 2 persons from sunken boat near Aguadilla
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Auxiliarist Joseph Feldman. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard air and surface crews ended a two-day search Wednesday night for two persons from a capsized sunken boat near Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. The identity and nationality of the occupants of the vessel remains undetermined at this time, while Coast Guard watchstanders have received no reports...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Pilottown

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water near Pilottown
USCG MH-65 File Photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search Friday at 1:30 p.m. for a person in the water near Pilottown. Missing is Cristina Castro, 38, from Modesto, California. The Coast Guard crews searched approximately 1,518 square miles continuously for a total of 24 hours. “The decision to suspend a case is never easy,” said Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Plummer, the search and...

Coast Guard repatriates 52 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 52 migrants to the Dominican Republic
A Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Doyle small boat crew transferring migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel near Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Aug. 17, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Doyle (WPC-1133) repatriated 52 migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Monday, following the interdiction of an illegal migrant voyage west of Cabo Rojo, Puerto...

Coast Guard ends search for possible survivors of a reported sunken migrant boat

Coast Guard ends search for possible survivors of a reported sunken migrant boat
Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews ended a four-day search Saturday night for survivors of a reported sunken migrant boat in the Mona Passage. Twelve migrants reportedly remain missing after search efforts revealed no signs of persons in the water nor of a debris field indicative of capsized or sunken...

Coast Guard prepares for Tropical Storm Hanna along Texas coast

Coast Guard prepares for Tropical Storm Hanna along Texas coast
An HC-144 Ocean Sentry sits at the ready to respond to Tropical Storm Hanna at Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi, July 24, 2020. (U.S Coast Guard photo) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is preparing for the arrival of Tropical Storm Hanna by forward deploying assets and broadcasting the weather to mariners along the Texas coast Friday. Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi deployed...

Coast Guard rescues one, continues search for survivors of capsized vessel

Coast Guard rescues one, continues search for survivors of capsized vessel
Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard surface and air rescue crews continued searching Thursday for possible survivors of a capsized migrant vessel that reportedly sank Monday in waters near Mona Island, Puerto Rico. So far, one man, who claimed to be a Dominican Republic national, has been rescued, while 12 others...

Coast Guard searching for person in the water on Pensacola coast

Coast Guard searching for person in the water on Pensacola coast
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is searching for a possible person in the water near East Pensacola Beach in Pensacola, Florida, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile were notified at 7:58 a.m. of a kite used for kite-surfing on the beach in the Gulf of Mexico near East Pensacola Beach. It was reported that the kite appeared as though...