Coast Guard crews rescue 2 boaters near San Juan

Coast Guard crews rescue 2 boaters near San Juan
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A Coast Guard surface and air unit combined efforts to rescue two boaters following a vessel capsizing Wednesday morning, approximately six and a half nautical miles northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Rescued are Stephen McGrath, 54, and Tyler Penfield, 25, who reportedly were fishing for Mahi when a swell came over the bow of the 25-foot vessel Vida Azul causing the vessel...

Coast Guard rescues three from downed helicopter near Terrebonne Bay

Coast Guard rescues three from downed helicopter near Terrebonne Bay
A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60T Jayhawk aircrew rescues three people from a downed helicopter in the Gulf of Mexico near Terrebonne Bay, Louisiana on Dec. 15, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo by Air Station New Orleans) NEW ORLEANS — A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60T Jayhawk aircrew rescued three passengers from a downed helicopter Thursday approximately 35 miles south...

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water off Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard suspends search for person in the water off Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard air and surface units suspended a two-day search pending further developments Sunday evening for a person in the water in the vicinity of Playa Escondida near Fajardo, Puerto Rico. “The fate of the person subject to this search remains unknown,” said Senior Chief Petty...

Coast Guard searches for person in the water Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard searches for person in the water Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk search pattern for person in the water off Playa Escondida near Fajardo, Puerto Rico Dec. 10, 2022. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard air and surface units are searching for a person in the water in the vicinity of Playa Escondida near Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard watch standers in Sector San Juan received a 911 call reporting the distress at approximately 5:15 p.m....

Coast Guard rescues man from tide pools in St. Croix

Coast Guard rescues man from tide pools in St. Croix
A Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter aircrew hoists a 65-year-old man who was trapped in a blowhole of the Annaly Bay Carambola tide pools in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands Nov. 22, 2022.  ( U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard, St. Croix Rescue, Virgin Islands Department of Natural Resources and Virgin Islands Fire Emergency Service units rescued...

Coast Guard medevacs passenger from cruise ship near Puerto Rico

Coast Guard medevacs passenger from cruise ship near Puerto Rico
The aircrew of a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter hoists a 78-year-old man, U.S. citizen, from the MS Rotterdam cruise ship during a medical evacuation Nov. 13, 2022, approximately nine nautical miles southwest of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard conducted the medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) of a cruise ship passenger from the MS Rotterdam cruise...

Coast Guard ends search for survivor of illegal voyage

Coast Guard ends search for survivor of illegal voyage
A Coast Guard Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement boat crew searches Oct. 26, 2022 for eight of 10 non-citizens of an illegal voyage vessel who reportedly abandoned in the water inside San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico Oct. 25, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews ended the search for survivors Wednesday afternoon, after an illegal voyage vessel reportedly...

Coast Guard repatriates 50 people to Dominican Republic Navy

Coast Guard repatriates 50 people to Dominican Republic Navy
The Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez repatriated 48 Dominican Republic nationals and returned two Haitians to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Oct. 24, 2022, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage vessel in the Mona Passage Oct. 23, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez repatriated 50 from a group of 54 undocumented...

Coast Guard ends search for survivors of capsized vessel in Aguadilla

Coast Guard ends search for survivors of capsized vessel in Aguadilla
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews suspended the search for additional survivors Sunday afternoon, after an illegal voyage vessel washed up against the coastal rocks of Punta Borinquen in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard, Ramey Sector Border Patrol and Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action responding units rescued nine undocumented...