Coast Guard medevacs sailing vessel passenger near St. Thomas

Coast Guard medevacs sailing vessel passenger near St. Thomas
A Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter aircrew and the crew of a Boat Forces St. Thomas 33-foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement medevaced a passenger from the sailing vessel Orion Nov. 29, approximately 18 miles south of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo). SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter aircrew and the crew...

Coast Guard rescues 27 migrants stranded on Monito Island

Coast Guard rescues 27 migrants stranded on Monito Island
The Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless rescues 27 stranded migrants from Monito Island, Puerto Rico Nov. 27, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless rescued 27 migrants Saturday, after the migrants abandoned a disabled vessel Wednesday and ended stranded on Monito Island, Puerto Rico. The rescued migrants, 25 Haitian and two others of undetermined nationality,...

Coast Guard searching for possible migrants in the water

Coast Guard searching for possible migrants in the water
Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin R. Williams SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard cutters and helicopters crews continue to search for possible migrants in the water Friday, following the rescue of 10 Haitian migrants Wednesday from a disabled vessel near Mona and Monito Islands, Puerto Rico. At this time, search efforts have revealed no signs of people in...

Coast Guard rescues 12 Venezuelan migrants

Coast Guard rescues 12 Venezuelan migrants
Two Coast Guard Boast Forces Detachment boat crews rescue 12 Venezuelan migrants from a disabled 18-foot skiff, approximately 20 nautical miles southeast of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Nov. 25, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard surface and air units combined efforts to locate and rescue 12 migrants from a disabled 18-foot skiff in waters southeast of St. Thomas,...

Coast Guard crews aid yacht Current Sea in Mona Passage

Coast Guard crews aid yacht Current Sea in Mona Passage
Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser renders assistance to the 95-foot motor yacht Current Sea Nov. 15, 2021, after the vessel sustained damage to its forward bow and started taking on water while transiting Mona Passage waters, approximately 26 nautical miles west of Rincon, Puerto Rico.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard surface and air units combined efforts to save...

Coast Guard returns 83 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard returns 83 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier interdicts an illegal voyage in Mona Passage waters Northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico Nov. 2, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier crew transferred 77 Dominican and six Haitian migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Wednesday near Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of two illegal...

Coast Guard rescues 4 persons aground on Pelican Cay

Coast Guard rescues 4 persons aground on Pelican Cay
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Lisa Ferdinando SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter hoisted four men from a pleasure craft Sunday night, after the vessel ran aground on Pelican Cay in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Rescued were four men after the High Flyer, a 48-foot Viking Sport Fisher registered out of Delaware,...

Coast Guard rescues 4 people just off Playa Escondida

Coast Guard rescues 4 people just off Playa Escondida
MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter and Puerto Rico Police rescued four persons swept by the currents Saturday at Playa Escondida in Fajardo, Puerto, Rico. One other person in this case was found deceased after his body washed ashore on a nearby beach Sunday morning. Deceased is a man, 44, from San Lorenzo,...

Coast Guard offloads $51 million cocaine shipment in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard offloads $51 million cocaine shipment in San Juan, Puerto Rico
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge crew offloaded approximately 1,700 kilograms of seized cocaine at Coast Guard Base San Juan Friday.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge crew offloaded approximately 1,700 kilograms of seized cocaine at Coast Guard Base San Juan Friday, following the disruption of a smuggling attempt by Coast...