Coast Guard rescues spear fisherman just off Dog Island,

Coast Guard rescues spear fisherman just off Dog Island,
A Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft and a Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter on scene during the rescue of a spear fisherman from the rocks just off Dog Island southeast of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Sept. 4, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard video) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter aircrew rescued a spear fisherman in distress on the rocks just off Dog Island,...

Coast Guard repatriates 18 Dominicans

Coast Guard repatriates 18 Dominicans
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez interdicts an illegal voyage with 21 Dominican Republic nationals Aug. 24, 2022 in waters northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Eighteen persons from this voyage were repatriated to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Aug. 25, 2022, while three others remain in Puerto Rico facing federal prosecution on charges of attempted illegal reentry into the United States. The...

Coast Guard aircrew rescues boater just off La Parguera, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard aircrew rescues boater just off La Parguera, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter rescued a Belgian boater Tuesday evening from the sailing vessel Efdhia after the vessel ran aground, approximately three nautical miles southwest of La Parguera in Lajas, Puerto Rico. The rescued man was the sole person aboard 32-foot sailing vessel on a voyage from the island...

Coast Guard transfers 68 Haitian survivors to Mayaguez

Coast Guard transfers 68 Haitian survivors to Mayaguez
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier’s small boat crew while completing the transfer of 68 Haitian survivors to Mayaguez, Puerto Rico July 29, 2022, who were abandoned offshore of Mona Island by smugglers the morning of July 28, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo). SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier completed the transport of 68 Haitian survivors to Mayaguez, Puerto Rico Friday, who...

Coast Guard suspends search for 19-year-old male

Coast Guard suspends search for 19-year-old male
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard suspended the search for a 19-year-old male in the waters just off ‘La Poza del Obispo’ in Arecibo, Puerto Rico Tuesday night. Still missing is Brian Cortéz Torres, from Barceloneta, who reportedly was on the rocks with his friend, Kadier Rivera Maldonado, when a heavy swell swept them both into the water....

Coast Guard searches for 19-year-old male off Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard searches for 19-year-old male off Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos file photoSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard air and surface units continue search efforts Tuesday for a 19-year-old male in the waters just off ‘La Poza del Obispo’ in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Missing is Brian Cortéz Torres, from Barceloneta, who reportedly was on the rocks with his friend, Kadier Rivera Maldonado, when a heavy swell swept them both into the...

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returns to homeport following 54-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returns to homeport following 54-day patrol
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Seneca’s 26-foot Small Boat, Over the Horizon, prepares to be launched for Living Marine Resources Fisheries boardings. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kyle Miller) PORTSMOUTH, Va. —The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca (WMEC 906) returned to homeport in Portsmouth Thursday, after a 54-day deployment in the North Atlantic Ocean. The Seneca crew supported the...

Coast Guard medevacs cadet from Mexican Navy training ship

Coast Guard medevacs cadet from Mexican Navy training ship
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard air and surface units combined efforts to medevac an injured cadet from the Mexican Navy training vessel ARM Cuauhtémoc Wednesday morning, approximately 36 nautical miles southwest of Rincón, Puerto Rico. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan received a communication from the ARM Cuauhtémoc at 11:27 p.m. Tuesday, requesting a medevac for a 21-year-old...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person in the water

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person in the water
Station San Juan 45-Footg Response Boat-Medium file photo photo by Ricardo Castrodad SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard suspended the search for a 23-year-old man Thursday night in waters just off ‘La Poza del Obispo’ in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Harold Carrion Butter from Arecibo was found alive Friday morning in an abandoned structure near Garcia Park in Arecibo where he was detained by Puerto...