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...

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from barge 140 miles south of Puerto Rico

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from barge 140 miles south of Puerto Rico
The crew of a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter rendezvous with the 400-foot DP Superior Performance barge June 28 2021, approximately 140 nautical miles south of Ponce, Puerto Rico during the medevac of a barge crewmember who was experiencing possible cardiac distress. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter medevaced...

Coast Guard crews rescue diver in distress off Dutchcap Cay in St. Thomas

Coast Guard crews rescue diver in distress off Dutchcap Cay in St. Thomas
Coast Guard Boat Forces Detachment St. Thomas rescued a diver in distress off Dutchcap Cay in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands May 24, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — Coast Guard air and surface crews rescued a diver in distress Monday just off Dutchcap Cay in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Rescued is a man, a U.S. citizen reported to be in his 60’s, after he...

Coast Guard, Marine crews collaborate in joint training exercise

Coast Guard, Marine crews collaborate in joint training exercise
A Marine Corps 1st Reconnaissance Battalion small boat crew navigates the waters of San Diego Bay during a joint hoist training exercise with Coast Guard Sector San Diego March 19. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alexander Gray. SAN DIEGO – Coast Guard Sector San Diego crew members partnered with the Marine Corps 1st Reconnaissance Battalion during a hoist training exercise over...

Coast Guard medevacs injured hiker near Grays Harbor, WA

Coast Guard medevacs injured hiker near Grays Harbor, WA
Coast Guard Sector Columbia River MH-60 helicopter file photo ASTORIA, Ore. — A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk aircrew from Sector Columbia River medevaced an injured hiker Monday evening from the south jetty of Grays Harbor, Washington. The hiker reportedly suffered a broken leg and was transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital for higher medical care. At 5:28 p.m., watchstanders at Sector Columbia...

Coast Guard continues search for 2 missing from overturned vessel

Coast Guard continues search for 2 missing from overturned vessel
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies continue their search for two persons in the water after an overturned recreational vessel was discovered near Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina, Tuesday morning. The two missing mariners are George Hamilton Andrews from Raleigh and William (Bill) Watkins Merriman IV from Wilmington. They were last seen departing from Atlantic Beach Sunday for...