Coast Guard ends search for three missing Haitian migrants off Mona Island, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard ends search for three missing Haitian migrants off Mona Island, Puerto Rico
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); 2 other Haitians are recovered deceased, while 13 others survive SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard rescue crews ended their search Sunday for three missing Haitian migrants, originally part of a group of 18, who attempted to make landfall on Mona Island, Puerto Rico during an illegal migrant voyage...

Coast Guard rescues 51 migrants from sinking vessel near Mona Island, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues 51 migrants from sinking vessel near Mona Island, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard rescue crews rescued 49 Haitian migrants and two Dominicans from a sinking boat Tuesday night, 11 nautical miles northwest of Mona Island, Puerto Rico. The search for possible missing survivors continues as Coast Guard rescue crews continue to interview survivors to account for all the passengers travelling aboard the migrant boat. “While our search efforts...

Coast Guard responds to Cuban migrant landing on Mona Island

Coast Guard responds to Cuban migrant landing on Mona Island
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard crews responded to the landing of seven Cuban migrants on Mona Island, Puerto Rico, Saturday. At 9:30 a.m. a good Samaritan alerted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico, of a potential migrant landing on Mona Island. Coast Guard watchstanders alerted the Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG), a partnership of local and Federal Law Enforcement...

Coast Guard rescues 28 migrants from Mona Island

Coast Guard rescues 28 migrants from Mona Island
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Combined efforts of local and Federal law enforcement partners led to the rescue of twenty-eight migrants from Mona Island Thursday. In the early morning hours, a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter was on a routine patrol in the Mona Passage and indentified the migrants on the desolate, uninhabited island. The aircraft crew also observed an unresponsive female in the water...

Response crews prepare grounded freighter Jireh for Tropical Storm Isaac

Response crews prepare grounded freighter Jireh for Tropical Storm Isaac
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Response crews in Mona Island, Puerto Rico are anchoring down and preparing the 202-foot grounded freighter Jireh Tuesday for the approach of Tropical Storm Isaac. Crews are suspending removal operations and leaving Mona Island Tuesday afternoon until the storm system goes by and weather conditions are safe to resume removal efforts. “Our crews are making the best preparations...

Coast Guard continues response to cargo vessel Jireh grounding

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Unified Command comprised of Coast Guard and other federal, state, local agencies and industry stakeholders continue to respond Sunday to the 185-foot cargo vessel Jireh, that grounded Thursday off Uvero Beach in Mona Island, Puerto Rico. “Divers conducted underwater damage assessments surrounding the grounded vessel and found minimal coral impact in the area,” said...

Coast Guard, CBIG respond to grounded coastal freighter off Mona Island, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard crews working alongside Caribbean Border Interagency Group and Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources personnel are responding Thursday to the grounding of a 185-foot coastal freighter Jireh just off Mona Island, Puerto Rico. The circumstances surrounding the grounding of the Honduran flagged cargo vessel and its cargo are under investigation....

Coast Guard rescues second of 2 overdue fishermen on Mona Island, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew located and rescued the second of two overdue fishermen Saturday stranded on a cliff in Mona Island, Puerto Rico.