Coast Guard continues response to vessel fire off San Juan Harbor

Coast Guard continues response to vessel fire off San Juan Harbor
Passengers aboard the 561-foot Caribbean Fantasy ferry vessel use the marine escape system to awaiting lift rafts as they abandon the vessel a mile from San Juan Harbor, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station San Juan, Puerto Rico. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard is responding Wednesday to a fire aboard the 561-foot passenger ferry vessel...

Coast Guard issues $5,000 civil penalty to a tourist for jumping from passenger ferry in Puerto Rico

Coast Guard issues $5,000 civil penalty to a tourist for jumping from passenger ferry in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Captain of the Port, Coast Guard Sector San Juan, announced Monday that a $5,000 civil penalty has been issued against a tourist who intentionally jumped from a passenger ferry during its arrival to the ferry terminal in Vieques, Puerto Rico. During the afternoon of Jan. 24, 2016, a passenger aboard the Cayo Largo jumped into the water and swam to shore while the ferry...