Coast Guard condemns the Cayo Cardona lighthouse

Coast Guard condemns the Cayo Cardona lighthouse
Exterior cracks in the tower wall of the Cayo Cardona Lighthouse just off Ponce, Puerto Rico. As a matter of public safety, the Coast Guard revoked the certificate of occupancy and officially condemned the facility March 22, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard, as a public safety measure, is advising the public to stay away and not enter the Cayo Cardona lighthouse...

Crews accelerate vessel salvage operations in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Crews accelerate vessel salvage operations in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
Members of the unified Hurricane Maria ESF-10 response assess grounded vessels slated for removal in Salinas, Puerto Rico, Dec. 19, 2017.   (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lisa Ferdinando) SAN JUAN – The Hurricane Maria ESF-10 Puerto Rico response team continued Wednesday assessing and removing storm-ravaged vessels from targeted sites throughout the island. Crews conducted boater...

Coast Guard relief efforts underway in Ponce, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard relief efforts underway in Ponce, Puerto Rico
PONCE, PUERTO RICO — The Coast Guard continues to work with local agencies to provide relief after the destruction of Hurricane Maria. The Coast Guard, through the transfer of supplies such as food and water and the inspection of port facilities, has been actively involved in the Hurricane Maria relief effort. For imagery and video of the Hurricane Maria response, please visit our Flicker page. The...