Coast Guard assists distressed cargo ship M/V Island Express off San Juan

Coast Guard assists distressed cargo ship M/V Island Express off San Juan
The 412-foot motor vessel Island Express takes on water about 4 miles off San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Air and surface rescue crews at Coast Guard Sector San Juan responded and assisted the distressed M/V Island Express Wednesday afternoon, after the ship started taking on water when it departed the Port of...

Meetings scheduled for proposed adjustment to the San Juan Harbor Safety Zone

Meetings scheduled for proposed adjustment to the San Juan Harbor Safety Zone
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Juan and New Fortress Energy will be hosting public meetings Friday for the general public to provide comments regarding the proposed adjustment to the current San Juan Harbor Safety Zone established under Title 33 CFR Part 165.754. The proposed adjustment is intended to address the operation of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carriers and add a new...

Coast Guard warns illegal passenger vessel operators of stiff fines and penaltie

Coast Guard warns illegal passenger vessel operators of stiff fines and penaltie
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – U.S. Coast Guard warns recreational and commercial boaters of stiff fines and penalties for conducting illegal passenger transport operations in the Port of San Juan during Saint Sebastian Festival celebrations from 15 to 18 January. Coast Guard boat crews and maritime security officers on land will be increasing security patrols throughout the planned festivities to guarantee...