Coast Guard rescues 5 men from zodiac boat off Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues 5 men from zodiac boat off Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard helicopter rescue crews from Air Station Borinquen in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, combined efforts with a Puerto Rico Police marine unit and rescued five men from a 24-foot zodiac boat that was taking on water off Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico, Oct. 9, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A helicopter rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen combined efforts with...

Coast Guard repatriates 11 Dominicans to the Dominican Republic following two migrant interdictions

Coast Guard repatriates 11 Dominicans to the Dominican Republic following two migrant interdictions
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon repatriated 11of 26 Dominican migrants to the Dominican Republic Wednesday, interdicted at sea in two separate events Monday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico will file criminal complaints Thursday in the U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico to prosecute five Dominican men travelling with one of the groups on charges...

Coast Guard locates overdue Spanish boater off Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard locates overdue Spanish boater off Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard rescue crews ended their search for an overdue Spanish boater who was found to not be in distress after being located at 6 p.m. Wednesday by the crew of a Coast Guard Auxiliary aircraft, aboard the 42-foot sailing vessel Sigrid, in the vicinity of Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico. Rafael Conti Cañada, 47, a citizen of Spain, was reported overdue to the Coast Guard...

Coast Guard searching for overdue Spanish boater traveling to Puerto Rico

Coast Guard searching for overdue Spanish boater traveling to Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard rescue crews are searching Wednesday for an overdue boater aboard the 42-foot sailing vessel Sigrid covering waters from the northern coast of the Dominican Republic to the western coast of Puerto Rico, including the Mona Passage. Rafael Conti Cañada, 47, a citizen of Spain, reportedly departed Fort Lauderdale, Fla, Oct. 4, on a one-man voyage and has been overdue...

Coast Guard awards Meritorious Public Service Award to Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action marine unit

Coast Guard awards Meritorious Public Service Award to Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action marine unit
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard presented the Meritorious Public Service Award Friday to the crew of a Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action (FURA) marine unit during a ceremony at Coast Guard Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sergeant Wilberto Pérez de la Torre; Agent Francisco Ávila Rivera; Agent Bienvenido Marín Rivera and Agent Gabriel Roldán García received the Coast Guard...

Caribbean Border Interagency Group aircrews rescue 11 Cubans stranded on Monito Island, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Caribbean Border Interagency Group aircrews rescued 11 Cuban migrants stranded on Monito Island, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, while Coast Guard rescue crews continue searching for possible survivors of an overturned boat. The nine men and two women were allegedly smuggled into Puerto Rico from the Dominican Republic aboard an unidentified boat. They were located by the crew...

Coast Guard and Puerto Rico Police combine efforts to rescue 2 overdue fishermen

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard and Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action (FURA) rescue crews combined efforts to rescue two overdue fishermen Tuesday night, approximately 15 nautical miles west of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. “This was a successful response for the Coast Guard and FURA due to the fact that the boaters had emergency flares onboard the vessel and used them...

Coast Guard repatriates 11 Dominicans and 5 Haitians to La Romana, Dominican Republic

Photo provided by Caribbean Border Interagency Group.SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Nantucket repatriated 16 Dominican and Haitian migrants to La Romana, Dominican Republic Thursday morning, following an at-sea interdiction by Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) law enforcement crews Tuesday. The crew of a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft...