Coast Guard concludes search following rescue of overdue boater in Puerto Rico

Coast Guard concludes search following rescue of overdue boater in Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric D. Woodall SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard and Puerto Rico Police concluded their search for an overdue boater, who was found stranded and rescued by the crew of a Puerto Rico Police marine unit Thursday morning on “Cayo Collado” in Lajas, Puerto Rico. Rescued is Francisco Palomo, 55,...

Coast Guard rescue crews search for possible survivors of capsized migrant vessel

Coast Guard rescue crews search for possible survivors of capsized migrant vessel
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier file photo. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews continue to search Sunday for possible survivors of a migrant boat which capsized Saturday just off Martinica Beach in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. So far, three of the migrants have been recovered deceased by authorities ashore, while at least six others have been apprehended and are in the custody of the...

Coast Guard, Puerto Rico Police work together to rescue 3 persons near Ponce

Coast Guard, Puerto Rico Police work together to rescue 3 persons near Ponce
Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric D. Woodall SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard and Puerto Rico Police combined efforts to rescue a man and two women from an overdue personal watercraft Sunday night, approximately two nautical miles off the coast of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan received a call...

Coast Guard repatriates 14 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 14 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) transfers 16 Dominican migrants to the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon (WPC-1113) July 12, 2019 for their repatriation to the Dominican Republic. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon (WPC-1113) repatriated 14 Dominican migrants to a Dominican Navy patrol vessel Saturday near Samaná, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction...

Coast Guard repatriates 74 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 74 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley transfers a group of migrants to the cutter small boat during the repatriation of 74 Dominicans in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Nov. 27, 2018. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard returned 74 Dominican migrants to law enforcement authorities in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Tuesday night following the at-sea interdictions of four migrant...

Coast Guard rescues 2 divers, 1 minor during unrelated cases in Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues 2 divers, 1 minor during unrelated cases in Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 helicopter file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews rescued two divers and a minor during two unrelated cases Thursday in Fajardo and Vieques, Puerto Rico. The first rescue came when Coast Guard watchstanders in Sector San Juan received a 911 call Thursday afternoon reporting four children and two adults...

Coast Guard, U.S. and Puerto Rico law enforcement interdict drug smuggling go-fast, apprehend 3 smugglers

Coast Guard, U.S. and Puerto Rico law enforcement interdict drug smuggling go-fast, apprehend 3 smugglers
Coast Guard, U.S. and Puerto Rico law enforcement partners seized 151 kilograms of cocaine, 740 grams of heroin, a go-fast vessel and detained three suspected smugglers June 26, 2017 off the coast of Loiza, Puerto Rico.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard, U.S. and Puerto Rico law enforcement partners seized 151 kilograms of cocaine, 740 grams of heroin, a go-fast vessel and detained three...

Coast Guard medevacs injured woman from sugar pier in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard medevacs injured woman from sugar pier in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65D helicopter hoisted and medevaced a woman Sunday who fell through a catwalk and remained trapped on the structure of the abandoned sugar pier in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. The woman sustained a leg laceration and possible broken bones. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan received a call from a 911 Emergency operator reporting the...

Coast Guard, Puerto Rico Police rescue 5 persons off the northern coast of Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, Puerto Rico Police rescue 5 persons off the northern coast of Puerto Rico
The crews of a Coast Guard rescue helicopter and a Puerto Rico Police marine unit off the Mar Chiquita Beach rock cliff in Manati, Dec. 14, 2015.  (Photo by and courtesy of Alvaro Rodriguez) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crews of a Coast Guard rescue helicopter and a Puerto Rico Police marine unit rescued five persons Monday afternoon from rough waters on the northern coast of Puerto Rico just off...