Coast Guard rescues body boarder in distress in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues body boarder in distress in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Borinquen, rescues a man from the crashing surf at Surfers Beach in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico the afternoon of Sept. 19, 2020. (Courtesy Photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescued a body boarder in distress at Surfer’s Beach Saturday afternoon in Aguadilla, Puerto...

Coast Guard reopens some ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

Coast Guard reopens some ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard set Port Condition FOUR Sunday for maritime ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and certain maritime ports of San Juan, Puerto Rico following the passing of Tropical Storm Laura. During Port Condition FOUR, port facilities are open to all commercial vessel traffic. All mariners are advised to use caution due to floating debris and report any abnormalities to the...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition ZULU for Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

Coast Guard sets Port Condition ZULU for Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
National Hurricane Center graphic SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan has set Port Condition ZULU for all maritime ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, due to Tropical Storm Laura. During Port Condition ZULU, the ports will remain closed to all vessel traffic unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, while vessel cargo operations are suspended,...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition YANKEE for Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

Coast Guard sets Port Condition YANKEE for Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands
National Hurricane Center graphic SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard set Port Condition YANKEE at 4p.m. Thursday for all maritime ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgins Islands, due Tropical Depression 13’s trajectory nearing the islands within 24 hours. During Port Condition YANKEE, the port is closed to all inbound commercial vessel traffic unless specifically authorized by the Captain...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition WHISKEY for Puerto Rico

Coast Guard sets Port Condition WHISKEY for Puerto Rico
National Hurricane Center graphic SAN JUAN – The Coast Guard set Port Condition WHISKEY for the maritime ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgins Islands at 4 p.m. Tuesday, due to tropical wave Invest 98L possibly arriving to the islands within 72 hours. Coast Guard port assessment teams are visiting Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Wednesday to assess preparedness actions being taken by port...

Coast Guard repatriates 52 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 52 migrants to the Dominican Republic
A Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Doyle small boat crew transferring migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel near Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Aug. 17, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Doyle (WPC-1133) repatriated 52 migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Monday, following the interdiction of an illegal migrant voyage west of Cabo Rojo, Puerto...

Coast Guard repatriates 18 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 18 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard and Caribbean Border Interagency Group authorities interdict a makeshift vessel with 18 Dominican migrants off Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico Aug. 7, 2020. The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon (WPC-1113) and the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) repatriated the migrants back to the Dominican Republic between Aug. 8 and Aug. 11, 2020. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated...

Coast Guard offloads $12 million in seized cocaine in San Juan

Coast Guard offloads $12 million in seized cocaine in San Juan
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier transferred custody of two smugglers and offloaded 430 kilograms of cocaine and at Sector San Juan Aug. 5, 2020, which have a wholesale value of more than $12 million. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard transferred custody of two suspected smugglers and 430 kilograms of seized cocaine to federal law enforcement authorities at Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition YANKEE for Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

Coast Guard sets Port Condition YANKEE for Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands
SAN JUAN – The Coast Guard set Port Condition YANKEE at 8p.m. Tuesday for all maritime ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgins Islands following a tropical storm warning in which the possibility of sustained gale force winds, greater than 39 mph, may arrive to the islands within 12 hours. The Captain of the Port is directing action to the maritime and port community for final preparations and for...