Coast Guard warns Puerto Rico of rip currents impacting beaches

Coast Guard warns Puerto Rico of rip currents impacting beaches
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard warns mariners, tourists and beachgoers of hazardous weather and sea states that will generate dangerous breaking waves and rip currents around coastal waters of Puerto Rico, including Vieques and Culebra Islands, from Wednesday through the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Most Puerto Rico beaches are open water beaches without lifeguards, swimmers are urged to...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition YANKEE due to Tropical Storm Grace

Coast Guard sets Port Condition YANKEE due to Tropical Storm Grace
The Coast Guard Captain of the Port sets Port Condition Yankee. (U.S. Coast Guard graphic by PA3 Jose Hernandez) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard set Port Condition YANKEE at 5 a.m. Saturday for all maritime ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgins Islands, due to Tropical Storm Grace’s approach to the Caribbean region. The Coast Guard strongly cautions the maritime community to take...

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...

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...