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...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition WHISKEY in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard sets Port Condition WHISKEY in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
SAN JUAN – The Coast Guard set Port Condition WHISKEY for the maritime ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgins Islands at 2 p.m. Monday, due to possible sustained gale force winds, greater than 39 mph, arriving to the islands within 72 hours. The Captain of the Port San Juan strongly cautions the maritime community to remain vigilant to tropical wave Invest 92 L and take the necessary precautions,...

Coast Guard repatriates 58 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 58 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge interdicts an illegal voyage of 34 migrants aboard a 30-foot makeshift boat in Mona Passage waters off the west coast of Puerto Rico July 16, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge (WPB-1102) repatriated 58 migrants to the Dominican Republic Navy Friday afternoon, following the interdiction of three...

Coast Guard, DPNER crews rescue boaters near “Caja de Muertos” Island

Coast Guard, DPNER crews rescue boaters near “Caja de Muertos” Island
A Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources ranger, center of photo, assists the passengers of the 23-foot disabled recreational vessel Serenity July 12, 2020 near “Caja de Muertos” Island, Puerto Rico. (DPNER courtesy photo). SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan and the crew of a Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources...

Coast Guard boat crew rescues 2 watercraft riders off Isla Verde Beach

Coast Guard boat crew rescues 2 watercraft riders off Isla Verde Beach
Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan 33-foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement file photo. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan 33-foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement rescued 2 watercraft riders Friday night, approximately one and a half miles off Isla Verde Beach in the municipality of Carolina, Puerto Rico. The rescued man and woman reportedly...

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from ship near Puerto Rico

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from ship near Puerto Rico
The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65D Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Borinquen transfers a crewmember from the Marshall Island’s flagged Yasa Jupiter to Emergency Medical Service personnel at the Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico June 13, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen helicopter medevaced...

Coast Guard offloads $5.6 million in cocaine in San Juan

Coast Guard offloads $5.6 million in cocaine in San Juan
A Coast Guard Donald Horsley crewmember helps offload approximately 150 kilograms of seized cocaine that were transferred federal law enforcement authorities Saturday, at Sector San Juan. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Donald Horsley (WPC-1117) offloaded approximately 150 kilograms of seized cocaine and transferred custody of three suspected smugglers...

Coast Guard repatriates 50 of 51 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 50 of 51 migrants to the Dominican Republic
A makeshift vessel transporting 13 migrants, Dominican Republic nationals, was interdicted by a Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action marine unit the morning June 11, 2020. (Courtesy photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley (WPC-1117) repatriated 50 of 51 migrants to the Dominican Republic Navy Thursday in waters just off Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, following...