Coast Guard rescues 2 overdue in West Atlantic Ocean

Coast Guard rescues 2 overdue in West Atlantic Ocean
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard, along with the Royal Bahamas Defense Force rescued two overdue boaters approximately 22 miles north of Freeport, Bahamas Thursday. Rescued were Sasha McPhee, 37, and Jerome Burrows, 37, both from the Bahamas. At approximately 8 p.m., a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft, crew located the two boaters anchored,...

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returns to homeport after 90-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returns to homeport after 90-day patrol
Multiple Haitian migrants sit on the deck of a freighter during an interdiction conducted Sunday, Mar. 11, 2018 by the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma. US Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma BOSTON — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returned home Friday to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, ME after a 90-day patrol conducting humanitarian and law enforcement operations in the...

Coast Guard transfers 11 Cuban migrants to the Bahamas

Coast Guard transfers 11 Cuban migrants to the Bahamas
Coast Guard Cutter isaac Mayo file photo MIAMI – The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge crew interdicted 11 Cuban migrants Sunday within Bahamas territorial seas, southeast of Cay Sal Island, Bahamas. The migrants were transferred to the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo and were then transferred Tuesday to Bahamas Immigration custody in Freeport, Bahamas. “We discourage anyone taking to the sea...

Coast Guard continues search for survivors from missing airplane east of Eleuthera, Bahamas

Coast Guard continues search for survivors from missing airplane east of Eleuthera, Bahamas
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. MIAMI – The Coast Guard continues to search for survivors Wednesday 15 miles east of Eleuthera, Bahamas, from an airplane that was reported missing Monday. Missing are Jennifer Blumin, 40, from New York City, Nathan Ulrich, 52, from Lee, New Hampshire, and Blumin’s 3-year-old and 4-year-old sons. At...

Coast Guard rescues stranded jet skier from Abaco Islands

Coast Guard rescues stranded jet skier from Abaco Islands
A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew forward deployed to Great Inagua, Bahamas, rescues a stranded jet skier April 24, 2017, from Abaco Islands, Bahamas. MIAMI – A Coast Guard aircrew rescued a stranded jet skier Monday from Abaco Islands, Bahamas. Watch standers with the Coast Guard 7th District command center received a request for assistance from the Royal Bahamas...

Coast Guard rescues seven boaters near Great Inagua

Coast Guard rescues seven boaters near Great Inagua
MIAMI – Coast Guard rescued seven people Wednesday from a 180-foot motor vessel taking on water about 46 miles west of Great Inagua, Bahamas. At 5:20 a.m., Coast Guard Seventh District Command Center watch standers received an alert from a locating device from the motor vessel Trois Rivieres near Great Inagua. Watch standers diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence crew and directed the launch...

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returns home after a successful migrant interdiction and Windward Passage Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returns home after a successful migrant interdiction and Windward Passage Patrol
A cutter boat from the Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant prepares to transfer migrants Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 in the Caribbean Sea.  U.S. Coast Guard photo PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – The crew of the 210-foot Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returned to their homeport of Port Canaveral, Florida, Thursday, following an 8-week, migrant interdiction patrol in the Florida Straits and Caribbean Sea. During the patrol,...

Coast Guard searching for overdue boaters in Nassau

Coast Guard searching for overdue boaters in Nassau
MIAMI – The Coast Guard is searching Monday for three missing boaters in Nassau, Bahamas, who were last seen Saturday in Staniel Cay, Exuma. Missing are Julian Wallace, Tino Greenslade and Eugene. Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) received a request for assistance from The Royal Bahamas Defense Force Sunday after they received notification of the three overdue boaters who were reported...

Coast Guard rescues 10 people southwest of Freeport, Bahamas

Coast Guard rescues 10 people southwest of Freeport, Bahamas
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bernard Webber crew embarks people rescued from a sinking vessel southwest of Freeport, Bahamas on April 9, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Ten people were rescued from a 30-foot vessel that was taking on water southwest of Freeport, Bahamas, Saturday. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a request for assistance from the Royal Bahamas Defense Force...