Coast Guard Cutter Eagle arrives in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle arrives in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Coast Guard Cutter Eagle file photo by Seamen Lisa Ferdinando. SAINT THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands – The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, “America’s Tall Ship,” arrived to St. Thomas Harbor Friday morning and moored at the West India Company dock, where the crew will be offering free public tours through Sunday. While in St. Thomas, Eagle will be providing free public tours during the...

Coast Guard urges caution during dangerous surf conditions and riptides in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard urges caution during dangerous surf conditions and riptides in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard advises to exercise caution during the holidays at beaches in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands due to dangerous riptides in the region. Since Friday, the Coast Guard has responded to multiple search and rescue cases in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico involving swimmers, beachgoers, surfers and boaters who were swept out to sea or overcome by...

Coast Guard investigates grounding of 190-foot cargo ship Sabre Spirit off Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard investigates grounding of 190-foot cargo ship Sabre Spirit off Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
SAINT THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands – The Coast Guard is investigating the grounding of the Sabre Spirit, a 190-foot Panamanian flag ro-ro cargo ship, after the vessel ran aground Friday morning, and was later refloated with the rising tide, just off Current Cut, between the islands of Saint Thomas and Great Saint James, U.S. Virgin Islands. There is no sign of oil pollution leaking from the vessel...

Coast Guard establishes Special Local Regulation for speed boat and jet ski races in Charlotte Amalie Harbor, Saint Thomas

Coast Guard establishes Special Local Regulation for speed boat and jet ski races in Charlotte Amalie Harbor, Saint Thomas
SAINT THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — The Coast Guard has established a Special Local Regulation on the waters of Charlotte Amalie Harbor in Saint Thomas to be in effect from 10a.m. to 5p.m. Sunday during the Watersport Activities high speed boat and jet ski races. Approximately 50 high-speed boats and jet skis will be participating in the races. It is critical that spectators and boaters observe...

Coast Guard ends search for pilot, 2 passengers of downed aircraft near U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard ends search for pilot, 2 passengers of downed aircraft near U.S. Virgin Islands
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard ended their search at sunset Monday for the pilot and two passengers who remain missing after their aircraft went down Saturday, approximately six nautical miles south of Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Coast Guard and U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Natural Resources rescue crews rescued a woman from the downed aircraft Saturday afternoon, who reported...

Ports in St. Thomas and St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands and San Juan, Puerto Rico reopened

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Sector San Juan Captain of the Port, Capt. Drew Pearson, reopened the ports in Saint Thomas, St. John, and Lime Tree Bay in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, and reopened the port of San Juan, Puerto Rico Monday morning following the passing of Hurricane Irene. All other ports in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico remain closed under Port Condition...

Coast Guard rescues overdue watercraft rider in open sea off Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter located and rescued an overdue watercraft rider Tuesday morning, approximately 12 nautical miles northwest of Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Coast Guard searches for a woman of capsized vessel in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard, U.S. Virgin Islands Police and Department of Natural Resources rescue crews in Saint Croix are searching for a woman who fell into the water alongside three men after their vessel capsized Sunday afternoon in waters south of Saint Croix U.S. Virgin Islands.

Coast Guard Cutter Reef Shark rescues 3 men in waters off Fortuna Bay, Saint Thomas

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Reef Shark rescued three men Saturday night aboard a 14-foot pleasure craft, after their vessel became disabled and adrift in waters southwest of Fortuna Bay, Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.