Coast Guard repatriates 82 Dominican, returns 5 Haitian migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 82 Dominican, returns 5 Haitian migrants
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) is on scene with a migrant vessel interdicted Oct. 6, 2019 in the Mona Passage. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutters Joseph Tezanos (WPC-1118) and Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) repatriated 82 Dominican migrants and 5 Haitians to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Monday, following the interdiction of five illegal...

Coast Guard, Clean Harbors remove pollution threat from vessel in San Juan Harbor

Coast Guard, Clean Harbors remove pollution threat from vessel in San Juan Harbor
Coast Guard Sector San Juan Incident Management Division and Clean Harbors personnel completed operations Oct. 3, 2019 to remove 1,500 gallons of diesel and 1,200 gallons of oily water from a 54-foot Bertram sports fishing vessel that was threatening to spill into San Juan Harbor. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard Sector San Juan Incident Management Division personnel...

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to visit Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to visit Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Eagle file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, “America’s Tall Ship,” will visit Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic from 9 to 12 June and San Juan, Puerto Rico from 15 to 20 June, where it will be open to free public tours. In the Dominican Republic, the Eagle will arrive at 10 a.m. to Sansoucí,...

Photos: Coast Guard Cutter Elm restores Buoys in San Juan after Hurricane Maria

Photos: Coast Guard Cutter Elm restores Buoys in San Juan after Hurricane Maria
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Elm is currently restoring aids to navigation buoys throughout waterways near San Juan after Hurricane Maria. The Elm, a 225-foot buoy tender homeported in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, has assisted in restoring 72 percent of critical aids to navigation after Maria. For imagery and video of the Hurricane Maria response, please visit...

Coast Guard to conduct oil spill response exercise in San Juan, Cataño, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard to conduct oil spill response exercise in San Juan, Cataño, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard, federal and Puerto Rico emergency responders in cooperation with the maritime industry are scheduled to conduct a joint oil pollution response exercise in San Juan and Cataño, Puerto Rico Thursday and Friday. The exercise is a part of the National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) required under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. “This full...

Coast Guard Barque Eagle visits San Juan, Puerto Rico

 Coast Guard Barque Eagle visits San Juan, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Barque Eagle, “America’s Tall Ship,” arrived to San Juan, Puerto Rico Wednesday morning and is moored at Pier 1 east in Old San Juan, where the public will be able visit prior to the Eagle’s scheduled departure Saturday. The Eagle will be offering free public tours during the following schedule: Thursday, May 22 from 10 a.m. – 7...

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 rescue crews prevent vessel from sinking 108 nautical miles southeast of Saint Croix

San Juan, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews responded to and assisted the three-man crew aboard the motor vessel Titanic that was taking on water Wednesday afternoon, approximately 108 nautical miles southeast of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Coast Guard and F.U.R.A. combine efforts to rescue 3 stranded swimmers

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crews of a Coast Guard helicopter and Puerto Rico Police rescue crews combined efforts to rescue three of five swimmers who were stranded on a reef off Playa Escondida, Fajardo, after the group was taken out by the riptide away from the beach Friday afternoon.