Coast Guard and industry emergency responders to conduct oil spill PREP Exercise in St. Croix

San Juan, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard, federal and state emergency responders, in cooperation with the U.S. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) will participate in a table top oil pollution response exercise Friday in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The industry-led exercise is a part of the National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) required under the Oil Pollution Act...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-RAY for St. Croix, Port Condition Whiskey for southern Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard Sector San Juan Captain of the Port, Capt. Drew Pearson, set Port Condition’s X-RAY for all the ports in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands and WHISKEY for all the ports in southern Puerto Rico at 8 p.m. Saturday, due to Tropical Storm Irene. U.S. Virgin Islands The Captain of the Port may increase the port condition in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands to YANKEE...

Coast Guard rescues 2 people missing for 5 days off St. Croix

MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued two people Friday morning who were missing for five days off the west coast of St Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Video – Hurricane Omar response operations in St. Croix

The Coast Guard responds in St. Croix following Hurricane Omar which damaged much of the island’s infrastructure. This video clip documents the repair of the communication station that keeps all mariners in the U.S. Virgin Islands in touch with the Coast Guard in the event of an maritime emergency.

Limetree Bay Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands Ports Reopened

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -Sector San Juan Marine Safety and Security Duty Officers are notifying all facilities and vessels in the San Juan Captain of the Port zone Friday that all ports in Limetree Bay Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands; including Hovensa, the Container Port, Krausse Lagoon Channel, and the Cross Channel are open for normal operations.