Coast Guard rescue crews search for possible survivors of capsized migrant vessel

Coast Guard rescue crews search for possible survivors of capsized migrant vessel
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier file photo. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews continue to search Sunday for possible survivors of a migrant boat which capsized Saturday just off Martinica Beach in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. So far, three of the migrants have been recovered deceased by authorities ashore, while at least six others have been apprehended and are in the custody of the...

Coast Guard provides safe harbor for Mexican vessels ahead of Tropical Storm Fernand

Coast Guard provides safe harbor for Mexican vessels ahead of Tropical Storm Fernand
Coast Guard Station South Padre Island members inspect Mexican fishing vessels seeking safe harbor ahead of Tropical Storm Fernand in the Port of Brownsville, Brownsville, Texas, Sep. 4, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station South Padre Island) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard, the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Brownsville Police Department and...

Coast Guard suspends search for two missing boaters

Coast Guard suspends search for two missing boaters
Coast Guard file photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday for two missing boaters who did not return from a trip near Port Canaveral. Missing are Brian McCluney and Justin Walker. After searching more than 146,368 square miles, an area equivalent to the size of Montana for over 281 hours, officials were unable to locate the boaters who were reported overdue Friday...

Coast Guard, partner agencies intercept human smuggling event

Coast Guard, partner agencies intercept human smuggling event
45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi) MIAMI – The Coast Guard completed a transfer of 24 people involved in a suspected human smuggling case Saturday to U.S. Border Patrol agents in Lake Worth for processing, and to Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation. The Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet, Palm...

Coast Guard, Monroe County and local partners to conduct full-scale international security exercise

Coast Guard, Monroe County and local partners to conduct full-scale international security exercise
BUFFALO, N.Y. — An upcoming exercise on the Niagara River, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, scheduled for Thursday and Friday, will bring together federal, state, local and Canadian law enforcement partners in a multi-agency exercise designed to prepare for and prevent cross-border terrorist and criminal activity. There are no known threats against the area but boaters may notice an increased presence...

Coast Guard marksman shoots out engines of fleeing panga, 7,100 pounds of marijuana, 3 suspected smugglers detained

Coast Guard marksman shoots out engines of fleeing panga, 7,100 pounds of marijuana, 3 suspected smugglers detained
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Coast Guard crews intercepted a panga boat with approximately 7,100 pounds of marijuana and three suspected smugglers aboard in international waters some 155 miles southwest of San Diego, Tuesday morning. It was the second time this month that Coast Guard and partner agencies have thwarted a major marijuana smuggling operation in the area. In the most recent incident an aircrew...

Coast Guard and CBIG authorities seize $38 million dollar cocaine shipment in the Caribbean Sea

Coast Guard and CBIG authorities seize $38 million dollar cocaine shipment in the Caribbean Sea
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) authorities disrupted a maritime illegal drug shipment Friday seizing 54 bales of cocaine, weighing 3,306 pounds, in the Caribbean Sea. Federal law enforcement authorities in support of Caribbean Border Interagency Group’s...

Coast Guard crew conducts medevac for man on Canadian-flagged freighter on Detroit River

Coast Guard crew conducts medevac for man on Canadian-flagged freighter on Detroit River
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard boat crew medically evacuated a 52-year-old man from a 730-foot motor vessel on the Detroit River late Wednesday evening. At about 11:30 p.m., a 730-foot Canadian-flagged motor vessel contacted the communications watchstander at Coast Guard Station Belle Isle, in Detroit, requesting a medevac for a 52-year-old crew member who was reporting severe pain in his leg and believed...

Coast Guard, CBP rescue, repatriate 75 Haitian migrants after failed smuggling attempt in Mona Passage

MIAMI — The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Forward safely repatriated 75 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti, Tuesday, after four suspected Dominican smugglers failed to smuggle them from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico in two separate cases last week. In the first case, a Coast Guard MH-65 rescue helicopter crew detected a vessel with 62 Haitian migrants and two suspected Dominican...