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...

Coast Guard participates in multi-agency search and rescue exercise

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — The U.S. Coast Guard participated in a joint search and rescue exercise at the Panama City Marina, Friday. Other participating agencies included Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Panama City Fire Rescue, Panama City Police Department and Florida Fish and Wildlife. Coast Guard assets used in the exercise included the following: A 26-foot Trailerable Aids...