Coast Guard, partner agencies interdict 66 migrants near Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, partner agencies interdict 66 migrants near Puerto Rico
Coast Guard crews interdicted multiple Dominican migrants attempting to illegally enter into Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands on Jan. 11, 2019.  U.S Coast Guard photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard interdicted 66 migrants in the last 72-hours in five separate events near Puerto Rico. The Coast Guard, and federal and Commonwealth of Puerto Rico law enforcement partners have interdicted more than...

Coast Guard hosts open house on new requirements for Uninspected Passenger Vessel operations

Coast Guard hosts open house on new requirements for Uninspected Passenger Vessel operations
Visitors and members of the maritime industry attend an open house at Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment St. Thomas April 20, 2015, to learn about newly established requirements for Uninspected Passenger Vessel operations in the U.S. Virgin Islands. (U.S. Coast Guard photo). ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands —Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment St. Thomas hosted an open house Monday for members...

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 rescues 2 fishermen from capsized vessel off St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen from capsized vessel off St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Coast Guard boat crew rescued two fishermen Monday, after their 21-foot Boston Whaler capsized, approximately seven nautical miles northeast of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Rescued are Juan Reyes Serrano, 49, and Benigo Rodríguez, 27, U.S. citizens from Puerto Rico residents of St. Croix, who reportedly departed Monday morning from St. Croix on a fishing trip to the...

Ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico return to normal operations

Ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico return to normal operations
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard opened the ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and set Port Condition Four for all the ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday following the passing of Tropical Storm Gonzalo. During Port Condition Four, the ports may resume normal operations, including waterfront facility and vessel transits, subject to prudent seamanship and safe...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition YANKEE for the U.S Virgin Islands and eastern ports of Puerto Rico

Coast Guard sets Port Condition YANKEE for the U.S Virgin Islands and eastern ports of Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard set Port Condition YANKEE at 9a.m. Monday for all the ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and the eastern ports of Puerto Rico due to incoming Tropical Storm Gonzalo. The eastern ports of Puerto Rico under Port Condition YANKEE are Vieques, Culebra, Fajardo and Yabucoa.  All other ports in Puerto Rico continue to operate under Port Condition X-RAY until further...

Coast Guard Captain of the Port sets Port Condition X-RAY in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

Coast Guard Captain of the Port sets Port Condition X-RAY in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan set Port Condition X-RAY at 3p.m. Sunday for all the ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico due to incoming Tropical Storm Gonzalo. During Port Condition X-RAY all maritime operations including waterfront facility and vessel transits may occur until further notice and are subject to prudent seamanship and safe working practices. The...

Coast Guard opens ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and northern coast of Puerto Rico following Tropical Storm Bertha

Coast Guard opens ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and northern coast of Puerto Rico following Tropical Storm Bertha
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard opened the ports and set Port Condition Four in the U.S. Virgin Islands and the northern coast of Puerto Rico at 6p.m. Saturday following the passing of Tropical Storm Bertha through the area. During Port Condition Four, the ports may resume normal operations, including waterfront facility and vessel transits, subject to prudent seamanship and safe working...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition ZULU for U.S. Virgin Islands, eastern, southern ports of Puerto Rico

Coast Guard sets Port Condition ZULU for U.S. Virgin Islands, eastern, southern ports of Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard set Port Condition ZULU at 12 a.m. Saturday for all the ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands as well as the eastern and southern ports of Puerto Rico due to the passing of Tropical Storm Bertha. Ports under Port Condition ZULU will officially suspend port operations and are closed to all inbound and outbound vessel traffic until otherwise directed by the Coast...