Coast Guard stops illegal passenger vessel operation just off Caneel Bay

Coast Guard stops illegal passenger vessel operation just off Caneel Bay
The crew of a Coast Guard Boat Forces Detachment Saint Thomas 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boards the vessel Island Hoppin’ just off Caneel Bay, Saint John, U.S. Virgin Islands Mar. 4, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — The Coast Guard terminated an illegal passenger for hire operation on March 4, 2021, for the 52-foot sailing catamaran Island Hoppin’...

Coast Guard seeks assistance identifying vessel,involved in hit and run U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard seeks assistance identifying vessel,involved in hit and run U.S. Virgin Islands
Damage caused to the bow of an aluminum skiff that was struck by a white hulled center console vessel during a hit and run incident Jan. 24, 2021 in Cruz Harbor in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.  (Courtesy photo) ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — Coast Guard marine investigators are seeking the public’s assistance to help identify the operator of a suspect vessel, a white-hulled center console...

Coast Guard monitors clean-up operations for sunken tugboat in U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard monitors clean-up operations for sunken tugboat in U.S. Virgin Islands
Coast Guard crews monitor clean-up operations conducted by the National Response Corp. crews Nov. 17, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo) ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands — Coast Guard pollution teams are monitoring clean-up operations Wednesday to recover discharged oil from the partially sunken and abandoned tugboat Cape Lookout within Krause Lagoon in St. Croix. “The National Response Corporation in...

Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen and two jet skiers

Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen and two jet skiers
Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin aircrew in a group photo with two men Nov. 9, 2020, after they rescued the men earlier in the morning from a capsized vessel, approximately five nautical miles southeast of Norman Island, British Virgin Islands. (Courtesy photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard aircrews rescued two men Monday morning from a capsized boat in the British Virgin Islands,...

Coast Guard reopens some ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

Coast Guard reopens some ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard set Port Condition FOUR Sunday for maritime ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and certain maritime ports of San Juan, Puerto Rico following the passing of Tropical Storm Laura. During Port Condition FOUR, port facilities are open to all commercial vessel traffic. All mariners are advised to use caution due to floating debris and report any abnormalities to the...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition ZULU for Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

Coast Guard sets Port Condition ZULU for Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
National Hurricane Center graphic SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan has set Port Condition ZULU for all maritime ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, due to Tropical Storm Laura. During Port Condition ZULU, the ports will remain closed to all vessel traffic unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, while vessel cargo operations are suspended,...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition YANKEE for Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

Coast Guard sets Port Condition YANKEE for Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands
SAN JUAN – The Coast Guard set Port Condition YANKEE at 8p.m. Tuesday for all maritime ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgins Islands following a tropical storm warning in which the possibility of sustained gale force winds, greater than 39 mph, may arrive to the islands within 12 hours. The Captain of the Port is directing action to the maritime and port community for final preparations and for...

Coast Guard medically evacuates ships captain over 100 miles offshore

Coast Guard medically evacuates ships captain over 100 miles offshore
Coast Guard Cutter Thetis file photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard medically evacuated the Captain of the 734-foot Singapore-flagged container ship M/V Maersk Batam Monday night, approximately 100 nautical miles south of Puerto Rico Monday night. The Captain of the M/V Maersk Batam, 57, is a citizen of the United Kingdom, who experienced life threatening symptoms of a possible stroke during...

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship crewmember near St. Croix

Coast Guard medevacs cruise ship crewmember near St. Croix
The crew of a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter assists a cruise ship crewmember medevaced earlier from the cruise ship  Marella Explorer, approximately 50 nautical miles southeast of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands Nov. 26 2019. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard helicopter medevaced a 29-year-old crewmember from the cruise ship Marella Explorer 2 Tuesday,...