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,...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-RAY for ports in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-RAY for ports in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
SAN JUAN – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan set Port Condition X-RAY at 8 p.m. Wednesday for the ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands due to the possibility of sustained gale force winds greater than 39 mph from Tropical Storm Jerry arriving to the area within 48 hours. The Coast Guard strongly cautions the maritime community to remain vigilant and take the necessary precautions...

Coast Guard, Good Samaritans rescue 2 boaters in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard, Good Samaritans rescue 2 boaters in the U.S. Virgin Islands
A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter deployed to Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico sits on the deck of the hanger Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 standing by to assist in any search and rescue or post-storm missions.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Carlos Gonzalez SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews and a good Samaritan rescued two boaters during separate...

Coast Guard to set Port Condition YANKEE in Puerto Rico due to Tropical Storm Dorian

Coast Guard to set Port Condition YANKEE in Puerto Rico due to Tropical Storm Dorian
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Effective 11 p.m. Tuesday, the Coast Guard captain of the port (COTP) will set Port Condition YANKEE for all ports and regulated facilities in Arecibo, Guanica, Guayama, Guayanilla, Mayagüez, Ponce, Salinas y Tallaboa, Puerto Rico due to Tropical Storm Dorian’s approach to the area. All other ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico remain in Port Condition...

Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, Royal Netherlands Navy rescue 4 boaters

Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, Royal Netherlands Navy rescue 4 boaters
The aircrew of Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and a Royal Netherlands Navy helicopter rescue swimmer take a photo with the four survivors of a capsized vessel, after they were rescued earlier 45 miles south of Vieques, Puerto Rico July 14, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen helicopter aircrew and a Royal Netherlands...