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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard and Puerto Rican police stopped a speed boat Tuesday night smuggling 200 pounds of cocaine authorities say is worth about $3 million. The speed boat was first seen by the crew of a Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry plane based in Miami. It

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE  – Three natives of the Dominican Republic appeared in federal court over the weekend to hear charges that they tried to smuggle $30 million worth of cocaine into the region. Edwin Vargas, 31, Dany Perez-Brito, 44, and Lenin Cornelio-Perez, 32, all of Santo Domingo, were charged with conspiracy

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] BEEF ISLAND — The body of a pilot was pulled from the waters off Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Wednesday afternoon after his plane crashed in the sea during takeoff. The pilot was the only person on board when the plane took off from

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PROMOTED: Claricia Gautier [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard senior chief Yeoman Claricia Gautier, a 1995 graduate of Central High School on St. Croix has been promoted to the chief warrant officer grade, personnel administration specialty. The promotion took place at the Coast Guard headquarters in

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas boat captain and four illegal aliens from the Dominican Republic were in federal court on Thursday to hear the charges against them. Shawn A. Callwood, 36, of St. Thomas, Glenys Gruz-Calcano, 28, Anyi Paola Calcano, 19, Luis Alberto Pimentel

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle will kick off its 2018 summer patrol of cadet training and community outreach by making its first port stop at St. Thomas. Called ‘America’s Tall Ship,’ this three-masted barque is the largest tall ship flying the American

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN DIEGO — Two California-based Coast Guard petty officers were honored as the 2017 active-duty and reserve enlisted person of the year for the service’s Pacific Southwest region during a ceremony Thursday in Alameda. Petty Officer 2nd Class David Holland, an active-duty maritime enforcement specialist assigned

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHRISTIANSTED — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two boaters from the sea about 32 miles south of St. Croix on Thursday. According to the Coast Guard, the crew of the sailing vessel, Summer Star, notified Coast Guard Sector San Juan watchstanders at approximately 6:48 a.m. that

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] MIAMI — Cruise lines have never had a cleanliness problem this big. In 2017, cruise lines failed their sanitation inspections at the highest rate ever since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‘s Vessel Sanitation Program started holding cruise ships to its Operations Manual guidelines in 1990.

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — Waves nearly 30 feet high from a U.S. winter storm slammed into Puerto Rico today, forcing authorities to evacuate dozens of families and close roads and schools across the U.S. commonwealth. Huge waves downed palm trees, knocked over cement benches and forced curious

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