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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 the runway at the airport

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PROMOTED: Claricia Gautier 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 the nation’s capital. Gautier is

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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 Gautier, 42, and Rafael Morales-Osoria,

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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 flag and the only active

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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 to the Coast Guard Pacific

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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 they had abandoned their sinking

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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. Fifteen ships earned failing scores

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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 crowds to flee as saltwater

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MIAMI — A British engineer has been charged by the FBI with murdering his wife after she disappeared at sea as they cruised around the Bahamas on a belated honeymoon. Lewis Bennett, 41, who holds dual British and Australian citizenship and is originally from Poole, Dorset, was accused of second-degree murder

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CRUZ BAY — U.S. Coast Guard Petty officer Jake DiPaola arrived on St. John about a week after Hurricane Maria. In Coral Bay, on the island’s eastern end, DiPaola says the marina was … “a mess.” “There were two sailboats right here,” he says, while standing on the water’s edge.

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