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SAVED BY THE COAST GUARD! Josh Kaufman of Florida is lucky to be alive after a freak sighting by the U.S. Coast Guard spared his life. SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard says a Florida kayaker who went about 15 miles off course without a life jacket is lucky

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  SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard says a kayaker from Florida has gone missing off of Puerto Rico’s west coast. The agency said today that 25-year-old Josh Kaufman took off in a green kayak from the popular tourist town of Rincon. Officials said Kaufman was last seen early Thursday

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CHARGED: Spencer Wayne Allen CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 25-year-old native of the U.S. mainland has been charged in the firebombing of federal buildings in St. Thomas that has rocked this tiny American territory. Spencer Wayne Allen, 25, of Texas was arrested on Tuesday on a criminal complaint charging him with

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RECORD CACHE SCORE: U.S. Coast Guard officials seized 4.2 tons of cocaine off the coast of Suriname. The coke has a street value of $125 million and was brought back to Puerto Rico and turned over to the DEA. SAN JUAN — Authorities have made the largest maritime seizure of

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NO LOVE LOST ON VALENTINE’S DAY: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines’ Majesty of the Seas was confined to port by the U.S. Coast Guard over a concern about life vests on board the vessel. MIAMI — Over 2,000 passengers who thought they’d be sailing to the Bahamas this week were unexpectedly

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CBP Border Patrol Marine unit. SAN JUAN — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says law enforcement authorities have intercepted 126 undocumented migrants from the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Haiti in four separate events since January 20. The CBP said working under the Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG),

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Jeon Pierre Knorr was last seen on the MSC Divina about 3 a.m. Monday. (GERARD JULIEN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES) SAN JUAN — A tourist on a cruise from Miami through our region is believed to have fallen overboard north of Puerto Rico. Jeon Pierre Knorr was last seen by his wife at

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FORT LAUDERDALE – The U.S. Coast Guard has taken over the search for a man who went overboard off Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas. The Doral-based company issued a statement today stating: “We are saddened to report a guest onboard Independence of the Seas was witnessed intentionally going overboard

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AFTERMATH OF A SHIP-BOARD FIRE SAN JUAN — A salvage team towed the still-smoldering Caribbean Fantasy to the main harbor in Puerto Rico after the U.S. Coast Guard had approved a towage plan early Saturday morning. The Coast Guard published a video of the vessel being towed as well as photographs of the

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The ferry on fire this morning in San Juan SAN JUAN — At least 500 passengers were being evacuated this morning from a ship that caught fire about a mile off Puerto Rico’s north coast. The fire was still burning aboard the Caribbean Fantasy, a combination cruise and ferry vessel, as

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