Posts Tagged

U.S. Coast Guard

At VIFreepBreaking NewsCaribbean NewsEnvironmental NewsHumanitarian NewsInternational NewsTourism News

MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas — Hurricane Dorian has left much of tourism-dependent Bahamas in ruins and relief officials today were preparing for an unfolding humanitarian crisis with the scale of the carnage only beginning to emerge. Aerial video recorded over the Bahamas’ Great Abaco Island showed mile upon mile of flooded neighborhoods,

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCaribbean NewsEnvironmental NewsHumanitarian NewsInternational NewsMilitary News

MARSH HARBOUR, Bahamas — Hurricane Dorian pounded the Bahamas today, peeling off roofs, snapping power lines and inundating homes with floodwater ahead of its expected advance on the U.S. coast, where more than a million people were ordered evacuated. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory at

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCrime NewsMilitary NewsPolice NewsPuerto Rico NewsU.S. Department of Justice

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

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCrime NewsMilitary NewsPolice NewsPuerto Rico NewsSt. Thomas NewsU.S. Department of Justice

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

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBritish Virgin Islands NewsCrime NewsPolice NewsTourism News

[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

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsMilitary NewsNational NewsSt. Croix News

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

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCrime NewsPolice NewsSt. Thomas NewsU.S. Department of Justice

[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

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCommunity AffairsMilitary NewsSt. Thomas News

[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

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsMilitary NewsSt. Croix NewsTerritorial Affairs

[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

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsMilitary NewsSt. Croix News

[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

Read More