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SAN JUAN — The crew of a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter rescued a swimmer in distress just off Rompe Olas Beach near downtown Aguadilla.  Rescued was Mabel Ramos, mid thirties, after she was pulled out by the current, approximately a mile from shore.  Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE —Four Santo Domingo men face federal drug smuggling charges after the U.S. Coast Guard seized 1,146 pounds of cocaine and two go-fast vessels off the southern coast of the Dominican Republic late last month. Carlos De La Rosa, 33, Alexis Sanchez Garcia, 32, Rafael Martinez, 29, and Elvis

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SAN JUAN — Coast Guard Incident Management personnel from Sector San Juan are responding to an active oil discharge from an unknown source that is affecting piers four through six in San Juan Harbor and the proximate storm drainage system on land. Coast Guard Incident Management Division personnel are monitoring the oil

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CANE BAY — Virgin Islands Police confirmed the identify the visiting woman who died on St. Croix’s north shore on Tuesday. The 911 Emergency Call Center received a call of a missing swimmer in Annaly Bay near the Tide Pools at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, the VIPD said. The preliminary investigation

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutter Reliance crew repatriated 91 migrants to the Dominican Republic today from three at-sea interdictions in the Mona Passage off the west coast of Puerto Rico. These interdictions are the result of ongoing Coast Guard and Caribbean Border Interagency group partner efforts to deter and stop

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge crew offloaded approximately 1,700 kilograms of seized cocaine at Coast Guard Base San Juan Friday, following the disruption go-fast vessel smuggling attempt by Coast Guard and British Virgin Islands authorities near Anegada, British Virgin Islands. This disruption and seizure is the

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser repatriated 11 Dominican migrants and returned 12 Haitians to the Dominican Republic Saturday, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage in the Mona Passage. The interdiction is the result of ongoing Coast Guard and Caribbean Border Interagency group partner efforts to deter

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three South Americans caught with 1,748 pounds of cocaine on the high seas have been arrested near Colombia in the Caribbean, authorities said. Ignasio Espana, 30, and Jairo Riascos Preciado, 52, each of Columbia, and Nestor Vera Escalante, 41, of Ecuador were charged in a criminal complaint

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Tropical Storm Grace left minimal damage SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan has set Port Condition FOUR in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands reopening the area’s maritime ports, following the passing of Tropical Storm Grace near the islands. Now a tropical depression,

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard set Port Condition WHISKEY on Thursday for all maritime ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgins Islands, due to the approach of Disturbance Invest 95L to the Caribbean. The Coast Guard strongly cautions the maritime community to take the necessary precautions and remain

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