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Coast Guard Seizes $11.7 Million In Cocaine, Transfers 6 Suspected Smugglers To San Juan
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SAN JUAN — Coast Guard Cutter’s Joseph Tezanos and Heriberto Hernandez crews offloaded approximately 1,289 pounds of cocaine and transferred custody of six suspected smugglers at Coast Guard Base San Juan Monday, following two separate vessel interdictions near Puerto Rico. These interdictions are the result of multi-agency efforts involving the

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Young Virgin Islanders Can Get U.S. Coast Guard Captain’s License Through New VIPCA Junior Sailing Program
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The marine tourism sector is booming in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Yacht chartering directly contributed $88 million to the territory’s economy in 2021. This figure is forecasted to be higher in 2022. To meet the USVI’s growing need for a marine workforce and enable young Virgin Islanders

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Coast Guard Returns 72 Dominicans, 14 Haitians To Hispaniola After Illegal Voyages
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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez repatriated 72 Dominicans and returned 14 Haitians to the Dominican Republic between Wednesday and Thursday, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages in Mona Passage waters near Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. One interdicted Dominican Republic national remains in Puerto Rico to face

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Coast Guard Medevacs German Passenger From AIDAperla Cruise Ship Near Puerto Rico
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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard medevaced a German passenger from the AIDAperla cruise ship Wednesday, approximately 60 nautical miles southeast of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Medevaced is a 64-year-old man, who was experiencing signs of a possible strok e and required a higher level of care ashore. Coast Guard watchstanders

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Coast Guard Takes 2 Dominicans, 39 Haitians Back To Hispaniola After Illegal Voyage
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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon repatriated two Dominicans and returned 39 Haitians to the Dominican Republic Wednesday, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage Tuesday in the Mona Passage waters near Rincon, Puerto Rico. One other Dominican Republic national from this group remains in Puerto Rico

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2 Puerto Rican Men With 174 Pounds Of Cocaine On Boat Dump Drugs In Sea Chase
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two Puerto Rican men aboard a no-lights boat who tried to ditch 174 pounds of cocaine during a sea chase between Culebra and St. Thomas were arrested Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. According to court documents, on March 29, 2022, Wesly Albert Amaro, and Brian

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Coast Guard Searches For 2 Overdue Fishermen In Waters Off Vieques and Yabucoa
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SAN JUAN — Coast Guard air and surface crews ended the search for an overdue fisherman Sunday evening in waters south of Vieques and Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Still missing is Marcos Jonael Calzada Parilla from Vieques, Puerto Rico, who reportedly departed on a fishing trip Thursday morning from Playa Esperanza in

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Coast Guard Searches For 2 Overdue Fishermen In Waters Off Vieques and Yabucoa
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SAN JUAN — Coast Guard air and surface crews are searching for two overdue fishermen Saturday in waters south of Vieques and Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Overdue are Marcos Jonael Calzada Parilla from Vieques, Puerto Rico, and one other unidentified person, who reportedly departed on a fishing trip Thursday morning from Playa

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Coast Guard Rescues 4 Men, 5 Women From Disabled Pleasure Craft Near Judith's Fancy 
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CHRISTIANSTED — A Coast Guard boat crew rescued nine persons from a disabled vessel Sunday evening, about 100 yards east of Judith’s Fancy in St. Croix. The rescued, four men and five women, were reportedly residents of St. Croix.  Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector San Juan received a VHF Channel-16

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Coast Guard Takes 43 Dominicans And 23 Haitians Back To Hispaniola
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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard repatriated 43 Dominicans and returned 23 Haitians to the Dominican Republic Wednesday, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages near Puerto Rico. The interdictions are the result of ongoing local and federal multi-agency efforts in support of the Caribbean Border Interagency Group CBIG. “The

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