Tag: United States Coast Guard

Coast Guard Rescues 10 Haitian Migrants From Boat Off Mona and Monito Islands

SAN JUAN — Coast Guard cutters and helicopters crews continued to search for possible migrants in the water Friday, following the rescue of 10 Haitian migrants Wednesday from a disabled vessel near Mona and Monito Islands, Puerto Rico. At this time, search efforts have revealed no signs of people in the water. Coast Guard watchstanders […]

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant Holds Change of Command Ceremony In Florida

PORT CANAVERAL — The crew of the U. S. Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant conducted a formal change of command ceremony in Florida this week. During the Thursday ceremony, Cmdr. Jay Guyer relieved Cmdr. Fred Bertsch of the duties of commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant.  Bertsch served as Vigilant’s commanding officer since […]

Coast Guard Collects 38 Illegal Migrants In Mona Passage, Takes Them Back To DR

SAN JUAN — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos repatriated 38 migrants to the Dominican Republic Friday, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage Thursday in Mona Passage waters near Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico. The interdiction is the result of ongoing efforts by Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) partner agencies to combat illegal […]

Coast Guard Returns 13 Illegal Migrants Back To The Dominican Republic

SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser crew repatriated 13 of 14 migrants to the Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of a migrant vessel just off the coast of Rincon, Puerto Rico, the Coast Guard 7th District said in a May 12 release.  The migrant group consisting of 13 males, including a 16-year-old […]

Coast Guard Returns 58 Illegals To Dominican Republic After Plucking Them Off Makeshift Boats

SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard repatriated 58 migrants to the Dominican Republic Sunday, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages in Mona Passage waters between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. The interdicted migrants claimed to be Dominican Republic nationals. The interdictions are the result of ongoing efforts by Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) partner […]

U.S. Coast Guard Rescues Drowning Man At ‘Bishop’s Pool’ In Arecibo

SAN JUAN — The crews of a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter rescued a person from drowning at “La Poza del Obispo” Friday afternoon in Arecibo. A man in his 30’s was rescued. He sustained severe leg injuries while struggling to stay afloat and being washed on the rocks by the crashing […]

U.S. COAST GUARD: ‘We Have Disrupted The Flow Of Drugs To Puerto Rico And The U.S. Virgin Islands’

SANTO DOMINGO — The U.S. Coast Guard says it seized nearly 2,000 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of at least $3.5 million, during an exercise near the Dominican Republic. It said six smugglers had been detained in Puerto Rico pending further court action. “I couldn’t be more proud of this crew,” said Captain […]

Four Guyanese Men Who Brought 8,309 Pounds Of Cocaine To Region Get Sentences of 2 to 4 Years

CHRISTIANSTED – Four Guyanese nationals got sentences ranging from two years to four years for bringing 8,309 pounds of cocaine to the region by sea vessel. Neville Jeffrey, 70, Mohamed Hoseain, 66, Richard La Cruz, 51, and Mark Anthony Williams, 32, all of Guyana, were sentenced to 48 months, 36 months, 30 months and 27 […]

Dominican Republic Man Faces 10 Years For Bringing 2,204 Pounds of Cocaine Here

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of the Dominican Republic admitted in federal court to bringing at least 2,204 pounds of cocaine to the territory by boat. Dany Perez-Brito, 44, of Santo Domingo, pled guilty to conspiracy to possess a controlled substance on board a vessel subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, U.S. Attorney […]

Seven Venezuelans Get 1.75 Years In Prison And Ticket Home For Bringing 357 Pounds of Marijuana Here

CHRISTIANSTED – Seven Venezuelan men were given sentences of 1.75 years in prison for bringing 357 pounds of marijuana to the region. Felix Gomez, 38, Roman Jose Aguilera Gig, 39, Jesus Garcia, 35, Jhoan Gomez, 29, Rosauro Morao, 46, Manual Rodriguez, 52, and Juan Rodriguez, 26, all Venezuelan nationals were sentenced today for being convicted […]