Tag: United States Navy

Caribbean Security: Leaders From 21 Nations Meet to Discuss Challenges, Cooperation

BRIDGETOWN — Army Gen. Laura J. Richardson, the commander of U.S. Southern Command, joined defense leaders from 21 nations to discuss security challenges and regional cooperation during the 2022 Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC 22). The two-day conference, co-hosted by the Barbados Defence Force and SOUTHCOM, focused on ways to enhance security cooperation to deal with […]

United States and Colombia Conduct Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise in Caribbean Sea

BOGATA — The Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) and the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Billings (LCS 15) conducted a bilateral anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training exercise in the Caribbean Sea with the Colombian navy, February 27-28. Minnesota and Billings were joined by Colombian navy submarine ARC Pijao (SSK 28), frigates ARC Independiente […]

USVI Flag Open Ship Registry Announcement To Be Made By Governor In Washington

WASHINGTON — In what some maritime experts are calling “the most historic moment for U.S. maritime interests this century,” Governor Albert Bryan will announce a new U.S. flag open ship registry next week. Governor Bryan is set to make this historic announcement while attending the National Governor’s Conference in Washington D.C. on Tuesday. Meanwhile, a […]

U.S. Navy Seizes $22M of Cocaine In The Caribbean

MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard and Navy seized what they suspect is cocaine worth an estimated $22 million during a recent interdiction in the Caribbean Sea. The littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee was involved in the January 7 confiscation, which totaled roughly 700 pounds, U.S. 4th Fleet announced in a statement. “It is a […]

Coast Guard Takes 66 Dominicans Back After Navy Interrupts 2 Illegal Voyages

SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard repatriated 66 Dominican migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Sunday near Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages in Mona Passage waters between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. The aircrew of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Marine Enforcement Aircraft detected the first illegal […]

St. Croix Native To Sing National Anthem Before Padres-Diamondbacks Game Today

SAN DIEGO — A St. Croix native who works as a medical specialist for the U.S. Navy will sing the national anthem before a Major League Baseball game in California this afternoon. Ashley Paddie will do the honors at the beginning of the MLB game between the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks at Petco […]

United States and France Demonstrate Military Cooperation In The Caribbean

FORT-DE-FRANCE — The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS 11) executed a bilateral maritime exercise with the French Navy off the coast of Martinique while operating in the Caribbean Sea on Wednesday. Sioux City with her embarked MH-60S Seahawk attached to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, Detachment 3, and […]

Native St. Croix Man Sworn In As U.S. Navy’s Aircraft Commander In Virginia

OCEANA, Virginia — St. Croix native Jon F. Megahy was recently sworn in as commander in the U.S. Navy at the Naval Air Station. Megahy is also an Atlanta-based First Officer flying the Airbus A320 with Delta Air Lines. Megahy’s parents are Leonard and Laureen Megahy. After graduation from Country Day School in 2000, he […]

Man Charged With Shooting 2 Men At St. Thomas Gas Station In 2019 Shot To Death In St. John New Year’s Day

CRUZ BAY — A man who was charged in 2019 with shooting a Superior Court marshal with an assault rifle at a gas station in St. Thomas was shot multiple times in St. John and died late on New Year’s day, authorities said. Lessroy Gumbs, 28, of St. John was identified by family members as […]

U.S. Navy Destroyer in Caribbean Has Significant Coronavirus Outbreak On Board

SAN JUAN — A U.S. Navy destroyer is believed to have a significant coronavirus outbreak on board as it carries out a counter-narcotics mission in the Caribbean, U.S. officials told Reuters News Service today, marking the latest challenge for the military in dealing with the virus. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that […]