Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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Coast Guard Sets New Record for Illegal Fishing Vessel Interdictions

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement crews interdicted a record-breaking number of lanchas throughout the Gulf of Mexico for fiscal year 2019, according to a Coast Guard 8th District release.  Since October 2018, Coast Guard assets and personnel have detected a total…

Coast Guard Repatriates 82 Dominican, 5 Haitian Migrants

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutters Joseph Tezanos and Heriberto Hernandez repatriated 82 migrants from the Dominican Republic and five Haitians to a Dominican navy vessel on Oct. 7 following the interdiction of five illegal migrant voyages in Mona Passage, according to a Coast Guard release.  Eight other Dominican migrants…

Coast Guard Interdicts 13 Migrants, Suspected Smuggler

MIAMI — The Coast Guard interdicted 13 migrants and one suspected smuggler on Sept. 25 miles east of Miami, the Coast Guard 7th District said in a release.  The Coast Guard Cutter William Trump crew detected a westbound 21-foot cabin cruiser about 25 miles…

Coast Guard Commissions Newest Fast Response Cutter in Honolulu

HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard commissioned the newest Hawaii-based 154-foot fast response cutter (FRC) in Honolulu on Sept. 26, according to a Coast Guard 14th District release.  “There is no greater reflection of the commandant’s strategic vision and commitment than the fact that as we commission the…

Coast Guard Cutter Interdicts Semi-Submersible in the Eastern Pacific

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew intercepted a drug-laden semi-submersible in the eastern Pacific, the Coast Guard 7th District said in a release.   While on routine patrol in the eastern Pacific, Valiant’s crew interdicted a self-propelled semi-submersible in international waters carrying about 12,000…

Navy Tests Mine Countermeasures on USNS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams

NORFOLK, Va. — USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams (T-ESB 4) has finished a three-day voyage in the Chesapeake Bay to test an anti-mine system, the public affairs offices of the program executive officers for ships and unmanned and small combatants said in a release.   The expeditionary sea base (ESB) ship used the Littoral Combat…

Coast Guard Continues Response to Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Coast Guard is continuing rescue-and-recovery operations in the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.  As of 9 a.m. on Sept. 8, Coast Guard forces had rescued 308 people in the Bahamas, the Coast Guard 7th District said in a release. …