(WASHINGTON) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard released an updated Cyber Strategic Outlook Tuesday to address the rising threat of cyber-attacks against critical maritime systems essential to the Nation’s economy and security #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.04: U.S. Coast Guard addresses threats to National Security in updated Cyber Strategic Outlook….

#AceDailyNews reports that the U.S. Coast Guard addresses threats to National security in updated Cyber Strategic Outlook on Tuesday: The Coast Guard’s 2021 Cyber Strategic Outlook charts a path to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving cyber domain where threats to information and operational technology systems outpace those from the traditional physical domains of air, sea, land and space.

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 08/03/2021 09:18 AM EDT News Release 

U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
Contact: Headquarters Public Affairs
Office: (202) 372-4630
mediarelations@uscg.mil
Headquarters online newsroom

Cyber-attacks against the United States are one of the most significant threats to economic and military power since World War II. The events of the last five years, including the exploitation of Coast Guard networks and information, the attacks on maritime critical infrastructure, and adversarial efforts to undermine democratic processes reinforce that cyberspace is a contested domain.

“The Coast Guard is taking important and necessary steps to increase safety and security where physical and cyber threats converge,” saidAdm. Karl L. Schultz, commandant of the Coast Guard. “We maintain strong relationships with our U.S. port partners; we hold leadership roles on Area Maritime Security and Harbor Safety Committees; and we have the technological expertise to integrate cyber awareness and resilience within the Marine Transportation System.”

The 2021 Cyber Strategic Outlook is organized into three lines of effort that ensure the Coast Guard: (1) is mission ready in cyberspace, (2) protects the Marine Transportation System in cyberspace, (3) and identifies and combats adversaries throughout cyberspace.

These efforts will be underpinned by the development and sustainment of a skilled workforce, intelligence driven operations, and domestic and international partnerships to achieve unity of effort. Together, these ensure the Nation’s continued security and economic stability.

Working with partners in the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, other government agencies, foreign allies, and the maritime industry, the Coast Guard will defend our networks, protect the Marine Transportation System from threats delivered in and through cyberspace, and work to ensure those who would do our nation harm are held accountable.

The 2021 Cyber Strategic Outlook reaffirms the foundation that established cyberspace as an operational domain for the Coast Guard and brings the same ethos, proven doctrine and operational concepts, and over 230 years of experience to bear as we expand our operations in and through cyberspace. Click here to access the full Cyber Strategic Outlook 

Additional information on the U.S. Coast Guard’s Cyber Strategic Outlook can be found at – www.uscg.mil/cyber

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Aug.04: 2021:

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(SEATTLE) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard rescued a man in an emergency life raft Saturday offshore of Grays Harbor #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.02: At 11:39 a.m., Friday, watchstanders at the 13th Coast Guard District Command Center received an emergency position indicating radio beacon activation alert for the fishing vessel Ruby Lily approximately 132 miles from Grays Harbor.

#AceDailyNews reports Coast Guard rescues man in life raft offshore Grays Harbor, WA on Friday around 11:30am after watchstanders recieved an emergency incident and watchstanders launched crews from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento and the Coast Guard Cutter Alert to respond.

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 07/31/2021 11:19 PM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest
Contact: 13th District Public Affairs
Office: (206) 220-7237
After Hours: (206) 220-7237
13th District online newsroom

Rescue Swimmer and Life Raft

Coast Guard rescues man in life raft offshore Gray Harbor, WA

Life Raft of the Ruby Lily

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A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon in the vicinity of the vessel self diverted to respond to the scene and reported one person aboard the life raft. The man aboard, who was also the owner of the Ruby Lily, reported he was safe in the rigid hull life raft with two weeks of food and water. 

A good Samaritan vessel in the area offered assistance, but the man on the life raft reportedly refused assistance from the good Samaritan. 

At 1:46 p.m., a MH-60 Jayhawk from Air Station Astoria arrived on scene and deployed a rescue swimmer. It was reported that the man refused to depart the life raft to be hoisted into the helicopter and insisted on a surface asset recovery.

At 3:53 p.m., watchstanders diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Blue Shark and crew for recovery. Prior to departing the scene, the Coast Guard helicopter supplied the man with flares and a Coast Guard position locating beacon. 

An HC-27J Spartan from Air Station Sacramento arrived on scene at approximately 9:31 p.m. to keep visual on the life raft.

Blue Shark reported on scene at approximately 2:36 a.m., with the Alert arriving shortly after. Blue Shark conducted a well-fare check on the man aboard the life raft and reportedly requested to be transferred off the life raft. Once transferred off the life raft, Blue Shark conducted a medical assessment.

The man was reported to be in stable condition. 

The man reported that Ruby Lily had begun taking on water at a fast rate and completely sank. The Alert recovered the survival craft and intends to transfer the life raft to Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Astoria.  

At 8:10 a.m., Blue Shark moored in Westport to transfer the recovered man.

“This case was a success because the mariner had a registered beacon, and it was activated, allowing crews to get on scene quick.” said Scott Giard, the Coast Guard 13th District Search and Rescue Program Manager. “In this case, the subject was further offshore, so VHF-FM radio and cell phone coverage is scarce or scant. Reporting distress early gives rescue crews valuable time to get on scene fast, every second counts during any search and rescue case. This mariners EPIRB saved his life. Having a registered beacon can be the difference between locating a person in distress within minutes or days.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Aug.02: 2021:

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(CAPE MAY, N.J.) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard rescued seven people from a sport fishing boat beset by weather 69 miles southeast of Cape May Sunday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July,28: Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received the initial report from Coast Guard Sector Virginia at 1:19 p.m., stating that a 40-foot sport fishing boat with seven people aboard had been beset by weather with seas reaching approximately 10 feet….

#AceDailyNews reports that Coast Guard has rescued 7 from sport fishing boat beset by weather after a small craft advisory for the area indicated 4-to-6-foot seas with winds gusting up to 30 knots.

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 07/26/2021 10:46 AM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 5th District Mid-Atlantic
Contact: 5th District Public Affairs
Office: (757) 398-6272
After Hours: (757) 295-8435
5th District online newsroom

Coast Guard rescues 7 from sport fishing boat beset by weather

Rescue of 7

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The crew of the vessel activated their Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) when conditions continued to deteriorate. Coast Guard crews aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk and an HC-130 Hercules aircraft from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Station Indian River were launched to assist.

All seven people were hoisted and taken to Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City where local EMS was standing by to assist.

“One of the scariest and most unpredictable places you can be is out on the water in a storm,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Petrenko, an operations specialist with the Sector Delaware Bay command center. “Fortunately, they had life jackets, a registered EPIRB and a radio, which they used to call for help. If any one of those pieces had been missing, we might not have been as successful as we were.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: July.28: 2021:

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(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico.) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos crew offloaded nearly $15 million in seized cocaine and transferred custody of two male smugglers at C.G Base San Juan Monday, following the interdiction of a go-fast vessel in Mona Passage waters near Mona Island #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.14: The interdiction resulted from multi-agency efforts in support of U.S. Southern Command’s enhanced counter-narcotics operations in the Western Hemisphere and coordination with the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force (CCSF). The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico is leading the prosecution for this case.

#AceDailyNews reports that ‘Coast Guard’ offloads $15 million in seized cocaine, transfers custody of 2 smugglers in San Juan, Puerto Rico

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 07/13/2021 11:53 AM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
Contact: Coast Guard Puerto Rico PA Office
Office: 787-729-2381
After Hours: 787-510-7923
7th District Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands online newsroom

Coast Guard offloads $15 million in seized cocaine, transfers custody of 2 smugglers in San Juan, Puerto Rico

The crew of the Coast Guard Joseph Tezanos offloads nearly $15 million in cocaine and transfers custody of two suspected smugglers at Coast Guard Base San Juan July 12, 2021. Cutter Joseph Tezanos, with the assistance of a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) Multi-Role Enforcement Aircraft (MEA) aircraft, interdicted a go-fast vessel in Mona Passage waters July 10, 2021, which resulted in the apprehension of the smugglers and seizure of 502 kilograms of cocaine.  The interdiction resulted from multi-agency efforts in support of U.S. Southern Command's enhanced counter-narcotics operations in the Western Hemisphere and coordination with the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force (CCSF).  (U.S. Coast Guard photo).


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During a routine patrol Saturday afternoon, a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) Multi-Role Enforcement Aircraft (MEA) aircrew detected two men aboard a go-fast vessel suspected of drug trafficking. Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos, operating in the vicinity with a CBP AMO Officer onboard, diverted and responded in hot pursuit to interdict the suspect vessel.

Shortly thereafter, cutter Joseph Tezanos arrived on scene and interdicted the go-fast vessel with the assistance of the cutter’s small boat.

The crew of cutter Joseph Tezanos embarked the suspected smugglers and located loose packages aboard the 24-foot go-fast vessel, and they also recovered packages from the water that were jettisoned from the go-fast vessel. In total, the crew of Joseph Tezanos seized 502 packages of cocaine with a combined weight of approximately 1,104 pounds.

“I directly attribute the success of this interdiction to the close interoperability that the Coast Guard has with CBP and my crew’s phenomenal performance during the pursuit, boarding and towing of the go-fast vessel,” said Lt. Anthony Orr, Cutter Joseph Tezanos commanding officer. “It was a pleasure to work with the crew of the CBP aircraft, who vectored the cutter to intercept the go-fast vessel. Having a CBP Air and Marine Operations pilot onboard the cutter during the case proved very fruitful as the crew and pilot shared best practices, which can only help in future joint cases. As Joseph Tezanos completes her patrol, we return home with the pride that half a metric ton of cocaine will not make it to the streets. ”

“The Caribbean Air and Marine Branch values its partnerships that result in successful seizures like this one,” said Hector Rojas, Director of the Caribbean Air and Marine Branch. “Our agents will continue to use our advanced aeronautical and maritime capabilities to detect and interdict smuggling attempts throughout our coastal borders.”

The Caribbean Corridor Strike Force (CCSF) is a multi-agency Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force group operating in the District of Puerto Rico focusing on Caribbean and South American-based Transnational Criminal Organizations involved in the maritime and air smuggling shipments of narcotics from Puerto Rico to the Continental U.S. and in the laundering of drug proceeds using bulk cash smuggling and sophisticated laundering activities. CCSF signatory agencies include the DEA, HSI, FBI, CGIS, USMS, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Cutter Joseph Tezanos is a 154-foot fast response cutter homeported in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

#AceNewsReport ……..Published: July.14: 2021:

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(ASTORIA, Ore.) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard, local first responders and good Samaritans are responding to a downed aircraft Monday near Kalama and Sandy Island in the Columbia River #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.13: Coast Guard, locals respond to downed aircraft near Kalama, after a good Samaritan spotted the downed aircraft and notified Coast Guard watchstanders at 8:05 a.m. Monday….

#AceDailyNews reports that the Coast Guard and locals respond to downed aircraft near Kalama, and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Sector Columbia River, a Coast Guard Station Portland 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew, and multiple local agencies are responding to the incident acording to information plane’s tail is white with blue stripes. The letter N and number 7 are also visible on the body of the aircraft: It is currently unknown how many people were aboard the aircraft, who the aircraft belongs to, or what its flight itinerary was….

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 07/12/2021 01:14 PM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 13th District PA Detachment Astoria
Contact: Coast Guard PA Detachment Astoria
Office: (503) 861-6380
After Hours: (206) 819-9154
PA Detachment Astoria online newsroom

An Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon is activated near the scene of the aircraft, and responders are searching for survivors. 

A Jayhawk crewmember deployed from the helicopter to investigate the incident site.

#AceNewsDesk report …….Published: July.13: 2021:

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(MIAMI,Fla.) USCG REPORT: Coast Guard Cutter Thetis crewmembers and a good Samaritan rescued 13 people, nine males and four females, from the water after their vessel capsized, Tuesday, approximately 26 miles southeast of Key West #AceNewsDesk report

#AceDailyNews reports that a good Samaritan has rescued 13 from water off Key West and Thetis’ crewmembers interviewed the survivors and reported they left from Cuba and their vessel capsized with 22 people aboard at approximately 8 p.m. on Monday. The survivors also reported seven males and two females are missing.

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 07/07/2021 09:44 AM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast
Contact: 7th District Public Affairs
Office: 305-415-6683
After Hours: 305-202-3735
7th District online newsroom

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 13 from water off Key West

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 13 from water near Key West
Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 13 from water near Key West
Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 13 from water near Key West
Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 13 from water near Key West

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The motor vessel Western Carmen’s crew contacted Sector Key West watchstanders at approximately 1:30 p.m. to report they found four people in the water. 

The Cutter Thetis along with the Cutter William Trump remained on scene and are continuing to search for the nine missing people.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: July.08: 2021:

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(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico.) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard set Port Condition X-RAY at 12 p.m. Thursday for all maritime ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgins Islands, due to Tropical Storm Elsa’s approach to the Caribbean region #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.03: The Coast Guard strongly cautions the maritime community to take the necessary precautions and remain vigilant to any new weather forecasts for Tropical Storm Elsa.

#AceDailyNews reports that the Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-RAY for the maritime ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands due to Tropical Storm #Elsa approach to Caribbean and mariners can view the latest port updates on the Coast Guard’s Homeport site.

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 07/01/2021 12:22 PM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
Contact: Coast Guard Puerto Rico PA Office
Office: 787-729-2381
After Hours: 787-510-7923
7th District Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands online newsroom

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-RAY for the maritime ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands due to Tropical Storm Elsa

NHC Two-Day Tropical Weather Outlook


Editor’s Note: Click on image to visit the National Hurricane Center web page.

During Port Condition X-RAY, port facilities are currently open to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations may continue. Oceangoing vessels, 500 gross tons and above, wishing to remain in port are required to submit an application and regulated facilities are required to submit a Facility Readiness Survey in case the Captain of the Port decides to set Port Condition YANKEE. 

Maritime and port facilities are reminded to review and update their heavy weather response plans and make any additional preparations needed to adequately prepare in case of a potential impact to the area.

Pleasure craft owners are advised to seek safe harbor and pay close attention to any changes in weather forecasts and small craft advisories throughout the 4th of July weekend.

At this time, the Coast Guard will continue to monitor Tropical Strom Elsa’s track and announce any increase in the Port Condition based on a future forecast.

The Coast Guard advises the public of these important safety messages:

Secure belongings.  Owners of large boats are encouraged to move their vessels to inland marinas where they will be less vulnerable to breaking free of their moorings or to sustaining damage. Trailer-able boats should be taken out of the water and stored in a place not prone to flooding.  Those leaving their boats in the water should remove their EPIRBs and secure life rings, lifejackets and small boats. These items, if not properly secured, can break free and require valuable search and rescue resources be diverted to ensure people are not in distress.

Stay clear of beaches. Wave heights and currents typically increase before a storm makes landfall. Even the best swimmers can fall victim to the strong waves and rip currents caused by storms.  Swimmers should stay clear of beaches until local lifeguards and law enforcement officials say the water is safe.

Be prepared. Area residents should be prepared with a family plan, a disaster supply kit, by having a place to go, securing their home and having a plan for pets. Information can be found at the National Hurricane Center’s webpage.

Stay informed. The public should monitor the progress and strength of the storm through local television, radio and Internet. Boaters can monitor its progress on VHF radio channel 16. Information can also be obtained on small craft advisories and warnings on VHF radio channel 16. 

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: July.03: 2021:

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(NEW YORK) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard rescued three fishermen 72 nautical miles southeast of Montauk, New York, Sunday evening #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.01: Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound watchstanders received a VHF radio call at approximately 9:30 p.m., Sunday, from the 44-foot commercial fishing vessel Nite Nurse crew, reporting that the vessel was taking on water and sinking.

#AceDailyNews reports that the Coast Guard rescued three fishermen 72 miles of the southeast of Montauk, New York on Sunday evening after they issued an ‘Urgent Marine Information Broadcast’ and dispatched a Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, a HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew, and Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher to the scene.

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 06/28/2021 01:28 PM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 1st District PA Detachment New York
Contact: Coast Guard PA Detachment New York
Office: (212) 514-4291
After Hours: (917) 703-0983
PA Detachment New York online newsroom

Coast Guard rescues 3 fishermen 72 miles southeast of Montauk, New York

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The Nite Nurse crew was advised to don life jackets and ensure they had an Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) with them prior to abandoning ship into their life raft.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene and located the life raft. All three fishermen were safely hoisted into the helicopter and transported to Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, where emergency medical services personnel were waiting.

“This case was a success because these mariners did everything professional mariners should do to be found,” said Lt. Banning Lobmeyer, the HC-144 Ocean Sentry pilot who flew on this case. “They reported the problem early which led to a quicker response time from our crews. They stayed with their boat as long as possible before getting into their life raft, took and used flares and an EPIRB, and they were dressed appropriately in survival suits.”

#AceNewsDesk report …….Published: July.01: 2021:

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(SEATTLE) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard, along with multiple partner agencies, responded Thursday morning to reports of a stolen vessel and a person threatening public safety in the Puget Sound #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.25: Coast Guard Stations Port Angeles and Seattle launched 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crews, and the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish and crew diverted to the scene.

#AceDailyNews says …….Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to public safety after an employee from Argosy Cruises contacted Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders at about 7:50 a.m. Thursday to report one of their vessels, Beaver, was stolen from their dock. Sector Puget Sound watchstanders immediately began to track the stolen vessel as the operator made his way northbound.

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 06/25/2021 12:06 AM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest
Contact: 13th District Public Affairs
Office: (206) 220-7237
After Hours: (206) 220-7237
13th District online newsroom

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to public safety threat in Puget Sound, WA

Coast Guard crew member making reports on stolen vessel in Puget Sound

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At 9:50 a.m., it was reported the person aboard the stolen vessel used a VHF-FM radio on channel 16 to relay threats of explosives and hostages. Following the notification of potential explosives and hostages, Sector Puget Sound watchstanders coordinated their response with local and state authorities.

Seattle Vessel Traffic personnel redirected maritime traffic from the area.

Coast Guard units arrived on scene at about 9:05 a.m. and observed the person sitting aboard the vessel’s stern. After speaking to the person and assessing the situation, the Station Port Angeles RB-M crew approached the vessel and took the subject into custody.

The stolen vessel was taken to shore in Seattle at about 4:20 p.m. for further investigation.

“As Captain of the Port, I’m proud of the decisive response by the Coast Guard and our interagency partners to successfully de-escalate a complex active threat to the Maritime Transportation System, quickly providing for the maritime safety and security of the boating public,” said Capt. Patrick Hilbert, commander , Sector Puget Sound. “Today’s event highlights the critical importance of continued partnership and coordination with state, local and Tribal agencies to ensure we remain ready to respond to all threats and safeguard the waters of the greater Puget Sound region.”

Local police and Coast Guard Investigative Services personnel are continuing to investigate the incident.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Jun.25: 2021:

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(MIAMI, Fla.) USCG REPORT: Coast Guard Sector Key West fisheries law enforcement and the NOAA Office of Law Enforcement teams issued six Lacey Act violations in the past two years for not having a Bahamian fishing permit while fishing in their waters #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.24: In order to understand the Bahamian and U.S fishing zones, the first place to start is knowing where the Exclusive Economic Zone is located:

MIAMI: US Coast Guard & NOAA Enforce Lacey Act off Florida coast for not having Bahamian Fishing Permit

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 06/22/2021 11:53 AM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast
Contact: 7th District Public Affairs
Office: 305-415-6683
After Hours: 305-202-3735
7th District online newsroom

Coast Guard, NOAA enforce Lacey Act off Florida coast

This graphic explains the Exclusive Ecomonic zone and how to legally fish in Bahamian waters. In the past two years, Coast Guard and NOAA fisheries law enforcement officers issued six Lacy act violations for fishing in Bahamian waters without a permit. (U.S. Coast Guard graphic by Petty Officer 1st Class Nicole J. Groll)

The EEZ generally extends approximately 200 miles off the U.S. coast; however, The Bahamas is less than that. Depending on where a person is going fishing, the distance between The Bahamas and Florida needs to be calculated.

Two Bahamian man aboard a 21-foot fishing skiff next to a Coast Guard Cutter Shrike’s small boat crew, Jan. 25, 2021, near Cay Sal, Bahamas. Coast Guard rescue crews assisted the two fishermen after being separated from their Bahamian fishing vessel, Red Girl, approximately 25 miles west of Cay Sal, Bahamas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

“If you are fishing between Key Largo and Red Bay, Bahamas, that’s approximately 140 miles,” said Jeremy Munkelt, a NOAA fisheries enforcement officer. “Divide that number by two and you get 70 miles, which means fishing off Key Largo within 70 miles subjects you to U.S. fishing law.”

This graphic discusses the nuances of fishing in Bahamian waters and then transiting back through federal and state waters and the attention to detail fisherman need to adhere to to ensure they do not violate the Lacey Act. In the past two years, Coast Guard and NOAA fisheries law enforcement officers issued six Lacy act violations for fishing in Bahamian waters without a permit. (U.S. Coast Guard graphic by Petty Officer 1st Class Nicole J. Groll)

Editor’s Note: Click on images to download high-resolution infographics and photos.

Other areas, such as offshore from Marathon, the distance gets shortened due to its close proximity with Cay Sal, Bahamas. 

“It is extremely important you check where the EEZ is in the particular area that you are fishing,” said Munkelt. “This can be done by locating the NOAA chart for the area you are in.”

If caught fishing outside of U.S. waters, fishermen are subject to the Lacey Act. An example violation is fishing in Bahamian waters without a permit and bringing the catch back to the U.S. 

Overlapping jurisdictions can make sport fishing complicated, so it is important to know where you are fishing and the laws for the area on a state, federal, and international level. 

“Fishing in Bahamian waters means you are subject to Bahamian fishing laws,” said Ensign Alex Hughes, Coast Guard Sector Key West fisheries enforcement. “When you come back to the U.S., you are subject to Bahamian and U.S. fishing laws.”

Common U.S. fishing violations include having more than 18 migratory fish, such as Kingfish, Dolphin, or Tuna, aboard a vessel at any time. In Florida, no vessel may have conches aboard.

Fishermen can use The Bahamian Click2Clear electronic system to declare entry into the country and pay for a permit, but it is still necessary to go in person and obtain official documentation. When leaving, it is also important to officially exit the country at the point-of-entry. 

In The Bahamas, a person can be fined up to $100,000 and/or sent to prison for three years. Under the U.S. Lacey Act, a person can be fined up to $250,000 and/or sent to prison for five years. 

For more information on Bahamian fishing laws, visit Bahamas.gov.bs

For more information about U.S. fishing laws and NOAA, visit fisheries.noaa.gov. For the Lacey Act, visit fws.gov.  

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(HONOLULU0 USCG report; The Coast Guard, Japan Coast Guard, and Kauai Fire and Police Departments are searching for a missing freediver off Kauai, Tuesday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.24: At 11:11 a.m., Monday, Sector Honolulu watchstanders received a report from the Kauai Police Department stating that the freediver did not return and his car remained in the parking lot at Glass Beach:

USCG: Coast Guard, partners searching for missing freediver off Kauai and the 47 year-old male freediver was last seen wearing a black wetsuit and using a clear milk jug as a dive float in the vicinity of Glass Beach, Kauai.

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 06/22/2021 08:20 PM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 14th District Hawaii and the Pacific
Contact: 14th District Public Affairs
Office: (808) 535-3230
After Hours: HawaiiPacific@uscg.mil
14th District online newsroom

Coast Guard, partners searching for missing freediver off Kauai

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Anyone with information regarding the freedivers whereabouts is requested to contact the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu command center at 808-842-2600.

Watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast notice to mariners and launched multiple Coast Guard assets. The Japan Coast Guard vessel Kojima, currently in Honolulu for search and rescue exercises, will also be joining the search. 

Currently searching are:

  • An Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules airplane aircrew

-An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew

-Coast Guard Station Kauai 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew 

-The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) 

-The crew of the Japan Coast Guard vessel Kojima (The  3rd PL21)

-Kauai Police Department 

-Kauai Fire Department Air One helicopter aircrew

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(ALAMEDA, Calif.) USCG REPORT: Coast Guard crews recently continued their efforts to document the historic shipwreck of the Cutter McCulloch June 3, after the service’s partnership with NOAA personnel recently resulted in the ship being added to the National Register of Historic Places #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.15: Coast Guard continues documentation efforts for historic shipwreck recently added to National Register of Historic Places

The Coast Guard Cutter Blackfin crew transported members of Regional Dive Locker West and Maritime Safety and Security Team Los Angeles/Long Beach to the wreckage site where remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) were deployed to depths greater than 200 feet.

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 06/13/2021 02:54 PM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 11th District Pacific Southwest
Coast Guard POC: Amy Stork(510) 772-8217
NOAA POC: Sarah Marquis(949) 222-2212
11th District online newsroom

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The Coast Guard Cutter McCulloch, located near Point Conception, was lost in a collision with the passenger steamship SS Governor on June 13, 1917 and remains within waters of the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary.

Despite the challenging offshore conditions, Coast Guard ROV operators were able to survey the sunken cutter and surrounding area. These dive operations honor the Coast Guard’s heritage and provide valuable training opportunities to enhance mission readiness.

Scott Price and Daniel Koski-Karell, Coast Guard historians, and Robert Schwemmer, a NOAA maritime archaeologist and chief scientist for the mission that led to the McCulloch’s discovery, worked together to draft and submit the National Register of Historic Places nomination. 

“McCulloch had a remarkable career as both a U.S. Revenue Cutter Service vessel and U.S. Coast Guard cutter,” said Koski-Karell. “Its participation in the Spanish-American War’s 1898 Battle of Manila Bay victory is memorialized by the trophy cannon the McCulloch brought to the U.S. that stands today in front of the Coast Guard Academy’s Hamilton Hall.” 

The McCulloch shipwreck was officially listed in the federal government’s National Register of Historic Places on April 22, meeting the criteria to be considered a site of “national significance.”

“The listing to the National Register of Historic Places, as well as California’s Register of Historical Resources, demonstrates the spirit of cooperation between NOAA and the Coast Guard, enhances public awareness of McCulloch’s important role in America’s history, while honoring its crew,” said Schwemmer, the West Coast regional maritime heritage coordinator for NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.

In October 2016, a joint NOAA and Coast Guard training mission confirmed the location of the McCulloch’s final resting place. Working off the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary’s research vessel Shearwater, the multi-agency science team from NOAA, National Park Service, and Coast Guard Dive Lockers Alameda and San Diego, deployed a ROV to survey and characterize the shipwreck while Eleventh Coast Guard District cutters Halibut and Blacktip provided vessel support.

“I’m pleased we are making progress to preserve this piece of U.S. and Coast Guard history, as well as honoring the service member lost because of this tragedy,” said Rear Adm. Brian Penoyer, the Eleventh Coast Guard District commander. “I look forward to our continued partnership with NOAA, because without these relationships and incredible teamwork, discoveries such as these would not be uncovered.” 

Listing the shipwreck site on the National Register of Historic Places provides a wealth of public research information and could unlock incentives to help preserve the shipwreck, including federal tax and grant benefits, and easements.  

For more information about the McCulloch:

US Coast Guard Cutter McCulloch

US Coast Guard Historian’s Office article

Diagnostic Hull Features 
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Key artifacts and locations
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Video of ROV ops
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Media Page 
https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/shipwrecks/mcculloch/

Video
https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/earthisblue/wk138-discovery-of-the-uscgc-mcculloch.html

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(HONOLULU) USCG REPORT: The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball rescued four mariners off Portlock after they had fallen overboard from their vessel Sunday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.02: The Kimball’s small boat crew was nearby conducting Memorial Day weekend safety operations and diverted to the scene, recovering the four mariners and gaining control of their wayward vessel:

USCG Report: ‘Coast Guard rescues overboard mariners off Oahu: The cutter’s small boat crew rescued the four mariners, one of whom sustained minor injuries from the vessel’s propeller, and brought them safely back to awaiting medical services’ At 1:16 p.m., Sector Honolulu watchstanders received a report from a good Samaritan stating an unmanned 14-foot vessel was transiting in circles off Portlock and people were in the water near the vicinity.

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 06/01/2021 09:00 PM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 14th District Hawaii and the Pacific
Contact: 14th District Public Affairs
Office: (808) 535-3230
After Hours: HawaiiPacific@uscg.mil
14th District online newsroom

Coast Guard rescues overboard mariners off Oahu  

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The mariners claimed they were ejected from their boat when a large wake impacted the vessel.

“On April 1, a new law requiring engine cut-off switches went into effect,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Chad Chao, an operations specialist for Sector Honolulu. “It’s always better to have more safety measures in place and this is a great way to maintain control of your vessel in the unpredictable ocean.”

The new law applies to any motorized boat with three or more horsepower and is less than 26-feet in length. It requires the operator of the boat with the installed ECOS to use the ECOS link, typically a bungee cord lanyard clipped to the operator’s person. 

When the operator is underway, the engine will cut off if the operator is separated from the operating area, which can happen if the operator falls or is ejected from the vessel, causing the vessel to stop making way. 

The ECOS may also prevent the operator from making contact with the vessel’s spinning propeller, and may aid the operator in safely returning to the vessel. 

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(SEATTLE.Wash.) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter Saturday near Mercer Island on Lake Washington #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.29: The vessel was also knowingly operating in violation of an order by the Captain of the Port issued to the vessel in December ordering the owner to cease operations as an uninspected passenger vessel carrying any passengers for hire until appropriate regulatory requirements were met:

SEATTLE: Coast Guard Station Seattle boarding team observed a 38-foot vessel which had 15 passengers and one non-credentialed mariner operating as an illegal passenger-for-hire operation.

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 05/28/2021 01:40 PM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest
Contact: 13th District Public Affairs
Office: (206) 220-7237
After Hours: (206) 251-3237
13th District online newsroom

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter on Lake Washington 

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Tampa Bay

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The vessel operator was cited for several violations, and the Coast Guard is pursuing additional enforcement options to deter future unsafe operations.

“Illegally chartered vessels undermine legitimate operations and pose significant safety concerns to everyone onboard,” said Lt. Alex Cropley, commanding officer of Coast Guard Station Seattle. “Terminating these dangerous voyages and educating the boating public is our top priority. If you encounter vessels operating in an unsafe manner or suspect an illegal charter operation, call the Coast Guard on VHF-FM channel 16.”

Are you planning on getting on the water for Memorial Day Weekend?

In conjunction with National Safe Boating Week, the Coast Guard highly encourages passengers who are planning on hiring a vessel for charter to verify their captain has a safety plan and a Coast Guard issued credential. For larger charter boats, or those with more than six passengers, ask to see a Coast Guard-issued Certificate of Inspection. If the operator cannot produce the appropriate credentials, passengers are recommended to not get on the boat and report the operator to the Coast Guard.

Owners and operators of illegal charter vessels can face potential civil penalties of $59,000 for illegal passenger-for-hire operations. Charters that violate a Captain of the Port Order can face more than $94,000 in penalties for each day the vessel is in violation. Repeated violations of a Captain of the Port Order can result in criminal charges. Some potential fines for illegally operating a charter vessel include:

  • Up to $7,710 for failure of operators to be enrolled in a chemical (drug) testing program.
  • Up to $4,803 for failure to provide a Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection for vessels carrying more than six passengers.
  • Up to $16,398 for failure to produce a valid Certificate of Documentation for vessels over 5 gross tons.
  • Up to $94,219 per day for failure to comply with a Captain of the Port Order.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: May.29: 2021:

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(PORT ANGELES, Wash.) USCG REPORT: The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC 618) returned to their homeport Thursday in Port Angeles after a 58-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.29: The Active intercepted two vessels suspected of smuggling illicit narcotics. Active’s crew seized approximately 5,650 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $106.8 million from the combined interdictions:

Coast Guard Cutter Active returns to homeport after two-month counter-drug patrol, $106M worth of cocaine seized: The 55-year-old cutter and crew patrolled international waters off the coasts of Central America and Mexico in support of the Coast Guard and partner agencies’ maritime illicit drug interdiction missions.

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 05/28/2021 11:43 AM EDT

55-year old Coast Guard Cutter offloads $220 million in illicit drugs in San Diego

One of the two smuggling vessels, which are designed to evade detection, was a low-profile vessel. Low-profile vessels ride low in the water and are often painted blue to camouflage with the ocean which make them more difficult to track. The contraband and suspects were transferred to the custody of federal law enforcement agencies for prosecution.

Coast Guard assets, authorities, & missions uniquely position the Coast Guard to be a vital part of the overall U.S. joint force to operate with, & provide ability and capacity development programs to Central & South American nations.

Active’s crew offloaded approximately 11,500 pounds of seized cocainein San Diego, May 19th, representing four suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions made by crews aboard the Active, the Coast Guard Cutters Steadfast (WMEC 623) and the Tahoma (WMEC 908).

The cutter also conducted two search and rescue missions during their deployment. Active’s crew rescued four fishermen from a stranded fishing vessel and towed the disabled vessel until another Coast Guard cutter completed the search and rescue case. The second case Active responded to was a distress call for a jet skier injured in the water. The Active’s health services technician provided first aid to the person and stabilized the injured jet skier for further transfer by Coast Guard Station San Diego to waiting emergency medical services personnel.

The Active was accompanied by an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco and personnel from the Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) from Jacksonville, Florida. The helicopter and HITRON aircrews are capable of utilizing airborne use of force including disabling fire on the engines of non-compliant vessels suspected of carrying contraband. Additionally, Active’s crew was supplemented by four Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team (PAC-TACLET) members from San Diego. PAC-TACLET’s specialization in law enforcement and knowledge of the Law of the Sea enhanced Active’s ability to identify, interdict, and process suspected drug smugglers.

“This patrol was another superb example of teamwork across the interagency,” said Cmdr. James M. O’Mara IV, Active’s commanding officer. “Beyond our lifelines, interagency and partner nations shared information to develop cases, while U.S. Navy, Customs, and Coast Guard aircraft detected targets of interest. Active’s crew leaned forward, operated aggressively, and executed their missions with distinction.”

This patrol marked O’Mara’s last patrol as commanding officer of the Active. Assuming command in January of 2019, O’Mara sailed over 55,000 miles throughout his nearly two and a half year tenure as Active’s commanding officer. O’Mara was relieved by Cmdr. Brian J. Tesson on May 24th during a change of command ceremony aboard the cutter in the San Francisco Bay while transiting home. O’Mara will be reporting to Pacific Area Cutter Forces in June. Tesson reports to the Active from the Coast Guard Civil Engineering Unit Oakland where he served as the executive office.

Commissioned in 1966, Active is a 210-foot Reliance Class medium endurance cutter homeported in Port Angeles and routinely deploys in support of counter-drug, migrant interdiction, fisheries, and search and rescue and homeland security missions.

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(ASTORIA, Ore.) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC 623) returned to their Astoria homeport Friday after completing a 10,000-mile, 49-day counter-narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.27: While the cutter patrolling international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Steadfast intercepted a vessel suspected of smuggling illicit narcotics:

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns to homeport after 49-day counter-narcotics patrol, $33M worth of cocaine seized: The cutter served as an on-scene law enforcement asset in support of U.S. Southern Command’s Joint Interagency Task Force South and Coast Guard District 11, with primary missions of drug and migrant interdiction, search and rescue, and international relations.

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 05/26/2021 01:11 PM EDT

The interdiction resulted in the seizure of over 2,400 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $33 million, and the detainment of three suspected traffickers. Coast Guard cutters operating in the Eastern Pacific push U.S. borders over 1,500 miles offshore which is critical to confronting drug cartels and enhancing national security.

Additionally, Steadfast completed biennial Aviation Standardization Training near the coast of Southern California with a Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter. This training is designed to increase the operational proficiency of the ship and helicopter crews.

“This patrol reinforced the maxim that people, not platforms, are the most important key to operational success,” said Cmdr. Craig Allen, commanding officer of the Steadfast. “Despite encountering some significant equipment and logistics challenges, the Steadfast crew rose to the occasion time and again and achieved remarkable results. We were fortunate to sail with several members filling key positions from other Coast Guard units, including USCGC Waesche, Maritime Safety and Security Teams LA/LB and San Francisco, Sector Field Office Southwest Maine, and Coast Guard Headquarters. All were superb additions to the Steadfast team. Additionally, we had the opportunity to work with a fellow Pacific Northwest 210’ cutter, CGC Active, who helped us out on multiple occasions with time-sensitive logistics support.”

To ensure the safety of Steadfast’s crew during the COVID-19 global pandemic, the crew conducted pre-deployment COVID-19 testing, followed by a 7-day monitoring period. Throughout their patrol, Steadfast’s crew maintained strict health precautions during all interactions with the public, including wearing N95 masks at all times and undergoing intensive health screenings prior to each boarding.

Steadfast is a 53-year-old Reliance Class 210-foot medium endurance cutter that has been homeported in Astoria since 1994. Steadfast’s primary missions include search and rescue, counter-drug, migration interdiction and homeland security operations.

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(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico.) USCG REPORT: 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 #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.26: One of the interdicted migrants remains in Puerto Rico to face possible federal prosecution on charges of attempted illegal re-entry into the United States:

Coast Guard repatriates 13 of 14 migrants to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: The migrant group consisting of 13 males, including a 16-year-old minor, and a pregnant woman, claimed being Dominican Republic nationals.

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 05/12/2021 01:15 PM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
Contact: Coast Guard Puerto Rico PA Office
Office: 787-729-2381
After Hours: 787-510-7923
7th District Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands online newsroom

Coast Guard repatriates 13 of 14 migrants to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser repatriates 13 of 14 migrants to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic May 11, 2021. A Puerto Rico Police marine unit interdicted the migrant group aboard a makeshift vessel May 9, 2021, just off the coast of Rincon, Puerto Rico. The interdiction is the result of ongoing efforts by Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) partner agencies to combat illegal migrant smuggling. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser repatriates 13 of 14 migrants to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic May 11, 2021. A Puerto Rico Police marine unit interdicted the migrant group aboard a makeshift vessel May 9, 2021, just off the coast of Rincon, Puerto Rico. The interdiction is the result of ongoing efforts by Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) partner agencies to combat illegal migrant smuggling. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)



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The interdiction is the result of ongoing efforts by Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) partner agencies to combat illegal migrant smuggling.

Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector San Juan received a call from a U.S. Border Patrol agent at 3:39 a.m. Sunday reporting a Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action marine unit had intercepted a migrant vessel, approximately three nautical miles off the island’s west coast. During the interdiction, two of the migrants jumped into the water and attempted to swim to shore.

A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Borinquen launched to search for the two migrants in the water.  Once on scene, the Coast Guard aircrew spotted the two men struggling to stay afloat, and vectored in the Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser’s cutter boat to their position.  The Coast Guard boat crew safely recovered the two men, who were embarked, along with the other migrants, aboard the cutter Winslow Griesser.

Prior to embarking, the Winslow Griesser crew provided the migrants with lifejackets.  Once aboard the cutter, they received food, water and basic medical attention.

“I commend the responding units in this case,” said Cmdr. Beau Powers, Sector San Juan chief of response.  “Their efforts helped save two lives from drowning and ensured the safe return of 13 of the migrants to the Dominican Republic.  We call out to anyone considering taking part in an illegal voyage across the Mona Passage that you not take to the sea. The perils are quite real, and your life and the lives of everyone else in the voyage will be in great danger.”

The crew of the cutter Winslow Griesser transferred 12 adult migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Monday, and repatriated the minor to Dominican Republic authorities in Santo Domingo Tuesday morning.

Cutter Winslow Griesser is a 154-foot fast response cutter homeported in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

CBIG was formally created to unify efforts of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico and Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action, in their common goal of securing the borders of Puerto Rico against illegal migrant and drug smuggling.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: May.26: 2021:

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(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico.) USCG REPORT: The Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley crew repatriated 66 migrants to the Dominican Republic Tuesday, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages in Mona Passage waters #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.20: The interdictions are the result of ongoing efforts by Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) partner agencies to combat illegal migrant smuggling:

Coast Guard repatriates 66 migrants to the Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of 2 illegal voyages in the Mona Passage: The interdicted migrants consisted of 55 men and 11 women claiming to be Dominican Republic nationals.

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 05/19/2021 10:12 AM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
Contact: Coast Guard Puerto Rico PA Office
Office: 787-729-2381
After Hours: 787-510-7923
7th District Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands online newsroom

Coast Guard repatriates 66 migrants to the Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of 2 illegal voyages in the Mona Passage

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley repatriates 66 migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy patrol boat just off Punta Cana, Dominican Republic May 18, 2021, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages in Mona Passage waters off Puerto Rico. The interdictions are the result of ongoing efforts by Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) partner agencies in their common goal of securing the borders of Puerto Rico against illegal migrant and drug smuggling. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

The aircrew of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection maritime patrol aircraft detected the first illegal voyage Monday morning, approximately 47 nautical miles northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley repatriates 66 migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy patrol boat just off Punta Cana, Dominican Republic May 18, 2021, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages in Mona Passage waters off Puerto Rico. The interdictions are the result of ongoing efforts by Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) partner agencies in their common goal of securing the borders of Puerto Rico against illegal migrant and drug smuggling. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

The Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley responded to the sighting and interdicted the suspect vessel with the assistance of the cutter’s small boat: The cutter’s crew safely embarked the migrants, 44 men and 10 women, from a grossly overloaded 28-foot makeshift vessel that was riding low and taking on water.

The Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley interdicted 54 migrants from this makeshift boat in Mona Passage waters off Puerto Rico May 17, 2021. The cutter Donald Horsley crew repatriated the migrants, along with 12 others from a separate interdiction, to a Dominican Republic Navy patrol boat just off Punta Cana, Dominican Republic May 18, 2021. The interdictions are the result of ongoing efforts by Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) partner agencies in their common goal of securing the borders of Puerto Rico against illegal migrant and drug smuggling. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

 

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The crew of a Puerto Rico Police Joint Force of Rapid Action marine unit interdicted the second illegal voyage Tuesday morning, approximately three nautical miles off the coast of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.  The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser arrived on scene shortly thereafter and embarked the migrants, 11 men and a woman, from the 20-foot makeshift vessel.  The migrant group later embarked aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley for their repatriation.

Prior to embarking, the Coast Guard crews provided the migrants with lifejackets.  Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, they receive food, water and basic medical attention.

“Illegal migrant voyages in the Mona Passage are incredibly dangerous,” said Lt. Christopher Martin, cutter Donald Horsley commanding officer. “The vessels utilized in these ventures are often unseaworthy, lack basic safety equipment, and are grossly overloaded putting each person on the voyage at risk. We are fortunate we were able to locate these vessels before the situation worsened, safely removing all 66 persons and repatriating them to the Dominican Republic.”

The cutter Donald Horsley rendezvoused with a Dominican Republic Navy vessel just off Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, where the crew transferred and completed the repatriation of the migrants to Dominican Republic Navy authorities.

Cutters Donald Horsley and Winslow Griesser are 154-foot fast response cutters homeported in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

CBIG was formally created to unify efforts of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico and Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action, in their common goal of securing the borders of Puerto Rico against illegal migrant and drug smuggling.

#AceNewsDesk report …….Published: May.20: 2021:

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(SAN DIEGO) USCG REPORT: The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC 618) will offload approximately 11,500 pounds of seized cocaine on Wednesday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.20: Rear Adm. Brian Penoyer, the Eleventh Coast Guard District commander; Cmdr. James M. O’Mara IV, the Coast Guard Cutter Active commanding officer; Brandon Tucker, Customs and Border Protection Deputy Director of Air Operations for the San Diego Air and Marine Branch; Misha Piastro III, Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Special Agent in Charge – San Diego Field Division; Randy Grossman, the acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California along with other Coast Guard members

US Coast Guard Report: ‘55-year old Coast Guard Cutter offloads $220 million in illicit drugs in San Diego’

U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 05/19/2021 02:54 AM EDTNews Release 

U.S. Coast Guard 11th District Pacific Southwest
Contact: 11th District Public Affairs
Office: (510) 437-3325
After Hours: (510) 772-8865
11th District online newsroom

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: 55-year old Coast Guard Cutter offloads $220 million in illicit drugs in San Diego

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WHAT: Senior leaders from the Coast Guard are scheduled to be available to discuss Coast Guard Cutter Active’s recent Eastern Pacific Ocean counter-drug deployment from March through May and subsequent San Diego drug offload

WHEN: Wednesday at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Broadway Pier, 1000, The Embarcadero, San Diego, CA 92101

Editor’s Note: Media interested in attending should RSVP with Petty Officer Alex Gray at (619) 252-1304 and plan to arrive at Broadway Pier at 9:30 a.m. to get through security. Media are required to wear masks at all times and have a government-issued photo ID and press credentials. Media will be escorted to the event location following the security screening. 

The drugs, worth an estimated $220 million, were seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean during April and May. They represent four suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America by the following Coast Guard ships:

  • The Coast Guard Cutter ACTIVE (WMEC 618) crew was responsible for two interdictions seizing approximately 5,600 pounds of cocaine.
  • The Coast Guard Cutter STEADFAST (WMEC 623) crew was responsible for one interdiction seizing approximately 2,470 pounds of cocaine.
  • The Coast Guard Cutter TAHOMA (WMEC 908) crew was responsible for one interdiction seizing approximately 3,660 pounds of cocaine.

Speakers at the event will include Rear Adm. Brian Penoyer, the Eleventh Coast Guard District commander; Cmdr. James M. O’Mara IV, the Coast Guard Cutter Active commanding officer; Brandon Tucker, Customs and Border Protection Deputy Director of Air Operations for the San Diego Air and Marine Branch; Misha Piastro III, Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Special Agent in Charge – San Diego Field Division; Randy Grossman, the acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California.

On April 1, U.S. Southern Command increased counter-narcotics operations in the Western Hemisphere to disrupt the flow of drugs. Numerous U.S. agencies from the Departments of Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security cooperated in the effort to combat transnational organized crime. The Coast Guard, Navy, Customs and Border Protection, FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, along with allied and international partner agencies, play a role in counter-drug operations.

The fight against drug cartels in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea requires unity of effort in all phases from detection, monitoring and interdictions, to criminal prosecutions for these interdictions by United States Attorney’s Offices from the Middle District of Florida, the Southern District of Florida and the Southern District of California. The law enforcement phase of counter-smuggling operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean is conducted under the authority of the 11th Coast Guard District, headquartered in Alameda. The interdictions, including the actual boardings, are led and conducted by members of the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Active is a 210-foot medium endurance cutter, commissioned in 1966 and homeported in Port Angeles, Washington. The Steadfast is a 210-foot medium endurance cutter, commissioned in 1968 and homeported in Astoria, Oregon. The Tahoma is a 270-foot medium endurance cutter, commissioned in 1988 and homeported in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: May.20: 2021:

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(WASHINGTON) USCG REPORT: A U.S. Coast Guard ship fired about 30 warning shots after 13 vessels from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) came close to it and other American Navy vessels in the Strait of Hormuz, the Pentagon said on Monday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.14: This is the second time within the last month that U.S. military vessels have had to fire warning shots because of what they said was unsafe behavior by Iranian vessels in the region, after a relative lull in such interactions over the past year:

Iranian vessels ‘acting very aggressively’ harass US ships in Strait of Hormuz, US ship fires 30 warning shots

“U.S. military ship fires 30 warning shots after encounter with Iranian vessels,” by Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart, Reuters, May 11, 2021:

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the warning shots were fired after the Iranian fast boats came as close as 150 yards (450 feet) of six U.S. military vessels, including the USS Monterey, that were escorting the guided-missile submarine Georgia.

The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Maui fired the warning shots from a .50-caliber machine gun before the Iranian vessels left, Kirby said.

“It’s significant… and they were acting very aggressively,” he said, adding that the number of Iranian vessels was more than in the recent past….

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: May.14: 2021:

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