USCGC Joseph Doyle (WPC-1133) Commissioned in San Juan

June 8, 2019 – The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Doyle (WPC-1133) was commissioned into service Saturday during a ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Joseph Doyle is the thirty-third Fast Response Cutter FRC to be commissioned in the Coast Guard and the seventh to be assigned to Sector San Juan and homeported in Puerto Rico. “Today we make history as we welcome the USCGC Joseph Doyle and Puerto Rico is now the sector in the Coast Guard with the largest number of fast response cutters,”…

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Coast Guard, USS Zephyr, Caribbean Border Interagency Group partners arrest 7 smugglers, seize $2 million dollars of cocaine

August 30, 2018 – Coast Guard Cutter Yellowfin transferred four suspected smugglers and approximately one million dollars of cocaine to Ramey Sector Border Patrol Agents in Mayaguez Thursday afternoon, following the interdiction of a go-fast vessel Sunday just off Loiza, Puerto Rico. In a separate case, Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities apprehended three other suspected smugglers and seized approximately one million dollars of cocaine following the interdiction of a go-fast vessel Monday off Mona Island, Puerto Rico. The interdictions were the result of ongoing multi-agency law enforcement efforts…

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USNS Comfort Responds to Hospital-Generator Failure in Puerto Rico

USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, received five critical patients around 8 p.m. Oct. 4, from Ryder Memorial Hospital in Humacao, Puerto Rico, after its generator failed. The possibility of hospitals in Puerto Rico failing due to running on emergency generators for extended lengths of time had been planned for by Comfort, the Federal Emergency Management System (FEMA) and other Federal and local agencies.  Patients were medevaced by the Sea Knights of Navy Helicopter Sea Squadron (HSC) 22 and Army Blackhawks. “Working with the Army and the…

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Coast Guard Cutter Elm restores buoys in San Juan and St. Thomas after Hurricane Maria

Coast Guard Cutter Elm is currently restoring aids to navigation buoys throughout waterways near San Juan and St. Thomas after Hurricane Maria. [smartslider3 slider=11] The Elm, a 225-foot buoy tender homeported in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, has assisted in restoring 72 percent of critical aids to navigation after Maria.

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