August 18, 2022

Cayman: National Security Council visits Coast Guard compound

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Grand Cayman, 23 December 2021 (GIS)- Members of the National Security Council (NSC) got an inside look at the work of the Cayman Islands Coast Guard (CICG), during a tour of the organisation’s compound last week. Commander Robert Scotland, who hosted the group, provided the NSC with a briefing of how the CICG is structured. Commander Scotland […]

Coast Guard needed to airlift cruise passenger

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By Rich Thomaselli From Travel Pulse A dramatic airlift at sea took place on Thursday when the United States Coast Guard was called to assist a passenger who suffered a stroke aboard a cruise. Royal Caribbean’s ‘Adventure of the Seas’ made the call in the wake of the medical emergency after consultation with the Coast […]

4 Jamaican fishermen detained on Coast Guard ships

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The Associated Press | By COLLEEN LONG From Military.Com WASHINGTON — Four Jamaican fishermen were detained for nearly a month aboard U.S. Coast Guard vessels in the Caribbean Sea, spending much of their time chained to the deck in the blistering sun while their families believed they were dead, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The Coast Guard said officers […]

Cruise ship rescues two survivors of small plane crash in the Caribbean Sea

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By Sabrina Lolo From CBS 12 News CBS12 News — A Princess cruise ship rescued two survivors of a small plane crash at sea on Tuesday. Called the Regal Princess, the ship was heading to St. Thomas when it got a notification from the U.S. Coast Guard about a downed aircraft nearby, according to Coast Guard officials. The […]

Coast Guard suspends search for Royal Caribbean cruise ship employee who went overboard

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By Michael Bartiromo From FOX NEWS The United States Coast Guard has suspended its search for a Royal Caribbean crew member who went overboard off the coast of Florida early on Thursday. The 26-year-old employee, whose name was not released, was reportedly seen falling off the Majesty of the Seas by fellow crew members around 2:35 […]

Fisherman risks his life to save a humpback whale

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By: Laura Goldman From Care2 As they headed back toward the central California coast after fishing for slime eel in the Pacific Ocean, Sam Synstelien and Nicholas Taron made a troubling discovery: a humpback whale was entangled in a buoy’s rope, frantically trying to free itself Synstelien immediately called the U.S. Coast Guard but was […]

US Coast Guard detains dozens of Caribbean migrants in unseaworthy vessels

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By Carl Prine From Navy Times The Coast Guard cutter Thetis detained 84 undocumented Haitian migrants approximately 30 miles southwest of Turks and Caicos Islands and repatriated them to the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. (Coast Guard) While debate rages over an ongoing deployment of U.S. troops to the international border with Mexico on the eve […]

US Coast Guard offloads more than 3,516 pounds of cocaine, 50 pounds of marijuana seized in Caribbean interdictions

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From Caribbean News Now MIAMI, USA — The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber offloaded approximately 3,516 pounds of cocaine and 50 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated wholesale value of over $47 million seized in international waters in the Caribbean Basin from late September to early October, on Tuesday at […]

Cayman Islands Opposition congratulates new appointees

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On behalf of his colleagues, the Leader of the Opposition the Hon. Ezzard Miller, has congratulated the new appointees who will be heading the recently announced Customs and Border Control Agency and the Cayman Islands Coast Guard. The new appointees include the current Collector of Customs Charles Clifford, who will be the director of the […]

NTSB: Puerto Rico ship fire revealed maintenance problems, poor crew training

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By Bart Jansen, From USA TODAY WASHINGTON — Federal investigators on Tuesday blamed the shipping company Baja Ferries’ poor maintenance and safety training for a fire that caused six serious injuries aboard the Caribbean Fantasynear Puerto Rico in 2016. The National Transportation Safety Board noted that nobody died in the fire Aug. 17, 2016, while 387 passengers […]