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March 8th, 2024
Catamaran hits reef off Anegada; VISAR & US Coast Guards respond


THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- In a swift and coordinated rescue operation, the Coast Guard and Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR) successfully saved three individuals from a distressed catamaran off Anegada in the [British] Virgin Islands on Thursday morning, March 7, 2024.

October 5th, 2023
USVI: 12 rescued as vessel runs aground off STT during TS Philippe


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The US Coast Guard on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, executed a swift rescue operation on Wednesday morning, saving 12 individuals from the M/V Bonnie G, a vessel that ran aground and began taking on water just south of the St Thomas airport.

September 23rd, 2022
UPDATE: Several bales of suspected cocaine seized in bust off VG

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) first reported of a drug bust several miles off Virgin Gorda on September 22, 2022.

July 22nd, 2022
UPDATE: Three from VI busted with drugs, cash after high speed boat chase

NORMAN ISLAND, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has confirmed that three persons from the Virgin Islands (VI) have been arrested following a U.S. led operation that resulted in a vessel being intercepted near Norman Island with a quantity of drugs and cash.

September 5th, 2021
Vessel transporting $51M in cocaine intercepted near Anegada


SETTING POINT, Anegada, VI- The US Coast Guard has announced that the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge crew offloaded approximately 1,700 kilograms of seized cocaine at Coast Guard Base San Juan Friday, September 3, 2021, following the disruption of a go-fast vessel smuggling attempt by Coast Guard and [British] Virgin Islands authorities near Anegada a few days prior.

April 12th, 2021
Latest cocaine seizure another success for Joint Task Force

WEST END, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) may have been the first to speak to the media, but the cocaine seizure made yesterday, April 11, 2021, in territorial waters, was another victory for the Joint Task Force, which partnered with US law enforcement agencies.

April 11th, 2021
UPDATE: Cocaine recovered; 1 arrested following boat chase in WE- RVIPF

WEST END, Tortola, VI- A significant amount of cocaine has reportedly been recovered by law enforcement authorities following a high-speed pursuit involving local police and Customs officers and US Coast Guard today, April 11, 2021.

April 18th, 2019
UPDATE: STT Horses expected on Tortola 'within the next hour' - Lesmore Smith

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Information just reaching our newsroom from our Team of Reporters across the Virgin Islands is that horses from St Thomas, US Virgin Islands are expected to arrive on Tortola within the next hour, today April 18, 2019 to compete in the Easter Races at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay on Sunday April 21, 2019.

December 3rd, 2018
4 Guyanese plead guilty to 3,769kg cocaine possession


ST. CROIX, USVI - United States Attorney, Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today, December 3, 2018, that Mohamed Hoseain, age 70, and Richard La Cruz, age 51, both of Guyana, pleaded guilty on November 28, 2018, in federal court to possession of cocaine on board a vessel.

August 18th, 2016
More than 500 evacuated in ship fire near Puerto Rico


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- The US Coast Guard responded on Wednesday August 17, 2016 to a fire aboard the 561-foot passenger ferry vessel Caribbean Fantasy approximately half a mile off of Punta Salinas, the Coast Guard has made known via press release.

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