U.S. Coast Guard

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    September 18, 2014

    Coast Guard Unloading $23 Million of Seized Cocaine in Miami Beach

    The U.S. Coast Guard will be unloading 719 kilograms of cocaine today at its station in Miami Beach. That comes with an estimated street value of $23 million. The coke was intercepted in the Caribbean on September 8 by Coast Guard Cutter Bear.

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    August 22, 2014

    Two Boat Burglars Jump From Rickenbacker Causeway After Chase

    Police caught two suspects burglarizing boats at the marina near the Miami Marine Stadium in the early hours of Friday morning. Police than chased the men, but the suspects ended up jumping off of the Rickenbacker Causeway. One suspect was caught and detained, but authorities are still on the sear ... More >>

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    April 15, 2014

    Coast Guard Offloads $110 Million of Seized Cocaine in Miami Beach

    The U.S. Coast Guard unloaded roughly $110 million worth of cocaine in Miami Beach this morning, which actually carried a rough street value of about $330 million. The more than 3,300 kilos of llello were interdicted during two separate incidents as part of the Coast Guard's Operation Martillo, an o ... More >>

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    February 20, 2014

    Two Cuban Migrants Lost While Trying to Windsurf to Key West

    The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for two men after their plan to escape Cuba by windsurfing went awry. Authorities learned of the man's disappearance after a third Cuban windsurfer successfully completed a nine and a half hour journey and wound up on a private resort beach in Key West on Tuesday ... More >>

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    January 28, 2014

    $37 Million Worth of Seized Cocaine Offloaded in Miami Beach by Coast Guard (Video)

    Even for Miami Beach, 2,500 pounds of pure cocaine is a lot to be in any one place at one time. The U.S. Coast Guard is unloading the loot, worth an estimated $35 million on the street, at its Miami Beach station today after a historic raid just south of the Dominican Republic.

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    November 14, 2013

    Man Falls Out of Plane Into Ocean Off Miami Coast

    If there's one flying fear worse than your plane crashing, its maybe the thought of falling out the door. That's apparently exactly what happened to a man who was a passenger in a small plane today while the aircraft was flying southeast of Miami.

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    October 16, 2013

    Four Killed, 11 Rescued After Migrant Boat Capsizes Seven Miles From Downtown Miami

    The call came in around 1 o'clock this morning, routed from 911 dispatchers to the U.S. Coast Guard: A boat had capsized a few miles from Government Cut. When the rescue boats and helicopter arrived, they found an overturned craft bobbing in the sea with survivors barely clinging to the hull. The Co ... More >>

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    July 1, 2013

    Coast Guard Unloads $19 Million Worth of Cocaine at Port of Miami

    The U.S. Coast Guard unloaded a really good weekend's worth of cocaine at the Port of Miami today. The 1,250 pounds of coke carried an estimated wholesale value of $19 million. No telling how much it would go for once it was cut up and hit the streets.

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    May 7, 2013

    Colombian 'Nuns' Caught Smuggling Four Pounds of Cocaine in Their Habits

    The authorities are onto your old cocaine-stuffed-into-coconuts routine. Your drug subs have been getting busted by the Coast Guard at an alarming rate. Even disguising pounds of cocaine as a replica World Cup trophy didn't work out so well last time you tried. So if you're a Colombian cartel boss ... More >>

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    February 19, 2013

    Coast Guard Offloads 1,400 Pounds of Seized Cocaine in Miami

    The U.S. Coast Guard seized $17 million worth of cocaine in the southwest Caribbean on January 24. Today, that 1,400 pounds of cocaine was offloaded at the Coast Guard station in Miami Beach.

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    July 10, 2012

    Stand-Up Paddleboarders Will Get Ticketed for Not Wearing Life Jackets

    Sup, bro? You totally into that crazy SUPing? You know, that stand-up paddleboarding? Well, the Conservation Commission Marine Patrol is about to cramp your style and issue a ticket if you decide to SUP in certain areas without a life jacket.

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    May 9, 2012

    600 Pounds of Pot and Hash Intercepted From Boat Off Coast of Miami

    A 15-foot boat carrying roughly 600 pounds of marijuana and hashish was oh so close to smuggling the product into Miami on Sunday. The boat was cruising westbound toward our coast when it was spotted by a Coast Guard Air Station Miami helicopter crew.

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    November 8, 2011

    John Stirling, Canadian Busted With 800 Lbs of Coke, Tells FBI "There's Nothing Wrong With Cocaine Trafficking"

    ​A tip for all you would-be cocaine kingpins: When the FBI catches you off the coast of Colombia with more than 800 pounds of yeyo stashed in your boat, do not argue that "there is nothing wrong with cocaine trafficking." That's exactly the tact John Philip Stirling, a 60-year-old Canadian captain ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    Coast Guard Recovers $180 Million in Cocaine From Sunken Submarine in Caribbean

    via USCG​The U.S. Coast Guard caught a submarine carrying $180 million worth of cocaine in the Caribbean last month. While subs have been used for years to smuggle the white stuff on the West Coast, this is the first time the Coast Guard has intercepted a self-propelled, semi-submersible vessel ru ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Pictures of the Hialeah Motel Room Where a Toddler Was Found in His Own Filth

    ​More details continue to emerge in the disturbing and sad case of 2-and-half-year-old Elijah Collins, the boy who was found not breathing in a motel room with feces, urine, a dead animal, and other filth. The boy's parents -- Vincent Collins, 25, and Savannah Sholter, 21 -- remain behind bar ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010
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    June 24, 2010

    Florida Drunk Man Floats a Mile Off Shore on Pool Raft

    ​Being super drunk and floating off of Florida's beaches on an inflatable raft is a time-honored tradition. It sums up Florida perfectly. Seriously, they should replace that ship on our state seal with a drunk old guy wearing a Hawaiian shirt passed out on a neon-pink raft.Unfortunately, even some ... More >>

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    May 19, 2010

    Don't Panic! (Yet) Those Tar Balls In Key West Didn't Come From The BP Oil Spill

    As you can see above, a pretty solid freak-out hit Duval Street yesterday when upwards of 50 tar balls turned up in the ocean and on beaches around Key West. But not to worry! Turns out these floating blobs of disgusting petroleum didn't come from the massive BP gusher in the Gulf. Which is, we gu ... More >>

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    March 26, 2010

    Humpback Whale in Distress in Biscayne Bay

    via Wiki CommonsAn adult humpback whale, though not the one caught in the Bay​There's a humpback whale in Biscayne Bay off Bear Cut, possibly in distress. The U.S. Coast Guard believe he could be caught in a rope attached to an anchor. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrati ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010

    News Roundup: Dolphins Just Cold Ignoring Jason Taylor

    An early morning crash between an SUV and a Nissan Maxima filled with five men has sent all of the Nissan's passengers to the hospital after the car flipped. The driver and a passenger in the SUV took off on foot and have not been found. [CBS4]A house in Miami was sprayed with bullets last ... More >>

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    February 17, 2010

    News Roundup: Miami Murder Suspect Found Dead in Fort Pierce

    88 Haitians found trying to reach America in a 50-ft sail boat were returned by the Coast Guard. [CBS4]The body of a 21-year-old man wanted for murder in Miami was found dead in a field near Fort Pierce next to the body of his 35-year-old girlfriend. [Herald]A female student at South Dade Senior Hig ... More >>

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    December 21, 2009

    News Roundup: It Dropped Below 50 Degrees, Emergency!

    The Coast Guard called off the search for two boaters who went missing of the coast. [NBCMiami]It got really really cold yesterday, how cold was it? Apparently cold enough to warrant this long article. [Herald]Kool & the Gang performed in Cuba on Saturday. Our apologies to th ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    News Roundup: Forgetful Grandmother Charged in Baby's Death

    The grandmother who accidently left a 3-month-old baby in a car to die is being charged with aggravated manslaughter. Temperatures in the car reached 134 degrees. [PBPost]She's out on a $10,000 bond. [CBS4]Five Miami-Dade high schools make a national list of the 100 best high schools. [Herald]A crui ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009
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    November 5, 2009

    News Roundup

    Amongst other changes, Mayor-elect Regalado plans to start talking about Cuba and Venezuela more. Right after he fixes those potholes and fires Chief Timoney I presume. [Herald]The Coast Guard will unload nearly 5 tons of Cocaine in Miami (or roughly a New Year's Eve worth for SoBe partying) today. ... More >>

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    March 28, 2008
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    June 30, 2005

    Breakin' the Law

    Miami resorts to threatening the feds in order to keep its secrets

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    October 23, 2003
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    October 9, 2003

    The High Cost of Homeland Defense

    Thanks to generous taxpayers like you, Miami's top Coast Guard officer has a very swanky address

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    May 8, 2003

    Maritime Vigilantes

    South Florida citizens take homeland defense into their own hands with Operation On Guard

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    May 10, 2001

    Sail Away and Stay and Stay

    Ramon Saul Sanchez's Democracy Movement unveils a new twist on the venerable sit-in protest: The float-in

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    September 21, 2000

    In Too Deep

    Four years ago a dangerous chemical tanker ran aground in Biscayne National Park. The salvage operation that followed would go down in history.

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    October 7, 1999

    Cash Cargo

    Despite recent deaths and a federal crackdown, smugglers continue the dangerous business of transporting Cubans to Miami

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    July 22, 1999
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    July 15, 1999
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    September 17, 1998

    The Smuggler as Savior

    Juan Garcia Pino was obeying a higher law when he rescued nineteen family members fleeing Cuba. But a more mundane law ruined everything.

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    July 23, 1998

    Captain Courageous

    Miami's notoriously dirty, crime-ridden river is flowing a little cleaner these days thanks to Coast Guard Capt. Dave Miller

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    March 12, 1998

    Shape Up and Ship Out

    It's an eyesore and a hazard and its owner has thumbed his nose at everyone. Yet you may pay good money for it.

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    September 25, 1997

    Urban Shipwreck, Part 2

    The further misadventures of the Rex Bear -- or what's left of it

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    June 26, 1997

    A New Kind of Old Heave-Ho

    For one local gay Coast Guardsman, military justice was not an oxymoron

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    March 6, 1997

    Urban Shipwreck

    Local, state, and federal authorities have been trying for years to dislodge the Rex Bear from the Miami River, but it simply won't budge

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    September 5, 1996

    It's All Downhill from Here

    Amazing things can happen when you bring together a vessel, a vehicle, and one very slippery boat ramp

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    February 22, 1996

    Bahama Trauma

    Miami kayaker Miguel Hernandez was having the time of his life on a solo voyage to Cuba -- until a multinational team of drug cops crashed the party

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    October 19, 1995

    Cuba Bound

    Key West to Havana is a grand tradition, a boater's delight, and a lively tourist adventure. Bon voyage!

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    October 5, 1995

    Water Under the Bridge

    For more than two decades, Jim Wellington has marked the ebb and flow of the Miami River with a Zen master's eye

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    August 25, 1995

    Causeway and Defect

    Venetian Islands residents complain that the county has sent their causeway on the road to ruin

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    August 17, 1995

    Who Cut the Cheese?

    A year after a UM research vessel ran aground on a protected reef, a persistent odor lingers

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    July 3, 1991
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    July 4, 1990


    Balseros and their makeshift rafts have become as much a symbol of Cuban culture as lechon, arroz con frijoles, and the Havana spleef

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