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Commentary | Dec. 2, 2021

Frontline Focus: Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for person in the water in Baltimore Harbor and more. 

By Janki Patel, MyCG Writer

Coast Guard, partner agencies suspend search for person in the water in Baltimore Harbor. The Coast Guard and partner agencies suspended their search, Nov. 27, for a person in the water who was last seen entering the water in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore. "Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of the individual," said Senior Chief Petty Officer Michael Acosta, the command duty officer from Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capitol Region. "We would like to thank our partners who assisted in the search this morning, and also take the time to stress the importance of proper cold-water gear while in or around the water during colder months." Read more.

The Bidens visit Coast Guard station, met virtually with service members around the globe on Thanksgiving. The Bidens traveled to Coast Guard Station Brant Point in Nantucket, Mass., to visit service members stationed there, Nov. 25. The Biden family is staying at the Nantucket home of billionaire David Rubenstein, a Carlyle Group co-founder, to celebrate the holiday. The President responded, “What am I thankful for? I’m thankful for these guys. I mean it, from the bottom of my heart. Wherever they are, people wonder what America is and they see them. They don’t see what’s here, they see them.” The Bidens participated in a video call with U.S. troops deployed abroad during their visit. The service members meeting the President and the First Lady represented the six branches of the military (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, and Coast Guard). Read more

Coast Guard is searching for about 10 missing migrants who went into the water after their boat hit the rocks near Mona Island, Puerto Rico. On Nov. 24, Coast Guard Sector San Juan called for the launch of a Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Borinquen and diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless to search for the people reported in the water after their boat hit the rocks near Mona Island, P.R. Shortly thereafter, the helicopter aircrew spotted the migrant vessel, which was disabled and adrift, and vectored-in the Dauntless to its position. The crew of the Dauntless safely embarked 10 migrants from the disabled vessel, including one man and nine women. Once aboard, all received food, water, and basic medical attention. Following the grounding, eight of the migrants and the smuggler who organized the trip reportedly jumped from the vessel and tried to swim to shore. Coast Guard crews are working with local authorities and the U.S. Border Patrol to investigate if any of the migrants from this case safely reached shore on Mona or Monito Islands. Read more