USCG Suspends Search for Downed Aircraft near Jamaica
The Coast Guard suspended their search Sunday at approximately 11 a.m. for two possible survivors of a plane in the water 14 miles north of Port Antonio, Jamaica, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard 7th District command center in Miami received a call from U.S. Northern Command at 11 a.m. reporting that a Socata TBM 700 light business and utility single engine turboprop aircraft departed Rochester, New York at 8:26 a.m. with two people aboard who were reportedly unresponsive to radio calls. The plane was scheduled to arrive in Naples, Florida at noon, Friday.
Carney Trains With Jamaican Defense Force Coast Guard
U.S. USS Carney (DDG 64) hosted members of the Jamaican Coast Guard for a one-day training opportunity March 16 in Jamaican coastal waters as the ship patrolled the Caribbean. Carney is deployed to support U.S. Southern Commandï¿½s (SOUTHCOM) theater engagement strategy with regional partners to support hemispheric stability, security and regional prosperity. Training with the Jamaican Coast Guard is one aspect of this strategy. "The Jamaicans play a key part in all kinds of security operations in the Caribbean and we thought the training would be mutually beneficial,ï¿½ said Carneyï¿½s Weapons Officer Lt. Rob Pudney. Two Jamaican officers and five enlisted sailors worked side-by-side with Carney Sailors in visit, board, search and seizure training while on board. The U.S.