Cutter Dependable returns home to Virginia Beach following drug and migrant interdictions

Cutter Dependable returns home to Virginia Beach following drug and migrant interdictions
The Coast Guard Cutter Dependable seized cocaine in three cases within one week.  (Coast Guard photo) VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returned home to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Tuesday following a 55-day counter-drug and migrant patrol through the Florida Straits and the Caribbean Sea. During this patrol, Cutter Dependable...

Coast Guard repatriates 52 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 52 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard repatriated 52 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Wednesday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dolphin repatriated 21 Cuban migrants and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Gannett repatriated 31 Cuban migrants. These repatriations are a result of three separate migrant interdictions at sea within the last week in the south Florida Straits. In each instance,...

Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark repatriates 23 Dominican migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark repatriates 23 Dominican migrants to the Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 23 Dominicans just off La Romana, Dominican Republic Monday morning following an at-sea interdiction by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities Saturday afternoon, approximately 20 nautical miles north of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico will be filing a criminal complaint...

Coast Guard repatriates 21 Dominicans returns 7 Haitian migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 21 Dominicans returns 7 Haitian migrants to the Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 21 Dominicans and returned seven Haitian migrants to the Dominican Republic following two at-sea interdictions by Caribbean Border Interagency Group law enforcement authorities in the Mona Passage Sunday night. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico will be filing a criminal complaint against six of the migrants interdicted,...

Coast Guard banned from necessary technology because it is not part of DoD

Coast Guard banned from necessary technology because it is not part of DoD
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Two MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews fly over Atlantic City during a formation training flight March 13, 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photo. A California congressman is hoping to rip through some government red tape to fix a problem in the system that’s preventing the Coast Guard from using essential night-vision technology. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) is maddened by the fact...

Coast Guard repatriates 137 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 137 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard repatriated 137 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Tuesday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriated 62 Cuban migrants and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter William Trump repatriated 75 Cuban migrants. These repatriations are a result of 10 separate migrant interdictions at sea within the last week in the south Florida Straits. In each instance,...

Coast Guard, dozens of response agencies to conduct security exercise in Cleveland area Wednesday

Coast Guard, dozens of response agencies to conduct security exercise in Cleveland area Wednesday
CLEVELAND — Members of the U.S. Coast Guard and about two dozen other response agencies will come together in Cleveland Wednesday to participate in a full-scale exercise designed to enhance federal, state, and local coordination in conducting preventative radiological nuclear detection in the eastern Great Lakes. Boaters may notice increased law enforcement activity near ports in Cleveland; Lorain,...

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable helps seize $10.1 million in illegal narcotics

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable helps seize $10.1 million in illegal narcotics
The Coast Guard Cutter Dependable seized cocaine in three cases within one week. (Coast Guard photo) Caribbean Sea – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dependable conducted three separate international and inter-agency counter narcotics operations that resulted in the seizure of approximately 325 kilograms of cocaine, 600 pounds of marijuana and apprehension of 15 suspected drug smugglers within...

Coast Guard K-9 unit screens waterfront ahead of Boston Marathon

Coast Guard K-9 unit screens waterfront ahead of Boston Marathon
Petty Officers Craig Oravitz and Richard Barone patrol Boston’s waterfront with Rruthie a specially trained Coast Guard dog, Sunday, April 17, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) BOSTON — A Coast Guard K-9 unit from Maritime Safety and Security Team New York patrolled Boston’s waterfront Sunday morning as an increased security measure leading up to...