Coast Guard seizes Mexican fishing boat and miles of illegally set long line fishing gear

Coast Guard seizes Mexican fishing boat and miles of illegally set long line fishing gear
Coast Guard crews in South Padre Island seized a Mexican fishing boat and miles of illegally set long line fishing gear in the waters off South Texas waters March 23, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard seized a Mexican fishing boat and miles of illegally set long line fishing gear in the waters off South Texas waters Monday morning. At approximately 2:30 a.m., the...

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma seizes $16 million dollar cocaine shipment off Puerto Rico

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma seizes $16 million dollar cocaine shipment off Puerto Rico
The Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma seized approximately 1,100 pounds of cocaine and apprehended three Dominican smugglers March 18, 2015, off the coast of Guayama, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard transferred custody of three Dominican smugglers and approximately 1,100 pounds of cocaine to the Drug Enforcement Administration Tuesday, following an at-sea interdiction...

South Jersey Coast Guard to increase training flights

South Jersey Coast Guard to increase training flights
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The aircrews of Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City will be taking to the skies more frequently beginning Wednesday and continuing through late April, to conduct annual Rotary Wing Air Intercept pilot training. In-flight training is an important first step in the qualification process for newly assigned pilots to the unit. Following successful certification they will be responsible...

Coast Guard rescues 7 Cuban migrants stranded off a 100-foot cliff in Mona Island, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues 7 Cuban migrants stranded off a 100-foot cliff in Mona Island, Puerto Rico
One of seven suspected migrants is hoisted to safety off the rocks of Mona Island, Puerto Rico, by an Air Station Borinquen MH-65 helicopter crew, Thursday, March 19, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard video)SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of a Coast Guard helicopter rescued seven Cuban migrants Thursday, who were stranded on a rock formation at the bottom of a 100-foot cliff off Mona Island, Puerto Rico. “These...

Coast Guard seizes $7 million dollar cocaine shipment off Puerto Rico

Coast Guard seizes $7 million dollar cocaine shipment off Puerto Rico
The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge seized approximately 466 pounds of cocaine and apprehended three Dominican Republic smugglers following an at-sea interdiction March 17, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge transferred custody of three Dominican Republic smugglers and 466 pounds of cocaine to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Special...

Coast Guard rescues 8 Cuban migrants stranded on Monito Island, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard rescues 8 Cuban migrants stranded on Monito Island, Puerto Rico
The crew of a Coast Guard Cutter Resolute cutter boat prepares to rescue eight Cuban migrants stranded at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on Monito Island, Puerto Rico, March 11, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –Coast Guard cutters and rescue helicopters rescued eight Cuban migrants from Monito Island, Puerto Rico Wednesday afternoon following a two-day rescue effort in the Mona...

Coast Guard seizes more than half a ton of marijuana

Coast Guard seizes more than half a ton of marijuana
Coast Guard Cutter Sea Otter crew members tow in a panga after the successful interagency efforts interdicted approximately nearly 1,300 pounds of marijuana 120 miles south of San Diego, March 10, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson) SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection prevented an estimated 1,300 pounds of marijuana from reaching...

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf crew conducts successful drug interdictions

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf crew conducts successful drug interdictions
Boarding team members from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf work to retrieve bales of contraband from the water that were thrown overboard by suspected smugglers in January 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf boarding team members. MAYPORT, Fla. – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, one of the Coast Guard’s newest vessels, is scheduled to arrive at U.S. Naval Station...

Coast Guard interdicts 1,729 pounds of marijuana, nabs Russian smuggler

Coast Guard interdicts 1,729 pounds of marijuana, nabs Russian smuggler
The Coast Guard Cutter Key Largo and a U.S. Navy vessel seized 1,729 pounds of marijuana, a 40-foot sailing vessel and apprehended a suspected Russian smuggler following an at-sea interdiction Feb. 14, 2015, approximately 130 nautical miles south of the Dominican Republic. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Key Largo and a U.S. naval vessel with a Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment...