Senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visits Coast Guard HITRON

Senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visits Coast Guard HITRON
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Crewmembers of Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron Jacksonville hosted Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during his visit to HITRON Wednesday. During the visit, Battaglia was given a tour of the facilities, including two of the assets used at the unit. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan...

US – Canadian ‘shiprider’ training integrates crew, combats cross-border crime

US - Canadian 'shiprider' training integrates crew, combats cross-border crime
CHARLESTON, S.C. – At a media event Tuesday, U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Mounted Police students demonstrated a vessel boarding exercise for their “Shiprider” training at the Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Academy located at the Federal Law Enforcement Centers in Charleston, S.C. The graduation ceremony Wednesday marks the culmination of eight days of maritime law enforcement–based...

Cape Cod Coast Guard unit returns from deployment to Alaska

Cape Cod Coast Guard unit returns from deployment to Alaska
Cape Cod - Coast Guard reservists assigned to Port Security Unit 301 in Cape Cod, Mass., completed 14-day deployment to Anchorage, Alaska where the provided Port Security and communications support for the National Exercise Program’s Capstone Exercise 2014, Wednesday. The exercise, which coincided with the 50th anniversary of the magnitude 9.2 Good Friday Earthquake that struck Alaska on March...

U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police sign agreement to fight cross-border crime

U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police sign agreement to fight cross-border crime
BOSTON — U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Dan Abel, commander of the U.S. 1st Coast Guard District, and Assistant Commissioner Roger Brown, commanding officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police “J” Division, met at U.S. Coast Guard Station Eastport, Maine, to formally sign the Eastern Region International Cross-Border Maritime Law Enforcement Operations, also known as Shiprider, standard operating...

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police to sign regional agreement to combat cross-border crime

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police to sign regional agreement to combat cross-border crime
BOSTON — U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Dan Abel, commander of the U.S. 1st Coast Guard District, and Assistant Commissioner Roger Brown, commanding officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police “J” Division, are scheduled to meet at U.S. Coast Guard Station Eastport, Maine, to formally sign the Eastern Region International Cross-Border Maritime Law Enforcement Operations, also known as Shiprider,...

Multi-agency effort nets 853 lbs marijuana, 3 suspected smugglers

Multi-agency effort nets 853 lbs marijuana, 3 suspected smugglers
MIAMI — Coast Guard, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Customs and Border Protection and the Royal Bahamian Police Force crews have interdicted three suspected smugglers off the coast of Andros Island, Bahamas, Wednesday. The suspects and more than 850 pounds of marijuana, worth a wholesale value of $773,671, were taken into custody following a three-day pursuit of a go-fast vessel across more...

Coast Guard to enforce Cooper River security zone during upcoming Bridge Run

Coast Guard to enforce Cooper River security zone during upcoming Bridge Run
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard is establishing a security zone on the waters of the Cooper River and Town Creek Reaches in Charleston Harbor during the Cooper River Bridge Run, Saturday April 5, 2014. The security zone will take effect from 7:30 a.m., to 9:30 a.m., and is necessary for the safety of runners and the general public. The security zone encompasses an area 200 yards north of the...

Coast Guard rescues more than 200 migrants in the span of a week

Coast Guard rescues more than 200 migrants in the span of a week
MIAMI – More than 200 migrants have been rescued and repatriated by the Coast Guard after a busy week of illegal migration attempts from Cuba, Haiti, the Bahamas, and the Dominican Republic. As of Sunday night, the Coast Guard repatriated 88 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba, 82 Haitian migrants to Cap-Haitien, Haiti, and 41 Dominicans and two Cubans back to the Dominican Republic within...

Coast Guard rescues 12 Cuban migrants after vessel sinks in the Caribbean

Coast Guard rescues 12 Cuban migrants after vessel sinks in the Caribbean
MIAMI — An aircrew with Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., rescued 12 Cuban migrants after their vessel sank in the Caribbean Sea Thursday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Seventh District command center received a report at approximately 10 a.m. of migrants suffering from dehydration and were stranded on Lobos Cay Island, Bahamas, after their vessel sank. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater...