Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returns home after seizing $140 million of cocaine in Pacific Ocean

Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returns home after seizing $140 million of cocaine in Pacific Ocean
The embarked helicopter crew who were essential to mission success by stopping non-compliant vessels. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jonathan Anderson. KEY WEST, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returned home to Key West, Florida, Sunday after an exciting and eventful 65-day patrol operating off the coast of Central and South America. Thetis, a 270 foot cutter based...

Coast Guard, partner agencies seize more than 5,000 pounds of marijuana

Coast Guard, partner agencies seize more than 5,000 pounds of marijuana
MIAMI — A Coast Guard helicopter crew, working under the direction of Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, assisted in the seizure of 5,050 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated wholesale value of $4.6 million Wednesday. While on routine patrol, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection maritime patrol aircraft located a 35-foot go-fast vessel transiting at a high rate of speed without navigation lights....

Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless apprehends five smugglers, seizes $3.2 million cocaine shipment

Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless apprehends five smugglers, seizes $3.2 million cocaine shipment
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter William Trump transferred custody Saturday of two Guyanese and three Jamaican smugglers as well as 215 pounds of cocaine, interdicted by the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless aboard a Guyanese fishing vessel July 2 in the Caribbean Sea. The interdiction was the result of a multi-agency law enforcement effort in support of Operation Unified Resolve, Operation...

Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriates 15 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriates 15 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriated 15 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Thursday. This repatriation is a result of two separate migrant interdictions at sea. In all instances, Cubans were trying to illegally enter the United States on unseaworthy vessels commonly referred to as “rustics” or “chugs.” “Coast Guard missions and...

Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriates 38 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriates 38 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriated 38 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Thursday. This repatriation is a result of four separate migrant interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. In all instances Cubans were trying to illegally enter the United States on unseaworthy vessels commonly referred to as “rustics” or “chugs.” “Coast...

Coast Guard fines man $5.000 for jumping off charter fishing vessel

Coast Guard fines man $5.000 for jumping off charter fishing vessel
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard issued a $5,000 fine to a passenger that jumped from the charter fishing vessel Bass Tub into the waters off Muir Beach June 22, 2015. The passenger allegedly jumped off the vessel as part of a dare from his friends who were also aboard the vessel. The vessel’s crew safely recovered the jumper, who was not injured. Jumping into the water from a passenger vessel,...

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett returning to Seattle after seizing nearly six tons of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett returning to Seattle after seizing nearly six tons of cocaine
The deck of Coast Guard Midgett lined with stacks of interdicted contraband including 1,232 pounds of cocaine and 110 pounds of marijuana  (Coast Guard photo by Cmdr. Benjamin Berg) SEATTLE – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett will return to Pier 36 in Seattle Thursday at 10 a.m. following a 71-day counter-drug deployment in the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central America. During...

Coast Guard repatriates 18 Haitian migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 18 Haitian migrants
Coast Guard Cutter William Flores off the coast of Miami. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney) MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter William Trump repatriated 18 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitian, Haiti, Thursday. On Monday, a Customs and Border Protection Office of Air Marine (CPB-OAM) boat interdicted a 28-foot non-compliant vessel suspected of migrant smuggling near...

Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. repatriates 55 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. repatriates 55 Cuban migrants
Eighteen Cuban migrants aboard a fishing vessel are interdicted south of Key West, Florida, June 23, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo. MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. repatriated 55 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Thursday. This repatriation is a result of five separate migrant interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits.  Four of these events were...