Coast Guard buoy tender returns from patrol after cocaine interdiction off of Mexico

Coast Guard buoy tender returns from patrol after cocaine interdiction off of Mexico
The Coast Guard Cutter Aspen conducting an international exercise with Mexican and Canadian navies in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Oct. 21, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Aspen) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard Cutter Aspen and crew returned to their homeport Tuesday after sailing nearly 7,000 nautical miles during a 30-day patrol, which included a cocaine interdiction off Mexico. “This...

Coast Guard to enforce security zone near Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Oahu

Coast Guard to enforce security zone near Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Oahu
Security zone in waters off Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, Oahu HONOLULU — Coast Guard personnel, federal, state and local law enforcement partners will enforce a security zone in waters off Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, Oahu, Friday and Saturday. The security zone is necessary to ensure the safety of a distinguished visitor. The security zone will be in effect from 11 a.m to 3...

Coast Guard, partner agencies to activate Montgomery County, Maryland, security zone

Coast Guard, partner agencies to activate Montgomery County, Maryland, security zone
BALTIMORE — Coast Guard and partner agency personnel are scheduled to enforce the Potomac River, Montgomery County, security zone beginning Saturday at approximately 10:30 a.m. in accordance with the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (33 CFR 165.557). Under the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (33 CFR 165.33), the regulation prohibits any unauthorized person or vessel from entering or remaining in...

Coast Guard offloads more than 6,500 pounds of cocaine seized in Eastern Pacific

Coast Guard offloads more than 6,500 pounds of cocaine seized in Eastern Pacific
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active offload pallets of cocaine in San Diego, Oct. 25, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Taylor Bacon) SAN DIEGO – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active offloaded approximately 6,570 pounds of cocaine in San Diego, Wednesday. The seized drugs were the result of multiple interdictions conducted by multiple Coast Guard crews in the Eastern Pacific...

Coast Guard, Canadian partners seize marijuana near Alexandria Bay, NY

Coast Guard, Canadian partners seize marijuana near Alexandria Bay, NY
A Coast Guard Station Alexandria Bay, N.Y., boarding team conducts a safety boarding on a pleasure craft in front of the Boldt Castle along the St. Lawrence River. (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read) CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews and Canadian partners from the Integrated Cross-Border Maritime Law Enforcement Operations team, commonly referred to as the shiprider program,...

Coast Guard ramps up security, safety patrols during San Francisco Fleet Week

Coast Guard ramps up security, safety patrols during San Francisco Fleet Week
Petty Officer 1st Class Cory Sumner and Petty Officer 1st Class Devon Waite guide their bomb-detection dogs for Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco 91105, as they conduct pier sweeps during San Francisco Fleet Week, Oct. 5, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sherri Eng. SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard has ramped up safety and security patrols for this year’s...

Coast Guard, Ocean Safety, Hawai’i County Fire to ensure safety for Ironman racers

Coast Guard, Ocean Safety, Hawai'i County Fire to ensure safety for Ironman racers
Coast Guard File Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle HONOLULU – The Coast Guard, Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services, Hawai’i County Fire and up to 60 event emergency responders on surfboards will establish a response zone around the swim course to manage the spectators, boating traffic, and safety of all race participants for the 2017 Ironman World Championship practice and official...

Cutter Stratton returns home after interdicting $350 million of cocaine and heroin

Cutter Stratton returns home after interdicting $350 million of cocaine and heroin
Attorney General Jeff Sessions stands in with Coast Guard men and women prior to a drug offload in San Diego, Calif., Sept. 20, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill) ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returned to Coast Guard Island following a deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean for a 75-day counterdrug patrol, Saturday. Stratton’s crew...

Coast Guard offloads approximately $15 million worth of cocaine

Coast Guard offloads approximately $15 million worth of cocaine
A Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew member offloads a bale of cocaine at Station Fort Lauderdale, Sept. 27, 2017.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crewmembers offloaded approximately 490 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of approximately $15 million in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Wednesday. The offload...