Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns to homeport after 140-day deployment

 Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns to homeport after 140-day deployment
ALAMEDA, Calif. — A local Coast Guard crew returned to Alameda after they seized more than $183 million worth of illegal narcotics during a 140-day deployment Monday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf was deployed to the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central and South America in support of Joint Interagency Task Force-South counter-drug operations. During the deployment, Bertholf’s...

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns from 140-day deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns from 140-day deployment
ALAMEDA, Calif. — A local Coast Guard crew is scheduled to return to Alameda after they seized more than $183 million worth of illegal narcotics during a 140-day deployment Monday at 8 a.m. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf was deployed to the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central and South America in support of Joint Interagency Task Force-South counter-drug operations. During...

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf receives new commanding officer

 Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf receives new commanding officer
ALAMEDA, Calif. – A change-of-command ceremony, in which Capt. Mark A. Frankford assumed the duties and responsibilities as commanding officer of cutter Bertholf from Capt. Thomas E. Crabbs, took place aboard the cutter Bertholf at Coast Guard Island, Friday. Capt. Frankford is a Coast Guard Academy graduate, class of 1988. His previous assignments include seven underway tours, the service’s...

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf to hold Change of Command Ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf to hold Change of Command Ceremony
ALAMEDA, Calif. – A Change of Command Ceremony is scheduled aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf at Coast Guard Island, Friday, March 15, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. During the ceremony Capt. Mark A. Frankford will assume the duties and responsibilities as commanding officer of Bertholf from Capt. Thomas E. Crabbs. Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft, Commander, Pacific Area will preside over the ceremony. Capt....

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf makes Veteran’s Day Return from 144-day Multi-Mission Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf makes Veteran’s Day Return from 144-day Multi-Mission Patrol
ALAMEDA – The Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf is scheduled to return home to Alameda, Calif., on Veteran’s Day Nov. 11, at 10 a.m., following a 144-day deployment. The nation’s first National Security Cutter set sail June 20 for Hawaii to participate in the world’s largest naval exercise, Rim of the Pacific 2012. RIMPAC’s mission is to increase interoperability between Pacific Rim armed forces...

Coast Guard Cutters Bertholf, Boutwell nab drugs, smugglers on high seas

WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard announced today the interdiction of more than 2,470 pounds of cocaine, and the detention of 12 suspects, during three separate missions in the Eastern Pacific the week of Nov. 21. The Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, a national security cutter, and the Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell, a Secretary Class high endurance cutter, were on counter-drug patrols in the Eastern Pacific...

New leader for the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf

ALAMEDA, Calif. — An event aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf today signaled the transition to new leadership as part of a time-honored tradition. Capt. Thomas E. Crabbs took command of the Legend-class cutter and its crew from Capt. John F. Prince during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Guard Island in Alameda. Prince completes more than 26 years of sea-going duty having commanded...

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf to visit Kodiak, host public tours

KODIAK, Alaska – The Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, the most technically advanced class of cutter in the Coast Guard, is scheduled to make a fourth Alaskan port call in Kodiak Saturday and will be open for public tours Sunday. The Bertholf, a 418-foot National Security Cutter, has been patrolling the Bering Sea for approximately one month conducting fishery boardings, protecting the critical...

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf to make second port call in Unalaska

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Walter Shinn. JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, the largest most technically advanced class of cutter in the Coast Guard, will be making a second port call in Unalaska Friday and will be open for public tours Saturday. The Bertholf, a 418-foot National Security Cutter, has been patrolling Alaskan waters for approximately one month conducting...