Coast Guard Cutter Active returns home after 7-week counterdrug and fisheries patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Active returns home after 7-week counterdrug and fisheries patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Active crewmembers conduct a fisheries boarding from the cutter’s 26-foot over-the-horizon small boat off the coast of California, Dec. 28, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. PORT ANGELES, Wash. – The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Active returned to their homeport Feb. 13 in Port Angeles following a seven-week counterdrug and fisheries law enforcement patrol. The Active...

From civilian to Coast Guard leader

From civilian to Coast Guard leader
Seaman Brandon Gannon manages the small boat lowering detail as the only qualified boat deck captain aboard Coast Guard cutter Active, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) By Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll Almost two years ago, 23-year-old Brandon Gannon lived at home in Reedsport, Oregon; finishing high school and preparing for college....

Port Angeles-based cutter returns home after successful counter-narcotics patrol

Port Angeles-based cutter returns home after successful counter-narcotics patrol
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active conducts an at sea refueling of the Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Sept. 17, 2017.U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active, a 210-foot Medium-Endurance Cutter, returned home to Port Angeles, Washington, Tuesday, following a successful 65-day counter-narcotics patrol 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 offloads approximately 18 tons of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads approximately 18 tons of cocaine  in San Diego
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, homported in Alameda, California, forms along side approximately 18 tons of cocaine on June 15, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Davonte Marrow) SAN DIEGO – The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche offloaded approximately 18 tons of cocaine in San Diego, Thursday. Several U.S. Coast Guard cutters seized the cocaine in 18 interdictions...

Coast Guard Cutter Active returns home after interdicting $47million worth of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Active returns home after interdicting $47million worth of cocaine
PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The 75-member crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active returned to homeport, June 1, after a two-month deployment off the coast of Central and South America. During the deployment, the Active’s crew worked with numerous other Coast Guard, U.S. government and international agencies under the leadership of the Joint Inter-Agency Task Force-South (JIATF-S) to combat and disrupt...

Coast Guard offloads 26.5 tons of cocaine seized in Eastern Pacific Drug Transit

Coast Guard offloads 26.5 tons of cocaine seized in Eastern Pacific Drug Transit
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew stand next to approximately 26.5 tons of cocaine Dec. 15, 2016. Coast Guard photo by Eric D. Woodall MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloaded approximately 26.5 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades Thursday worth an estimated $715 million wholesale value seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean since Oct. 1. The...

Cutter Active returns to Port Angeles following patrol off Central and South American coasts

Cutter Active returns to Port Angeles following patrol off Central and South American coasts
A crewmember aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Active, a 210-foot medium-endurance cutter homeported in Port Angeles, Wash., fires a 25mm gun during underway training, Sept. 10, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Cutter Active. SEATTLE — The Coast Guard Cutter Active returned to their homeport in Port Angeles, Wash., Tuesday, after a 10-week, 13,000-mile counter-narcotics deployment in the Pacific...

Coast Guard to participate in and protect Seattle Seafair events

Coast Guard to participate in and protect Seattle Seafair events
SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews are scheduled to participate in multiple Seattle Seafair Festival events during the annual Fleet Week, while also conducting security and safety patrols in Elliott Bay along Seattle’s waterfront and on Lake Washington. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active, a 210-foot Medium Endurance Cutter homeported in Port Angeles, along with the U.S. Navy amphibious assault...