Coast Guard offloads 14,000 pounds of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads 14,000 pounds of cocaine in Port Everglades
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Campbell is shown with 14,000 pounds of interdicted cocaine being offloaded in Port Everglades, Friday June 8, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Crystalynn A. Kneen. MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Campbell offloaded approximately seven...

Coast Guard Cutter Active returns home following successful counter-drug patrol,

Coast Guard Cutter Active returns home following successful counter-drug patrol,
Coast Guard Cutter Active file photo PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The crew aboard a 53-year-old Coast Guard cutter returned home to Port Angeles Friday following a counterdrug patrol in international waters off the coast of Central America in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The 75-member crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Active deployed to the Eastern Pacific Ocean where they interdicted three “panga” style...

Coast Guard seizes 1,446 lbs of marijuana west of Oceanside

Coast Guard seizes 1,446 lbs of marijuana west of Oceanside
Coast Guard Cutter Active file photo SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard interdicted two suspected smugglers and seized 1,446 pounds of marijuana west of Oceanside, Sunday. A Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operation aircraft located a recreational vessel at approximately 12:25 a.m., and vectored in the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC-618) and a Coast Guard Sector San Diego...

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...