Coast Guard offloads approximately 10 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads approximately 10 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Spencer stands next to approximately 10 tons of seized contraband prior to disposition at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Third Class Brandon Murray MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Spencer offloaded approximately 10 tons of cocaine and 23 kilograms of heroin Tuesday in Port Everglades...

Coast Guard to offload approximately 10 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard to offload approximately 10 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades
Over 2200 kilograms of seized contraband lie on Coast Guard Cutter Spencer’s flight deck with an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard HITRON Jacksonville, FL. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Second Class Timothy Midas. MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Spencer is scheduled to offload approximately 10 tons of cocaine and 23 kilograms of heroin this morning in Port Everglades worth...

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...

DHS Secretary observes maritime short notice response exercise

DHS Secretary observes maritime short notice response exercise
U.S. Navy helicopters from Coronado, Calif. hoisted members of Maritime Security and Safety Team San Diego on to the Coast Guard Cutter Aspen for the maritime short notice response demonstrations, July 20, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 3rd class DaVonte’ Marrow. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly visited the Coast Guard Cutter Aspen Thursday. While...

San Francisco Fleet Week 2016 kicks off

San Francisco Fleet Week 2016 kicks off
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Fleet Week kicks off in the Bay Area with events open to the public Oct. 3-10, including the Parade of Ships arrival to the Port of San Francisco. With the greater San Francisco Bay Area’s largest military presence totaling more than 4,000 men and women, Coast Guard personnel and assets will participate and provide maritime security for the Fleet Week events. These Coast...

Coast Guard assists a disabled vessel with 3 people aboard near Noyo River

Coast Guard assists a disabled vessel with 3 people aboard near Noyo River
A crew aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Coast Guard Station Noyo River  responding to a disabled boat near Noyo River, Ca., Thursday, July 14, 2016. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Aspen. ALAMEDA, Calif. – Coast Guard crews assisted three people aboard the Senile, a 35-foot vessel, after the boat’s captain reported a loss of steering, reduction in propulsion and experiencing...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Santa Barbara

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Santa Barbara
LOS ANGELES — At 7:45 a.m., the Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing boater near Santa Barbara. The Coast Guard launched several assets to assist with the search of a missing boater after his vessel was reported to have sank Friday, February 26, 2016. Assets included Coast Guard Cutters Blacksfin and Aspen, a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles...

Coast Guard searching for individual reported overboard from sunken vessel near Santa Barbara

Coast Guard searching for individual reported overboard from sunken vessel near Santa Barbara
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard is searching for one individual after a vessel reportedly sank approximately 17 miles South of Santa Barbara Harbor. Coast Guard watchstanders received an emergency distress signal from the commercial fishing vessel, MISS JACINDA, at 4 p.m, Friday. Coast Guard watchstanders immediately launched an MH-65D Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles,...

Coast Guard Cutter Aspen holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Aspen holds change of command ceremony
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Lt. Cmdr. Justin Vanden Heuvel relieved Cmdr. Thomas D’Arcy as the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Aspen during a change of command ceremony Friday. Rear Adm. Joseph Servidio, commander of Eleventh Coast Guard District, presided over the ceremony. Prior to reporting to Coast Guard Cutter Aspen, Vanden Heuvel served as a chief instructor for the Chief Warrant...