Coast Guard Cutter Bear returns to Portsmouth after hurricane relief, marine resources protection mission

Coast Guard Cutter Bear returns to Portsmouth after hurricane relief, marine resources protection mission
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bear conducts a hurricane relief supply onload in Port Everglades, Florida, Oct. 4, 2017. From left to right is Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Fitzgerald, Chief Petty Officer Jeremy Stephens, Seaman Alexis Gove, Petty Officer 1st Class Ty Coulter, and Seaman Leon Ulrich. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christin Solomon) By Petty Officer 2nd Class Christin...

Coast Guard Cutter Bear returns home after month-long patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Bear returns home after month-long patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Bear transits past the Statue of Liberty in New York City June 19, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Turner Adair PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the Portsmouth-based Coast Guard Cutter Bear returned home Thursday following a one-month long fisheries patrol off the coast of New Jersey, Delaware and Virginia. While on patrol, Cutter Bear conducted more...

Coast Guard Cutter Bear holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Bear holds change of command ceremony
Coast Guard Cmdr. Gregory A. Shouse salutes Cmdr. Andrew D. Meverden during a change of command ceremony onboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bear at Base Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Virginia, June 17, 2016.U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Turner Adair PORTSMOUTH, Va – Cmdr. Gregory A. Shouse relieved Cmdr. Andrew D. Meverden of the duties and responsibilities as commanding officer of the...

Coast Guard Cutter Bear returns home after a month-long Western Caribbean patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Bear returns home after a month-long Western Caribbean patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Bear moors at the pier at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Va., Feb. 4, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake) PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bear returned to their homeport to Portsmouth, Virginia, Feb. 4, 2016 following a month-long patrol in the Western Caribbean Sea. During their patrol, Bear’s crew coordinated...

Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriates 57 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriates 57 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriated 57 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Friday. This repatriation is a result of three separate interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. These events consisted of Cubans attempting to illegally enter the United States on unseaworthy vessels commonly referred to as “rustics” or “chugs.” In...

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant offloads approximately $13.7 million of seized contraband

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant offloads approximately $13.7 million of seized contraband
Crew members aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant offload bales of seized marijuana at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida, June 12. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney.MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant offloaded 328 kilograms of cocaine and 3,100 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated wholesale value of $13.7 million at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach,...

Coast Guard Cutter Bear to return to Portsmouth after two month patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Bear to return to Portsmouth after two month patrol
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bear is scheduled to return to Portsmouth on Sunday following a two month patrol through the Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean. During the patrol the crew aboard the Bear seized and offloaded approximately 1,500 lbs of cocaine worth more than $20 million. While on routine patrol the Bear’s embarked helicopter crew spotted a suspicious vessel...

Coast Guard Cutter Bear returns home to Portsmouth

Coast Guard Cutter Bear returns home to Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bear returned to their homeport in Portsmouth, Virginia Friday following a two-month long patrol in the Western Caribbean Sea. During their patrol, Bear’s crew coordinated with multiple countries in Central and South America, along with partner agencies to stem the flow of illegal drugs into the United States. The unified effort resulted in...

Coast Guard seizes more than $23 million worth of cocaine

Coast Guard seizes more than $23 million worth of cocaine
MIAMI — Coast Guard Station Miami Beach is scheduled to offload approximately 719 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of more than $23 million Thursday afternoon at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida. The offload is a result of a successful drug interdiction in the Caribbean Sept. 8, 2014. While on routine patrol, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bear spotted a suspicious...