Cutter Campbell returns to Maine after seizing $209 million cocaine

Cutter Campbell returns to Maine after seizing $209 million cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Campbell file photo. BOSTON — Coast Guard Cutter Campbell returned to its homeport in Kittery, Maine, Friday after an 80-day counter-narcotic patrol in the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean. Campbell’s crew disrupted six narcotic smuggling ventures, seized about 12,000 pounds of cocaine, worth $209 million, and detained 24 suspected smugglers. Equipped with an MH-65...

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

Coast Guard offloads 14,000 pounds of cocaine in Port Everglades
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 tons of cocaine Friday in Port Everglades worth an estimated $206 million wholesale seized in international...

Coast Guard tows disabled fishing vessel with 30,000 lbs. catch off New Hampshire coast

Coast Guard tows disabled fishing vessel with 30,000 lbs. catch off New Hampshire coast
The crew of Coast Guard cutter Campbell puts the 65-foot disabled fishing vessel Black Beauty into tow about 30 miles off the coast of New Hampshire, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — The Coast Guard towed an adrift 65-foot fishing vessel to Gloucester Harbor after becoming disabled about 30 miles off the coast of New Hampshire, Friday. Unable to receive help from a sister...

Coast Guard provides security during New York City Marathon

Coast Guard provides security during New York City Marathon
Coast Guard Police provide security at Sector New York during the start of the 2017 New York City Marathon on Staten Island, Nov. 5, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier) NEW YORK – The Coast Guard provided security and a starting point for the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon on Staten Island, New York, Sunday. Several Coast Guard units provided assistance...

Coast Guard Cutter Campbell home from 65-day counter narcotics patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Campbell home from 65-day counter narcotics patrol
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Campbell, on patrol Monday, May 15, 2017, during a two-month counter-drug patrol in the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean.   U.S. Coast Guard photo. BOSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Campbell returned to its homeport in Kittery, Maine, Sunday following a two-month counter-drug patrol in the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean. The 270-foot medium endurance...

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 Hamilton offloads more than 18 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads more than 18 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades
Media members get video of over 18.5 tons of cocaine during a drug offload press event in Port Everglades, Fla., May 18, 2017.  MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloaded approximately 18.5 tons (16,856 kilograms) of cocaine Thursday in Port Everglades worth an estimated $498 million wholesale seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The drugs were interdicted...

Coast Guard Cutter Campbell holds Change of Command

Coast Guard Cutter Campbell holds Change of Command
U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Michael F. Nasitka and Cmdr. Mark A. McDonnell salute each other signaling the change of command for Coast Guard Cutter Campell Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Portsmouth Naval Station in Kittery, Maine. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) BOSTON — Coast Guard Cmdr. Mark A. McDonnell relieved Capt. Michael F. Nasitka as the Commanding Officer of...

Coast Guard Cutter Campbell to hold change of command

Coast Guard Cutter Campbell to hold change of command
USCG File Photo BOSTON — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Campbell is scheduled to hold a change of command ceremony Saturday in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  During the ceremony Cmdr. Mark A. McDonnell will be relieving Capt. Michael F. Nasitka as the Commanding Officer. The Change of Command Ceremony is a time-honored military tradition. It is a formal ritual conducted before the assembled company...