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...

Coast Guard Cutter Campbell home in Maine after North Atlantic patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Campbell home in Maine after North Atlantic patrol
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Campbell prepare to tow a disabled fishing vessel 69 nautical miles southeast of Fire Island, New York on Sept. 22 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Rowland Rux) BOSTON – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Campbell returned Friday to its homeport of Kittery, Maine, following a 45-day patrol in the North Atlantic. The cutter’s primary missions...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boaters off Block Island, Rhode Island

Coast Guard suspends search for missing boaters off Block Island, Rhode Island
BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended the search Friday for Linda and Nathan Carman after searching for six days and exhausting all search efforts. Initially, at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a report that 54-year-old Linda Carman and her 22-year-old son Nathan Carman failed to return from an offshore fishing trip. They departed Ram’s...

Coast Guard expands search for missing boaters near Block Island, Rhode Island

Coast Guard expands search for missing boaters near Block Island, Rhode Island
BOSTON — The Coast Guard expanded its search Tuesday for two missing boaters near Block Island, Rhode Island to include an area roughly 100 miles south of Montauk, New York. Initially, at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a report that 54-year-old Linda Carman and her 22-year-old son Nathan Carman failed to return from an offshore fishing...

Coast Guard Cutter Campbell returns to Maine after patrol, $80 million cocaine seizure

Coast Guard Cutter Campbell returns to Maine after patrol, $80 million cocaine seizure
BOSTON — The Coast Guard Cutter Campbell returned to its homeport at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, Sunday, following a 61-day counter narcotics patrol of the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean. In the span of one month Campbell seized or disrupted a total of seven smuggling vessels carrying cocaine from South America bound for the United States. The amount of cocaine seized was...

We Remember: K9C Sinbad

We Remember: K9C Sinbad
The grave of K9C Sinbad at Barnegat Light Station. In 1938, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Campbell adopted a mixed-breed puppy. Little did they know that their canine companion would become a world famous Coast Guard veteran. He was, literally, a member of the crew, complete with all the necessary enlistment forms and other official paperwork, uniforms, and his own bunk. He sailed on board the...

Coast Guard Cutter Campbell returns to port after North Atlantic Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Campbell returns to port after North Atlantic Patrol
BOSTON — Coast Guard Cutter Campbell is scheduled to return to its homeport of Kittery, Maine on Thursday at 2 p.m. after a 50-day patrol of the North Atlantic. The cutter accomplished a great deal during the high tempo patrol including search and rescue, enforcement of federal fishing regulations, completing an international exercise with the Canadian Navy, and a burial at sea. During the patrol,...