Coast Guard Cutter Confidence returns to homeport after successful patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence returns to homeport after successful patrol
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Confidence crew returned to Port Canaveral, Florida on Thursday after a 56-day patrol in support of Joint Inter-Agency Task Force (JIATF) South. During this patrol, the crew conducted operations throughout the Western Caribbean and Eastern Pacific Ocean. Preparing for a long and busy patrol, the crew left Port Canaveral and filled the first five days underway...

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 Confidence returns home from 44-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence returns home from 44-day patrol
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence returned Friday to their homeport in Port Canaveral following a 44-day northern Caribbean Sea patrol. During their patrol of the Florida Straits and the Windward Passage, the crew conducted alien migrant interdiction operations, conducted search and rescue operations, helped coordinate assets offshore and ensured the boating public...

Coast Guard rescues seven boaters near Great Inagua

Coast Guard rescues seven boaters near Great Inagua
MIAMI – Coast Guard rescued seven people Wednesday from a 180-foot motor vessel taking on water about 46 miles west of Great Inagua, Bahamas. At 5:20 a.m., Coast Guard Seventh District Command Center watch standers received an alert from a locating device from the motor vessel Trois Rivieres near Great Inagua. Watch standers diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence crew and directed the launch...

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence returns to homeport

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence returns to homeport
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence is scheduled to return to their homeport in Port Canaveral following a 54-day patrol today. During their patrol, the crew of the Confidence interdicted 8,200 pounds of marijuana worth $7.4 million and detained four individuals suspected of drug trafficking for prosecution. The crew diverted to the Florida Straits where it focused...

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence crew returns to homeport after 48-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence crew returns to homeport after 48-day patrol
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence returned to homeport in Port Canaveral after a 48-day patrol, Monday. Throughout the patrol, the Confidence crew conducted migrant interdiction operations while on call for search-and-rescue cases and other missions, throughout the Florida Straits. During the beginning of the deployment, the crew was diverted from their scheduled...

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 Confidence repatriates 12 migrants to Cuba

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence repatriates 12 migrants to Cuba
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence repatriated 12 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Saturday. While on routine patrol a Coast Guard aircraft spotted a vessel with migrants aboard south of Marquesas Keys, Florida, Wednesday. The aircraft notified Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders who quickly diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous to the scene. Upon arriving on...

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence receives new commanding officer

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence receives new commanding officer
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence received a new commanding officer Friday during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral. Cmdr. Jeffrey Yarosh assumed the duties and responsibilities of commanding officer Capt. Jim Passarelli. Capt. Jim Passarelli, left, is relieved by Cmdr. Jeffrey Yarosh during the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence...