Coast Guard offloads more than 3 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads more than 3 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades
Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba crewmembers offload more than 3 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades, Florida Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Kelley MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba offloaded approximately 3.1 tons of cocaine Monday in Port Everglades worth an estimated $85 million in wholesale value seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific...

Coast Guard Cutter Decisive crew returns home from Caribbean Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Decisive crew returns home from Caribbean Patrol
PASCAGOULA, Miss. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Decisive returned to their homeport in Pascagoula, Mississippi on Friday, following a six-week patrol in the Caribbean Sea supporting the Joint Interagency Task Force-South. During the deployment, the 70-member crew of the Decisive was primarily responsible for conducting counter drug operations in support of U.S. and international laws. The...

Coast Guard offloads approximately $44 million of cocaine in St. Petersburg

Coast Guard offloads approximately $44 million of  cocaine in St. Petersburg
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Decisive offloaded approximately 1,328 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of nearly $44 million at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Tuesday. During an Operation Martillo patrol on Nov. 29, crewmembers from the Decisive detected a 170-foot bulk freighter motor vessel northeast of Punta San Blas, Panama. After communicating...

Coast Guard Cutter Decisive seizes $4.8 million cocaine shipment in the Caribbean Sea

Coast Guard Cutter Decisive seizes $4.8 million cocaine shipment in the Caribbean Sea
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Decisive seized a 317-pound cocaine shipment worth an estimated wholesale of $4.8 million, and apprehended two smugglers following an at-sea interdiction in the Caribbean Sea Friday, 80 nautical miles south of the Dominican Republic. While on a routine patrol in the Caribbean Sea late Friday night, the crew of a Canadian CP-140 Aurora Maritime Patrol...

Coast Guard Cutter Decisive returns from 32-day patrol in Windward Passage

Coast Guard Cutter Decisive returns from 32-day patrol in Windward Passage
PASCAGOULA, Miss. — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Decisive returned to its homeport after a 32-day patrol deployed to the Windward Passage to assist the 7th Coast Guard District in illegal migration interdiction, search and rescue and law enforcement operations. The Coast Guard Cutters Decisive and Escanaba repatriate 239 Haitian migrants in Cap Haitien, Haiti, Nov. 14, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo...

From the Bridge Wing 11-21-2013

From the Bridge Wing 11-21-2013
Today in Coast Guard History 1970 – Two 378-foot cutters, Coast Guard Cutter Sherman and Coast Guard Cutter Rush combined with the USS Endurance to sink a North Vietnamese trawler attempting to smuggle arms into South Vietnam. 1995 – Coast Guard Cutter Decisive located and began tracking a 75-foot freighter packed with Haitian migrants 30 miles off the northwest coast of Haiti on 19 November....

Coast Guard repatriates 239 Haitian migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 239 Haitian migrants
MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutters Decisive and Escanaba repatriated 239 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitian, Haiti, Thursday. This repatriation was a result of two separate migrant interdictions. On Tuesday, Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders were notified that a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter detected a 40-foot sail freighter with multiple people aboard in the vicinity...

Pascagoula-based cutter returns home after 29-day patrol

Pascagoula-based cutter returns home after 29-day patrol
PASCAGOULA, Miss. — The Coast Guard Cutter Decisive returned to its homeport of Pascagoula Aug. 15 after a 29-day patrol conducting law enforcement, and search and rescue in the Gulf of Mexico and the Straits of Florida. The crew of the Decisive conducted commercial fishing vessel boardings while in the Gulf of Mexico and ensured vessel compliance with federal laws and regulations. During one boarding...

Coast Guard repatriates 11 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 11 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell repatriated 11 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Tuesday. While on routine patrol, the crew of a Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry Aircraft, from Coast Guard Air Station Miami, located a 30-foot rustic vessel off the coast of Marathon, Fla., on Aug. 3. The Coast Guard Cutter Ocracoke was diverted and arrived on scene...