Coast Guard Cutter Diligence to offer tours during North Carolina Azalea Festival

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence to offer tours during North Carolina Azalea Festival
The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is shown moored in downtown Wilmington, N.C. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Marin. WILMINGTON, N.C. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is slated to offer tours and march during the 71st Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival from April 13 through April 15, 2018. Cutter Diligence is located at 109 N. Water St. and will be open to the...

Coast Guard offloads 36,000 lbs of cocaine seized from Eastern Pacific Ocean

Coast Guard offloads 36,000 lbs of cocaine seized from Eastern Pacific Ocean
Pallets of seized suspected contraband sit on the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf prior to being offloaded by Bertholf’s crew March 20, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Taylor Bacon). SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard offloaded approximately 36,000 pounds of cocaine Tuesday, which was seized during a counter-drug patrol in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The contraband offloaded...

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to Wilmington after successful drug-interdiction patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to Wilmington after successful drug-interdiction patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Diligence file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to Wilmington from a successful 65-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific today. The crew interdicted four high speed suspected smuggling vessels, detained 13 suspected drug traffickers and seized approximately 2,850 kilograms of cocaine, worth an estimated $90 million. In addition...

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

Coast Guard offloads 14,000 pounds of cocaine in Port Everglades
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew stand next to approximately seven tons of cocaine Feb. 13, 2017 aboard the cutter at Port Everglades Cruiseport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloaded approximately 14,000 pounds of cocaine Tuesday in Port Everglades worth an estimated...

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to Wilmington after 65-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to Wilmington after 65-day patrol
US Coast Guard Cutter Diligence File Photo Wilmington, N.C. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to Wilmington Saturday from a 65-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. Primary missions during the patrol included search and rescue, and alien migrant interdiction and counter drug operations in support of the Coast Guard 7th District’s Operation Southeast Watch. Diligence patrolled the Windward...

Coast Guard continues hurricane response in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard continues hurricane response in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Coast Guard Cutter Joshua James file photo SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard continues the hurricane response Monday in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands with 13 cutters and 10 aircraft. Crews continue working to reopen affected ports and waterways to help the flow of humanitarian aid and resume maritime commerce. Reopening affected ports enables critical fuel supplies and commodities to flow...

Coast Guard offloads more than $50 million worth of cocaine

Coast Guard offloads more than $50 million worth of cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crewmembers stand next to more than 1,800 kilograms of cocaine in front in St. Petersburg, Florida, Sept. 17, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crewmembers offloaded approximately 1,800 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of more than $50 million in St. Petersburg,...

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence holds change-of-command ceremony in Wilmington, NC

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence holds change-of-command ceremony in Wilmington, NC
Left to right: Coast Guard Cmdr. Robert S. Mohr, Vice Adm. Karl L. Schultz and Cmdr. Justin M. Carter stand together during a change-of-command ceremony in Wilmington, North Carolina, June 29, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Emma Lutton/Released) WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard Cmdr. Robert S. Mohr relieved Cmdr. Justin M. Carter as commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence during...

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew returns to Wilmington

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew returns to Wilmington
A Coast Guard Cutter Diligence pursuit team works to interdict a “go-fast” boat suspected of illegal drug smuggling.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cutter Diligence) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew returned to Wilmington Wednesday following a 65-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. The Diligence crew was deployed in support of Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-South)...