Coast Guard offloads more than 1 ton of marijuana in Fort Lauderdale

Coast Guard offloads more than 1 ton of marijuana in Fort Lauderdale
US Coast Guard Cutter Diligence File Photo MIAMI – The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca offloaded more than one ton of marijuana Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale worth an estimated $2.4 million wholesale. The 2,600 pounds of drugs were interdicted by the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence in April during a case approximately 80 miles south of Haiti. Numerous U.S. agencies from the Departments of Defense, Justice and...

Coast Guard offloads 13 tons of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads 13 tons of cocaine in San Diego
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett offloads more than 13 tons of cocaine at Naval Base San Diego on February 16, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joel Guzman) SAN DIEGO – The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett offloaded more than 13 tons of cocaine at Naval Base San Diego, Thursday. Several U.S. Coast Guard cutters seized the combined total tons of cocaine...

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to Wilmington, NC

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to Wilmington, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to Wilmington Tuesday following a 62-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific. The crew of the Diligence performed a wide range of Coast Guard missions during the patrol, from public affairs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to drug interdiction operations stretching from Mexico to Panama. The Diligence crew patrolled in support...

Wilmington welcomes home Coast Guard Cutter Diligence

Wilmington welcomes home Coast Guard Cutter Diligence
The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence transits through the Florida Straights near Key West, Florida, May 31, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) WILMINGTON, N.C. – Families, friends and well-wishers welcomed home the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew in Wilmington, North Carolina, June 21, 2016 following a 53-day patrol, which included 21 days at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, for tailored ship’s training...

Families welcome home Cutter Diligence from 59-day patrol

Families welcome home Cutter Diligence from 59-day patrol
Petty Officer 2nd Class Tony Bennett gets tight hugs from his children during the Cutter Diligence homecoming March 5, 2016 in Wilmington, North Carolina.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Mary Ann Holmes/Atlantic Area Ombudsman) WILMINGTON, N.C. – Families, friends and well-wishers welcomed home the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew in Wilmington Saturday following a 59-day patrol in the Florida Straits...

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew to return to homeport

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew to return to homeport
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is scheduled to return to their homeport in Wilmington Saturday following a 45-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. During their patrol, the Diligence crew conducted search and rescue operations off the west coast of Cuba and conducted drug interdiction operations in the vicinity of Columbia and Panama. In anticipation of Aviation Standardization,...

New leader takes command of Cutter Diligence

New leader takes command of Cutter Diligence
Cutter Diligence’s new commanding officer, Cmdr. Matt Carter, and former commanding officer, Capt. Jeffrey Randall, near the conclusion of the change of command ceremony July 9, 2015. WILMINGTON, N.C. — Cmdr. Matt Carter took command of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence during a change of command ceremony Thursday in Wilmington. Capt. Doug Fears, Chief of Staff for Coast Guard Atlantic Area...

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence back on Thursday, prepares for change of command

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence back on Thursday, prepares for change of command
WILMINGTON, North Carolina – The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is scheduled to return to its homeport in Wilmington Thursday, following a 60-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. During this patrol, Diligence performed a diverse range of Coast Guard missions throughout the Western and Southern Caribbean which included search and rescue operations off the coast of Honduras, and drug interdiction operations...

Coast Guard Cutters Diligence, Cushing open for public tours for NC Azalea Festival

Coast Guard Cutters Diligence, Cushing open for public tours for NC Azalea Festival
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard Cutters Diligence and Cushing are open for public tours for the 68th Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival this weekend at the Cape Fear Riverside in downtown Wilmington. Interactive exhibits aboard will allow visitors to understand life aboard a Coast Guard cutter. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience traditional methods of navigation, deck seamanship,...