Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba holds change of command in Boston

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba holds change of command in Boston
Cmdr. Michael Turdo (left) relieves Cmdr. Patrick Peschka (right) of command of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Boston, Ma. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Karen Love Kutkiewicz. BOSTON — Coast Guard Cmdr. Michael Turdo relieved Cmdr. Patrick Peschka as the commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba Wednesday during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Base...

Coast Guard medevacs man 50-miles off of Chincoteague, VA

Coast Guard medevacs man 50-miles off of Chincoteague, VA
A helicopter from Air Station Atlantic City in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, hovers close to the Capt Nathan trawler 50 miles east of Chincoteague, Virginia, Sunday, March 26, 2017  (U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured man 50 miles east of Chincoteague, Virginia, Sunday. Watchstanders at 5th District command center in Portsmouth...

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba home for the holidays

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba home for the holidays
BOSTON — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned home Friday after a 65-day patrol in the North Atlantic. The 100-member crew was tasked with enforcing federal and international fishery laws as well as conducting homeland security operations. The crew of the Escanaba conducted 61 living marine resource boardings ensuring the sustainability of resources in the North Atlantic. They also coordinated...

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns to Boston following multi-mission Caribbean patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns to Boston following multi-mission Caribbean patrol
BOSTON – The Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned to Boston Wednesday following a successful 48-day Caribbean patrol. The crew’s primary mission during the patrol was the prevention of illegal migration from both the nations of Cuba and Haiti, and they repatriated more than 50 Cuban migrants who were stopped from entering the United States illegally. Escanaba’s crew also responded to two...

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche offloads 21 tons of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche offloads 21 tons of cocaine in San Diego
Coast Guard Cutter Waesche crewmembers offload seized cocaine from the Waesche in San Diego on June 13, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Rob Simpson. SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded approximately 21 tons of cocaine seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean from the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche in San Diego, Monday. An additional eight tons of contraband...

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba home after nabbing cocaine, heroin drug traffickers

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba home after nabbing cocaine, heroin drug traffickers
BOSTON — The Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned to its homeport in Boston, Sunday following a 70-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During its 12,000 nautical mile patrol, the Escanaba interdicted over 1,200 kilograms of cocaine, 20 kilograms of heroin, and seven suspected narcotics traffickers. They also worked with a Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron to pursue and board six vessels...

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns to Boston following Eastern Pacific patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns to Boston following Eastern Pacific patrol
BOSTON — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned to their homeport in Boston Saturday following a successful 52-day deployment in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During the patrol, Escanaba’s crew steamed more than 11,200 miles, successfully transited the Panama Canal for the first time in more than 10 years, and interdicted 1,009 kilograms of cocaine, two vessels, and five narcotic...

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns to Boston following 61-day fisheries patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns to Boston following 61-day fisheries patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba is at its home port in Boston Sept. 15, 2015 after a 61-day fisheries patrol in the waters off New England. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned to their homeport Tuesday following a two-month patrol in the waters off New England. During the 9,100 nautical mile patrol to enforce fisheries laws, the crew conducted 103 boardings,...

Coast Guard crews tow fishing boat from 100 miles off Boston

Coast Guard crews tow fishing boat from 100 miles off Boston
Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba tows a disabled fishing vessel.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by crew of Escanaba) BOSTON – The crews of the Coast Guard Cutters Escanaba and Key Largo, and a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard  Station Point Allerton, assisted four people Wednesday who were aboard a disabled fishing vessel 97 miles east of Boston. This is the Escanaba’s fourth tow of a disabled...