Coast Guard Cutter Forward Responds to Hurricanes

Coast Guard Cutter Forward Responds to Hurricanes
The Coast Guard Cutter Forward was diverted from a counter-drug operation to respond to hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. As part of the Department of Homeland Security team, the Coast Guard is linked directly to FEMA and the overall federal hurricane response. (U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Flores)   Save googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

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 updates Port Conditions for Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard updates Port Conditions for Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Coast Guard Cutter Forward’s embarked HITRON MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter receives fuel from amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) on September 24, 2017, approximately 15 nautical miles south of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The USS Kearsarge provided the capability of extending the Coast Guard helicopter’s endurance by being able to provide fuel. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer...

Coast Guard Cutter Forward delivers supplies for Hurricane Irma relief

Coast Guard Cutter Forward delivers supplies for Hurricane Irma relief
FORT MEYERS, Fla — Coast Guard Cutter Forward crews delivered supplies Thursday in areas affected by Hurricane Irma.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. FORT MEYERS, Fla – Coast Guard Cutter Forward crews delivered supplies Thursday in areas affected by Hurricane Irma. Crews transported more than 2500 lbs of food, water, medical and other aid that will be distributed to affected areas. The Forward...

Coast Guard cutters support Irma relief efforts off Florida coast and Keys

Coast Guard cutters support Irma relief efforts off Florida coast and Keys
A deployed Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter takes off from the Coast Guard Cutter Forward off the coast of Florida, Sept. 12, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. MIAMI — Coast Guard crews patrolled the Florida Straits and Caribbean Sea Wednesday following the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Prior to Hurricane Irma making landfall in southern Florida, Coast Guard surface assets were moved out of the path...

Coast Guard Cutter Forward crew returns to Portsmouth, Va., after 52-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Forward crew returns to Portsmouth, Va., after 52-day patrol
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Forward returned to Portsmouth Saturday after a 52-day patrol in the waters off Southern Florida and the Caribbean Sea. During the patrol, the crew supported Coast Guard Operations Southeast Watch and Bluehammer by performing Alien Migrant Interdiction Operations in the Windward Pass and Florida Straits. The crew provided blankets, sanitary facilities,...

Coast Guard offloads 26.5 tons of cocaine seized in Eastern Pacific Drug Transit

Coast Guard offloads 26.5 tons of cocaine seized in Eastern Pacific Drug Transit
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew stand next to approximately 26.5 tons of cocaine Dec. 15, 2016. Coast Guard photo by Eric D. Woodall MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloaded approximately 26.5 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades Thursday worth an estimated $715 million wholesale value seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean since Oct. 1. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Legare returns home

Coast Guard Cutter Legare returns home
Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Spence, a boatswain’s mate onboard the Coast Guard Cutter Legare, hugs his daughters on the pier at Base Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Virginia, Sept. 28, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake) Portsmouth, Va. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Legare returned to Portsmouth, Virginia, Wednesday following a 48-day patrol in the Eastern...

Coast Guard Cutter Forward receives new commanding officer

Coast Guard Cutter Forward receives new commanding officer
Coast Guard Commander Stephen J. Adler, the new commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Forward, salutes Captain Joseph J. Sundland, the former commanding officer the Forward, during the change of command ceremony July 21, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki) PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Cmdr. Stephen J. Adler relieved Cmdr. Joseph J. Sundland as commanding...