Former Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin transferred to Nigerian Navy

Former Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin transferred to Nigerian Navy
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – The U.S. Coast Guard and the Nigerian Navy held a ceremony Wednesday in North Charleston to officially sign the decommissioned Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin over to the Nigerian Navy. The Gallatin was offered to Nigeria April 24, 2013, through the Foreign Assistance Act,...

A farewell to the great Gallatin

A farewell to the great Gallatin
CHARLESTON, S.C. – In a decommissioning ceremony Monday at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, the Coast Guard bid a fond farewell to its last East Coast-based high endurance cutter: the Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Commander Vice Adm. Robert C. Parker presided over the decommissioning where he commended the crew, its leaders and the cutter’s long and distinguished...

Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin to be decommissioned Monday

Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin to be decommissioned Monday
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – A decommissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin is scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Pier Papa in North Charleston, S.C. The ceremony will honor 45 years of service by the Gallatin, a 378-foot high endurance cutter homeported at the FLETC. Vice Adm. Robert C. Parker, commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area, will preside over...

Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin scheduled to return home after final patrol as U.S. warship

Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin scheduled to return home after final patrol as U.S. warship
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin is scheduled to return to homeport at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for the final time as a Coast Guard cutter following the successful completion of a 72-day patrol. During the cutter’s final patrol, the crew conducted an emergency medevac of a Coast Guard Cutter Resolute crew member. The crew also interdicted 1016.7 kilos of cocaine worth $33.85...

Coast Guardsman found guilty and sentenced for sexual assault and other criminal acts

Coast Guardsman found guilty and sentenced for sexual assault and other criminal acts
PORTSMOUTH, Va.  — A Coast Guardsman was convicted and sentenced Saturday during a general court-martial at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston, S.C. Petty Officer 2nd Class Omar Gomez, 35, was sentenced to confinement of eight years, reduction to pay grade E-1, the lowest enlisted rank and a dishonorable discharge. Gomez was convicted of all charges including seven specifications...

Coast Guard offloads more than $18 million of cocaine in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Coast Guard offloads more than $18 million of cocaine in St. Petersburg, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Nantucket, homeported in St. Petersburg, offloaded more than $18 million in cocaine Wednesday at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg. The Nantucket received the contraband transfer after the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin and their deployed MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew seized the $18 million in cocaine in the Gulf of Mexico...

Charleston-based Coast Guardsman charged with sexual assault to face court-martial

Charleston-based Coast Guardsman charged with sexual assault to face court-martial
PORTSMOUTH, Va.  — A Coast Guardsman accused of sexual assault and other criminal acts will face a court-martial, scheduled to begin Monday at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston, S.C. Petty Officer 2nd Class Omar Gomez, 35, is charged with Article 120 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice for allegedly engaging in a broad spectrum of sexually related misconduct ranging...

Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returns home from 45-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returns home from 45-day patrol
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute, homeported in St. Petersburg, returned home after a 45-day deployment in the Florida Straits and South Western Caribbean Sea in support of counter-narcotic and alien migrant interdiction operations, Thursday. While on deployment, the crew interdicted 19 Cuban migrants after having been discovered aboard a hand-made vessel that was...

Coast Guard offloads more than $12 million worth of cocaine in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Coast Guard offloads more than $12 million worth of cocaine in St. Petersburg, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Hawk conducted an at-sea contraband transfer with the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute and offload of $12.5 million estimated wholesale value of cocaine at Sector St. Petersburg, Wednesday. On Nov. 4, the crew abaord the Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin, a 378-foot high-endurance cutter homported in Charleston, S.C., interdicted a suspicious, Panamanian-flagged...