Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads more than 18 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads more than 18 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades
Media members get video of over 18.5 tons of cocaine during a drug offload press event in Port Everglades, Fla., May 18, 2017.  MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloaded approximately 18.5 tons (16,856 kilograms) of cocaine Thursday in Port Everglades worth an estimated $498 million wholesale seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The drugs were interdicted...

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 medevacs man from cargo vessel off of Costa Rica

Coast Guard medevacs man from cargo vessel off of Costa Rica
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton medically evacuated a crewmember aboard a cargo vessel approximately 690 miles offshore of Costa Rica Tuesday morning while conducting a routine law enforcement patrol. Watchstanders aboard the Hamilton received a report from the crew of the cargo vessel BBC Balboa that a 28-year-old Russian male crewmember was experiencing symptoms consistent...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton provides disaster relief to Haiti

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton provides disaster relief to Haiti
MIAMI — The Coast Guard and Joint Task Force Matthew provided relief supplies and conducted post-storm damage assessment flights for Jeremie, Haiti, on Saturday following a direct impact to the area by Hurricane Matthew. A Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron Jacksonville MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew embarked on the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton conducted post-storm damage assessment...

Coast Guard delivers medical supplies, personnel to support Hurricane Matthew relief efforts

Coast Guard delivers medical supplies, personnel to support Hurricane Matthew relief efforts
Crew members aboard an HC-130 Hercules airplane from Air Station Clearwater deliver medical supplies to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 to support post Hurricane Matthew relief efforts. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse CLEARWATER, Fla. — Coast Guard crew members launched Thursday to transport personnel and supplies to support post Hurricane Matthew relief...

Coast Guard repatriates 232 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 232 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard repatriated 232 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, since Sept. 22. The Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton crew repatriated 56 Cuban migrants Sept. 22; the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo crew repatriated 63 Cuban migrants Saturday; the Sexton crew repatriated 59 Cuban migrants Tuesday; and the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge crew repatriated 54 Cuban migrants Friday. These...

Former Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell delivered to the Philippine Navy

Former Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell delivered to the Philippine Navy
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell crewmembers disembark the cutter for the last time during a ceremony marking the transfer of the vessel to the Philippine Navy July 21, 2016, in Alameda, California.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall. ALAMEDA, Calif. – A ceremony Thursday at Coast Guard Base Alameda authorized the transfer of a third decommissioned Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton visits Philadelphia

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton visits Philadelphia
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton transits the Delaware River en route to Philadelphia, Tuesday, May 10, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef) PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton made a port call at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia Tuesday. The 418-foot cutter was moored at Penn’s Landing from May 10-13 for its first port call to Philadelphia...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton holds first Change of Command

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton holds first Change of Command
Captain Douglas Fears shakes hands with Captain Scott Clendenin at the conclusion of their change of command ceremony, April 10, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Lehmann.) NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Charleston’s first National Security Cutter held its first change of command ceremony Friday, at the Federal Law Training Enforcement Center in North Charleston. Capt....