Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew returns home from 71-day counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew returns home from 71-day counter-drug patrol
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton file photo. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton returned to Charleston Thursday following a 71-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During their patrol, the Hamilton crew conducted Combat Systems Ship Qualification Trials (CSSQT), counter-drug operations and represented the United States at Sail Cartagena de Indias 2018. Beginning...

Coast Guard offloads more than 12,500 pounds of cocaine

Coast Guard offloads more than 12,500 pounds of cocaine
Bales of cocaine lie on a pallet onboard the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton in Port Everglades, Aug. 1, 2018.  Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — More than 5 tons of cocaine seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean from early June to mid-July was offloaded by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton Wednesday in Port Everglades. The drugs were...

Coast Guard offloads 14,000 pounds of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads 14,000 pounds of cocaine in Port Everglades
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew stand next to approximately seven tons of cocaine Feb. 13, 2017 aboard the cutter at Port Everglades Cruiseport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloaded approximately 14,000 pounds of cocaine Tuesday in Port Everglades worth an estimated...

Coast Guard search and rescue assets return to Florida Keys, Rescue 21 towers operational

Coast Guard search and rescue assets return to Florida Keys, Rescue 21 towers operational
Crews from Station Islamorada and Station Marathon transit from Fort Myers, Florida, to Islamorada, Florida, Sept. 12, 2017 aboard response boat-mediums.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. ORLANDO, Fla. – All Coast Guard small-boat and cutter search and rescue assets in addition to essential personnel assigned to units in the Florida Keys have returned to the Keys, Friday. Coast Guard assets and personnel...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew continues Hurricane Irma relief efforts in Key West

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew continues Hurricane Irma relief efforts in Key West
Capt. Jeffrey Janszen, second from left, Commander of Coast Guard Sector Key West, Florida, speaks to Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crewmembers.  U.S. Coast Guard photo KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew continues relief efforts in response to the damage caused by Hurricane Irma in Key West. The Hamilton crew relieved the Coast Guard Cutter Northland crew of its duties in Key West...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew conducts Hurricane Irma relief efforts

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew conducts Hurricane Irma relief efforts
Damaged observed during an assessment of the St. John’s River by the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew in Mayport, Florida, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton began conducting Hurricane Irma relief efforts Tuesday on the east coast of Florida. The Hamilton crew arrived off the...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton conducts change of command

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton conducts change of command
Capt. Scott Clendenin, right, transfers command of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton to Capt. Mark Gordon, left, Monday June 19, 2017, during a change of command ceremony in Charleston, South Carolina.U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto CHARLESTON, N.C. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton conducted a change of command ceremony Monday at the Federal Law Enforcement...

Coast Guard offloads approximately 18 tons of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads approximately 18 tons of cocaine  in San Diego
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, homported in Alameda, California, forms along side approximately 18 tons of cocaine on June 15, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Davonte Marrow) SAN DIEGO – The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche offloaded approximately 18 tons of cocaine in San Diego, Thursday. Several U.S. Coast Guard cutters seized the cocaine in 18 interdictions...

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...