Coast Guard offloads 13 tons of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads 13 tons of cocaine in San Diego
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett offloads more than 13 tons of cocaine at Naval Base San Diego on February 16, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joel Guzman) SAN DIEGO – The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett offloaded more than 13 tons of cocaine at Naval Base San Diego, Thursday. Several U.S. Coast Guard cutters seized the combined total tons of cocaine...

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...

San Francisco Fleet Week 2016 kicks off

San Francisco Fleet Week 2016 kicks off
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Fleet Week kicks off in the Bay Area with events open to the public Oct. 3-10, including the Parade of Ships arrival to the Port of San Francisco. With the greater San Francisco Bay Area’s largest military presence totaling more than 4,000 men and women, Coast Guard personnel and assets will participate and provide maritime security for the Fleet Week events. These Coast...

Coast Guard recognizes Port Orchard, Wash. resident as 47th Master Cutterman

Coast Guard recognizes Port Orchard, Wash. resident as 47th Master Cutterman
  Chief Warrant Officer Thomas Shuster, weapons officer aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon presents Chief Warrant Officer Joel Moore, supply officer of the Mellon, a copy of the book “The Old Man and the Sea” during a ceremony held aboard the underway cutter, Aug. 4, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon. SEATTLE — The Coast Guard recognized Port...

Coast Guard Cutter Mellon holds change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Mellon holds change-of-command ceremony
Capt. Darran McLenon (right) salutes Capt. Jose Jiménez (left)during the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon’s change of command ceremony in Seattle, July 31, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Norcross) SEATTLE — Capt. Darran McLenon relieved Capt. Jose Jiménez as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon, Friday. McLenon’s previous assignment was as the Pacific...

Coast Guardsman sentenced to 6 months confinement for sexual assault

Coast Guardsman sentenced to 6 months confinement for sexual assault
ALAMEDA, Calif. – A Coast Guardsman was sentenced to six months confinement for Sexual Assault and other violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice during a general court-martial aboard Coast Guard Base Alameda Friday. Petty Officer 2nd Class Harold C. Sanchez was also sentenced to a reduction in pay grade to E-1, the military’s lowest pay grade, for Sexual Assault, Failure to Obey an Order...

Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Mellon crew returns from 3-month Alaskan patrol

Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Mellon crew returns from 3-month Alaskan patrol
SEATTLE — A local Coast Guard crew returned home Monday after an 86-day patrol of the Bering Sea that covered nearly 15,000 miles conducting search and rescue and fisheries enforcement operations. The more than 160-person crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon left Seattle May 10 to conduct missions throughout the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea. Those efforts included 41 law enforcement boardings...

Coast Guardsman charged with sexually related misconduct faces court-martial

Coast Guardsman charged with sexually related misconduct faces court-martial
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guardsman charged with sexually related misconduct will face a special court-martial scheduled to begin Tuesday in Norfolk, Va. Chief Petty Officer Joe H. Carter, 39, is charged with Article 120 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice for the wrongful sexual contact with one enlisted female Coast Guard member. In addition, Carter is charged with: Article 92 –  Failure...

Nearly $122 million of seized cocaine offloaded in San Diego

Nearly $122 million of seized cocaine offloaded in San Diego
SAN DIEGO — Roughly four tons of cocaine seized by U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement teams operating from U.S. Navy, Canadian navy, and U.S. Coast Guard ships in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean were transferred Monday from the guided-missile frigate USS Rentz by U.S. law enforcement authorities to be used as evidence in legal proceedings against alleged smugglers. The contraband,...