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 medevacs ailing mariner near Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs ailing mariner near Dutch Harbor, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew medevaced an ailing mariner from the fishing vessel Unimak near Dutch Harbor, Monday morning. The helicopter crew, which is deployed with the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett on a Bering Sea patrol, departed Dutch Harbor, hoisted the man and transported him to emergency medical services in Dutch Harbor. Coast Guard 17th...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 46 mariners 690 miles west of Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 46 mariners 690 miles west of Dutch Harbor, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrews, along with good Samaritans responded to 46 crewmembers aboard fishing vessel Alaska Juris, who abandoned ship near Kiska Island, approximately 690 miles west of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Tuesday. All 46 crewmembers were transferred to good Samaritan vessels Spar Canis and Vienna Express to be transported to Adak. Coast Guard 17th District watchstanders...

Coast Guard medevacs ailing mariner north of Cold Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs ailing mariner north of Cold Bay, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, deployed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, medevaced an ailing crewmember aboard the fishing vessel Seafreeze Alaska approximately 195 miles north of Cold Bay, Alaska, Thursday. The helicopter crew hoisted the 21-year-old man, who reportedly lost consciousness for 45 minutes, and transferred him to awaiting Guardian...

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett receives new commanding officer

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett receives new commanding officer
SEATTLE — Capt. Teri Jordan relieved Capt. Brendan McPherson as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, Thursday. Jordan is reporting from Joint Task Force East in Portsmouth, Virginia, where she served as the support section chief after completing afloat assignments on Coast Guard Cutter Firebush and Coast Guard Cutter Eagle. McPherson has been assigned as chief of staff, Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett to hold change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett to hold change-of-command ceremony
SEATTLE — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Midgett is scheduled to hold a change-of-command ceremony Thursday at Coast Guard Base Seattle, located at Pier 36, 1519 Alaskan Way South, Seattle. Capt. Brendan McPherson will transfer command to Capt. Teri Jordan during the ceremony, presided over by Vice Adm. Charles Ray, commander of Coast Guard Pacific Area. McPherson has been the commanding officer...

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett arrives home in time for Thanksgiving

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett arrives home in time for Thanksgiving
SEATTLE — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Midgett returned home to Seattle Nov. 24, just in time for Thanksgiving, after a successful 50-day patrol that took the cutter 5,500 miles from Washington to south of the Baja Peninsula. The Midgett crew’s patrol began off the coasts of Washington and Oregon, where it conducted Living Marine Resources enforcement boardings and inspections, protecting...

Coast Guard, partners nab 2,400 pounds of marijuana off Mexico

Coast Guard, partners nab 2,400 pounds of marijuana off Mexico
Crew members aboard Coast Guard Cutter Midgett offload an estimated 2,400 pounds of marijuana Nov. 16, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sondra-Kay Kneen) ALAMEDA, Calif. – U.S. Coast Guard crews, along with partner agencies, recovered an estimated 2,400 pounds of marijuana jettisoned from a panga vessel approximately 200 miles off the U.S. and Mexico border in international...

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett enforces Living Marine Resources laws

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett enforces Living Marine Resources laws
A boarding team from Coast Guard Cutter Midgett inspects the fishing vessel Bambi during a patrol off the coasts of Washington and Oregon, Oct. 18, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Midgett) SEATTLE — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, a 378-foot High Endurance Cutter homeported in Seattle, completed a two-week living marine resources patrol, today. The patrol was...