Coast Guard offloads approximately 16 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads approximately 16 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades
The Coast Guard Cutter James crew and a Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew offload approximately 16 tons of cocaine Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017 in Port Everglades. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally MIAMI – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James’ crew offloaded approximately 16 tons of cocaine Tuesday in Port Everglades. The cocaine...

Coast Guard releases investigation report on death of suspected smuggler

Coast Guard releases investigation report on death of suspected smuggler
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard has released its Major Incident Investigation (MII) Report into the death of a suspected smuggler who was killed during a law enforcement operation 195 miles north of the Galapagos Islands Aug. 30, 2016. Javier Darwin Licoa Nunez, 35, of Ecuador, died from fatal internal injuries caused by bullet fragments after a Coast Guard precision marksman from Helicopter Interdiction...

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche offloads 21 tons of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche offloads 21 tons of cocaine in San Diego
Coast Guard Cutter Waesche crewmembers offload seized cocaine from the Waesche in San Diego on June 13, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Rob Simpson. SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded approximately 21 tons of cocaine seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean from the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche in San Diego, Monday. An additional eight tons of contraband...

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk Returns from Counter-Drug Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk Returns from Counter-Drug Patrol
KEY WEST, Florida – The Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk has returned to its homeport of Key West, Florida following a 62-day patrol in the Pacific Ocean.  Mohawk’s crew partnered with units from multiple U.S. agencies and allied nations to conduct Counter Drug Operations in support of the Eleventh Coast Guard District and the Key West-based Joint Interagency Task Force South.  During the patrol, Mohawk...

Coast Guard repatriates 121 Cuban migrants in past week

Coast Guard repatriates 121 Cuban migrants in past week
A group of Cuban migrants are discovered south of Key West, Florida, Sep. 13, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo. MIAMI — The Coast Guard has repatriated 121 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, within the past week. These repatriations are a result of nine separate interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. These events all consisted of Cubans attempting to illegally enter the United States...

Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell repatriates 52 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell repatriates 52 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell repatriated 52 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Wednesday. Earlier this week, the Coast Guard also repatriated 64 Cuban migrants. This repatriation is a result of four separate migrant interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. These events were Cubans attempting to illegally enter the United States on unseaworthy vessels...

Coast Guard repatriates 64 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 64 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — Sixty-four Cuban migrants aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore were repatriated to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Monday. This repatriation is a result of five separate migrant interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. These events were Cubans trying to illegally enter the United States on unseaworthy vessels commonly referred to as “rustics” or “chugs.”...

U.S. agencies stop semi-submersible, seize 12,000 pounds of cocaine

U.S. agencies stop semi-submersible, seize 12,000 pounds of cocaine
A Coast Guard Cutter Stratton boarding team investigates a self-propelled semi-submersible interdicted in international waters off the coast of Central America, July 19, 2015.(Coast Guard byPetty Officer 2nd Class LaNola Stone) ALAMEDA, Calif. – The U.S. Coast Guard seized a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel carrying more than 16,000 pounds of cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean  July 18. The...

New leader takes command of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk

New leader takes command of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk
Coast Guard Cmdr. Craig J. Wieschhorster and Cmdr. Adam B. Morrison  July 2, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — Coast Guard Cmdr. Craig J. Wieschhorster took command of the medium-endurance Cutter Mohawk during a ceremony Thursday at Coast Guard Sector Key West. Coast Guard Atlantic Area chief of staff, Capt. Doug Fears presided over the change of command ceremony as Wieschhorster...