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 Cutter Resolute returns home to St. Petersburg

Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returns home to St. Petersburg
USCG File Photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returned Friday to their homeport in St. Petersburg following a 58-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean conducting law enforcement operations in support of Joint Interagency Task Force South operations. While conducting operations in the international waters of the Eastern Pacific, the crew of the Resolute interdicted...

Coast Guard member becomes US citizen in St. Peterburg

Coast Guard member becomes US citizen in St. Peterburg
Coast Guard Cutter Resolute crew member Seaman Samuel Gonzalez takes the Oath of Allegiance aboard the cutter in St. Petersburg, Florida, to become a U.S. citizen Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Coast Guard Cutter Resolute crew member took the Oath of Allegiance Tuesday aboard the cutter in St. Petersburg to become...

Coast Guard remembers Blackthorn tragedy, honors fallen crewmembers

Coast Guard remembers Blackthorn tragedy, honors fallen crewmembers
A wreath at the 36th annual Blackthorn memorial service in St. Petersburg, Fla. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard honored 23 fallen crewmembers during the 36th anniversary memorial service of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn collision, Thursday in St. Petersburg. The Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn sank after colliding with...

Cutter Resolute returns from multi-mission new year patrol

Cutter Resolute returns from multi-mission new year patrol
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Working over the New Year,  returned to its homeport in St. Petersburg, Thursday, following a 37-day south coast and Caribbean law enforcement patrol. The crew transited more than 5,600 miles by patrolling the Caribbean Sea, Florida Straits and Atlantic Ocean. Throughout the patrol, crewmembers aboard the Resolute targeted the flow of illegal immigration into the U.S. aiding...

Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriates 27 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriates 27 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriated 27 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Saturday. This repatriation is a result of two separate migrant interdictions at sea, which both took place Friday, December 18, in the south Florida Straits. While on routine patrol, the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute located a rustic vessel with a motor, 45 miles nautical miles southwest...

Resolute Rescues Rose

Resolute Rescues Rose
Members from the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute visit Rose Kerney at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., Oct. 30, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake Not every Coast Guard rescue mission involves a helicopter or small boat, a perilous rescue at sea amid storm-tossed seas, or a hardened crew braving the elements to save a life.  Sometimes they can...

Coast Guard suspends search for El Faro crew after 7-day search

Coast Guard suspends search for El Faro crew after 7-day search
MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended the search for possible survivors from the cargo ship El Faro, which is believed to have sunk during Hurricane Joaquin,  at sunset Wednesday, Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force, Air National Guard and tugboat crews searched more than 183,000 square nautical miles off the Bahamian coast in a joint effort to locate the El Faro crew. “I have come to a very difficult...

Coast Guard continues search for missing crew aboard the El Faro

Coast Guard continues search for missing crew aboard the El Faro
MIAMI – Coast Guard crews continue searching for possible survivors from the cargo ship El Faro Tuesday morning, which is believed to have sunk during Hurricane Joaquin. Crews have searched a total of 160,574 square nautical miles while searching in the vicinity of the ship’s last known position 35 nautical miles northeast of Crooked Islands, Bahamas. The Coast Guard located a deceased person...