Coast Guard Cutter Sherman returns home following counterdrug deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Sherman returns home following counterdrug deployment
HONOLULU – A Honolulu-based Coast Guard cutter returned from a 92-day deployment off the coast of Central and South America combating transnational organized crime networks Thursday morning. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman (WHEC 720) interdicted nine suspected smuggling vessels, seized more than 13,730 pounds of cocaine worth over $205.9 million and apprehended more than two dozen suspects...

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...

In the zone: ‘Another life saved’

In the zone: ‘Another life saved’
EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN – A small boat departs the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman with a boarding team aboard in response to a panga approaching the cutter, Jan. 13, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo Chief Warrant Officer Allyson E.T. Conroy) Story by Chief Warrant Officer Allyson E.T. Conroy Maritime tradition is steeped in superstition. No whistling on the bridge of a ship in case you whistle up a storm....

Coast Guard offloads 11 tons of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads 11 tons of cocaine in San Diego
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman guards pallets of cocaine prior to offloading them at Naval Base San Diego on August 18, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joel Guzman) SAN DIEGO – The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sherman offloaded approximately 11 tons of cocaine at Naval Base San Diego, Thursday. Several U.S. Coast Guard cutters seized a combined total...

Coast Guard Cutter Sherman’s crew welcomes new commanding officer in Honolulu

Coast Guard Cutter Sherman's crew welcomes new commanding officer in Honolulu
Capt. Steven Wittrock (right) relieves Capt. Aldante Vinciguerra as the commanding officer of USCGC Sherman during a change of command ceremony. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Melissa E. McKenzie/Released) HONOLULU — Capt. Steven P. Wittrock relieved Capt. AlDante Vinciguerra as the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman commanding officer during a change of command ceremony at Base Honolulu,...

Coast Guard medevacs man from container vessel southeast of Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs man from container vessel southeast of Dutch Harbor, Alaska
MH-65 helicopter deployed with the Cutter Sherman ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew deployed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman medevaced a crewmember from the 996-foot long container vessel DS Patriot, approximately 58 miles southeast of Dutch Harbor Wednesday night. Watchstanders from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Dutch Harbor received an email...

Coast Guard Cutter Sherman holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Sherman holds change of command ceremony
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Cutter Sherman held a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Honolulu, Wednesday. Capt. Aldante Vinciguerra relieved Capt. Kevin A. Jones as commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Sherman. Jones will assume command of Rush, which was recently decommissioned. Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray, Coast Guard Pacific Area commander presided over the event. Capt. Kevin A. Jones...

Coast Guard Cutter Rush decommissioned after 45 years of service

Coast Guard Cutter Rush decommissioned after 45 years of service
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard held a decommissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard Cutter Rush at Coast Guard Base Honolulu, Tuesday. The ceremony honored 45 years of Rush’s service to the Coast Guard. Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray, Coast Guard Pacific Area commander, presided over the event. Since the cutter was launched in 1968, it has served the U.S. in a variety of roles including defense operations...

Coast Guard Cutter Rush commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War

Coast Guard Cutter Rush commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard Cutter Rush hosted approximately 70 Vietnam War veterans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War Saturday. The Rush departed Coast Guard Base Honolulu at 9 a.m. for a short day cruise off the coast of Oahu. Guests were provided an opportunity to tour Rush and learn about its history in the Vietnam War. The cruise was one of many events held across America...