Coast Guard offloads more than 12 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads more than 12 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba crew stand next to approximately 12.4 tons of cocaine Dec. 7, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric Woodall) MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba offloaded approximately 12.4 tons of cocaine Thursday in Port Everglades. The drugs, worth an estimated $378-million, were interdicted in international waters off the Eastern...

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns to Boston following 3-month counter narcotic patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns to Boston following 3-month counter narcotic patrol
Family members welcomed the Coast Guard Cutter Spencer home to Boston, Tuesday, November 21, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham. BOSTON — The Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returned home to Boston Tuesday following a highly successful 90-day patrol fighting transnational organized crime networks in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, and training for multi-national search...

Coast Guard offloads approximately 10 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads approximately 10 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Spencer stands next to approximately 10 tons of seized contraband prior to disposition at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Third Class Brandon Murray MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Spencer offloaded approximately 10 tons of cocaine and 23 kilograms of heroin Tuesday in Port Everglades...

Coast Guard to offload approximately 10 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard to offload approximately 10 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades
Over 2200 kilograms of seized contraband lie on Coast Guard Cutter Spencer’s flight deck with an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard HITRON Jacksonville, FL. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Second Class Timothy Midas. MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Spencer is scheduled to offload approximately 10 tons of cocaine and 23 kilograms of heroin this morning in Port Everglades worth...

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer holds change of command ceremony
Vice Adm. Karl L. Schultz, commander of Coast Guard Atlantic Area, presides over the Boston-based Coast Guard Cutter Spencer’s transfer of command during a ceremony held in Boston, Monday, July 10, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham. BOSTON — Coast Guard Cmdr. John McTamney relieved Cmdr. Peter Niles as the commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Spencer Monday...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloads approximately 12,000 lbs of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloads approximately 12,000 lbs of cocaine
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloaded approximately six tons of cocaine in San Diego, Friday, March 31, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sondra-Kay Kneen. SAN DIEGO – The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloaded approximately six tons of cocaine in San Diego, Friday. Several U.S. Coast Guard cutters seized the cocaine in nine interdictions...

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer to return home after seizing $92 million in cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer to return home after seizing $92 million in cocaine
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Spencer crew members pose with the illegal drugs they seized while on patrol Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Timothy Midas) BOSTON — Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returned to their homeport in Boston, today after a 74-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During their patrol, the crew interdicted four drug-laden vessels,...

Return to Panama Canal unlocks memories of Boston-based Coast Guardsman’s youth

Return to Panama Canal unlocks memories of Boston-based Coast Guardsman’s youth
Petty Officer 2nd Class Luis Perez, a crewmember aboard the 270-foot, Boston-based Coast Guard Cutter Spencer, stands aboard the Spencer Jan. 10, 2017 as the cutter transits the Panama Canal. .U.S. Coast Guard Photo vy  Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham On the 20th anniversary of his childhood departure from Panama, Coast Guard Petty Officer Luis Perez found himself in a familiar but...

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer home in Boston following 55-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer home in Boston following 55-day patrol
BOSTON — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returned Wednesday to their homeport in Boston following a 55-day patrol. During their patrol, the crew of the Spencer interdicted four sinking migrant vessels, cared for 344 migrants on their decks, responded to four search and rescue cases, and served as a U.S. response platform for the Caribbean countries affected by Hurricane Matthew. The...