Coast Guard Cutter Stratton to return to homeport following counter-smuggling patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton to return to homeport following counter-smuggling patrol
USCG File Photo ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard Cutter Stratton and crew are scheduled to return to their homeport in Alameda Sunday after a 98-day patrol, consisting of counter-smuggling operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and several weeks of training and drills off the coast of Southern California. The Stratton and crew played a central role in the counter-smuggling operations, bringing...

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 honors the passing of a trailblazer

Coast Guard honors the passing of a trailblazer
Members of the Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard carry the casket of Dorothy Kurtz, member of the Coast Guard Women’s Reserve also known as Semper Paratus Always Ready, to her final resting place Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 at Venice Memorial Gardens, Venice, Florida. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse Dorothy E. Kurtz, Nov. 8, 1922 – Sept. 12, 2016 By Petty Officer...

Coast Guard medevacs 67-year-old man 380 miles southwest of San Diego

Coast Guard medevacs 67-year-old man 380 miles southwest of San Diego
SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 67-year-old man from a sailing vessel approximately 380 miles southwest of San Diego, Sunday. At approximately 10 p.m., Saturday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego received a report from the crew of the sailing vessel Perseverance that a 67-year-old male was experiencing symptoms of possible life-threatening diabetic complications. The...

Coast Guard medevacs 67-year-old man 380 miles southwest of San Diego

Coast Guard medevacs 67-year-old man 380 miles southwest of San Diego
SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 67-year-old man from a sailing vessel approximately 380 miles southwest of San Diego, Sunday. At approximately 10 p.m., Saturday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego received a report from the crew of the sailing vessel Perseverance that a 67-year-old male was experiencing symptoms of possible life-threatening diabetic complications. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home following 75-day deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home following 75-day deployment
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returned to Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., after a 75-day Joint Interagency Task Force South counter drug patrol on Sunday to reunite with family members and loved ones. Stratton’s crew disrupted the movement of more than 22,000 pounds of cocaine from drug smuggling vessels and offloaded a total of 11,000 pounds of cocaine with an...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home following 114-day deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home following 114-day deployment
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton is greeted by their families after returning home to Alameda, Calif., following a four-month deployment to the Eastern Pacific. The Stratton’s crew recently offloaded 34 metric tons of seized cocaine, worth an estimated wholesale value of $1.01 billion, from 23 separate interdictions by Coast Guard cutters and Coast Guard law enforcement teams operating...

Coast Guard offloads over $1 billon of cocaine

Coast Guard offloads over $1 billon of cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Stratton crew offloads 34 metric tons of cocaine in San Diego on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015.. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joel Guzman) SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Coast Guard announced record drug seizure rates in San Diego Monday as the crew of the Cutter Stratton offloaded more than 66,000 pounds of cocaine worth $1.01 billion wholesale seized in the Eastern Pacific...

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...