Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns from Caribbean patrol, hurricane response

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns from Caribbean patrol, hurricane response
A Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew member offloads a bale of cocaine at Station Fort Lauderdale, Sept. 27, 2017.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned home to Naval Station Mayport Friday after completing a multi-mission patrol, including responding to Hurricanes Irma and Maria. During their two-month deployment,...

Coast Guard offloads approximately $15 million worth of cocaine

Coast Guard offloads approximately $15 million worth of cocaine
A Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew member offloads a bale of cocaine at Station Fort Lauderdale, Sept. 27, 2017.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crewmembers offloaded approximately 490 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of approximately $15 million in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Wednesday. The offload...

Coast Guard continues hurricane response in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard continues hurricane response in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Coast Guard Cutter Joshua James file photo SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard continues the hurricane response Monday in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands with 13 cutters and 10 aircraft. Crews continue working to reopen affected ports and waterways to help the flow of humanitarian aid and resume maritime commerce. Reopening affected ports enables critical fuel supplies and commodities to flow...

Coast Guard continues to support relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard continues to support relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands
The crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier loads generators and other supplies to bring to the U.S. Virgin Islands after Hurricane Irma, Sept. 14, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard cutters, personnel and aircraft Friday continue to actively support Hurricane relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands alongside local, federal and Department of Defense partner...

Coast Guard evacuates 99 people, 13 pets from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard evacuates 99 people, 13 pets from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew transported more than 95 adults, kids and pets off St. Thomas to the cutter during Hurricane Irma response and relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard evacuated 99 people and 13 pets from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands after impact of Hurricane Irma, Tuesday. The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard cutters support Hurricane Irma relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard cutters support Hurricane Irma relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands
Coast Guard cutters from Sector San Juan and Sector Jacksonville anchor off the coast of St. Thomas, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 as the crews prepare to bring supplies, equipment, port assessment teams and other government agency responders to some of the U.S. Virgin Islands that impacted most by Hurricane Irma. U.S. Coast Guard photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard cutters crews have been arriving...

Coast Guard offloads approximately 18 tons of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads approximately 18 tons of cocaine  in San Diego
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, homported in Alameda, California, forms along side approximately 18 tons of cocaine on June 15, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Davonte Marrow) SAN DIEGO – The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche offloaded approximately 18 tons of cocaine in San Diego, Thursday. Several U.S. Coast Guard cutters seized the cocaine in 18 interdictions...

Cutter Valiant crew returns to homeport after seizing $147 million of cocaine

Cutter Valiant crew returns to homeport after seizing $147 million of cocaine
The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant interdicts bales of cocaine Saturday, April 15, 2017 during an Eastern Pacific Ocean deployment.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Valiant. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returned home Tuesday to Naval Station Mayport from a 63-day patrol after seizing an estimated $147 million worth of cocaine, assisting in the removal...

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...