Coast Guard offloads 36,000 lbs of cocaine seized from Eastern Pacific Ocean

Coast Guard offloads 36,000 lbs of cocaine seized from Eastern Pacific Ocean
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Pallets of seized suspected contraband sit on the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf prior to being offloaded by Bertholf’s crew March 20, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Taylor Bacon). SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard offloaded approximately 36,000 pounds of cocaine Tuesday, which was...

Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returns home after Eastern Pacific patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returns home after Eastern Pacific patrol
Family and friends of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous crew wave to crewmembers returning home to St. Petersburg, Florida, Saturday, March 17, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returned to St. Petersburg Saturday following a 60-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The crew, supplemented...

Coast Guard offloads 14,000 pounds of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads 14,000 pounds of cocaine in Port Everglades
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew stand next to approximately seven tons of cocaine Feb. 13, 2017 aboard the cutter at Port Everglades Cruiseport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloaded approximately 14,000 pounds of cocaine Tuesday in Port Everglades worth an estimated...

Cutter Venturous returns home after conducting hurricane relief, law enforcement operations

Cutter Venturous returns home after conducting hurricane relief, law enforcement operations
The Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returns to it’s homeport in St. Petersburg, Florida, Nov. 13, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson.) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returned home Monday to St. Petersburg following a 69-day patrol conducting hurricane relief and law enforcement operations in the Caribbean Sea. The crew...

Coast Guard Cutter Venturous delivers fuel and water to Vieques, Puerto

Coast Guard Cutter Venturous delivers fuel and water to Vieques, Puerto
  The Coast Guard Cutter Venturous moors in Vieques, Puerto Rico to deliver fuel and water to the local community September 30, 2017. The crew delivered a total of 3,000 gallons of water and 3,800 gallons of diesel and ice to the community. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Second Class Jim Rachal.   A fuel truck is filled with diesel by the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous crew in Vieques,...

Coast Guard relief efforts underway in Ponce, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard relief efforts underway in Ponce, Puerto Rico
PONCE, PUERTO RICO — The Coast Guard continues to work with local agencies to provide relief after the destruction of Hurricane Maria. The Coast Guard, through the transfer of supplies such as food and water and the inspection of port facilities, has been actively involved in the Hurricane Maria relief effort. For imagery and video of the Hurricane Maria response, please visit our Flicker page. The...

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 Cutter Venturous holds change of command in St. Petersburg

Coast Guard Cutter Venturous holds change of command in St. Petersburg
Cmdr. Michael R. Gesele, (right) former commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous, transfers command Thursday, July 20, 2017 to Cmdr. Matthew M. Chong during a change of command ceremony held in St. Petersburg. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Joe Perez) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous conducted a change of command ceremony Thursday where Cmdr....

Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returns to homeport after successful patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returns to homeport after successful patrol
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous, a 210-foot Reliance class cutter homeported in St. Petersburg, returned Saturday, July 1, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Venturous crew returned Saturday following a 60-day training and law enforcement patrol in the mid-Atlantic Ocean in support of Operation Ocean...