Coast Guard Cutter returns home from 50-day patrol, interdicts $180 million of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter returns home from 50-day patrol, interdicts $180 million of cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast boarding team members intercept a suspected Low Profile Vessel with approximately 3,203 pounds of cocaine onboard in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Nov. 30, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. ASTORIA, Ore. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returned home to Astoria on Dec. 24 following a 50-day counterdrug patrol in the Eastern Pacific. The Steadfast crew patrolled...

Coast Guard, local partners respond to capsized sailboat with 30 people aboard near San Francisco

Coast Guard, local partners respond to capsized sailboat with 30 people aboard near San Francisco
Coast Guard small boats clean up debris left behind by the 34-foot recreational sailboat, Khaleesi, which capsized near Pier 45 just north of San Francisco, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016. The Khaleesi had 30 people aboard who were rescued by various Coast Guard assets, partner agencies and good Samaritans who were in the area for a Blue Angels air show as part of Fleet Week 2016. U.S. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard, British Virgin Islands law enforcement seize 52 kgs cocaine shipment, apprehend 2 smugglers

Coast Guard, British Virgin Islands law enforcement seize 52 kgs cocaine shipment, apprehend 2 smugglers
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard and British Virgin Islands law enforcement seized 52 kilograms of cocaine, and detained two men, during an at-sea interdiction Tuesday near Tortola, British Virgin Islands. The seized cocaine shipment was estimated to have a wholesale value of approximately $1.7 million. The interdiction was a result of an ongoing joint multi-agency law enforcement effort to detect...

Man arrested for boating under the infuence and fleeing authorities

Man arrested for boating under the infuence and fleeing authorities
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — After recklessly speeding through Hotel Channel near South Padre Island Sunday, a man was arrested for boating under the influence by local police in coordination with the Coast Guard. At approximately 9 a.m, watchstanders at Coast Guard Station South Padre Island received a phone call from South Padre Island Police Department, who stated that witnesses reported a boat speeding...

Coast Guard finds, releases illegally caught shark near Mexican border

Coast Guard finds, releases illegally caught shark near Mexican border
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team, working with Operation Sea Serpent, recovered shark and eel suspected of being illegally caught by two Mexican lanchas on longline gear Sunday. A Coast Guard Cutter located two Mexican lanchas approximately 10 miles offshore from South Padre Island in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone. The cutter was unable to intercept them...

Killer Ex: Coast Guard tactical training

Killer Ex: Coast Guard tactical training
CAMP SHELBY, Miss. – You steal a glance at the gunman, who is now more agitated than before. Thoughts of “am I gonna get shot?” and “what’s he gonna do?” jumble your mind. “I’VE GOT AN OPEN DOOR LEFT! NEED SUPPORT, NEED SUPPORT!!” The voices are close, you think. The building tension reaches its zenith before the storm breaks and then … var _bos = _bos||[]; _bos.push({ "div":...

Coast Guard trains boatcrews in underwater egress

Coast Guard trains boatcrews in underwater egress
Elizabeth City – The Coast Guard implemented underwater egress training July 2013 at the Coast Guard Aviation Technical Training Center in Elizabeth City, N.C., aimed at increasing a member’s survivability in the event of a small boat capsizing. The training stems from a mishap in 2005, where a Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team 25-foot Response Boat – Small capsized while...

Coast Guard ramps up security efforts for 57th Presidential Inauguration

Coast Guard ramps up security efforts for 57th Presidential Inauguration
WASHINGTON — Members from various Coast Guard units throughout the United States joined together Sunday in support of the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington Monday. Members of the Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team from Coast Guard Regional Dive Locker East, located in Portsmouth, Va., and Coast Guard Regional Dive Locker West, located in San Diego, Calif., patroled areas...