Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane seizes more than 8 tons of cocaine on Pacific patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane seizes more than 8 tons of cocaine on Pacific patrol
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); A Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane smallboat approaches a suspected smuggling vessel while a helicopter crew from the Coast Guard HITRON Squadron monitors from the air, February 25, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Pacific Southwest recognizes enlisted persons of the year

Coast Guard Pacific Southwest recognizes enlisted persons of the year
Rear Adm. Todd Sokalzuk (left), Coast Guard 11th District commander, and Master Chief Petty Officer Ryan Fahlenkamp (right), Coast Guard 11th District command master chief, congratulate Petty Officer 2nd Class David Holland (center), a maritime enforcement specialist assigned to Coast Guard Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team in San Diego, after Holland was named the enlisted person of the year at...

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...

Cutter Thetis Seizes Nearly 7 Tons of Cocaine and Rescues Ocean Wildlife

Cutter Thetis Seizes Nearly 7 Tons of Cocaine and Rescues Ocean Wildlife
Coast Guard Cutter Thetis file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Masaschi. KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returned to homeport in Key West Sunday following a 68-day Eastern Pacific counter drug patrol. The cutter Thetis crew worked alongside the Coast Guard Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team (PACTACLET), an aviation detachment from the Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction...

San Diego designated a Coast Guard City

San Diego designated a Coast Guard City
Kevin Faulconer, mayor of San Diego presents Adm. Paul Zukunft, commandant, U.S. Coast Guard with the key to the city of San Diego during a ceremony designating San Diego a Coast Guard city February 23, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sondra-Kay Kneen. SAN DIEGO – The city of San Diego was officially designated as a Coast Guard City on Thursday during a ceremony at Coast...

Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau returns from counter-drug patrol with 4 tons of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau returns from counter-drug patrol with 4 tons of cocaine
SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau recently returned from a counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean with more than four tons of cocaine interdicted by a variety of U.S. patrol assets between late June and mid-August.  The illegal drugs were seized, and 22 suspected smugglers detained, in international waters off the coasts of Central and South America in five separate cases...