Coast Guard Cutter Northland returns to Portsmouth after Eastern Pacific patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Northland returns to Portsmouth after Eastern Pacific patrol
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard Cutter Northland patrols the Eastern Pacific during an 81-day mission spanning December 2017-February 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt.j.g. Samuel N. Williams)   PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Northland returned to Portsmouth Thursday following an 81-day, counter-drug...

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...

Coast Guard offloads nearly 2 tons of cocaine in St. Petersburg

Coast Guard offloads nearly 2 tons of cocaine in St. Petersburg
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa, a 270-foot Medium Endurance Cutter based out of Portsmouth, Va., offloads nearly two tons of cocaine Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa offloaded nearly two tons of cocaine Friday in St. Petersburg that was seized...

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk seizes more than 3 tons of cocaine, rescues sea turtle

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk seizes more than 3 tons of cocaine, rescues sea turtle
A sea turtle entangled with a life ring that the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk crew rescued during a 53-day Eastern Pacific counter drug patrol. (Coast Guard photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk returned to homeport in Key West Wednesday following a 53-day Eastern Pacific counter drug patrol. The cutter Mohawk crew successfully interdicted five vessels suspected of illegal narcotics...

Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returns home in time for the holidays

Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returns home in time for the holidays
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returns home Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 to their homeport in St. Petersburg, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returned home Monday to St. Petersburg following a five-week patrol in the Caribbean. The crew of the Resolute transited over 5,000 patrol...

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...

Cutter Escanaba returns after nabbing self propelled semi-submersible vessel smuggling cocaine

Cutter Escanaba returns after nabbing self propelled semi-submersible vessel smuggling cocaine
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba crew stand next to approximately 12.4 tons of cocaine Dec. 7, 2017, aboard the cutter at Port Everglades Cruiseport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric Woodall) BOSTON — The crew of the 270-foot Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba “The Pride of Boston” returned to their homeport in Boston Thursday following...

Coast Guard offloads more than 12 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads more than 12 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba crew stand next to approximately 12.4 tons of cocaine Dec. 7, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric Woodall) MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba offloaded approximately 12.4 tons of cocaine Thursday in Port Everglades. The drugs, worth an estimated $378-million, were interdicted in international waters off the Eastern...

Coast Guard offloads about 1 ton of cocaine in St. Petersburg

Coast Guard offloads about 1 ton of cocaine in St. Petersburg
Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Pelican  offload approximately one ton of cocaine, worth an estimated $23 million wholesale, in St. Petersburg, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Pelican offloaded approximately one ton of cocaine, worth an estimated $23 million wholesale,...