Coast Guard Cutter Legare returns to Portsmouth after successful drug-interdiction patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Legare returns to Portsmouth after successful drug-interdiction patrol
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Legare stands on the flight deck of the cutter next to approximately $390 million total wholesale in seized cocaine and marijuana at Port Everglades, Florida, April 24, 2018. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of...

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
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 Cutter Harriet Lane returned to homeport from a 94-day patrol in drug trafficking zones of the...

Humboldt Bay-based Coast Guard crew returns home after counterdrug deployment

Humboldt Bay-based Coast Guard crew returns home after counterdrug deployment
Pallets of seized suspected contraband sit on the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf prior to being offloaded by Bertholf’s crew at B Street Pier, San Diego, March 20, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Taylor Bacon/released). MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — A Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and crew returned home Thursday following a 77-day counterdrug patrol in the...

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...

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...

Last Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter to depart Air Station Traverse City Monday

Last Coast Guard MH-65 helicopter to depart Air Station Traverse City Monday
A Coast Guard air crew aboard a MH-60 Dolphin helicopter, from Air Station Traverse City, Mich., flies over a frozen Lake Michigan in the vicinity of Frankfort, Mich., March 10, 2014.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Traverse City) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The final MH-65 Dolphin helicopter is scheduled to depart Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Monday. Since 1995, MH-65 helicopters...

Coast Guard Cutter Campbell home from 65-day counter narcotics patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Campbell home from 65-day counter narcotics patrol
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Campbell, on patrol Monday, May 15, 2017, during a two-month counter-drug patrol in the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean.   U.S. Coast Guard photo. BOSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Campbell returned to its homeport in Kittery, Maine, Sunday following a two-month counter-drug patrol in the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean. The 270-foot medium endurance...

Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron holds change of command

Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron holds change of command
Capt. Kevin Gavin, right, transfers command of Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron to Capt. Michael Campbell, left, Thursday, June 15, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron conducted a change of command ceremony Thursday at Cecil Field. During the ceremony, Capt....

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew returns to Wilmington

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew returns to Wilmington
A Coast Guard Cutter Diligence pursuit team works to interdict a “go-fast” boat suspected of illegal drug smuggling.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cutter Diligence) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew returned to Wilmington Wednesday following a 65-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. The Diligence crew was deployed in support of Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-South)...