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 LEDET helps HMCS Whitehorse and Edmonton to get three drug busts in two weeks

Coast Guard LEDET helps HMCS Whitehorse and Edmonton to get three drug busts in two weeks
Three bales of cocaine are transferred from HMCS Whitehorse to a Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB) from the United States Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast Photo: MARPAC Public Affairs By Lt(N) Paul Pendergast, Canadian Joint Operations Command Public Affairs Officer Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Whitehorse and Edmonton had a busy two weeks on Operation CARIBBE, making three drug busts during...

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 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...

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,...

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba “The Pride of Boston” returns home after two months at sea

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba "The Pride of Boston" returns home after two months at sea
The Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba leads a formation of International Maritime Forces at UNITAS LVIII in Callao, Peru, Wednesday, July 19, 2017.  Photo Courtesy of Peruvian Navy. BOSTON – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned to Boston Saturday after a two-month patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean which resulted in the seizure of 2.7 tons of cocaine worth an estimated $75 million in...

Coast Guard Cutter Active returns home after interdicting $47million worth of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Active returns home after interdicting $47million worth of cocaine
PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The 75-member crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active returned to homeport, June 1, after a two-month deployment off the coast of Central and South America. During the deployment, the Active’s crew worked with numerous other Coast Guard, U.S. government and international agencies under the leadership of the Joint Inter-Agency Task Force-South (JIATF-S) to combat and disrupt...

Astoria-based Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns from 59-day patrol in Eastern Pacific

Astoria-based Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns from 59-day patrol in Eastern Pacific
The Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast, a 210-foot Medium-Endurance Cutter, transits up the Columbia River and under the Astoria-Meglar Bridge as it returns to its homeport in Astoria, Ore., May 11, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. ASTORIA, Ore. – The crew of the local Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returned home to Astoria Wednesday, after successfully completing a 59-day...

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns home after stopping over $200 million in drugs

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns home after stopping over $200 million in drugs
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returned home to Alameda Friday after seizing $329 million in cocaine during a successful 95-day counter narcotics deployment. The 126-person Alameda-based crew of the Cutter Bertholf interdicted nine smuggling vessels, detained 22 suspected narcotraffickers, and seized over 20,000 pounds of illegal narcotics while deployed in the Eastern...