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...

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns to homeport

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns to homeport
The Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf and its crew returns to its homeport of Alameda, Calif., Nov. 24, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Stanton) ALAMEDA, Calif. The crew of an Alameda-based Coast Guard Cutter returned home today after completing a 104-day multi-mission deployment in which they seized over $455 million worth of illegal narcotics. Bertholf was deployed to the...

Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak crew offloads seized cocaine worth $37 million

Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak crew offloads seized cocaine worth $37 million
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak, 110-foot patrol boat homeported in Miami Beach, Fla., offloaded 2,500 pounds of cocaine Tuesday, worth an estimated $37 million wholesale value, seized in a multi-national counterdrug operation south of the Dominican Republic. This drug interdiction marks the first time an armed U.S. Coast Guard helicopter embarked on a foreign flagged military...

Coast Guard rescues stranded boaters off El Salvador

Coast Guard rescues stranded boaters off El Salvador
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell rescued four boaters approximately 160 miles south of El Salvador Wednesday. Costa Rican officials requested Coast Guard assistance Jan. 17 in locating the 40-foot Costa Rican-flagged Calipso IV, which was reportedly disabled and adrift approximately 40 miles off the coast of Nicaragua. The following day two Joint Interagency...

Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returns home from 45-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returns home from 45-day patrol
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute, homeported in St. Petersburg, returned home after a 45-day deployment in the Florida Straits and South Western Caribbean Sea in support of counter-narcotic and alien migrant interdiction operations, Thursday. While on deployment, the crew interdicted 19 Cuban migrants after having been discovered aboard a hand-made vessel that was...