Coast Guard Cutter Sherman returns home following counterdrug deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Sherman returns home following counterdrug deployment
HONOLULU – A Honolulu-based Coast Guard cutter returned from a 92-day deployment off the coast of Central and South America combating transnational organized crime networks Thursday morning. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman (WHEC 720) interdicted nine suspected smuggling vessels, seized more than 13,730 pounds of cocaine worth over $205.9 million and apprehended more than two dozen suspects...

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returns home following $90 million cocaine interdiction

Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returns home following $90 million cocaine interdiction
The crews of the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma and Jacksonville, Florida’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron stand for a group photo on the flight deck of the cutter on Dec. 27, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returned to homeport Friday after a 49-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Homeported in Kittery, Maine, Tahoma’s crew...

Coast Guard crew returns from 7-week patrol in the South Florida Straits

Coast Guard crew returns from 7-week patrol in the South Florida Straits
A crew member of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous, a 210-foot Reliance class cutter homeported in St. Petersburg, greets his daughter at the pier Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016.  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 their homeport Wednesday following a seven-week Joint Interagency Task Force –...

Coast Guard offloads $11.6 million of cocaine in Miami

Coast Guard offloads $11.6 million of cocaine in Miami
A view of 350 kilograms of seized cocaine offloaded from the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach in Miami, Florida, on Nov. 7, 2016. MIAMI  — The Coast Guard offloaded approximately 350 kilograms of seized cocaine Monday from the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach. During an Operation patrol on October 27, a Joint Interagency Task...

Coast Guard marks the end of a record year in counterdrug operations

Coast Guard marks the end of a record year in counterdrug operations
Coast Guard Cutter Waesche crewmembers offload seized cocaine from the cutter in San Diego on October 27, 2016. Nearly 20 tons of cocaine were interdicted in international waters off the coast of Central and South America. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sondra-Kay Kneen.)SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Coast Guard marked the end of a record year in counterdrug operations as the crew of Cutter...

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns home after 62-day counter narcotics patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns home after 62-day counter narcotics patrol
Astoria, Ore. – The United States Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returned home Thursday, September 15, after successfully completing a 62-day counter narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific. The 210-foot cutter was deployed in support of Joint Interagency Task Force – South (JIATF-S) with the primary mission of detection and interdiction of illegal narcotics trafficking. The efforts by the crew of...

Coast Guard crew returns from 8-week patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean

Coast Guard crew returns from 8-week patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean
Crew members aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous wait to dock at their homeport in St. Petersburg, Florida, Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returned Monday following an eight-week Joint Interagency Task Force – South patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The crew...

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk Returns from Counter-Drug Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk Returns from Counter-Drug Patrol
KEY WEST, Florida – The Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk has returned to its homeport of Key West, Florida following a 62-day patrol in the Pacific Ocean.  Mohawk’s crew partnered with units from multiple U.S. agencies and allied nations to conduct Counter Drug Operations in support of the Eleventh Coast Guard District and the Key West-based Joint Interagency Task Force South.  During the patrol, Mohawk...

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...