Coast Guard offloads 13 tons of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads 13 tons of cocaine in San Diego
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett offloads more than 13 tons of cocaine at Naval Base San Diego on February 16, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joel Guzman) SAN DIEGO – The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett offloaded more than 13 tons of cocaine at Naval Base...

Coast Guard offloads 11 tons of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads 11 tons of cocaine in San Diego
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman guards pallets of cocaine prior to offloading them at Naval Base San Diego on August 18, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joel Guzman) SAN DIEGO – The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sherman offloaded approximately 11 tons of cocaine at Naval Base San Diego, Thursday. Several U.S. Coast Guard cutters seized a combined total...

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell decommissioned after more than 47 years of service

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell decommissioned after more than 47 years of service
The crew of the 378-foot Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell mans the rails for the last time during the decommissioning of the ship at Naval Base San Diego, March 16, 2016. After 47 years of service, the crew will prepare the ship for a foreign military sale and transfer to the Philippine navy. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Rob Simpson. SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell was...

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell returns from final deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell returns from final deployment
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell returns to homeport in San Diego. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Connie Terrell) SAN DIEGO –The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell returned to Naval Base San Diego Wednesday, completing the final scheduled patrol of its Coast Guard career. During the 41-day deployment in the Bering Sea, Boutwell’s crew served a search-and-rescue asset enforced...

U.S., Canada announce record drug seizure rates

U.S., Canada announce record drug seizure rates
A Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell crewman guards more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine during an offload at Naval Base San Diego, April 16, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Connie Terrell)SAN DIEGO – Officials from the U.S. and Canada welcomed back a U.S. Coast Guard cutter with more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine Thursday as allied forces set record drug seizure rates in the Eastern...

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell returns home with more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell returns home with more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine
SAN DIEGO – Coast Guardsmen offloaded more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine at Naval Base San Diego and were recognized by a senior Coast Guard official for their role in counter drug missions during a 90-day deployment Monday at 10 a.m. The crew of Cutter Boutwell turned the cocaine, worth more than $423 million wholesale, over to agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency. The drugs were seized and...

DHS ReCoM partners, Mexican Navy thwart smuggling attempt at sea

DHS ReCoM partners, Mexican Navy thwart smuggling attempt at sea
SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, Customs and Border Protection and the Mexican Navy worked together to interdict approximately 4,600 pounds of marijuana and apprehend three suspected smugglers in international waters about 150 miles southwest of the U.S.-Mexico border, Sunday. During a routine flight, a U.S. Navy P-3 Orion observed a suspicious 35-foot panga with three people aboard....

Coast Guard Cutter Mellon offloads seized drugs in San Diego

Coast Guard Cutter Mellon offloads seized drugs in San Diego
SAN DIEGO — Crew members of Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Mellon offload 3,500 pounds of marijuana from the cutter at Naval Base San Diego, Jan. 8, 2014. The Mellon’s crew, along with the crews of San Diego-based Coast Guard Cutter Sea Otter, a Sacramento-based Coast Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft and a Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine aircraft, interdicted the marijuana...

Coast Guard Cutter Chase to be decommissioned March 29

SAN DIEGO – A decommissioning ceremony for one of the Coast Guard’s 378-foot high endurance cutters will be held at Pier 4, at Naval Base San Diego, Tuesday, March 29, at 10 a.m. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Chase, homeported in San Diego, will be decommissioned after 43-years of service in a ceremony presided over by Vice Adm. Manson K. Brown, commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area. The fourth of...