Cutter Valiant crew returns to homeport after seizing $147 million of cocaine

Cutter Valiant crew returns to homeport after seizing $147 million of cocaine
The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant interdicts bales of cocaine Saturday, April 15, 2017 during an Eastern Pacific Ocean deployment.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Valiant. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returned home Tuesday to Naval Station Mayport from a 63-day patrol after seizing an estimated $147 million worth of cocaine, assisting in the removal...

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew frees entangled sea turtles in Eastern Pacific Ocean

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew frees entangled sea turtles in Eastern Pacific Ocean
A sea tangle swims entangled in a mass of fishing gear and garbage before the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Valiant free it while on a routine patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, April 23, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo.) ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant’s crew saved one baby and three adult olive ridley sea turtles from entanglement in garbage and abandoned fishing...

A unique rescue operation saves two endangered sea turtles

A unique rescue operation saves two endangered sea turtles
Seaman Brandon Groshens and crew members of the Coast Guard Cutter Alert work to free to Olive Ridley sea turtles entangled in a bundle of fishing gear off Central America Feb. 10, 2015. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Marissa Massey) Story by Lt. Donnie Brzuska ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard Cutter Alert from Astoria conducted a unique rescue while on a counter narcotics patrol in...

Coast Guard transports endangered sea turtle from Oregon to California

Coast Guard transports endangered sea turtle from Oregon to California
The endangered olive ridley sea turtle, nicknamed Solstice, sits in her crate during transport from Newport, Ore., to San Diego, Feb. 24, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson.SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard transported an endangered olive ridley sea turtle from Newport, Oregon, to San Diego SeaWorld Rescue for rehabilitation, Tuesday. The turtle, nicknamed Solstice, was...