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 offloads $56 million of cocaine in St. Petersburg

Coast Guard offloads $56 million of cocaine in St. Petersburg
Crew members from Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon, an 87-foot Coast Patrol Boat offload 1,735 kilograms of cocaine and transfer custody of eight suspected drug smugglers Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Kelly Clark) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon offloaded approximately 1,735 kilograms of cocaine...

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...

Cutter Active returns to Port Angeles following patrol off Central and South American coasts

Cutter Active returns to Port Angeles following patrol off Central and South American coasts
A crewmember aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Active, a 210-foot medium-endurance cutter homeported in Port Angeles, Wash., fires a 25mm gun during underway training, Sept. 10, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Cutter Active. SEATTLE — The Coast Guard Cutter Active returned to their homeport in Port Angeles, Wash., Tuesday, after a 10-week, 13,000-mile counter-narcotics deployment in the Pacific...

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns to Astoria following largest drug seizure since 2009

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns to Astoria following largest drug seizure since 2009
Cutter Alert with 3.3 tons of cocaine neatly piled on the flight deck . Coast Guard photo by CGC Alert ASTORIA, Oregon — Coast Guard Cutter Alert returned to its homeport Sunday after a record seizure of cocaine and apprehension of smugglers during its 53-day counter-drug patrol that spanned 12,500 miles in the Eastern Pacific. Alert interdicted four “go-fast” boats carrying 2,977 kilograms...

Coast Guard Cutter Forward back from patrol, disrupts approx. $10.5 million contraband in the Caribbean

Coast Guard Cutter Forward back from patrol, disrupts approx. $10.5 million contraband in the Caribbean
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Forward transits toward its homeport of Portsmouth, Va., Feb. 28, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake) PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Forward returned to their homeport of Portsmouth, Virginia,Sunday, following a two-month long patrol in the western and central Caribbean Sea that resulted in the seizure of more...

Families welcome home Cutter Northland after successful counter-drug patrol

Families welcome home Cutter Northland after successful counter-drug patrol
Crew and families happily reunite for the Cutter Northland’s return to return to homeport Jan. 28, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Sarah B. Foster) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Families, friends and well-wishers welcomed home the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Northland Thursday following a 56-day Eastern Pacific patrol that resulted in a combined seizure of more than 7,500 kilos...

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...

Family welcomes home Coast Guard Cutter Spencer crew in Boston following 65-day patrol

Family welcomes home Coast Guard Cutter Spencer crew in Boston following 65-day patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Spencer’s crew moors in Boston Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, after a 65-day patrol of the Caribbean Sea. During the patrol, (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham) BOSTON — Family welcomed home Coast Guard Cutter Spencer’s crew when the ship returned to its homeport in Boston, Friday at 8 a.m. after a 65-day patrol of the Caribbean Sea. During the...