Coast Guard, partners respond to busy weekend in Main Hawaiian Islands

Coast Guard, partners respond to busy weekend in Main Hawaiian Islands
A Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew responds to a surfer in distress off Maui, Aug. 4, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Station Maui) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and partners responded to several cases through the weekend in the Main Hawaiian Islands. Responders from Maui, Oahu, and Canada ensured the safety of four mariners in three separate cases. Coast Guard Station Maui,...

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable crew returns home after multinational cocaine seizures

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable crew returns home after multinational cocaine seizures
Coast Guard Cutter Dependable file photo Virginia Beach, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returned to Virginia Beach Thursday afternoon after a successful two-month patrol in support of Joint Interagency Task Force-South. The Dependable’s crew patrolled the Eastern Pacific Ocean and interdicted two suspected smuggling vessels, seizing more than five and one-half tons of cocaine valued...

Coast Guard LEDET helps HMCS Whitehorse and Edmonton to get three drug busts in two weeks

Coast Guard LEDET helps HMCS Whitehorse and Edmonton to get three drug busts in two weeks
Three bales of cocaine are transferred from HMCS Whitehorse to a Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB) from the United States Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast Photo: MARPAC Public Affairs By Lt(N) Paul Pendergast, Canadian Joint Operations Command Public Affairs Officer Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Whitehorse and Edmonton had a busy two weeks on Operation CARIBBE, making three drug busts during...

Cutter Thetis Seizes Nearly 7 Tons of Cocaine and Rescues Ocean Wildlife

Cutter Thetis Seizes Nearly 7 Tons of Cocaine and Rescues Ocean Wildlife
Coast Guard Cutter Thetis file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Masaschi. KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returned to homeport in Key West Sunday following a 68-day Eastern Pacific counter drug patrol. The cutter Thetis crew worked alongside the Coast Guard Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team (PACTACLET), an aviation detachment from the Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction...

Coast Guard offloads more than 12 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads more than 12 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba crew stand next to approximately 12.4 tons of cocaine Dec. 7, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric Woodall) MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba offloaded approximately 12.4 tons of cocaine Thursday in Port Everglades. The drugs, worth an estimated $378-million, were interdicted in international waters off the Eastern...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads more than 18 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads more than 18 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades
Media members get video of over 18.5 tons of cocaine during a drug offload press event in Port Everglades, Fla., May 18, 2017.  MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloaded approximately 18.5 tons (16,856 kilograms) of cocaine Thursday in Port Everglades worth an estimated $498 million wholesale seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The drugs were interdicted...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton to return to homeport following counter-smuggling patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton to return to homeport following counter-smuggling patrol
USCG File Photo ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard Cutter Stratton and crew are scheduled to return to their homeport in Alameda Sunday after a 98-day patrol, consisting of counter-smuggling operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and several weeks of training and drills off the coast of Southern California. The Stratton and crew played a central role in the counter-smuggling operations, bringing...

Coast Guard offloads 26.5 tons of cocaine seized in Eastern Pacific Drug Transit

Coast Guard offloads 26.5 tons of cocaine seized in Eastern Pacific Drug Transit
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew stand next to approximately 26.5 tons of cocaine Dec. 15, 2016. Coast Guard photo by Eric D. Woodall MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloaded approximately 26.5 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades Thursday worth an estimated $715 million wholesale value seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean since Oct. 1. The...

San Francisco Fleet Week 2016 kicks off

San Francisco Fleet Week 2016 kicks off
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Fleet Week kicks off in the Bay Area with events open to the public Oct. 3-10, including the Parade of Ships arrival to the Port of San Francisco. With the greater San Francisco Bay Area’s largest military presence totaling more than 4,000 men and women, Coast Guard personnel and assets will participate and provide maritime security for the Fleet Week events. These Coast...