Coast Guard, Canadian partners seize marijuana near Alexandria Bay, NY

Coast Guard, Canadian partners seize marijuana near Alexandria Bay, NY
A Coast Guard Station Alexandria Bay, N.Y., boarding team conducts a safety boarding on a pleasure craft in front of the Boldt Castle along the St. Lawrence River. (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read) CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews and Canadian partners from the Integrated Cross-Border Maritime Law Enforcement Operations team, commonly referred to as the shiprider program,...

Governor general of Canada visits US Coast Guard Sector Detroit to observe Shiprider demonstration

Governor general of Canada visits US Coast Guard Sector Detroit to observe Shiprider demonstration
Petty Officer 2nd Class David Tourmo, a maritime enforcement specialist at Coast Guard Sector Detroit, participates in a Shiprider demonstration conducted on the Detroit River, April 30, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi ReadCLEVELAND — The governor general of Canada, the Right Honourable David Johnston, and Rear Adm. Fred Midgette, Coast Guard 9th District commander,...

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Coast Guard terminate vessel voyage near Bellingham, Wash

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Coast Guard terminate vessel voyage near Bellingham, Wash
SEATTLE — The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, with the assistance of the Coast Guard terminated the voyage of a fishing vessel crew for several discrepancies found during an at-sea boarding near Bellingham Thursday. The crew of the fishing vessel Island Rose was escorted safely back to Squalicum Harbor in Bellingham after being cited for expired flares, and insufficient number of fire extinguishers...

Shiprider Training reinforces successful U.S. Coast Guard – Royal Canadian Mounted Police Partnership

Shiprider Training reinforces successful U.S. Coast Guard - Royal Canadian Mounted Police Partnership
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and their U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement counterparts are scheduled to participate in a rigorous two-week joint U.S.-Canadian maritime patrol training program starting Dec. 8, 2014, at the Coast Guard’s Maritime Law Enforcement Academy in Charleston, S.C. Under the Shiprider program, specially-trained, cross-designated Coast Guard and...

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrest 2, seize $485,000 worth of pipe tobacco

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrest 2, seize  $485,000 worth of pipe tobacco
DETROIT – The Detroit-Windsor Shiprider team, made up of representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, arrested two U.S. citizens and seized 1500 pounds of contraband tobacco over the international border near Algonac, Michigan, Thursday. The illegal contraband consisted of more than 1,500 pounds of water pipe tobacco with a retail value of approximately $485,000,...

Coast Guard and RCMP conduct first Shiprider patrol of 2014 Great Lakes boating season

Coast Guard and RCMP conduct first Shiprider patrol of 2014 Great Lakes boating season
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Mounted Police law enforcement boat crew conducted the first Shiprider patrol of the 2014 Great Lakes boating season, Thursday, in Lake Erie. The Shiprider Program allows U.S. and Canadian maritime law enforcement officers to embark together on joint patrols to integrate operations on and near shared maritime borders. Law enforcement officers from Coast...

US – Canadian ‘shiprider’ training integrates crew, combats cross-border crime

US - Canadian 'shiprider' training integrates crew, combats cross-border crime
CHARLESTON, S.C. – At a media event Tuesday, U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Mounted Police students demonstrated a vessel boarding exercise for their “Shiprider” training at the Coast Guard Maritime Law Enforcement Academy located at the Federal Law Enforcement Centers in Charleston, S.C. The graduation ceremony Wednesday marks the culmination of eight days of maritime law enforcement–based...

U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police sign agreement to fight cross-border crime

U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police sign agreement to fight cross-border crime
BOSTON — U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Dan Abel, commander of the U.S. 1st Coast Guard District, and Assistant Commissioner Roger Brown, commanding officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police “J” Division, met at U.S. Coast Guard Station Eastport, Maine, to formally sign the Eastern Region International Cross-Border Maritime Law Enforcement Operations, also known as Shiprider, standard operating...

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police to sign regional agreement to combat cross-border crime

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Mounted Police to sign regional agreement to combat cross-border crime
BOSTON — U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Dan Abel, commander of the U.S. 1st Coast Guard District, and Assistant Commissioner Roger Brown, commanding officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police “J” Division, are scheduled to meet at U.S. Coast Guard Station Eastport, Maine, to formally sign the Eastern Region International Cross-Border Maritime Law Enforcement Operations, also known as Shiprider,...