Coast Guard demobilizes St. Paul, Cold Bay, Alaska, forward operating locations

Coast Guard demobilizes St. Paul, Cold Bay, Alaska, forward operating locations
A U.S. Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter  flies over an active volcano near Cold Bay, Alaska, Feb. 7, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bradley Pigage) KODIAK, Alaska — Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrews demobilized forward operating locations in St. Paul and Cold Bay, March 15, concluding the supplemental coverage of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Chain. The aircrews...

Coast Guard Leads Pacific Partnership 2019 SAR Training

Coast Guard Leads Pacific Partnership 2019 SAR Training
Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Cooper speaks at a search and rescue planning meeting led by Coast Guardsmen from the U.S. Coast Guard 14th District during Pacific Partnership 2019. Pacific Partnership. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tyrell K. Morris) Honolulu – Pacific Partnership 2019 and Republic of the Marshall Islands government officials began a search and rescue...

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returns home to Portsmouth from successful drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returns home to Portsmouth from successful drug patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Tampa file photo by by PA1 Dana Warr. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returned to Portsmouth Monday following a successful 85-day counter-narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During their patrol off the coasts of Central and South America, Tampa’s crew successfully interdicted approximately 18,000 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale...

Coast Guard warns public to stay off Lake Champlain as ice deteriorates

Coast Guard warns public to stay off Lake Champlain as ice deteriorates
A Coast Guard Station Burlington ice rescue team trains using an ice rescue shuttle board in Burlington Bay on Lake Champlain. (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) BOSTON — The Coast Guard is urging the public to not walk on Lake Champlain as the ice begins to deteriorate with warmer weather. Ice may look safe but it is difficult to determine the thickness visually...

Coast Guard assists ailing man aboard sailboat near Chesapeake Beach, Md.

Coast Guard assists ailing man aboard sailboat near Chesapeake Beach, Md.
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard assisted an ailing 77-year-old man aboard a sailboat anchored just off Chesapeake Beach Inlet Sunday evening. Two reporting sources notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region’s command center that a 26-foot sailboat with two people aboard appeared to be floundering just outside the inlet. One of the two people aboard the sailboat called...

High water on Mississippi River leads to dangerous currents

High water on Mississippi River leads to dangerous currents
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard urges boaters going out on the Lower Mississippi River to understand the risks associated with high water and strong currents. Higher than average water levels create very strong and swift currents, which result in large amounts of debris, and can lead to dangerous situations on the Mississippi River. The stronger than normal currents can create rips and eddies in places...

Coast Guard commissions new cutter named after California native in San Pedro

Coast Guard commissions new cutter named after California native in San Pedro
Rear Adm. Peter Gautier, Coast Guard District 11 commander, shakes hands with Lt. John Beal, Coast Guard Cutter Terrell Horne’s commanding officer, during the commissioning of USCGC Terrell Horne at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach, March 22, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard Cutter Terrell Horne (WPC-1131),...

Coast Guard seizes $28.5 million in cocaine off Loiza, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard seizes $28.5 million in cocaine off Loiza, Puerto Rico
Bales of cocaine lie at Sector San Juan, March 22, 2019. Coast Guard Photo by Ricardo Castrodad. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos (WPC-1118) offloaded 2,513 pounds (1,140 kilos) of cocaine Friday and transferred custody of three suspected smugglers to Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agents in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard, DEA and Caribbean...

Coast Guard offloads 27,000 pounds of cocaine at Base Miami Beach

Coast Guard offloads 27,000 pounds of cocaine at Base Miami Beach
The Coast Guard Cutter Tampa crew standing among approximately 27,000 pounds of seized cocaine Mar. 22, 2019 at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa (WMEC-902) offloaded approximately 27,000 pounds of cocaine Friday at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach worth an estimated $360 million wholesale seized...