Cutter Thetis returns home after counter drug patrol

Cutter Thetis returns home after counter drug patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Thetis’ law enforcement crew interdicts a low profile go-fast vessel in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Oct. 3, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Thetis’ crew returned home Friday to Key West, after completing a 42-day patrol to the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean. The crew interdicted more than 4,500 pounds of illicit narcotics bound for the...

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba crew returns home to Boston after 65 day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba crew returns home to Boston after 65 day patrol
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned home to Boston after completing a 65-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Tuesday, October 20, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Pappaly) BOSTON – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba (WMEC 907), returned home to Boston, Tuesday, following a 65-day counter-narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The...

Coast Guard assists deer swimming in Clarence Strait, Alaska

Coast Guard assists deer swimming in Clarence Strait, Alaska
A 29-foot foot Response Boat-Small crew from U.S. Coast Guard Station Ketchikan assists a distressed deer swimming in Clarence Strait, Alaska, Oct. 17, 2020.  Coast Guard photo courtesy Station Ketchikan. KETCHIKAN, Alaska — The Coast Guard assisted a distressed deer swimming in Clarence Strait, Alaska, Saturday. A 29-foot foot Response Boat-Small crew from U.S. Coast Guard Station Ketchikan encountered...

And then there were nine

And then there were nine
The Coast Guard Jazz Nonet rehearses together on stage socially distanced 12 feet apart, Sept, 15, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) by Chief Warrant Officer Allyson Conroy As you line a street for the oncoming parade, you feel the bass drum of the marching band beat deep within your soul as the mallet strikes the beat. The high-pitched sound of the piccolo, the staccato notes of the horn section, the...

Cutter Valiant returns home after interdicting $27 million in cocaine

Cutter Valiant returns home after interdicting $27 million in cocaine
The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant (WMEC-621) crew offloads approximately 1,600 pounds of seized cocaine at Coast Guard Sector Miami, Florida, Oct. 9, 2020. Coast Guard photo by SN Eric Rodriguez. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned to Naval Station Mayport Tuesday after completing a seven-week counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. While on patrol, the Valiant crew...

Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless nets $59 million in cocaine during 56-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless nets $59 million in cocaine during 56-day patrol
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless  offloads bales of cocaine weighing 2290 kilograms at Sector St. Petersburg Oct. 7, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ayla Hudson) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless and crew returned to their homeport of Pensacola, Florida, after a 56-day patrol where the cutter and crew interdicted and seized more than 59 million dollars...

Coast Guard, pleasure craft collide near Manatee Pocket

Coast Guard, pleasure craft collide near Manatee Pocket
Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo MIAMI — A Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement boat crew and a 23-foot pleasure craft with five people aboard were involved in a collision Saturday near Manatee Pocket. The people aboard the pleasure craft were embarked by the Coast Guard boat crew onto the Station Fort Pierce small boat...

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns home after 57-day counter-narcotics patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns home after 57-day counter-narcotics patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC 623) crews search a suspected drug smuggling vessel Sept. 9, 2020, while patrolling international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. ASTORIA, Ore. — The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC 623) returned home Sunday following a 57-day counter-narcotics patrol to the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Steadfast travelled more than 10,000...

Coast Guard Vice Commandant tests positive for COVID-19

Coast Guard Vice Commandant tests positive for COVID-19
Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard Admiral Charles W. Ray WASHINGTON – On Monday, the Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard, Admiral Charles Ray, tested positive for COVID-19. He was tested the same day, after feeling mild symptoms over the weekend. The Coast Guard is following established policies for COVID, per CDC guidelines, to include quarantine and contact tracing. According to CDC guidelines,...