Polar Star conducts research, collects valuable high-latitude data

Polar Star conducts research, collects valuable high-latitude data
JUNEAU, Alaska – U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star transits the Gastineau Channel to moor up in Juneau, Alaska, on Feb. 12, 2021, as the crew nears the end of their months-long Arctic deployment. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kip Wadlow. JUNEAU, Alaska — The Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) arrived in Juneau, Friday, for a logistics stop as the crew...

Coast Guard Cutter Campbell stops $215 million in cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Campbell stops $215 million in cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Campbell (WMEC 909) returned to Kittery, Maine on February 8, 2021, following a 63-day counter-narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Noel) BOSTON — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Campbell (WMEC 909) returned to Kittery, Maine, on Monday, following a 63-day counter-narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During...

Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless returns home after 61 day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless returns home after 61 day patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dustin R. Williams NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless crew is scheduled to return to their homeport in Pensacola, Florida after completing a 61-day, 7,500 nautical mile patrol, Friday. The crew’s missions while on deployment included the training of shipboard helicopter aircrews as well as illegal immigration deterrence...

Steadfast returns home after 45-day counter-narcotics patrol

Steadfast returns home after 45-day counter-narcotics patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Trevor Lilburn ASTORIA, Ore. –– The Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returned to its homeport of Astoria Saturday following a 45-day counter-narcotics patrol, where the crew transited more than 10,000 miles conducting law enforcement operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During the deployment, the Steadfast’s crew interdicted four...

Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returns to homeport

Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returns to homeport
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew based out of Air Station Kodiak and deployed aboard Cutter Alex Haley, hoists a fisherman from the fishing vessel Magnus Martens Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2020, after he suffered a severe leg injury. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jasen Newman) KODIAK, Alaska – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returned to homeport in Kodiak, Alaska, following...

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns home after $10 million cocaine and marijuana bust

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns home after $10 million cocaine and marijuana bust
Coast Guard Cutter Spencer file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Amanda Wyrick BOSTON — The Coast Guard Cutter Spencer (WMEC 905) crew returned home to Boston, Massachusetts, Thursday, after a 59-day patrol. The crew’s seizure of 440 pounds of cocaine and 1,500 pounds of marijuana is valued at over $10 million and assisted in disrupting transnational crime organizations. “After conducting operations...

Coast Guard holds annual Blackthorn memorial service in Galveston, Texas

Coast Guard holds annual Blackthorn memorial service in Galveston, Texas
A crew member from one of Sector Houston-Galveston’s underlying units selects a rose to lay at the Blackthorn memorial to commemorate a fallen crew member of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn during the 41st anniversary memorial service Jan. 28, 2021, at Base Galveston in Galveston, Texas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Dickinson) HOUSTON — The Coast Guard honored 23...

Coast Guard holds 41st anniversary memorial of Cutter Blackthorn collision

Coast Guard holds 41st anniversary memorial of Cutter Blackthorn collision
A Coast Guardsman lays a rose in front of the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn memorial during the ceremony for the 41st anniversary of the ship’s sinking, Jan. 28, 2021 in St. Petersburg.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Villa Rodriguez.) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard held a memorial service for the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn collision at the Blackthorn Memorial...

Resolute returns to homeport after 42-day winter patrol

Resolute returns to homeport after 42-day winter patrol
The USCGC Resolute(WMEC 620) anchored in Haiti on Dec. 22, 2020.  
(U.S. Coast Guard photo Ensign Alexander Cordes) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute (WMEC 620) returned to St. Petersburg, Florida, on Jan. 14, following a 42-day patrol in support of Operation Southeast Watch and others. Resolute traveled over 5,000 miles, rescued and repatriated 110 Haitian migrants,...