Coast Guard, partner agencies to conduct law enforcement exercise in San Francisco Bay

Coast Guard, partner agencies to conduct law enforcement exercise in San Francisco Bay
Coast Guard Station San Francisco 45 foot Response Boat-Medium File Photo SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct an interagency maritime active-threat exercise in conjunction with Water Emergency Transportation Agency (WETA), Thursday. The exercise is scheduled to involve Coast Guard Sector San Francisco personnel along with participants from the Neptune Coalition, a partnership...

Coast Guard fines vessel that failed to provide Notice of Arrival

Coast Guard fines vessel that failed to provide Notice of Arrival
JUNEAU, Alaska — Coast Guard Sector Juneau issued a Notice of Violation to a foreign-flagged vessel that arrived in Auke Bay, Juneau, June 18 without submitting a Notice of Arrival in accordance with ports and waterways safety regulations. The Notice of Arrival (NOA) regulations require pleasure craft vessels over 300 gross tons that are registered with foreign nations, and all foreign-flagged commercial...

Coast Guard repatriates 86 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 86 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The crew of the Coast Guard Richard Dixon cutter boat on scene with a 35-foot migrant boat with 45 migrants onboard June 29, 2020 in the Mona Passage off the west coast of Puerto Rico.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo). SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 86 of 87 migrants to the Dominican Republic Navy between Tuesday and Wednesday, following the interdiction of three illegal migrant voyages...

Coast Guard, Columbia navy partner interdict 7.5 metric tons of drugs

Coast Guard, Columbia navy partner interdict 7.5 metric tons of drugs
A Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant Over the Horizon boat crew approaches a 72-foot motor vessel approximately 46 miles northeast of Panama, June 8, 2020. (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard and partner agencies interdicted approximately 1,500 packages testing positive for cocaine on a 72-foot motor vessel approximately 46 miles northeast of Panama, June 8, 2020. While on routine patrol, a Coast...

Coast Guard to activate Montgomery County security zone

Coast Guard to activate Montgomery County security zone
BALTIMORE — Coast Guard and partner agency personnel are scheduled to enforce the Potomac River, Montgomery County, security zone beginning Saturday at approximately 10 a.m. in accordance with the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (33 CFR 165.557). Under the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (33 CFR 165.33), the regulation prohibits any unauthorized person or vessel from entering or remaining in this...

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter in St. Petersburg

Coast Guard terminates illegal charter in St. Petersburg
A Coast Guard investigating officer terminates the voyage of a 47-foot uninspected passenger vessel with 15 passengers for hire in St. Petersburg, Florida June 20, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard terminated an illegal charter near St. Petersburg Municipal Marina Saturday. A Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg investigation officer terminated the voyage of a 47-foot...

Cutter Vigilant interdicts 6,800 lbs of cocaine near Costa Rica

Cutter Vigilant interdicts 6,800 lbs of cocaine near Costa Rica
The Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant crew seized a total of 122 bales of cocaine in back-to-back interdictions of go-fast vessels just off the coast of Limon, Costa Rica, June 15, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo). CARIBBEAN SEA — The Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant (WMEC-617) crew seized a total of 122 bales of cocaine, Monday, in back-to-back interdictions of go-fast vessels just off the coast of Limon,...

Coast Guard repatriates 12 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 12 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser cutter boat is on scene with a migrant boat June 13, 2020, interdicted approximately 30 nautical miles northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser (WPC-1116) repatriated 12 migrants to the Dominican Republic Navy Sunday in waters just off Samaná, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction an illegal...

Coast Guard offloads $5.6 million in cocaine in San Juan

Coast Guard offloads $5.6 million in cocaine in San Juan
A Coast Guard Donald Horsley crewmember helps offload approximately 150 kilograms of seized cocaine that were transferred federal law enforcement authorities Saturday, at Sector San Juan. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Donald Horsley (WPC-1117) offloaded approximately 150 kilograms of seized cocaine and transferred custody of three suspected smugglers...