Coast Guard Cutter Seneca offloads more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine in Miami

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca offloads more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine in Miami
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca (WMEC-906) crew offloaded more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine Friday at Coast Guard Sector Miami. The drugs were interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, including contraband seized and recovered in more than five interdictions of suspected drug smuggling vessels by U.S. Coast Guard cutters: The...

Coast Guard responds to beached panga carrying bales of marijuana in Malibu

Coast Guard responds to beached panga carrying bales of marijuana in Malibu
Coast Guard Forward Operating Base Point Mugu MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo SAN PEDRO, Calif. — Coast Guard and partner agencies responded to a report of a beached panga boat with bales of marijuana onboard in Malibu Saturday. At approximately 6:20 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders received a report of an abandoned beached 35-foot panga vessel with 41 bales of marijuana...

Coast Guard seeks tips for threatening radio broadcast

Coast Guard seeks tips for threatening radio broadcast
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard is seeking information regarding a person making threats and hoax calls on marine band radio off the gulf coast of Florida. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center received the latest threat on Aug. 13, 2019 via VHF channel 22A. In this call, the male caller makes threats against the Coast Guard personnel, aircrafts and vessels. The broadcast sounds...

Coast Guard repatriates 46 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 46 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Doyle (WPC-1133) repatriated 46 migrants Tuesday to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel just off Samaná, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of two illegal migrant voyages in the Mona Passage. Four of the interdicted migrants, three men...

Coast Guard repatriates 27 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 27 migrants to the Dominican Republic
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard repatriated 27 migrants Thursday to the Samaná, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of two illegal migrant voyages in Mona Passage waters off Puerto Rico. Four men and a woman, among the interdicted migrants, remain in Puerto Rico where they face possible federal prosecution for attempted illegal reentry into the United States. The interdictions...

Coast Guard repatriates 12 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 12 migrants to the Dominican Republic
Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) repatriated 12 migrants to the Dominican Republic Navy patrol boat Proción (GC-103) Sunday near Samaná, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of an illegal migrant voyage Saturday afternoon in Mona Passage waters near Puerto...

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward returns from patrol with 2,800 pounds of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward returns from patrol with 2,800 pounds of cocaine
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward returns to its homeport at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach in San Pedro, California after a successful counter narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Aug. 29, 2019  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Ian Gray) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward (WPC-1130) returned from their first patrol of the drug transit zones...

Coast Guard to conduct training with blank rounds in Hampton Roads, Virginia

Coast Guard to conduct training with blank rounds in Hampton Roads, Virginia
Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard boat crews will be shooting blank rounds from their guns while conducting tactical training near Craney Island Friday, just north of Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads. The Coast Guard has issued a notice to mariners to make them aware of rapid boat maneuvers and gun shots that may be...

Coast Guard fines Woods Hole, MA and Block Island, RI ferry jumpers

Coast Guard fines Woods Hole, MA and Block Island, RI ferry jumpers
BOSTON — Investigators from Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England issued two notices of violation last month with proposed penalties of $2,500 each to two individuals for intentionally jumping over ferry railings in June and July. The act of intentionally jumping into the water from a passenger vessel is considered interfering with the safe operation of the vessel, a violation of 46 United...