Coast Guard interdicts 10 illegal Cuban Migrants 20 miles South of Matecumbe Key

Coast Guard interdicts 10 illegal Cuban Migrants 20 miles South of Matecumbe Key
The Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo receives the 10 illegal Cuban migrants from a Coast Guard Station Islamorada 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew Monday, Apr. 1, 2019 interdicted after attempting to illegally enter the United States.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MATECUMBE KEY, Fla. — The Coast Guard interdicted 10 migrants Monday 20 miles south of Matecumbe Key attempting to illegally enter the United...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton records first marijuana interdiction

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton records first marijuana interdiction
Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew members on load bales of marijuana for storage within the ship March 22, 2019, in the Carribean Sea. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton) MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew conducted its first-ever stop, interdiction, and seizure of a vessel trafficking marijuana March 22, while on patrol in the central Caribbean Sea. The...

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...

Coast Guard enforces North Korea sanctions in the East China Sea

Coast Guard enforces North Korea sanctions in the East China Sea
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) is on patrol of the Western Pacific Ocean Jan. 22, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer John Masson SASEBO, Japan – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf pulled into Sasebo March 3 following a deployment in the East China Sea where the crew assisted in United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) enforcement against...

USS James E. Williams rescues 26 migrants, transfers to Coast Guard custody

USS James E. Williams rescues 26 migrants, transfers to Coast Guard custody
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton embarks 26 migrants after being interdicted for attempting to illegally enter to the United States.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) LONG KEY, Fla. — The Coast Guard interdicted 26 migrants 48 miles southeast of Long Key attempting to illegally enter the United States. Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a notification from a good Samaritan...

Coast Guard enforces safety zone in response to report of possible explosive device

Coast Guard enforces safety zone in response to report of possible explosive device
AGAT, Guam — Tuesday the Agat Marina was reopened to traffic at 11:50 a.m. following an earlier closure due to a report of a suspicious package. At 8:59 a.m., Cmdr. Joshua Empen, Acting Commander, Coast Guard Sector Guam and Captain of the Port, established a safety zone enforcement of 500 yards in the vicinity of Agat Marina following report of a suspicious package and possible improvised explosive...

Florida Keys Area Maritime Security Committee to Conduct Full – Scale Exercise

Florida Keys Area Maritime Security Committee to Conduct Full - Scale Exercise
KEY WEST, Fl. – Coast Guard Sector Key West and the Florida Keys Area Maritime Security Committee will host a full-scale exercise with multiple local agencies on Thursday, March. 14, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The exercise is part of the Area Maritime Security and Training Exercise Program. The event will require federal, state, local and industry partners to respond and recover from a simulated...

Coast Guard interdicts 23 illegal migrants 11 miles east of Pompano Beach

Coast Guard interdicts 23 illegal migrants 11 miles east of Pompano Beach
The Bernard C. Webber (WPC-1101) crew tows a 25-foot cabin cruiser after interdicting the 23 illegal migrants aboard.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo) POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C.Webber (WPC-1101) interdicted 23 illegal migrants with multiple nationalities 11 miles east of Pompano Beach attempting to illegally enter the United States Saturday. The Bernard C. Webber...