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...

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Miami Marine Stadium

Coast Guard halts illegal charter near Miami Marine Stadium
A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boat crew terminated the voyage of the Momentum 2 for multiple safety violations. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Peter Martinez) MIAMI—The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of the 42-foot pleasure craft, Momentum 2, with 31 people aboard, Saturday, in the vicinity of Miami Marine Stadium. While on...

Coast Guard repatriates 50 of 51 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 50 of 51 migrants to the Dominican Republic
A makeshift vessel transporting 13 migrants, Dominican Republic nationals, was interdicted by a Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action marine unit the morning June 11, 2020. (Courtesy photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley (WPC-1117) repatriated 50 of 51 migrants to the Dominican Republic Navy Thursday in waters just off Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, following...

Coast Guard sets record for lancha interdictions third year in a row

Coast Guard sets record for lancha interdictions third year in a row
Coast Guard Station South Padre Island 33-Foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement file photo by PA2 Adam Eggers. NEW ORLEANS — U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement crews have already interdicted a record-breaking number of lanchas throughout the Gulf of Mexico for fiscal year 2020. Since October 2019, Coast Guard assets and personnel have detected a total of 176 lanchas, interdicting 106. Since the...

Coast Guard Cutter James offloads 30,000 pounds of cocaine, marijuana

Coast Guard Cutter James offloads 30,000 pounds of cocaine, marijuana
The Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754) crew and interagency partners stand amongst 30,000 pounds of interdicted narcotics at Port Everglades, Florida, June 9, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754) crew offloaded approximately 23,000 pounds of cocaine and approximately 6,900 pounds of marijuana, all worth more than an...

Coast Guard, NOAA, USACE, HI-DOT sign MOU for harbor assessments

Coast Guard, NOAA, USACE, HI-DOT sign MOU for harbor assessments
HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Coast Survey, State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, and United States Army Corps of Engineers regarding maritime emergency harbor assessments within federal waterways in Hawaii. This agreement means the partners can work more efficiently and effectively...

54-year-old Coast Guard cutter seizes 1,090 lbs of suspected cocaine

54-year-old Coast Guard cutter seizes 1,090 lbs of suspected cocaine
Cocaine on the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence in international waters of the Pacific Ocean off Central America in mid-May 2020. (Coast Guard photo) ALAMEDA, Calif. – A 54-year-old Coast Guard cutter seized approximately 1,090 pounds of suspected cocaine in mid-May with an estimated value of $18.7 million from a go-fast vessel in international waters of the Pacific Ocean off Central America. A...

Coast Guard Cutter James seizes 3,350 lbs of marijuana off Central American

Coast Guard Cutter James seizes 3,350 lbs of marijuana off Central American
The Coast Guard Cutter James with its deployed 26-foot over-the-horizon cutter boat and a go-fast vessel interdicted off the Coast of Central America in mid-May 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard seized approximately 3,350 pounds of marijuana in mid-May with an estimated value of approximately $6 million from a go-fast vessel in international waters of the Pacific Ocean...

Coast Guard, Navy, and Royal Canadian Navy strengthen partnerships

Coast Guard, Navy, and Royal Canadian Navy strengthen partnerships
Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team West service members conduct fast-rope exercises from a U.S. Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 14 MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter off the coast of San Diego. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ens. Brooke Harkrader. ALAMEDA, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, and Royal Canadian navy signed a five-year strategic plan Tuesday, laying the foundation for future...