Coast Guard Advanced Interdiction Team returns from 4-month deployment in Middle East

LOS ANGELES – A Coast Guard Advanced Interdiction Team (AIT) returned home from a four-month counter piracy deployment to the Middle East, June 29th. The team was comprised of three units: Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) Los Angeles-Long Beach, MSST San Diego, and the Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team (PACTACLET) out of San Diego. Under the direction of the U. S. Navy’s 5th Fleet,...

Coast Guard and Navy Team render medical assistance to M/V Belde crew near Yemen

Coast Guard and Navy Team render medical assistance to M/V Belde crew near Yemen
ARLINGTON, Va. — Guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and its Miami-based embarked Coast Guard Advanced Interdiction Team rendered medical assistance to Panamanian-flagged, bulk carrier M/V Belde, Aug. 20, approximately 110 miles north of Socotra Island, Yemen. At approximately 1:10 p.m. local time, Winston S. Churchill responded to a distress call following a cargo-handling...