Coast Guard Cutter Active returns to homeport after two-month counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Active returns to homeport after two-month counter-drug patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Active file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Steve Strohmaier PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC 618) returned to their homeport Thursday in Port Angeles after a 58-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The 55-year-old cutter and crew patrolled international waters off the coasts of Central America and Mexico in support of the...

Coast Guard Cutter Active offloads $220 million in drugs in San Diego

Coast Guard Cutter Active offloads $220 million in drugs in San Diego
Bails of seized cocaine sit on the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC 618) before being offloaded in San Diego, Wednesday. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Gray) SAN DIEGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC 618) offloaded approximately 11,500 pounds of seized cocaine in San Diego, Wednesday. The drugs, worth an estimated $220 million, were seized in the international...

Coast Guard Cutter Active offloads $159 million of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Active offloads $159 million of cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC 618) members offload illegal drugs in San Diego, Dec. 15, 2020. The narcotics weighed over 9,000 pounds and value at an estimated $159 million. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Gray) PORT ANGELES, Wash. – The Coast Guard Cutter Active returned to its homeport of Port Angeles Friday following a 46-day deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Dec. 18. Nicknamed...

Coast Guard Cutter Active returns home to Port Angeles

Coast Guard Cutter Active returns home to Port Angeles
Coast Guard Cutter Active file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Steve Strohmaier SEATTLE — Coast Guard Cutter Active and its crew returned to their home port in Port Angeles, Saturday after a 56-day deployment off the Pacific Northwest Coast. Despite the challenges presented by Covid-19, the crew of the Active continues to operate, executing all statutory missions. Throughout the patrol, the crew...

Port Angeles Coast Guardsman recognized as Enlisted Person of the Year

Port Angeles Coast Guardsman recognized as Enlisted Person of the Year
Chief Petty Officer Steve Schink poses with family on the Coast Guard Cutter Active’s flight deck following a ceremony where he was  formally recognized Schink as the Coast Guard’s 2019 Enlisted Person of the Year, June 8, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j. g. Julianne West. PORT ANGELES, Wash. — A Port Angeles-based Coast Guard petty officer was recognized Monday as the 2019 active...

Coast Guard Cutter Active offloads $37 million of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard Cutter Active offloads $37 million of cocaine in San Diego
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Active offload more than 2,000 pounds of cocaine, worth approximately $37 million, seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean in May, 2020. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Gray.) SAN DIEGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC-618) offloaded more than 2,000 pounds of cocaine Wednesday seized in early May from known drug-transit...

Coast Guard Cutter Active returns home after 52-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Active returns home after 52-day patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Active file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Steve Strohmaier SEATTLE — Coast Guard Cutter Active returned to its homeport in Port Angeles, Wash., Friday after a 52-day patrol off the Washington and Oregon coast. Active’s crew executed the fast-paced patrol enforcing federal fisheries regulations as part of Operation Pacific Fortune. The operation is focused on ensuring the vitality...

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche crew returns home after 95-day counter-narcotics patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche crew returns home after 95-day counter-narcotics patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Waesche file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony L. Soto ALAMEDA, CA — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Waesche (WMSL-751) returned April 8 to the ship’s homeport of Alameda following a 95-day counter-narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Waesche’s deployment supported Joint Interagency Task Force-South, with the ship operating in international waters off the coast...

Coast Guard offloads more than 7.1 tons of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads more than 7.1 tons of cocaine in San Diego
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche poses with pallets holding more than 7.1 tons of contraband Friday at Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal in San Diego April 5, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joel Guzman) SAN DIEGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche offloaded more than 14,300 pounds of cocaine in San Diego Friday. The cocaine was seized in international waters...