Cutter Active returns to Port Angeles, $87 million worth of cocaine seized

Cutter Active returns to Port Angeles, $87 million worth of cocaine seized
An aircrew and a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Port Angeles prepares to land on the Coast Guard Cutter Active’s flight deck during a counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Wood. PORT ANGELES, Wash. — Coast Guard Cutter Active returned home Friday following a 50-day counter-drug deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home following 104-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home following 104-day patrol
Friends and family reunite with servicemembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton after the cutter retuned to its homeport in Alameda, California, October 4, 2018, following a 104-day patrol.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew S. Masaschi ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returned home Thursday to Coast Guard Island following a 104-day, 23,500 nautical-mile...

Coast Guard offloads more than 11 tons of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads more than 11 tons of cocaine in San Diego
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton poses with more than 11 tons of cocaine in San Diego, Oct. 3, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Taylor Bacon) SAN DIEGO —The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloaded more than 11 tons of cocaine seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean from late August to mid-September Wednesday in San Diego. The drugs were seized during...

Coast Guard offloads 14,000 pounds of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads 14,000 pounds of cocaine in Port Everglades
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Campbell is shown with 14,000 pounds of interdicted cocaine being offloaded in Port Everglades, Friday June 8, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Crystalynn A. Kneen. MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Campbell offloaded approximately seven tons of cocaine Friday in Port Everglades worth an estimated $206 million wholesale seized in international...

Coast Guard Cutter Active returns home following successful counter-drug patrol,

Coast Guard Cutter Active returns home following successful counter-drug patrol,
Coast Guard Cutter Active file photo PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The crew aboard a 53-year-old Coast Guard cutter returned home to Port Angeles Friday following a counterdrug patrol in international waters off the coast of Central America in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The 75-member crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Active deployed to the Eastern Pacific Ocean where they interdicted three “panga” style...

Coast Guard seizes 1,446 lbs of marijuana west of Oceanside

Coast Guard seizes 1,446 lbs of marijuana west of Oceanside
Coast Guard Cutter Active file photo SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard interdicted two suspected smugglers and seized 1,446 pounds of marijuana west of Oceanside, Sunday. A Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operation aircraft located a recreational vessel at approximately 12:25 a.m., and vectored in the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC-618) and a Coast Guard Sector San Diego...

Coast Guard Cutter Active returns home after 7-week counterdrug and fisheries patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Active returns home after 7-week counterdrug and fisheries patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Active crewmembers conduct a fisheries boarding from the cutter’s 26-foot over-the-horizon small boat off the coast of California, Dec. 28, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. PORT ANGELES, Wash. – The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Active returned to their homeport Feb. 13 in Port Angeles following a seven-week counterdrug and fisheries law enforcement patrol. The Active...

From civilian to Coast Guard leader

From civilian to Coast Guard leader
Seaman Brandon Gannon manages the small boat lowering detail as the only qualified boat deck captain aboard Coast Guard cutter Active, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) By Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll Almost two years ago, 23-year-old Brandon Gannon lived at home in Reedsport, Oregon; finishing high school and preparing for college....

Port Angeles-based cutter returns home after successful counter-narcotics patrol

Port Angeles-based cutter returns home after successful counter-narcotics patrol
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active conducts an at sea refueling of the Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Sept. 17, 2017.U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active, a 210-foot Medium-Endurance Cutter, returned home to Port Angeles, Washington, Tuesday, following a successful 65-day counter-narcotics patrol in...