Coast Guard suspends search for overdue boater between Cozumel and Tampa

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue boater between Cozumel and Tampa
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday for an overdue boater who was reported missing during transit from Cozumel, Mexico to Tampa, Florida. Missing is Grant Neie, 74. On Sunday, Coast Guard 7th District command center watchstanders received a report from Neie’s wife stating he was aboard the 38-foot sailing vessel, Nai’a,...

Coast Guard offloads 14,000 pounds of marijuana and 3,660 pounds of cocaine

Coast Guard offloads 14,000 pounds of marijuana and 3,660 pounds of cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Bear crewmembers stand among interdicted drugs on the flight deck of the cutter April 18, 2019 at Port Everglades, Florida.  Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC-901) offloaded approximately 14,000 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $12.5 million wholesale and 3,660 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated...

Coast Guard offloads 18.5 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads 18.5 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades
A pallet of interdicted cocaine being offloaded from the Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754) by crane Nov. 15, 2018 in Port Everglades, Florida.  Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754) offloaded approximately 18.5 tons of cocaine Thursday in Port Everglades. Worth an estimated $500 million wholesale the drugs were...

Coast Guard offloads 6 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads 6 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James takes a moment for a group photo before offloading in Port Everglades Thursday, May 10, 2018 approximately 6 tons of cocaine worth an estimated $180 million. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James offloaded approximately 6 tons of cocaine, Thursday, in Port Everglades worth an estimated...

Coast Guard Cutter Bear returns following 3 month deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Bear returns following 3 month deployment
Coast Guard Cutter Bear file photo by PA3 Larry Chambers PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bear returned home to Portsmouth today following a three-month deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean. After transiting from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean through the Panama Canal, the Bear’s crew performed counter-narcotic operations, search and rescue, and maritime law enforcement...

Coast Guard offloads 36,000 lbs of cocaine seized from Eastern Pacific Ocean

Coast Guard offloads 36,000 lbs of cocaine seized from Eastern Pacific Ocean
Pallets of seized suspected contraband sit on the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf prior to being offloaded by Bertholf’s crew March 20, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Taylor Bacon). SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard offloaded approximately 36,000 pounds of cocaine Tuesday, which was seized during a counter-drug patrol in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The contraband offloaded...

Coast Guard Cutter Bear returns to Portsmouth after hurricane relief, marine resources protection mission

Coast Guard Cutter Bear returns to Portsmouth after hurricane relief, marine resources protection mission
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bear conducts a hurricane relief supply onload in Port Everglades, Florida, Oct. 4, 2017. From left to right is Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Fitzgerald, Chief Petty Officer Jeremy Stephens, Seaman Alexis Gove, Petty Officer 1st Class Ty Coulter, and Seaman Leon Ulrich. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christin Solomon) By Petty Officer 2nd Class Christin...

Coast Guard Cutter Bear returns home after month-long patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Bear returns home after month-long patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Bear transits past the Statue of Liberty in New York City June 19, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Turner Adair PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the Portsmouth-based Coast Guard Cutter Bear returned home Thursday following a one-month long fisheries patrol off the coast of New Jersey, Delaware and Virginia. While on patrol, Cutter Bear conducted more...

Coast Guard Cutter Bear holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Bear holds change of command ceremony
Coast Guard Cmdr. Gregory A. Shouse salutes Cmdr. Andrew D. Meverden during a change of command ceremony onboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bear at Base Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Virginia, June 17, 2016.U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Turner Adair PORTSMOUTH, Va – Cmdr. Gregory A. Shouse relieved Cmdr. Andrew D. Meverden of the duties and responsibilities as commanding officer of the...