Coast Guard Cutter Bear returns home after interdicting $59.8 million in drugs

Coast Guard Cutter Bear returns home after interdicting $59.8 million in drugs
The Coast Guard Cutter Bear moors at the pier at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Va. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bear returned to their homeport in Portsmouth, Virginia, after a 45-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea, Saturday. The crew of the Bear conducted counter-narcotics and migrant interdiction operations as a part...

Coast Guard, partners apprehend 9 smugglers, seize $46.2 million in cocaine

Coast Guard, partners apprehend 9 smugglers, seize $46.2 million in cocaine
Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC-901) offload 3,086 pounds of cocaine Tuesday in San Juan, Puerto Rico Feb. 4, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard, United Kingdom Royal Navy and U.S. law enforcement partners seized 1,400 kilograms (3,086) pounds of cocaine and detained nine suspected smugglers following the interdiction of two...

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...