Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns home following participation in Rim of the Pacific

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns home following participation in Rim of the Pacific
Family and friends met aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf’s flight deck to reunite with Bertholf crewmembers following the cutter’s return home to Alameda, Calif., after a 90-day deployment, Sept. 4, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew S. Masaschi. ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew aboard Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returned Tuesday to their homeport in Alameda...

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...

Humboldt Bay-based Coast Guard crew returns home after counterdrug deployment

Humboldt Bay-based Coast Guard crew returns home after counterdrug deployment
Pallets of seized suspected contraband sit on the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf prior to being offloaded by Bertholf’s crew at B Street Pier, San Diego, March 20, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Taylor Bacon/released). MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — A Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and crew returned home Thursday following a 77-day counterdrug patrol in the...

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns home after $539 million cocaine offload

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns home after $539 million cocaine offload
Pallets of seized suspected contraband sit on the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf prior to being offloaded by Bertholf’s crew at B Street Pier, San Diego, March 20, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Taylor Bacon). ALAMEDA, Calif. — The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returned Wednesday to their homeport of Alameda following a 77-day counterdrug patrol in the Eastern...

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...

Response crews see an increase of arrests on Lake Washington during Seafair

Response crews see an increase of arrests on Lake Washington during Seafair
Petty Officer 2nd Drew Allen and Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Kuehl perform field sobriety tests on a boater during Seattle’s Seafair, Aug. 5, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lara Davis) SEATTLE – Coast Guard personnel, working with local and state law enforcement agencies, saw an almost 70% increase in arrests on Lake Washington during the Seafair events this past...

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns home after stopping over $200 million in drugs

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns home after stopping over $200 million in drugs
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returned home to Alameda Friday after seizing $329 million in cocaine during a successful 95-day counter narcotics deployment. The 126-person Alameda-based crew of the Cutter Bertholf interdicted nine smuggling vessels, detained 22 suspected narcotraffickers, and seized over 20,000 pounds of illegal narcotics while deployed in the Eastern...

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf offloads 14 tons of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf offloads 14 tons of cocaine
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf crewmembers offload approximately 14 tons of cocaine, April 7, 2016, in San Diego. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Rob Simpson. SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded more than 14 tons of cocaine Thursday, at San Diego’s Broadway Pier. The drugs were seized in the Eastern Pacific Ocean drug transit zone off the coast of Central and South America. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf seizes more than 6 tons of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf seizes more than 6 tons of cocaine
ALAMEDA, Calif. – Coast Guardsmen seized more than 12,800 pounds of cocaine and apprehended four suspected drug smugglers from a self-propelled semisubmersible, or SPSS, about 300 miles southwest of Panama March 3. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf from Alameda, California, was notified by a Customs and Border Protection aircraft about the SPSS off Panama.  The Berholf launched two interceptor...