Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf holds change of command ceremony
Rear Adm. Peter W. Gautier (center),  stands with Capt. Timothy Brown (left) and Capt. Brian Anderson (right) during the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf’ change of command ceremony aboard the cutter while moored at Base Alameda., June, 24, 2021. ALAMEDA, Calif. — A change of command ceremony was held aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) Thursday while moored to Coast Guard Base Alameda. Rear...

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns to Alameda following three month patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns to Alameda following three month patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf boarding teams interdict a low-profile vessel in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, seizing more than 4,380 pounds of cocaine, Feb. 1, 2021. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf. ALAMEDA, Calif. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) returned home to Alameda Monday following a three month, 15,000 mile, multi-mission patrol. In January,...

Coast Guard offloads 7,500 pounds of cocaine, marijuana in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads 7,500 pounds of cocaine, marijuana in San Diego
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf offloads approximately 7,500 pounds of seized cocaine and marijuana in San Diego, March 20, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Travis Magee) SAN DIEGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL-750) offloaded approximately 7,500 pounds of seized cocaine and marijuana in San Diego Wednesday. The drugs, worth an estimated...

Coast Guard cutter crews seize $156M worth of cocaine

Coast Guard cutter crews seize $156M worth of cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf boarding teams interdict a low-profile vessel in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, seizing more than 4,380 pounds of cocaine, Feb. 1, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf. ALAMEDA, Calif. – Crews aboard two Alameda-based Coast Guard cutters interdicted three suspected drug smuggling vessels in the Eastern Pacific Ocean between Jan. 26 and Feb....

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns home from 3-month, multi-mission patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns home from 3-month, multi-mission patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) file photo by Chief Petty Officer John Masson ALAMEDA, Calif. — The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) returned home to Alameda Saturday following a three month, 15,000 mile, multi-mission patrol. Bertholf’s crew spent more than 50 days patrolling the Eastern Pacific Ocean conducting a counter-narcotics mission, resulting in the apprehension...

Coast Guard crew offloads more than 26,000 pounds of cocaine

Coast Guard crew offloads more than 26,000 pounds of cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf crewmembers inspect a low-profile semi-submersible in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean Aug. 14, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN DIEGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL-750) offloaded more than 26,000 pounds of seized cocaine and marijuana in San Diego, Thursday. The drugs, worth an estimated $390 million, were seized in international...

Coast Guard, Ecuadorian navy conduct joint patrol off Galapagos Islands

Coast Guard, Ecuadorian navy conduct joint patrol off Galapagos Islands
The Ecuadorian naval vessel LAE Isla San Cristobal (LG 30) sails toward the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) while conducting a joint patrol to detect and deter potential Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in the vicinity of the Galapagos Islands, Aug. 28, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. ALAMEDA, Calif. – In coordination with the Ecuadorian navy, the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf...

Coast Guard seizes 1,395 lbs of cocaine off Central American coast

Coast Guard seizes 1,395 lbs of cocaine off Central American coast
The Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf and a go-fast vessel interdicted in the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the Coast of Central America in late-July 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard seized approximately 1,395 pounds of cocaine in late-July with an estimated value of $24 million from a go-fast vessel in international waters of the Pacific Ocean off Central America. A maritime...

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns home from counter-narcotic patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns home from counter-narcotic patrol
Two dogs dressed for the holidays await the arrival of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf as the cutter prepares to moor at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., Dec. 23, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew S. Masaschi. ALAMEDA, Calif. — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) returned home to Alameda today following an 82-day counter-narcotics patrol...