Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns to homeport in Alameda

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns to homeport in Alameda
Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf crewmember Petty Officer 1st Class Glenn Fennstra embraces his children after Bertholf returned home following a nearly three-month patrol, Nov. 1, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Matt Masaschi. ALAMEDA, Calif. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) returned to homeport in Alameda Monday, following a 105-day deployment throughout the North...

Coast Guard uncovers 450 shark fins during fisheries boardings

Coast Guard uncovers 450 shark fins during fisheries boardings
A U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf boarding team member holds a shark fin while aboard a foreign vessel, Sept. 23, 2021.  U.S. Coast Guard photo JUNEAU, Alaska – An integrated international law enforcement boarding team inspecting fishing vessels in the North Pacific Ocean identified 32 potential violations of conservation and management measures under the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission...

Coast Guard crews remain vigilant during operations in the Arctic Region

Coast Guard crews remain vigilant during operations in the Arctic Region
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, operates in the Bering Sea Aug. 24, 2021.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf. JUNEAU, Alaska — The U.S. Coast Guard demonstrated its commitment to the Bering Sea and Arctic region with deployments of national security cutters Bertholf and Kimball, and a U.S. Arctic patrol by icebreaker Healy. “Security in the Bering Sea and the...

Coast Guard rescues 4 near Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 4 near Dutch Harbor, Alaska
A helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak shares a moment with four survivors in Dutch Harbor after hoisting them from a rock near the grounded fishing vessel Endurance August 26, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued four people Thursday after a fishing vessel ran aground near Dutch Harbor. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew deployed...

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...