Coast Guard seizes approximately 5,000 pounds of cocaine

Coast Guard seizes approximately 5,000 pounds of cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane intercepted a self propelled semi-submersible vessel in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean and seized approximately 5,000 pounds of cocaine October 23. The crew was alerted to the presence of a suspected narcotic-trafficking semi-submersible vessel by the crew of a maritime...

Coast Guard cutter home after 164-day, 32,000 nautical-mile patrol to the Western Pacific

Coast Guard cutter home after 164-day, 32,000 nautical-mile patrol to the Western Pacific
A family waits for the arrival of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf July 2, 2019, at Coast Guard Base Alameda, California.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer NyxoLyno Cangemi) ALAMEDA, Calif. — The crew aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) returned Tuesday to their homeport of Alameda following a 164-day deployment to the Western Pacific. The crew steamed...

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf holds change of command

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf holds change of command
Capt. Brian R. Anderson relieves Capt. John J. Driscoll as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf HONOLULU — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf hosted a change-of-command ceremony Tuesday in Honolulu following a months-long deployment to the Western Pacific. Capt. Brian R. Anderson relieved Capt. John J. Driscoll as commanding officer during the ceremony, which was presided over...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton departs for Western Pacific patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton departs for Western Pacific patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Stratton passes south of San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Island as the cutter and crew depart for a months-long deployment to the Western Pacific in support of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, June 12, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew S. Masaschi. ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard Cutter Stratton set sail Wednesday for a months-long deployment to...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton to depart for Western Pacific deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton to depart for Western Pacific deployment
Coast Guard Cutter Stratton file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Garrett Raitt ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton are scheduled to depart Wednesday from their homeport in Alameda for a months-long deployment to the Western Pacific in support of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, which oversees military operations in the region. The Stratton will be the second Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf visits Manila

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf visits Manila
Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf arrives in Manila . MANILA, Philippines — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) arrived Wednesday in Manila – the first visit by a U.S. cutter to the country in more than seven years. The visit follows a bilateral exercise with the Philippine coast guard where Bertholf and its counterparts conducted training that focused on search and rescue, maritime security...

US, Philippine Coast Guards conduct joint search and rescue exercise

US, Philippine Coast Guards conduct joint search and rescue exercise
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750), left, moves in formation with the Philippine Coast Guard vessels Batangas, center, and Kalanggaman during an exercise May 14, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer John Masson. MANILA, Philippines – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) and vessels from the Philippine coast guard conducted joint search-and-rescue exercises...

Coast Guard ship visits Hong Kong

Coast Guard ship visits Hong Kong
Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) file photo by Chief Petty Officer John Masson ALAMEDA, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) moored Sunday in Hong Kong Harbor – the first visit by a Coast Guard cutter in 17 years. While in port, the crew will have opportunities to explore Hong Kong and interact with local citizens through community relations projects and tours. Bertholf...

Commandant presents State of the Coast Guard address in San Pedro

Commandant presents State of the Coast Guard address in San Pedro
Adm. Karl Schultz, Coast Guard commandant, delivers the 2019 State of the Coast Guard Address at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach in San Pedro, California, March 21, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Seaman Ryan Estrada) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Commandant of the United States Coast Guard delivered his first State of the Coast Guard address Thursday at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach...