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...

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...