Former Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell delivered to the Philippine Navy

Former Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell delivered to the Philippine Navy
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell crewmembers disembark the cutter for the last time during a ceremony marking the transfer of the vessel to the Philippine Navy July 21, 2016, in Alameda, California.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall. ALAMEDA, Calif. – A ceremony Thursday at Coast Guard Base Alameda authorized the transfer of a third decommissioned Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell decommissioned after more than 47 years of service

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell decommissioned after more than 47 years of service
The crew of the 378-foot Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell mans the rails for the last time during the decommissioning of the ship at Naval Base San Diego, March 16, 2016. After 47 years of service, the crew will prepare the ship for a foreign military sale and transfer to the Philippine navy. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Rob Simpson. SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell was...

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell returns from final deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell returns from final deployment
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell returns to homeport in San Diego. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Connie Terrell) SAN DIEGO –The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell returned to Naval Base San Diego Wednesday, completing the final scheduled patrol of its Coast Guard career. During the 41-day deployment in the Bering Sea, Boutwell’s crew served a search-and-rescue asset enforced...

Coast Guardsmen recognized for efforts during counter-drug deployment

Coast Guardsmen recognized for efforts during counter-drug deployment
Crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell, stand for a photo with U.S. Interdiction Coordinator James C. Olson following an award ceremony at the White House Office National Drug Control Policy in Washington, D.C., Oct. 27, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Honings) WASHINGTON – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell was recognized during the 2014 United States...

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell returns from 75-day Alaska patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell returns from 75-day Alaska patrol
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell returns to homeport in San Diego. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Connie Terrell) SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell returned home to San Diego Monday after a two-and-a-half-month deployment to the Bering Sea, which included operations through the Bering Strait and in the Arctic Ocean. While on patrol, Boutwell’s crew conducted...

U.S., Canada announce record drug seizure rates

U.S., Canada announce record drug seizure rates
A Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell crewman guards more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine during an offload at Naval Base San Diego, April 16, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Connie Terrell)SAN DIEGO – Officials from the U.S. and Canada welcomed back a U.S. Coast Guard cutter with more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine Thursday as allied forces set record drug seizure rates in the Eastern...

U.S. and Canada team up for five and a half ton cocaine seizure

U.S. and Canada team up for five and a half ton cocaine seizure
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell crewmembers maneuver the ship’s interceptor boat while patrolling in the Eastern Pacific . ALAMEDA, Calif. ­­­­— The largest maritime cocaine seizure in the Eastern Pacific Ocean since 2009 was seized by the U.S. Coast Guard along with the U.S. Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, and a Joint Interagency Task Force in early March. More than five and half tons of contraband...

Coast Guard Commandant emphasizes Western Hemisphere priorities

Coast Guard Commandant emphasizes Western Hemisphere priorities
WASHINGTON — Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft addressed transnational threats and maritime challenges at the Center for Strategic and International Studies as part of the Maritime Security Dialogue, Friday. The Maritime Security Dialogue highlights particular challenges facing the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, from national-level maritime policy to naval concept development and program...

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell returns home with more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell returns home with more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine
SAN DIEGO – Coast Guardsmen offloaded more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine at Naval Base San Diego and were recognized by a senior Coast Guard official for their role in counter drug missions during a 90-day deployment Monday at 10 a.m. The crew of Cutter Boutwell turned the cocaine, worth more than $423 million wholesale, over to agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency. The drugs were seized and...