Coast Guard Cutter Confidence crew returns to homeport after 48-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence crew returns to homeport after 48-day patrol
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence returned to homeport in Port Canaveral after a 48-day patrol, Monday. Throughout the patrol, the Confidence crew conducted migrant interdiction operations while on call for search-and-rescue cases and other missions, throughout the Florida Straits. During the beginning of the deployment, the crew was diverted from their scheduled...

Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriates 57 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriates 57 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriated 57 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Friday. This repatriation is a result of three separate interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. These events consisted of Cubans attempting to illegally enter the United States on unseaworthy vessels commonly referred to as “rustics” or “chugs.” In...

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence repatriates 12 migrants to Cuba

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence repatriates 12 migrants to Cuba
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence repatriated 12 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Saturday. While on routine patrol a Coast Guard aircraft spotted a vessel with migrants aboard south of Marquesas Keys, Florida, Wednesday. The aircraft notified Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders who quickly diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous to the scene. Upon arriving on...

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence receives new commanding officer

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence receives new commanding officer
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence received a new commanding officer Friday during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral. Cmdr. Jeffrey Yarosh assumed the duties and responsibilities of commanding officer Capt. Jim Passarelli. Capt. Jim Passarelli, left, is relieved by Cmdr. Jeffrey Yarosh during the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence...

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence to return following 61-day deployment in the Caribbean

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence to return following 61-day deployment in the Caribbean
MIAMI – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence is scheduled to return to their homeport in Port Canaveral, Florida, Saturday following a 61-day deployment in the Caribbean Sea. On May 27, the crew of the Confidence departed Port Canaveral to conduct a homeland security, law enforcement, alien migrant interdiction and drug interdiction patrol in support of Operation South East Watch. Operation...

Coast Guard Repatriates 56 Migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti and Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba

Coast Guard Repatriates 56 Migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti and Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba
MIAMI — The Coast Guard repatriated 25 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti, and 31 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Tuesday. These repatriations are a result of five separate attempts to illegally migrate to the United States. On June 9, 2014, the Coast Guard Cutter Drummond interdicted 25 Haitian migrants on a yola vessel west of Mona Island, Puerto Rico. The migrants were transferred...

Smugglers force migrants into the sea in attempt to avoid interdiction

Smugglers force migrants into the sea in attempt to avoid interdiction
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 43 Haitian migrants Wednesday from two separate interdictions in the Mona Passage, including a pair of migrants who had to be rescued after they were forced into the water by smugglers attempting to avoid interdiction at sea. The Coast Guard Cutter Confidence repatriated the migrants to Haiti Wednesday. On Friday a group of 19 migrants was detected...

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence returns to homeport

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence returns to homeport
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence returned to homeport Saturday after a 54-day deployment in the western and central Caribbean. The crew departed Port Canaveral, Fla., Jan. 20 to conduct a homeland security, law enforcement and drug interdiction patrol in support of Operation Martillo. During the trip, Confidence crewmembers also participated in a professional...

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence returns to Port Canaveral

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence returns to Port Canaveral
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – The crew of the 210-foot, Port Canaveral-based Coast Guard Cutter Confidence returned to homeport Wednesday morning, concluding a 46-day deployment to the central Caribbean. The crew of the Confidence departed Port Canaveral March 31, 2013, to conduct a homeland security, law enforcement, and alien migrant interdiction patrol, and while on patrol saved five lives and conducted...