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...

Five Rescued Thanks to Multi-National Effort

Five Rescued Thanks to Multi-National Effort
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Canaveral-based Coast Guard Cutter Confidence aided in the rescue of five people Wednesday afternoon near Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. The five people were rescued in a multi-national rescue effort after their vessel caught fire and sank 40 miles north of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. The five survivors are Dominican Republican nationals who were located...

Coast Guard repatriates 32 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 32 Cuban migrants
MIAMI – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber repatriated 32 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Thursday, who were interdicted in three different cases since April 12. The first interdiction occurred after Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received notification from the Carnival Cruise Ship Conquest stating they were on scene with a raft with 13 Cuban migrants aboard...

Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island repatriates 15 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island repatriates 15 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island repatriated 15 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Monday. On April 3, watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., received a report from a Customs and Border Protection aircraft stating they located a rustic vessel southwest of Key West with possible migrants aboard. Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence located...

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable offloads approximately $14 million worth of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable offloads approximately $14 million worth of cocaine
MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Dependable offloaded 1,210 pounds of cocaine with an estimated wholesale value of more than $14 million to Homeland Security Investigations in Key West, Fla., Tuesday. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) Jacksonville, Fla., deployed with the Coast Guard Cutter Forward, noticed two suspicious vessels detected in the vicinity...

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence returns to port following 2-month deployment, $25 million drug interdictions

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence returns to port following 2-month deployment, $25 million drug interdictions
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — The crew of the 210-foot Coast Guard Cutter Confidence returned to homeport in Port Canaveral Monday morning, concluding a 56-day deployment in the southern Caribbean during which the crew interdicted an estimated $25 million worth of drugs. The cutter and crew departed Port Canaveral Nov. 28, 2012, to conduct a counter-drug law enforcement patrol under Joint Interagency Task...

Coast Guard Cutter Forward to return home after 45-day counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Forward to return home after 45-day counter-drug patrol
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard Cutter Forward and crew are scheduled to return to homeport Monday following a 45-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea in support of Operation Martillo. During the deployment, the Forward’s crew coordinated with other counter-drug agencies such as the Air Force, Navy, Drug Enforcement Agency, Customs and Border Protection and Joint Interagency Task Force South...

Coast Guard crew offloads $11 million of cocaine in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Coast Guard crew offloads $11 million of cocaine in St. Petersburg, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Crewmembers aboard Coast Guard Cutter Marlin offloaded 17 bales of cocaine worth more than $11 million Thursday at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg. A maritime patrol aircraft crew detected a suspicious go-fast vessel in the western Caribbean Sea Dec. 29. The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Forward was notified and began pursuit when the suspects aboard the go-fast vessel...

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence offloads $2 million worth of marijuana at Port Canaveral

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence offloads $2 million worth of marijuana at Port Canaveral
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence offloaded 2,245 pounds of marijuana, with a wholesale value of approximately $2 million, at Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral, Sunday. The crews of the Coast Guard Cutters Confidence and Dauntless intercepted a 30-foot vessel suspected of smuggling narcotics Aug. 17, south of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. While on patrol, an HC-144 Ocean...