Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returns home after seizing $44 million in cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returns home after seizing $44 million in cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Dependable file photo VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returned home to Virginia Beach, Virginia, Monday after a 59-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. While deployed, the Dependable crew aided Joint Interagency Task Force South in conducting counter-drug and alien migrant interdiction operations. During their patrol, the Dependable’s boarding...

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returns to homeport in VA after hurricane response

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returns to homeport in VA after hurricane response
A U.S. Coast Guard crew from the Cutter Dependable assists with Hurricane Florence response in North Carolina.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Jezel Huston and Ensign Lauren Kowalski) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dependable (WMEC-626) returned to Little Creek, Virginia, after responding to Hurricane Florence and conducting a 42-day Mid-Atlantic fisheries patrol, Monday. During...

Cutter Hamilton oversees Surface Action Group South during Hurricane Florence response

Cutter Hamilton oversees Surface Action Group South during Hurricane Florence response
Two Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton smallboat crews conduct training Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 near Mayport, Florida in preparation for Hurricane Florence response efforts.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Kiana Kekoa CHARLESTON, S.C. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL-753) oversaw five Coast Guard cutters in the Surface Action Group South during Hurricane Florence response efforts. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable crew returns home after multinational cocaine seizures

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable crew returns home after multinational cocaine seizures
Coast Guard Cutter Dependable file photo Virginia Beach, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returned to Virginia Beach Thursday afternoon after a successful two-month patrol in support of Joint Interagency Task Force-South. The Dependable’s crew patrolled the Eastern Pacific Ocean and interdicted two suspected smuggling vessels, seizing more than five and one-half tons of cocaine valued...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloads more than 50,000 lbs of cocaine and heroin in San Diego

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloads more than 50,000 lbs of cocaine and heroin in San Diego
Attorney General Jeff Sessions stands in with Coast Guard men and women prior to a drug offload in San Diego, Calif., Sept. 20, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill) SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard offloaded 50,550 pounds of cocaine and heroin worth an estimated $679.3 million at Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal Wednesday, which marks a record-breaking year in cocaine seizures...

Coast Guard crew to offload 50,550 pounds of cocaine

Coast Guard crew to offload 50,550 pounds of cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Joshua James file photo ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to offload 50,550 pounds of cocaine and heroin worth an estimated $679.3 million Wednesday at 9 a.m. at Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal, which marks a record-breaking year in cocaine seizures for the service. This offload represents the results from 25 separate seizures conducted by four Coast Guard cutters and...

Coast Guard sees resurgence of low-profile smuggling vessels

Coast Guard sees resurgence of low-profile smuggling vessels
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, forms along side approximately 18 tons of cocaine at 10th Ave Marine Terminal in San Diego on June 15, 2017. The narcotics were seized during 18 seperate interdictions in the Eastern Pacific Ocean from March 2017 through June 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Davonte Marrow) ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard has interdicted seven...

Coast Guard offloads approximately 18 tons of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads approximately 18 tons of cocaine  in San Diego
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, homported in Alameda, California, forms along side approximately 18 tons of cocaine on June 15, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Davonte Marrow) SAN DIEGO – The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche offloaded approximately 18 tons of cocaine in San Diego, Thursday. Several U.S. Coast Guard cutters seized the cocaine in 18 interdictions...

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable holds change of command ceremony in Virginia Beach

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable holds change of command ceremony in Virginia Beach
Coast Guard Cutter Dependable file photo. VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — Coast Guard Cmdr. Rula F. Deisher assumed command of Coast Guard Cutter Dependable during a ceremony in Virginia Beach, today. Deisher reported to Dependable after serving as Living Marine Resources Officer for the Coast Guard’s 14th District in Honolulu, Hawaii. Deisher, a native of Terry, Montana, graduated from the United...