Coast Guard repatriates 76 Dominican migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 76 Dominican migrants
US Coast Guard Cutter Diligence File Photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence (WMEC-616) repatriated 76 of 80 Dominican migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Friday following the interdiction of three separate illegal migrant voyages near Puerto Rico. Four other migrants will remain in Puerto Rico to face possible federal prosecution on charges of violating 8 USC 1326,...

Coast Guard repatriates 45 Dominican migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 45 Dominican migrants
A group of migrants is waiting to be embarked aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez during one of three separate illegal voyages, of 49 migrants, in the Mona Passage this past weekend.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) repatriated 45 of 49 Dominican migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Monday just off the Dominican...

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to Wilmington, NC

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to Wilmington, NC
The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence moored in downtown Wilmington, N.C. U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Marin. Wilmington, N.C. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to Wilmington on Saturday, following a 42-day patrol in the Caribbean. The crew of the Diligence performed counter-drug operations and participated in international engagements in support of Joint...

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns home after deterring migrants, responding to hurricanes

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns home after deterring migrants, responding to hurricanes
Crew members from Coast Guard Cutter Diligence, homeported in Wilmington, North Carolina, prepare to deliver supplies to people affected by Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, Sept. 19, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Cutter Diligence) Wilmington, N.C. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to Wilmington on Friday, following a 60-day patrol in the Caribbean, Mid-Atlantic and...

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence brings relief supplies to Cape Fear communities

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence brings relief supplies to Cape Fear communities
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence stacks cases of water on the fantail of the ship Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Michael Salerno) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence provided humanitarian relief supplies Wednesday to the crew of Coast Guard Station Oak Island and Bald Head Island, North Carolina communities. Diligence’s small boats...

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence to offer tours during North Carolina Azalea Festival

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence to offer tours during North Carolina Azalea Festival
The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is shown moored in downtown Wilmington, N.C. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Marin. WILMINGTON, N.C. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is slated to offer tours and march during the 71st Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival from April 13 through April 15, 2018. Cutter Diligence is located at 109 N. Water St. and will be open to the...

Coast Guard offloads 36,000 lbs of cocaine seized from Eastern Pacific Ocean

Coast Guard offloads 36,000 lbs of cocaine seized from Eastern Pacific Ocean
Pallets of seized suspected contraband sit on the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf prior to being offloaded by Bertholf’s crew March 20, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Taylor Bacon). SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard offloaded approximately 36,000 pounds of cocaine Tuesday, which was seized during a counter-drug patrol in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The contraband offloaded...

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to Wilmington after successful drug-interdiction patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to Wilmington after successful drug-interdiction patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Diligence file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to Wilmington from a successful 65-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific today. The crew interdicted four high speed suspected smuggling vessels, detained 13 suspected drug traffickers and seized approximately 2,850 kilograms of cocaine, worth an estimated $90 million. In addition...

Coast Guard offloads 14,000 pounds of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads 14,000 pounds of cocaine in Port Everglades
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew stand next to approximately seven tons of cocaine Feb. 13, 2017 aboard the cutter at Port Everglades Cruiseport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloaded approximately 14,000 pounds of cocaine Tuesday in Port Everglades worth an estimated...