Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to homeport

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to homeport
DILIGENCE conducting small boat training in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. (Credit: BM3 Cayne Wattigney) PENSACOLA, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to their homeport of Pensacola Sunday following a 60-day counter-drug patrol in Eastern Pacific Ocean. Partnering with three other Coast Guard cutters, Diligence interdicted three suspected drug-smuggling vessels resulting in the...

Coast Guard Cutter James offloads $1.06 billion in illegal narcotics

Coast Guard Cutter James offloads $1.06 billion in illegal narcotics
The Coast Guard Cutter James’ crew offloaded approximately 54,500 pounds of cocaine and 15,800 pounds of marijuana, worth approximately $1.06 billion, Feb. 17, 2022, in Port Everglades, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jose Hernandez). MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter James’ crew offloaded approximately 54,500 pounds of cocaine and 15,800 pounds of marijuana, worth...

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to home after Caribbean patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to home after Caribbean patrol
Coast Guard member assists with migrant transfer from small boat to Coast Guard Cutter Diligence Sep. 14, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christian Homer) PENSACOLA, Fla. – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is scheduled to homeport in Pensacola, Florida, after a 54-day Caribbean Sea patrol.  During this patrol, Diligence’s crew performed extensive migrant...

Coast Guard Cutter interdicts 199 Haitian

Coast Guard Cutter interdicts 199 Haitian
Coast Guard crews transfer 199 Haitians to the Haitian authorities in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, Oct. 2, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard crews rescued 199 Haitians, Thursday, and they were safely transferred to Haitian authorities, Saturday. During a routine patrol, a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew located and notified Coast Guard District Seven watchstanders...

Coast Guard intercepts 202 Haitians

Coast Guard intercepts 202 Haitians
A small boat from Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C Webber hands out lifejackets to Haitian migrants about 20 miles northwest of Cap Du Mole, Haiti, Sept. 28, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard crews rescued 202 Haitians, Tuesday, and they were safely transferred to Haitian authorities, Thursday. During a routine patrol, Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C Webber’s crew located a 50-foot...

Coast Guard repatriates 260 Haitians to Haiti

Coast Guard repatriates 260 Haitians to Haiti
Two small boats from Coast Guard Cutter Diligence interdict Haitian migrants off Cuba’s coast, Sept. 18, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Resolute’s crew repatriated 260 Haitians to Haiti Friday following two at-sea interdictions off Haiti and Cuba. During a routine patrol,  Coast Guard Cutter Diligence’s crew interdicted a 35-foot sail freighter, Friday,...

Coast Guard repatriates 102 migrants to Haiti

Coast Guard repatriates 102 migrants to Haiti
103 migrants aboard a 35-foot sailing vessel are interdicted by a Coast Guard Station Miami law enforcement crew approximately 12 miles east of Biscayne Bay, Florida , Sep. 16, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Diligence’s crew repatriated 102 Haitians to Haiti, Thursday, following an interdiction off of Biscayne Bay. A good Samaritan notified Coast Guard Sector Miami...

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence holds change-of-command ceremony

NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard Cutter Diligence held a change-of-command ceremony Friday in Pensacola, Florida. Cmdr. Luke Slivinski transferred command of cutter Diligence to Cmdr. Jared Trusz. Diligence is a 210-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Pensacola with 75 crewmembers The cutter’s primary missions are counter drug operations, migrant interdiction, enforcing federal fishery laws,...

Cutter Diligence returns to homeport after Caribbean Sea patrol

Cutter Diligence returns to homeport after Caribbean Sea patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence sits at anchor outside Great Inagua, Bahamas. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nick Ameen) PENSACOLA, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to homeport in Pensacola Thursday after a 59-day Caribbean Sea patrol. The Diligence crew performed search and rescue, counter-drug and alien migrant interdiction operations in support of Coast...