Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to homeport from Caribbean patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to homeport from Caribbean patrol
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Diligence Flight Deck crew conducts helicopter operations in the Western Caribbean Sea. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Ashley Hatfield) PENSACOLA, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to homeport in Pensacola Friday after a 47-day Caribbean Sea patrol. Diligence performed counter-drug operations in support of the U.S. Government’s Joint Interagency...

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence arrives in new homeport after 64-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence arrives in new homeport after 64-day patrol
Capt. Tim Kinsella, commanding officer of Naval Air Station Pensacola, greets the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence as they arrive at their new homeport onboard NAS Pensacola, Florida, on Monday, July 27. NEW ORLEANS — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence arrived at the cutter’s new homeport in Pensacola, Florida at the end of a 64-day patrol in the Caribbean, Monday. The Diligence crew...

Cutter Diligence returns after last patrol homeported in Wilmington

Cutter Diligence returns after last patrol homeported in Wilmington
Coast Guard Cutter Diligence file photo. WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence and crew returned to Wilmington on Friday, following a 39-day patrol in the North Atlantic, that included Living Marine Resources enforcement and a three-week training and evaluation period. The Diligence will be changing homeports to Pensacola, Florida, during the summer. This patrol began in Mayport, Florida,...

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...