Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba crew returns home to Boston after 65 day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba crew returns home to Boston after 65 day patrol
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned home to Boston after completing a 65-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Tuesday, October 20, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Pappaly) BOSTON – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba (WMEC 907), returned home to Boston, Tuesday, following a 65-day counter-narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The...

Coast Guard offloads estimated $216 million of cocaine, marijuana at Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads estimated $216 million of cocaine, marijuana at Port Everglades
A crew member from Coast Guard Cutter Harriet lane oversees a pallet of drugs offloaded from the ship in Port Everglades, Florida, Sept. 17, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicole J. Groll) MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane (WMEC 903) crew offloaded approximately 12,100 pounds of cocaine and approximately 5,759 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $216 million,...

Coast Guard Cutter James offloads 30,000 pounds of cocaine, marijuana

Coast Guard Cutter James offloads 30,000 pounds of cocaine, marijuana
The Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754) crew and interagency partners stand amongst 30,000 pounds of interdicted narcotics at Port Everglades, Florida, June 9, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754) crew offloaded approximately 23,000 pounds of cocaine and approximately 6,900 pounds of marijuana, all worth more than an...

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns home after $60M drug bust

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns home after $60M drug bust
A helicopter interdiction tactical squadron with the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba in pursuit of a drug smuggling vessel in the Caribbean Sea, April 2020. (Photo Courtesy of Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Trees) BOSTON — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned home to Boston Saturday following a 62-day patrol in support of Operation Martillo in the Western Caribbean Sea. Escanaba’s...

Coast Guard stops drug smuggling operation near Panama

Coast Guard stops drug smuggling operation near Panama
A Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba (WMEC-907) small boat crew recovered 40 bales of cocaine April 13, 2020, and a nearby Panamanian law enforcement boat crew recovered 43 bales, taking a total approximately $60 million wholesale that would have otherwise funded transnational criminal organizations. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba) MIAMI — The Coast Guard stopped a drug...

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns home after 70-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns home after 70-day patrol
A Pursuit Team from Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba conducts training exercises in the North Atlantic Ocean in preparation for future patrols in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. (Coast Guard photo by Firemen Trevor Hammack) BOSTON – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned to Boston Thursday following a 70-day patrol in the North Atlantic Ocean.  Throughout the patrol, Escanaba’s crew focused...

Coast Guard suspends search for 3 fishermen off Martha’s Vineyard

Coast Guard suspends search for 3 fishermen off Martha's Vineyard
BOSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Monday for three missing fishermen in the waters off Massachusetts. Missing are: Gerald Bretal, Mark Cormier Jr. and Xavier Vega Watchstanders at the Coast Guard District One command center initially received an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) alert Sunday at 3:18 p.m. from the fishing boat Leonardo, which capsized and sank 24...

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns to Boston after Caribbean Sea patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns to Boston after Caribbean Sea patrol
Atlantic Area Commander VADM Buschmann presides over the Change-of-Command ceremony as Cmdr. Michael Nalli relieves Capt. Michael Turdo as Commanding Officer of Escanaba on May 3, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Brianna Grisell) BOSTON — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned to Boston Thursday following a three-month patrol conducting drug and migrant interdiction operations...

Coast Guard repatriates 66 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 66 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba (WMEC-907) interdicts a 30-foot makeshift boat with 28 migrants onboard May 21, 2019, approximately 20 nautical miles northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard repatriated 66 migrants to a Dominican Navy vessel in Dominican Republic waters Thursday afternoon, following the interdiction of three illegal migrant vessels in the Mona...