Coast Guard Cutter Forward returns home after two-month patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Forward returns home after two-month patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Forward and Coast Guard Cutter Bear, homeported in Portsmouth, Virginia, finish an at-sea transfer while underway on a two-month patrol. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard Cutter Forward (WMEC 911) returned to its homeport in Portsmouth after a two-month patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, working to suppress and eradicate the movement of illegal drugs...

Coast Guard, Colombian navy conduct joint-agency engagement

Coast Guard, Colombian navy conduct joint-agency engagement
MIAMI – The Coast Guard and the Colombian navy participated in a Joint Interagency Task Force-South engagement while in support of Operation Martillo, Wednesday and Thursday. Coast Guard Cutters Forward (WMEC-911), William Flores (WPC-1103) and Isaac Mayo (WPC-1112) crews, partnering with the Colombian navy, participated in a regional engagement event in Cartagena, Colombia. Transnational criminal...

Coast Guard Cutter Forward assists disabled vessel 149 miles off Cape Henry, Virginia

Coast Guard Cutter Forward assists disabled vessel 149 miles off Cape Henry, Virginia
Crewmembers aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Forward, a 270-foot Medium Endurance Cutter homeported in Portsmouth, Virginia, tow a 67-foot disabled commercial fishing vessel that became disabled 149 miles off Cape Henry, Virginia, August 8, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Petty Officer 2nd Class Victoria Eckart) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted two people aboard a 67-foot commercial...

Coast Guard offloads 34,780 pounds of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads 34,780 pounds of cocaine in Port Everglades
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Forward  amongst 34,780 pounds of interdicted cocaine at Port Everglades, Florida, Feb. 5, 2019.  Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Forward (WMEC-911) offloaded approximately 34,780 pounds of cocaine Tuesday in Port Everglades worth an estimated $466 million wholesale seized in international...

Coast Guard, partners assess waterways impacted by Florence

Coast Guard, partners assess waterways impacted by Florence
Coast Guard Cutter Oak File Photo GOLDSBORO, N.C. – Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel and other federal partners continue to assess and ensure the safe navigation of North Carolina waterways impacted by Hurricane Florence on Thursday. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Army Corps of Engineer teams surveyed 100% of the Cape Fear River up to Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. “NOAA’s...

Coast Guard suspends search for fisherman 21 miles east of Myrtle Beach

Coast Guard suspends search for fisherman 21 miles east of Myrtle Beach
Coast Guard Cutter Cormorant file photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard suspended their search Saturday at sunset for Howard “Dale” Smith missing 21 miles east of Myrtle Beach since late Friday evening. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a call at 9:29 p.m. Friday, from the crew of the 42-foot fishing vessel Addis Sylvester, out of Little River, S.C.,...

Coast Guard searching for man 21 miles east of Myrtle Beach

Coast Guard searching for man 21 miles east of Myrtle Beach
The Coast Guard is searching for a 42-year-old man Saturday, Jan. 6, 2017, approximately 21 miles east of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  (provided photo of the Addis Sylvester) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard is searching Saturday for Howard “Dale” Smith, a 42-year-old fisherman who was reported falling overboard 21 miles east of Myrtle Beach. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command...

Cutter Forward returns to Portsmouth after multiple hurricane response deployment

Cutter Forward returns to Portsmouth after multiple hurricane response deployment
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Forward loads stores in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Sept. 19, 2017, in preparation for deployment to San Juan, Puerto Rico.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Forward returned to Portsmouth Monday after a 60-day patrol conducting hurricane response and relief efforts across the Gulf of Mexico, Florida Keys and the Caribbean Sea. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Forward Responds to Hurricanes

Coast Guard Cutter Forward Responds to Hurricanes
The Coast Guard Cutter Forward was diverted from a counter-drug operation to respond to hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. As part of the Department of Homeland Security team, the Coast Guard is linked directly to FEMA and the overall federal hurricane response. (U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Flores)   Save For imagery and video of the Hurricane Harvey response, please...