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 Cutter Hamilton crew returns home from counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew returns home from counter-drug patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crewmembers refuel an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Clearwater during a search and rescue case.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Kiana Kekoa) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew returned to home Monday at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston. Hamilton’s crew spent the majority of their 54-day deployment conducting...

Coast Guard suspends search for downed aircraft 110 miles east of Charleston

Coast Guard suspends search for downed aircraft 110 miles east of Charleston
A Coast Guard rescue helicopter takes off from the deck of the Cutter Hamilton to search for a downed civilian aircraft Oct. 27, 2018, 110 miles east of Charleston, South Carolina.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a downed civilian aircraft approximately 110 miles east of Charleston. Coast Guard 7th...

Coast Guard continues to search for downed aircraft 110 miles east of Charleston

Coast Guard continues to search for downed aircraft 110 miles east of Charleston
A Coast Guard rescue helicopter takes off from the deck of the Cutter Hamilton to continue searching for a downed civilian aircraft Oct. 27, 2018, 110 miles east of Charleston, South Carolina.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard is continuing to search Saturday for a downed aircraft approximately 110 miles east of Charleston. Coast...

Coast Guard responds to downed aircraft 110 miles east of Charleston

Coast Guard responds to downed aircraft 110 miles east of Charleston
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and C-130 Hercules aircraft file photo CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard is responding to a downed aircraft Thursday approximately 110 miles east of Charleston. The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) notified Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders of a civilian aircraft emergency at 11:33 a.m. The Jacksonville Air Route Traffic Control Center received...

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...

Cutter Hamilton oversees Surface Action Group South during Hurricane Florence response

Cutter Hamilton oversees Surface Action Group South during Hurricane Florence response
Two Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton smallboat crews conduct training Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 near Mayport, Florida in preparation for Hurricane Florence response efforts.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Kiana Kekoa CHARLESTON, S.C. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL-753) oversaw five Coast Guard cutters in the Surface Action Group South during Hurricane Florence response efforts. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew returns home from 71-day counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew returns home from 71-day counter-drug patrol
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton file photo. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton returned to Charleston Thursday following a 71-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During their patrol, the Hamilton crew conducted Combat Systems Ship Qualification Trials (CSSQT), counter-drug operations and represented the United States at Sail Cartagena de Indias 2018. Beginning...

Coast Guard offloads more than 12,500 pounds of cocaine

Coast Guard offloads more than 12,500 pounds of cocaine
Bales of cocaine lie on a pallet onboard the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton in Port Everglades, Aug. 1, 2018.  Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — More than 5 tons of cocaine seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean from early June to mid-July was offloaded by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton Wednesday in Port Everglades. The drugs were...