Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton returns home after 60-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton returns home after 60-day patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL 753) file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney CHARLESTON, S.C. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL-753) returned home Friday to Charleston after completing a 60-day patrol throughout the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The crew offloaded $228 million worth of cocaine and marijuana Thursday at Port Everglades. Hamilton’s crew interdicted nine drug-laden...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads cocaine, marijuana

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads cocaine, marijuana
Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew members offload approximately 11,500 pounds of cocaine and approximately 17,000 pounds of marijuana, Aug. 27, 2020, Port Everglades, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray) MIAMI —The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloaded approximately 11,500 pounds of cocaine and approximately 17,000 pounds of marijuana, Thursday, worth...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton returns home after 80-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton returns home after 80-day patrol
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton returned home to Charleston after completing an 80-day patrol throughout the Eastern Pacific Ocean April 5, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. CHARLESTON, S.C. – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton returned home Sunday to Charleston after completing an 80-day patrol throughout the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The crew offloaded $324 million worth of cocaine...

Coast Guard suspends search after radio beacon alert, debris found off NC coast

Coast Guard suspends search after radio beacon alert, debris found off NC coast
Search patterns for a Search and rescues case approximately 126 miles off the Coast of Wilmington, North Carolina, Feb. 13, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Hodges) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard suspended its search on Thursday after an unregistered emergency position indicating radio beacon alert lead responders to debris approximately 126 miles southeast off...

Coast Guard searching after radio beacon alert and debris found off Wilmington

Coast Guard searching after radio beacon alert and debris found off Wilmington
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and C-130 Hercules aircraft file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard is searching for a possible missing vessel after being alerted by an unregistered emergency position indicating radio beacon and finding a debris field approximately 126 miles southeast of Wilmington, Tuesday morning. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard District Five command center in Portsmouth,...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton holds change of command ceremony
Capt. Mark Gordon, right, transfers command of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton to Capt. Timothy Cronin, left, July 11, 2019, during the cutter’s change of command ceremony. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton held a change of command ceremony Thursday at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in North...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads 26,000 pounds of cocaine, 1,500 pounds of marijuana

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads 26,000 pounds of cocaine, 1,500 pounds of marijuana
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan, Rear Adm. Peter Brown and The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew stand on the flight deck amongst 26,000 pounds of interdicted cocaine and 1,500 pounds of interdicted marijuana at Port Everglades, Florida, June 6, 2019.  Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. Miami – The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL-753) crew offloaded...

Coast Guard Interdicts 22 Ecuadorian nationals in possession of illegal firearms

Coast Guard Interdicts 22 Ecuadorian nationals in possession of illegal firearms
22 Ecuadorian nationals being held on the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL-753) before turning them over to the Ecuadorian Coast Guard near the Port of Manta.  ECUADOR – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL-753) interdicted 22 Ecuadorian nationals the week in possession of illegal firearms in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and delivered them to Ecuadorian authorities. A Cutter Hamilton...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton records first marijuana interdiction

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton records first marijuana interdiction
Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew members on load bales of marijuana for storage within the ship March 22, 2019, in the Carribean Sea. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton) MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew conducted its first-ever stop, interdiction, and seizure of a vessel trafficking marijuana March 22, while on patrol in the central Caribbean Sea. The...