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 Harriet Lane seizes more than 8 tons of cocaine on Pacific patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane seizes more than 8 tons of cocaine on Pacific patrol
A Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane smallboat approaches a suspected smuggling vessel while a helicopter crew from the Coast Guard HITRON Squadron monitors from the air, February 25, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane returned to homeport from a 94-day patrol in drug trafficking zones of the...

Coast Guard offloads 36,000 lbs of cocaine seized from Eastern Pacific Ocean

Coast Guard offloads 36,000 lbs of cocaine seized from Eastern Pacific Ocean
Pallets of seized suspected contraband sit on the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf prior to being offloaded by Bertholf’s crew March 20, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Taylor Bacon). SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard offloaded approximately 36,000 pounds of cocaine Tuesday, which was seized during a counter-drug patrol in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The contraband offloaded...

Baptism held aboard Coast Guard Cutter Thetis

Baptism held aboard Coast Guard Cutter Thetis
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis holds a baptism aboard the cutter in Key West, Feb. 15, 2018. Two babies were baptized in the nautical ceremony that dates back to the 17th century. (US Coast Guard Photo) On Thursday, February 15, 2018, the ship’s bell of the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis was turned upside down and for two baptism ceremonies. Conor Grayson Goff and Madison Cecilia Sonnier would...

Coast Guard offloads 14,000 pounds of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads 14,000 pounds of cocaine in Port Everglades
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew stand next to approximately seven tons of cocaine Feb. 13, 2017 aboard the cutter at Port Everglades Cruiseport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloaded approximately 14,000 pounds of cocaine Tuesday in Port Everglades worth an estimated...

Coast Guard readies for Hurricane Jose, cautions mariners

Coast Guard readies for Hurricane Jose, cautions mariners
BOSTON — Coast Guard units across the Northeast are accelerating preparations Monday ahead of forecasted tropical storm conditions expected to arrive in our area late Tuesday into Wednesday. Forecasted marine and coastal effects, including 34-63 knot winds and 20-30 foot seas, could pose life threatening conditions for mariners. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod crews are flying storm tracks and using...

Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane holds change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane holds change-of-command ceremony
From left to right, Coast Guard Cmdr. John D. Cole, Vice Adm. Karl L. Schultz and Cmdr. Gregory M. Tozzi pause for a photo during Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane’s change-of-command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Virginia, July 18, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Aidan Cooney) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Cmdr. Gregory M. Tozzi relieved Cmdr. John D. Cole as commanding officer...

Coast Guard seizes more than $32.5 million dollars of cocaine off Puerto Rico

Coast Guard seizes more than $32.5 million dollars of cocaine off Puerto Rico
The Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane interdicted a go-fast vessel with $1,100 kilograms of cocaine and three Dominican smugglers onboard in the Caribbean Sea May 25, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico —The Coast Guard offloaded approximately 1,100 kilograms of cocaine in San Juan Friday. The offload comes following a May 25 interdiction in international waters off the southern coast...