Coast Guard assists sailing vessel taking on water off Charleston coast

Coast Guard assists sailing vessel taking on water off Charleston coast
The Coast Guard assists three people aboard a  sailing vessel taking on water 37 miles southeast of Charleston, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020.  ( U.S. Coast Guard photo) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard assisted three people aboard a sailing vessel taking on water 37 miles southeast of Charleston, Friday. A Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew arrived on scene and lowered...

Coast Guard Cutter James returns home from 52-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter James returns home from 52-day patrol
Petty Officer Third Class Sean Benhart conducts preventive maintenance on a MH-65 helicopter from the Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) deployed on the Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754) (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Villa Rodriguez) CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard Cutter James and crew returned to Charleston, Friday, following a 52-day counter-drug...

Cutter James offloads more than $411.3 million in drugs at Port Everglades

Cutter James offloads more than $411.3 million in drugs at Port Everglades
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754) crew stand next to approximately 23,000 pounds of cocaine and 8,800 pounds of marijuana Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 aboard the cutter at Port Everglades Cruise Port in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Villa Rodriguez. MIAMI—The Coast Guard Cutter James crew offloaded more than 23,000 pounds of cocaine and...

Coast Guard rescues 7 people 65 miles off Costa Rica

Coast Guard rescues 7 people 65 miles off Costa Rica
Coast Guard Cutter James rescues four people from the 35-foot fishing boat, the Rio Bravo III, that was found sinking approximately 65 miles off Costa Rica, Nov. 3, 2020. The James’ crew transferred all four people from the sinking vessel to the Coast Guard cutter, where they were treated for injuries and later transferred to Costa Rican authorities. (U. S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) ALAMEDA,...

Coast Guard Cutter James holds Change of Command

Coast Guard Cutter James holds Change of Command
Capt. Todd Vance relieves Capt. Jeffrey Randall as the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter James on July 23, 2020. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Capt. Todd Vance took over command of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL 754) from Capt. Jeffrey Randall in a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Charleston, Thursday. Vice Adm. Steven Poulin, commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area presided over...

Coast Guard Cutter James returns home after 75-day counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter James returns home after 75-day counter-drug patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Joshua James file photo CHARLESTON, S.C. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James returned home to Charleston following a 75-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Friday. During their patrol, the James’ crew, augmented by an embarked armed helicopter capable of disabling drug smuggling vessels from the Coast Guard’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron,...

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 James seizes 3,350 lbs of marijuana off Central American

Coast Guard Cutter James seizes 3,350 lbs of marijuana off Central American
The Coast Guard Cutter James with its deployed 26-foot over-the-horizon cutter boat and a go-fast vessel interdicted off the Coast of Central America in mid-May 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard seized approximately 3,350 pounds of marijuana in mid-May with an estimated value of approximately $6 million from a go-fast vessel in international waters of the Pacific Ocean...

Coast Guard Cutter James interdicts $53.5 million of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter James interdicts $53.5 million of cocaine
A low-profile go-fast vessel is shown next to the Coast Guard Cutter James in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central America.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard seized more than 3,100 pounds of cocaine in mid-May with an estimated value of $53.5 million from a low-profile go-fast vessel in international waters of the Pacific Ocean off Central America. A maritime patrol...