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...

Coast Guard cutter crew offloads 18,000 pounds of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard cutter crew offloads 18,000 pounds of cocaine in San Diego
Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf crew in front of more than 18,000 pounds of cocaine prior to Bertholf’s crew offloading the contraband in San Diego, Dec. 18, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Aidan Cooney SAN DIEGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) offloaded approximately 18,000 pounds of cocaine Wednesday seized from known drug-transit zones of the Eastern...

Coast Guard Cutter James returns home from 62-day counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter James returns home from 62-day counter-drug patrol
Crew members from the Coast Guard Cutter James and Tactical Law Enforcement Team-South (TACLET-South) remove contraband from a low profile vessel in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter James) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James returned to Charleston Thursday following a 62-day counter-drug patrol in support of Operation Martillo,...

Coast Guard Cutter James offloads 28,000 lbs of cocaine, 11,000 lbs of marijuana

Coast Guard Cutter James offloads 28,000 lbs of cocaine, 11,000 lbs of marijuana
The Coast Guard Cutter James crew stands aboard the cutter October 28, 2019 in Port Everglades, Florida. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Erik Villa Rodriguez Fort Lauderdale – The Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754) crew offloaded approximately 27,300 pounds of seized cocaine worth an estimated $367 million and 11,000 pounds of seized marijuana worth an estimated $10.1 million at Port Everglades...

Coast Guard suspends search for downed Piper Saratoga aircraft

Coast Guard suspends search for downed Piper Saratoga aircraft
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a downed Piper Saratoga aircraft with two people aboard 23 miles east of Palm Beach Sunday. The Coast Guard conducted maritime and aerial searches for more than 32 hours and concentrated in an area of 1,164 square nautical miles. Numerous other searches were conducted by Palm Beach Sheriff Office...