Coast Guard Cutter Legare crew returns to Portsmouth, Va.

Coast Guard Cutter Legare crew returns to Portsmouth, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Legare returned to Portsmouth Friday following a 36-day patrol in the Atlantic Ocean. During the patrol, Legare’s crew rescued a disabled fishing boat crew, conducted multiple vessel boardings to enforce maritime law and volunteered in two ports during their free time. While patrolling in the Gulf of Maine in the Coast Guard 1st District’s...

Coast Guard assisting disabled fishing vessel 115 miles out to sea

Coast Guard assisting disabled fishing vessel 115 miles out to sea
BOSTON — Rescue crews from the Coast Guard Cutter Legare are towing the 61-foot fishing vessel Angela Michelle to land today after their anchor line became wrapped around their rudder and propeller about 115 miles east of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Coast Guard Sector Boston Command Center watchstanders received a call from the Angela Michelle crew that their anchor line was fouled and they were...

Coast Guard Cutter Legare returns home in time for Christmas

Coast Guard Cutter Legare returns home in time for Christmas
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Legare returned to homeport in Portsmouth, Virginia Tuesday, just in time for Christmas, following a 52-day patrol through the Caribbean and into the eastern Pacific Ocean. During their patrol, Legare’s crew transited through the Panama Canal and coordinated with multiple countries in Central and South America, along with partner agencies...

Coast Guard seizes more than $23 million worth of cocaine

Coast Guard seizes more than $23 million worth of cocaine
MIAMI — Coast Guard Station Miami Beach is scheduled to offload approximately 719 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of more than $23 million Thursday afternoon at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida. The offload is a result of a successful drug interdiction in the Caribbean Sept. 8, 2014. While on routine patrol, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bear spotted a suspicious...

Coast Guard Cutter Legare offloads $93 million of seized cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Legare offloads $93 million of seized cocaine
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Legare offloaded approximately 2,800 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of more than $93 million Thursday afternoon at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida. The offload is a result of two successful drug interdiction in the Caribbean since August 23. A crew member aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Legare stacks a bale of cocaine during a contraband...

Coast Guard Cutter Legare to offload more than $93 million in cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Legare to offload more than $93 million in cocaine
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Legare is scheduled to offload approximately 2,800 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of more than $93 million this morning at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida. The offload is a result of two successful drug interdiction in the Caribbean since August 23. While on routine patrol, the crew of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection marine patrol...

Coast Guard Rescues 97 Migrants in the span of a week

Coast Guard Rescues 97 Migrants in the span of a week
MIAMI – The Coast Guard repatriated 97 Cuban migrants that were rescued during a busy week of illegal migration attempts from Cuba. The repatriation was the result of 10 separate groups attempting to illegally enter the United States aboard rustic vessels in the Florida Straits dating back to July 14, 2014. “Our main concern is the safety of life at sea. When migrants put their lives in the hands...

Coast Guard Cutter Legare holds Change of Command

Coast Guard Cutter Legare holds Change of Command
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Cmdr. Todd Vance assumed the duties and responsibilities as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Legare from Cmdr. Kevin King during a change of command ceremony at Base Portsmouth Thursday. Vance is reporting from Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he served as the executive assistant to the deputy for operations policy and capabilities. King is a native...

Coast Guard Cutter Legare to hold change of command

Coast Guard Cutter Legare to hold change of command
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Portsmouth-based Coast Guard Cutter Legare is scheduled to hold a change of command ceremony at Base Portsmouth Thursday at 10 a.m. Vice Adm. William “Dean” Lee, Coast Guard Atlantic Area commander, will preside over the ceremony where Cmdr. Todd Vance will assume the duties and responsibilities as commanding officer of the Legare from Cmdr. Kevin King. Upon relief of command,...