U.S., Canada conduct fisheries enforcement with partner nations in South Pacific

U.S., Canada conduct fisheries enforcement with partner nations in South Pacific
U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian Fishery Officers pause during an inspection of a fishing vessel on the high seas of the South Pacific Jan. 16, 2019.  (Photo courtesy Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans) HONOLULU — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717) continues their patrol of the South Pacific with partners from several nations in January and into February. The U.S. is advancing...

Coast Guard patrols South Pacific in support of international fisheries

Coast Guard patrols South Pacific in support of international fisheries
A boarding team from the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717) approach a fishing vessel on the high seas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Mellon) HONOLULU — Following a stop in Fiji in late January, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717) continues their South Pacific patrol in support of counter-Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported fishing and global security missions. The...

Coast Guard terminates fishing vessel voyage for multiple safety violations near Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Coast Guard terminates fishing vessel voyage for multiple safety violations near Dutch Harbor, Alaska
Coast Guard Cutter Mellon file photo JUNEAU, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon terminated the voyage of the fishing vessel Nushagak Spirit near Dutch Harbor after discovering several safety issues and environmental concerns on board the vessel Monday. The crew of the Mellon conducted the boarding of the Nushagak Spirit three nautical miles east of Umnak Island where they discovered...

Coast Guard rescues man after vessel sinks near Whidbey Island, Wash.

Coast Guard rescues man after vessel sinks near Whidbey Island, Wash.
Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued a man after his 38-foot pleasure craft sank in the vicinity of Smith Island near Whidbey Island, Friday. An aircrew aboard a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, hoisted the man and transported him to Naval Station Whidbey Island where he was met by local emergency...

Coast Guard Cutter Mellon holds 50th Anniversary ceremony in Seattle

Coast Guard Cutter Mellon holds 50th Anniversary ceremony in Seattle
Coast Guard Cutter Mellon crewmembers look through photo albums prior to a ceremony held in the Base Seattle gymnasium on Jan. 9, 2018, which celebrated the cutter’s 50 years of service. The Mellon was designed to help crewmembers perform each of the Coast Guard’s missions including search and rescue, defense operations, law enforcement and environmental protection. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty...

Coast Guard offloads 13 tons of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads 13 tons of cocaine in San Diego
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett offloads more than 13 tons of cocaine at Naval Base San Diego on February 16, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joel Guzman) SAN DIEGO – The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett offloaded more than 13 tons of cocaine at Naval Base San Diego, Thursday. Several U.S. Coast Guard cutters seized the combined total tons of cocaine...

Coast Guard offloads 26.5 tons of cocaine seized in Eastern Pacific Drug Transit

Coast Guard offloads 26.5 tons of cocaine seized in Eastern Pacific Drug Transit
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew stand next to approximately 26.5 tons of cocaine Dec. 15, 2016. Coast Guard photo by Eric D. Woodall MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloaded approximately 26.5 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades Thursday worth an estimated $715 million wholesale value seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean since Oct. 1. The...

San Francisco Fleet Week 2016 kicks off

San Francisco Fleet Week 2016 kicks off
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Fleet Week kicks off in the Bay Area with events open to the public Oct. 3-10, including the Parade of Ships arrival to the Port of San Francisco. With the greater San Francisco Bay Area’s largest military presence totaling more than 4,000 men and women, Coast Guard personnel and assets will participate and provide maritime security for the Fleet Week events. These Coast...

Coast Guard recognizes Port Orchard, Wash. resident as 47th Master Cutterman

Coast Guard recognizes Port Orchard, Wash. resident as 47th Master Cutterman
  Chief Warrant Officer Thomas Shuster, weapons officer aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon presents Chief Warrant Officer Joel Moore, supply officer of the Mellon, a copy of the book “The Old Man and the Sea” during a ceremony held aboard the underway cutter, Aug. 4, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon. SEATTLE — The Coast Guard recognized Port...