Coast Guard Cutter Seneca offloads more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine in Miami

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca offloads more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine in Miami
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca (WMEC-906) crew offloaded more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine Friday at Coast Guard Sector Miami. The drugs were interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, including contraband seized and recovered in more than five interdictions of suspected drug smuggling vessels by U.S. Coast Guard cutters: The...

Coast Guard commissions the two newest national security cutters in Honolulu

Coast Guard commissions the two newest national security cutters in Honolulu
Adm. Karl Schultz, the commandant of the Coast Guard, speaks during a dual-commissioning ceremony at Base Honolulu, Aug. 24, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West) HONOLULU — The U.S Coast Guard’s two newest national security cutters were commissioned Saturday during a ceremony presided over by Adm. Karl Schultz, the Coast Guard’s commandant. The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard’s newest National Security Cutter arrives in Hawaii

Coast Guard's newest National Security Cutter arrives in Hawaii
Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West. HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) arrived at its new homeport in Honolulu Friday. The Midgett is the eighth of the Coast Guard’s national security cutters and the second to be homeported in Hawaii. Its sister ship, the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) arrived Dec. 22, 2018....

Pre-commissioned Cutter Midgett makes second cocaine seizure within five days

Pre-commissioned Cutter Midgett makes second cocaine seizure within five days
Crew members from the pre-commissioned Coast Guard Cutter Midgett sit atop a  low-profile go-fast vessel interdicted by the crew July 31 in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. ALAMEDA, Calif. — Crews aboard the pre-commissioned Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) interdicted a suspected low-profile go-fast vessel July 31, seizing more than 4,600 pounds...

Pre-commissioned Cutter Midgett seizes more than 2,100 pounds of cocaine

Pre-commissioned Cutter Midgett seizes more than 2,100 pounds of cocaine
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) crew members seized more than 2,100 pounds of cocaine July 26, 2019, from a low-profile go-fast vessel interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. U.S. Coast Guard photo. ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew of the pre-commissioned Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) seized more than 2,100 pounds of cocaine worth approximately $64 million...

New Cutter Midgett responds to 1st search and rescue mission, prior to commissioning

New Cutter Midgett responds to 1st search and rescue mission, prior to commissioning
National Security Cutter Midgett file Photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, which left the shipyard in June and had not yet been commissioned, was transiting off North Carolina when the Coast Guard learned of a 70-year-old man in need of assistance aboard a 62-foot disabled sailboat, 50 miles east of Cape Hatteras, Saturday evening. “It was fortunate that a pre-commissioned Coast...

Coast Guard conducts second medevac in two days near Cold Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard conducts second medevac in two days near Cold Bay, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, forward deployed with the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, medevaced a man from the fishing vessel Ocean Peace approximately 115 miles north of Cold Bay, Alaska, Tuesday. Coast Guard 17th District Command Center watchstanders in Juneau received notification...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 70 miles north of Cold Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel 70 miles north of Cold Bay, Alaska
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew forward deployed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett medevaced a 56-year-old man from the fishing vessel Vaerdal 70 miles north of Cold Bay, Alaska, Feb. 25, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, forward deployed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, medevaced...

Coast Guard participates in San Francisco Fleet Week, enforces safety and security zones

Coast Guard participates in San Francisco Fleet Week, enforces safety and security zones
Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter George Cobb, a 175-foot coastal buoy tender homeported in San Pedro, Calif., place a yellow buoy marking the center of the San Francisco Fleet Week 2017 security zone, Oct. 2, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall. SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Fleet Week kicked off Monday with a series of public events, including the arrival...