Coast Guard responds to a boat fire near Carlsbad

Coast Guard responds to a boat fire near Carlsbad
Coast Guard Cutter Benjamin Bottoms crewmembers work with Coast Guard Cutters Haddock and Munro to extinguish a vessel fire off the coast of San Diego, July 15, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) SAN DIEGO — Coast Guard responded to a boat fire Thursday morning near Carlsbad. Coast Guard Sector San Diego watchstanders received several reports of a boat, 50 feet in length, on fire approximately...

Coast Guard offloads more than 19,600 pounds of cocaine, marijuana in Alameda, Calif.

Coast Guard offloads more than 19,600 pounds of cocaine, marijuana in Alameda, Calif.
A pallet of seized contraband is shown during a drug offload from the Coast Guard Cutter Munro in Alameda, California, March 23, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor Bacon) ALAMEDA, Calif. ­— The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) offloaded approximately 8,200 pounds of seized cocaine and 11,450 pounds of marijuana Tuesday at the ship’s homeport at Coast...

Coast Guard offloads 7,500 pounds of cocaine, marijuana in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads 7,500 pounds of cocaine, marijuana in San Diego
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf offloads approximately 7,500 pounds of seized cocaine and marijuana in San Diego, March 20, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Travis Magee) SAN DIEGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL-750) offloaded approximately 7,500 pounds of seized cocaine and marijuana in San Diego Wednesday. The drugs, worth an estimated...

Coast Guard cutter crews seize $156M worth of cocaine

Coast Guard cutter crews seize $156M worth of cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf boarding teams interdict a low-profile vessel in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, seizing more than 4,380 pounds of cocaine, Feb. 1, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf. ALAMEDA, Calif. – Crews aboard two Alameda-based Coast Guard cutters interdicted three suspected drug smuggling vessels in the Eastern Pacific Ocean between Jan. 26 and Feb....

Coast Guard, Russian Border Guard patrol maritime boundary line

Coast Guard, Russian Border Guard patrol maritime boundary line
Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star crew and a Russian aircraft crew patrolled the Bering Sea maritime boundary line between Russia and the United States in mid-January. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Cynthia Oldham.) JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star crew and a Russian aircraft crew patrolled the Bering Sea maritime boundary line between Russia and the United States in...

Coast Guard Cutter Munro returns home following a 3-month, multi-mission patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Munro returns home following a 3-month, multi-mission patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) transits the San Francisco Bay en route to the cutter’s homeport of Alameda, California, Sept. 7, 2020. Photo by Pablo Fernicola. ALAMEDA, Calif. — The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) returned home Monday to Alameda following a three month, 15,000 mile, multi-mission patrol. Munro’s crew began their patrol in the Bering Sea and...

Coast Guard Cutter Munro Joins RIMPAC Following 37-day Alaska Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Munro Joins RIMPAC Following 37-day Alaska Patrol
PEARL HARBOR – A U.S. Navy MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, lands aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL-755) ahead of Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC).  (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nate Laird) Alameda – The Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL-755) began participation Monday, August 17, in this year’s exercise Rim...

Coast Guard Cutter Munro holds modified change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Munro holds modified change-of-command ceremony
Seven crew members participated in the Coast Guard Cutter Munro’s (WMSL 755) modified change-of-command ceremony aboard the cutter while moored at Base Alameda, Calif., May 1, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo Chief Petty Officer Matthew S. Masaschi. ALAMEDA, Calif. – Capt. Blake L. Novak relieved Capt. James C. Estramonte as commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) Friday during...

Coast Guard cutter returns home after seizing $115M in cocaine

Coast Guard cutter returns home after seizing $115M in cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) crew members inspect a go-fast vessel in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean Jan. 16, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo). ALAMEDA, California — The Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) returned home to Alameda Sunday after a 78-day deployment during which they seized an estimated $115 million worth of cocaine from suspected smugglers in the Eastern Pacific...