Coast Guard Cutter Northland holds change-of-command

Coast Guard Cutter Northland holds change-of-command
Capt. Mark Gordon, chief of operations for the Coast Guard Atlantic Area Command, presides over the change-of-command ceremony for Coast Guard Cutter Northland, June 16, 2020, in Portsmouth, Virginia. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Trey Clifton) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Cmdr. Patricia M. Bennet relieved Cmdr. Charles L. Banks as the Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Northland...

Keel laid for first Coast Guards Offshore Patrol Cutter Argus

Keel laid for first Coast Guards Offshore Patrol Cutter Argus
Panama City, FL – The keel laying ceremony for the US Coast Guard’s, first of class, Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) ARGUS (WMSM-915), was held on April 28, 2020 at Eastern Shipbuilding Group’s Nelson Street facility. The ceremony was performed and recorded without audience to comply with CDC guidelines to combat the spread of COVID-19. The keel laying represents the ceremonial start of a ship’s...

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 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...

Cutter Hamilton oversees Surface Action Group South during Hurricane Florence response

Cutter Hamilton oversees Surface Action Group South during Hurricane Florence response
Two Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton smallboat crews conduct training Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 near Mayport, Florida in preparation for Hurricane Florence response efforts.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Kiana Kekoa CHARLESTON, S.C. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL-753) oversaw five Coast Guard cutters in the Surface Action Group South during Hurricane Florence response efforts. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Northland returns to homeport after 79-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Northland returns to homeport after 79-day patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Northland crew members fire .50 caliber machine gun in the West Atlantic Ocean, July 23, 2018 during their Caribbean patrol.  (Coast Guard Photo) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Northland  returned to Portsmouth, Virginia,  after completing a 79-day patrol in the Western Atlantic Ocean, Saturday. The Northland is a 270-foot medium endurance cutter homeported...

Self-proclaimed “quiet person in the corner” makes big impact

Self-proclaimed "quiet person in the corner" makes big impact
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Elizabeth Haworth receives the Coast Guard’s MCPO Pearl Faurie Leadership Award at the 2018 Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium in San Diego, June 21, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo, courtesy Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium) “Petty Officer 2nd Class Elizabeth Haworth!” Applause rumbled to life at the San Diego Convention Center and...

Coast Guard Cutter Northland returns to Portsmouth after Eastern Pacific patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Northland returns to Portsmouth after Eastern Pacific patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Northland patrols the Eastern Pacific during an 81-day mission spanning December 2017-February 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt.j.g. Samuel N. Williams)   PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Northland returned to Portsmouth Thursday following an 81-day, counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific. The crew of the Northland interdicted five vessels, detained...

Coast Guard offloads 14,000 pounds of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads 14,000 pounds of cocaine in Port Everglades
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew stand next to approximately seven tons of cocaine Feb. 13, 2017 aboard the cutter at Port Everglades Cruiseport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloaded approximately 14,000 pounds of cocaine Tuesday in Port Everglades worth an estimated...