Coast Guard Cutter Northland returns home after 80-day Eastern Pacific patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Northland returns home after 80-day Eastern Pacific patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Northland interdicts a low-profile vessel in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in August 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard Cutter Northland (WMEC 904) returned to Portsmouth Monday, following an 80-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in support of the Coast Guard Eleventh District and Joint Interagency Task Force South. The Northland’s crew patrolled...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from boat fire 150 miles south of Costa Rica

Coast Guard rescues 3 from boat fire 150 miles south of Costa Rica
Coast Guard Cutter Northland crews rescued three people after their boat caught fire approximately 150 miles south of Golfito, Costa Rica, August 18, 2021.  (Coast Guard courtesy photo) ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard rescued three people Wednesday morning after their boat caught fire approximately 150 miles south of Golfito, Costa Rica. Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) Costa Rica contacted...

Coast Guard Cutter Northland Returns from Gulf of Mexico patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Northland Returns from Gulf of Mexico patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Northland file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard Cutter Northland returned home to Portsmouth from a patrol in support of the Eighth Coast Guard District, Monday. During the patrol, the crew of the Northland conducted daily law enforcement boardings and patrolled the waters for any illegal fishing boats or gear to ensure fair, safe, and sustainable practices. The Northland...

Coast Guard Cutter Northland returns home from patrol in Caribbean

Coast Guard Cutter Northland returns home from patrol in Caribbean
A fisherman is guided back to shore by the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Northland before Hurricane Laura arrives, August 20, 2020, near Haiti. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard Cutter Northland (WMEC-904) returned to its homeport in Portsmouth after a 47-day patrol conducting counter-drug and migrant interdiction operations in the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean,...

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...