Coast Guard offloads $721 million worth of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads $721 million worth of cocaine in San Diego
Coast Guard Cutter Stratton boarding team members guard 47,000 pounds of seized cocaine on the flight deck of the cutter in San Diego, Jan. 25, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class DaVonte’ Marrow) SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard offloaded more than 47,000 pounds of cocaine worth over $721 million from the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, in San Diego, Thursday, which was seized...

Coast Guard Cutter Northland returns to Portsmouth, VA

Coast Guard Cutter Northland returns to Portsmouth, VA
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Northland, a 270-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Portsmouth, Virginia, poses for a photo with seized cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Sept. 15, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Jordan Groff/Released) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard Cutter Northland crew returned to Portsmouth Sunday following a 79-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and...

Coast Guard sees resurgence of low-profile smuggling vessels

Coast Guard sees resurgence of low-profile smuggling vessels
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, forms along side approximately 18 tons of cocaine at 10th Ave Marine Terminal in San Diego on June 15, 2017. The narcotics were seized during 18 seperate interdictions in the Eastern Pacific Ocean from March 2017 through June 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Davonte Marrow) ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard has interdicted seven...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew continues Hurricane Irma relief efforts in Key West

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew continues Hurricane Irma relief efforts in Key West
Capt. Jeffrey Janszen, second from left, Commander of Coast Guard Sector Key West, Florida, speaks to Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crewmembers.  U.S. Coast Guard photo KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew continues relief efforts in response to the damage caused by Hurricane Irma in Key West. The Hamilton crew relieved the Coast Guard Cutter Northland crew of its duties in Key West...

Coast Guard escorts 4 to safety after heavy winds, seas damage fishing boat off Portland, Maine

Coast Guard escorts 4 to safety after heavy winds, seas damage fishing boat off Portland, Maine
The Coast Guard Cutter Northland, homported in Portsmouth, Virginia, departs following an escort of four people aboard a disabled fishing boat Wednesday, November 30, 2016. a response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Boothbay Harbor relieved Northland’s crew from their escort and accompanied Gracelyn Jane into Boothbay Harbor, Maine. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Fontenault) BOSTON...

Coast Guard Cutter Northland returns home from Florida Straits patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Northland returns home from Florida Straits patrol
A crewmember from the Coast Guard Cutter Northland embraces his girlfriend at Base Portsmouth, Virginia, Sept. 15, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake) PORTSMOUTH, Va — The Coast Guard Cutter Northland returned from a 42-day patrol in the Coast Guard’s 7th District Thursday. During their patrol, Northland coordinated maritime migrant interdictions in support...

Coast Guard Cutter Northland crew rescues 12 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Northland crew rescues 12 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Northland rescued 12 Cuban migrants Sunday from a rustic vessel approximately 20 nautical miles southeast of Key West. On Sunday at approximately 9 p.m. a Customs and Border Protection Bombardier DHC-8 air crew sighted a rustic vessel beset by heavy weather signaling for assistance. The air crew remained on scene and vectored in the Coast Guard Cutter Northland crew. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Northland holds change of command

Coast Guard Cutter Northland holds change of command
Coast Guard Cmdr. Jason Ryan, outgoing commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Northland, salutes Capt. Jeffrey Randall, chief of Atlantic Area Operational Forces, during a change of command ceremony onboard the Coast Guard Cutter Northland at Base Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Virginia, July 8, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Coast Guard Cmdr....

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf seizes more than 6 tons of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf seizes more than 6 tons of cocaine
ALAMEDA, Calif. – Coast Guardsmen seized more than 12,800 pounds of cocaine and apprehended four suspected drug smugglers from a self-propelled semisubmersible, or SPSS, about 300 miles southwest of Panama March 3. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf from Alameda, California, was notified by a Customs and Border Protection aircraft about the SPSS off Panama.  The Berholf launched two interceptor...