Coast Guard Cutter Reliance arrives in new homeport in Florida

Coast Guard Cutter Reliance arrives in new homeport in Florida
Capt. Tim Kinsella, NAS Pensacola commanding officer, (center) greets U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Reliance commanding officer, Cmdr. Robert Hill upon the arrival of the cutter, August 31. U. S. Navy Photo by Joshua Cox. NEW ORLEANS — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Reliance (WMEC-615) arrived Monday at the cutter’s new homeport of Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, following a dry dock and Caribbean...

Cutter Reliance will depart Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for last time

Cutter Reliance will depart Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for last time
Coast Guard Cutter Reliance file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Clinton McDonald KITTERY, MAINE —The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Reliance crew will depart on patrol from the Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, New Hampshire July 6, 2020, and return in August to its new homeport of Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida. After 32 years homeported in New Hampshire, Reliance will continue service with two other...

Coast Guard repatriates 26 migrants to the Dominican Republic

Coast Guard repatriates 26 migrants to the Dominican Republic
The Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez repatriated 26 migrants, 22 men and four women, to the Dominican Republic Dec. 9, 2019 (U.S. Coast Guard Photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez (WPC-1114) repatriated 26 migrants to the Dominican Republic Monday, following the interdiction of an illegal migrant voyage Saturday morning in the Mona Passage. The interdiction...

Coast Guard, Navy respond to disabled sailboat 110 miles off Virginia Beach

Coast Guard, Navy respond to disabled sailboat 110 miles off Virginia Beach
The Coast Guard Cutter Reliance arrives at the C’est La Vie disabled sailboat 110 miles east southeast of Virginia Beach, Va., Feb. 8, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Cutter Reliance is bringing two crewmembers and their disabled sailboat back to shore Friday, after a Navy ship responded to their distress call offshore. A Navy destroyer crew heard the pan-pan distress...

Coast Guard rescues, medevacs 2 men who fell overboard from tanker

Coast Guard rescues, medevacs 2 men who fell overboard from tanker
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard aircrew flew two men to the hospital after they were injured falling overboard with a lifeboat from a tanker 70 miles east of Chincoteague, Wednesday. The two engineers were reportedly working on an enclosed lifeboat when it released and they both went over with it. The crew of the tanker, Chemtrans Nova, contacted Coast...

Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returns home after 71-day deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returns home after 71-day deployment
A Jamaica Defence Force coast guard ship and the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard cutter Jaguar depart from Kingston Jamaica behind the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Resolute, March 20, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Sarah Ritchie) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returned home Saturday to St. Petersburg following a 71-day deployment. While on deployment, the Resolute...

Coast Guard offloads 11 tons of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads 11 tons of cocaine in San Diego
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman guards pallets of cocaine prior to offloading them at Naval Base San Diego on August 18, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joel Guzman) SAN DIEGO – The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sherman offloaded approximately 11 tons of cocaine at Naval Base San Diego, Thursday. Several U.S. Coast Guard cutters seized a combined total...

Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriates 36 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriates 36 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans repatriated 36 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba Friday. This repatriation is a result of four separate migrant interdictions at sea in a span of a week, beginning Aug. 1. The Cuban migrants were trying to illegally enter the United States on unseaworthy vessels commonly referred to as “rustics” or “chugs.” The...

Coast Guard Cutter Reliance returns to homeport following 9-week patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Reliance returns to homeport following 9-week patrol
BOSTON — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Reliance returned to their homeport at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine on Monday, following a nine-week patrol in the Caribbean Sea supporting the Joint Interagency Task Force-South. During the deployment, the 75-member crew of the Reliance was primarily responsible for conducting counter drug operations in support of U.S. and international law....