Coast Guard Cutter Reliance returns from a 36-day Caribbean Sea patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Reliance returns from a 36-day Caribbean Sea patrol
Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Callanan, a boatswain’s mate aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Reliance, navigates the Over-the-Horizon small boat during small boat operations in the Caribbean Sea Nov. 23, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard phot courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Reliance) PENSACOLA, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Reliance returned to homeport in Pensacola Saturday after a 36-day Caribbean...

Coast Guard, partners interdict 7 drug-smuggling vessels in the Caribbean

Coast Guard, partners interdict 7 drug-smuggling vessels in the Caribbean
Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier file photo. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations and the Dutch Caribbean coast guard interdicted seven suspected drug smuggling vessels over 10 days near Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico in the Eastern Caribbean. The collaboration between the federal agencies resulted in more than 3,700 pounds of...

Cutter James offloads more than $411.3 million in drugs at Port Everglades

Cutter James offloads more than $411.3 million in drugs at Port Everglades
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754) crew stand next to approximately 23,000 pounds of cocaine and 8,800 pounds of marijuana Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 aboard the cutter at Port Everglades Cruise Port in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Villa Rodriguez. MIAMI—The Coast Guard Cutter James crew offloaded more than 23,000 pounds of cocaine and...

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...