Coast Guard assists mariner aboard homemade vessel after 5-month journey across Pacific Ocean

Coast Guard assists mariner aboard homemade vessel after 5-month journey across Pacific Ocean
A boatcrew from the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward boards the homemade vessel of a 78-year-old mariner in distress off the coast of California, Nov. 14, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard assisted a 78-year-old man aboard a homemade sailing vessel, Thursday, after he ran out of supplies during a five-month journey across the Pacific Ocean. On October 29, the brother...

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns to Oregon following $54 million cocaine seizure

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns to Oregon following $54 million cocaine seizure
Coast Guard Cutter Alert file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll ASTORIA, Ore. — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alert returned to their homeport of Astoria Friday following a 10,700 nautical mile, 65-day, multi-mission patrol, resulting in the interdiction of nearly 4,000 pounds of cocaine worth approximately $54 million. Alert’s crew conducted counterdrug operations in international...

Coast Guard offloads more than $92 million worth of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads more than $92 million worth of cocaine in San Diego
The Coast Guard Cutter Alert crew offloaded more than 6,800 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $92 million in San Diego, Oct. 16, 2019. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Gray) SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard offloaded more than $92 million worth of seized cocaine in San Diego Wednesday. The cocaine, worth more than $92 million, was seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific...

Coast Guard showcases array of units during San Francisco Fleet Week

Coast Guard showcases array of units during San Francisco Fleet Week
The Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast, a 210-foot vessel homeported out of Warrenton, Oregon, transits under the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco Bay during San Francisco Fleet Week’s Parade of Ships, October 11, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Akiyama) ALAMEDA, Calif. — Multiple Pacific region Coast Guard units showcased their capabilities Friday during San...

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward returns from patrol with 2,800 pounds of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward returns from patrol with 2,800 pounds of cocaine
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward returns to its homeport at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach in San Pedro, California after a successful counter narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Aug. 29, 2019  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Ian Gray) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward (WPC-1130) returned from their first patrol of the drug transit zones...

13 tons of cocaine offloaded in San Diego

13 tons of cocaine offloaded in San Diego
Rear Adm. Peter Gauiter, the 11th Coast Guard District commander, Cmdr. Daniel Ursino, the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast commanding officer, and crew of Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast, stand in front of the pallets of cocaine the crew of Steadfast seized, July 26, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Akiyama) SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast...

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward commissioned in San Francisco

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward commissioned in San Francisco
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew conducts a fly-by as the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward crew renders a salute during a commissioning ceremony at Yerba Buena Island, California, March 2, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Alex Gray) SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard commissioned a new, California-based 154-foot Fast Response Cutter in San Francisco, Saturday. The Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward...

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward to be commissioned in San Francisco

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward to be commissioned in San Francisco
Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward file photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward, a California-based 154-foot Fast Response Cutter (FRC), is scheduled to be commissioned in San Francisco, Saturday. The Robert Ward is the second of four FRCs to be homeported at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach. While the cutter will be based in Southern California,...

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward arrives in San Francisco Bay ahead of commissioning

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward arrives in San Francisco Bay ahead of commissioning
The Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward, a Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter (FRC) homeported at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach, is escorted by San Francisco and Sacramento Coast Guard assets as the crew journeys to Coast Guard Sector San Francisco on Yerba Buena Island for a ceremonial commissioning, Feb. 22, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordan Akiyama) SAN FRANCISCO...