Cutter Seneca returns home after migrant interdiction and counter-narcotics patrol

Cutter Seneca returns home after migrant interdiction and counter-narcotics patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Seneca file photo BOSTON — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returned home to Boston after a 57-day deployment in the Caribbean Sea, Tuesday, Jan. 28. Throughout the patrol, Seneca rescued 187 Haitian migrants, conducted countless hours of training exercises with Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, and spent several weeks as a law enforcement presence in the southern Caribbean aided...

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca to offer free public tours in Savannah

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca to offer free public tours in Savannah
Coast Guard Cutter Seneca file photo SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca is scheduled to offer free public tours in Savannah starting Wednesday. The Seneca will be moored in downtown Savannah and is open for tours from Jan. 22 – 24 from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. The Seneca crew is stopping in Savannah on their way home after a two-month deployment in the Southern Caribbean Sea carrying out...

Coast Guard, partner agencies remove 187 people from 30 foot boat

Coast Guard, partner agencies remove 187 people from 30 foot boat
Coast Guard Cutter Seneca file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard, Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) and Turks and Caicos Islands Police (TCIP) rescued 187 people approximately 17 miles southwest of Turks and Caicos Islands, Saturday. The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca (WMEC-906) crew and a Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship crew arrived on scene and embarked the 187 people between the two ships. The Seneca...

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...

Cutter Seneca returns to Boston after offloading over 12,000 pounds of cocaine

Cutter Seneca returns to Boston after offloading over 12,000 pounds of cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter SENECA file photo by Auxiliarist David Lau BOSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returned home to Boston after a 93-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Friday, Sept. 27. Seneca intercepted three drug smuggling vessels transporting cocaine from South America bound for the United States. The interdictions during this patrol resulted in the apprehension of nine suspected...

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca offloads more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine in Miami

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca offloads more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine in Miami
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca (WMEC-906) crew offloaded more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine Friday at Coast Guard Sector Miami. The drugs were interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, including contraband seized and recovered in more than five interdictions of suspected drug smuggling vessels by U.S. Coast Guard cutters: The...

Coast Guard interdicts more than 50 migrants during Fourth of July weekend

Coast Guard interdicts more than 50 migrants during Fourth of July weekend
Coast Guard Cutter Seneca file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard interdicted more than 50 migrants during the Fourth of July Weekend from two separate at-sea interdictions. On July 3, watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville received notification from the good Samaritan vessel, Bochem London, of a disabled vessel with more than 20 people aboard approximately 130 miles northeast of Jacksonville,...

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returns home after 86-day patrol in Atlantic Ocean

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returns home after 86-day patrol in Atlantic Ocean
Coast Guard Cutter SENECA transits in Somes Sound near Acadia National Park, Maine. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist David Lau) BOSTON — Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returned to its homeport in Boston Saturday after an 86-day patrol in the northern Atlantic Ocean. During the patrol, Seneca’s crew responded to four search and rescue cases. One notable case involved a disabled fishing boat...