Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns to Boston following 90-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns to Boston following 90-day patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Spencer file photo BOSTON — Coast Guard Cutter Spencer, a 270-foot Medium Endurance Cutter, returned to Boston Wednesday after a 90-day patrol conducting drug and alien migrant interdiction operations while simultaneously responding to search and rescue efforts in the Caribbean Sea. While patrolling the Caribbean Sea, Spencer responded to a search and rescue case where a pleasure...

Coast Guard participates in Fleet Week’s Damage Control Olympics

Coast Guard participates in Fleet Week’s Damage Control Olympics
Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter William Flores douse a fire during a drill at the DC Olympics at Port Everglades, Florida, April 30, 2019.  Coast Guard photo by Seaman Erik Villa Rodriguez. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Coast Guard and Navy crews participated in the 2019 Port Everglades Fleet Week Damage Contol Olympics Tuesday. The event brought together numerous Coast Guard cutters and Navy...

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer crew arrives at Port Everglades for 29th Annual Fleet Week

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer crew arrives at Port Everglades for 29th Annual Fleet Week
The Coast Guard Cutter Spencer (WMEC-905) crew moors at Port Everglades, Florida, April 28, 2019.  Coast Guard Photo by Seaman Erik Villa-Rodriguez. MIAMI — The Coast Guard Guard Cutter Spencer (WMEC-905) crew arrived at Port Everglades, Sunday, after an 80-day patrol to participate in the 29th Annual Fleet Week. The Fleet Week is scheduled to start Monday, April 29 and continue to Sunday, May 5. Fleet...

Coast Guard offloads 970 pounds of cocaine and 550 pounds of marijuana

Coast Guard offloads 970 pounds of cocaine and 550 pounds of marijuana
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans offloaded approximately 970 pounds of cocaine and 550 pounds of marijuana Thursday, April 18, 2019.  MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans (WPC-1110) offloaded approximately 970 pounds of cocaine and 550 pounds of marijuana Thursday at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach worth an estimated total of $13.5 million wholesale seized in international...

Coast Guard interdicts 33 Haitian migrants 35 miles northeast of Tortuga

Coast Guard interdicts 33 Haitian migrants 35 miles northeast of Tortuga
A migrant vessel is shown in the Caribbean after an interdiction,  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard interdicted 33 migrants Monday approximately 35 miles northeast of Tortuga, Haiti attempting to illegally enter the United States. At approximately 7:30 a.m., the Coast Guard Cutter Spencer (WMEC-905) crew detected an overloaded 25-foot motor vessel and launched an Over the Horizon smallboat...

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns to Boston after 80-day counter-narcotic patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns to Boston after 80-day counter-narcotic patrol
A crew member from Coast Guard Cutter Spencer rescues two sea turtles from entangled fishing gear Monday, Sept. 30, 2018, in the Eastern Pacific Ocean during their 80-day patrol.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returned to its homeport of Boston Monday after an 80-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific interdicting drugs, rescuing sea turtles, and saving a mariner...

Coast Guard offloads 18.5 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads 18.5 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades
A pallet of interdicted cocaine being offloaded from the Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754) by crane Nov. 15, 2018 in Port Everglades, Florida.  Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754) offloaded approximately 18.5 tons of cocaine Thursday in Port Everglades. Worth an estimated $500 million wholesale the drugs were...

Coast Guard cutter, helicopter crews medevac man 200 miles off Cape Hatteras

Coast Guard cutter, helicopter crews medevac man 200 miles off Cape Hatteras
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and C-130 Hercules aircraft file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 57-year-old man suffering chest pains aboard a 48-foot sailing vessel approximately 200 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, NC, Saturday morning. Watchstanders at the Fifth District Command Center in Portsmouth received Personal Locater Beacon and Emergency Position Indicating...

Cutter Hamilton oversees Surface Action Group South during Hurricane Florence response

Cutter Hamilton oversees Surface Action Group South during Hurricane Florence response
Two Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton smallboat crews conduct training Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 near Mayport, Florida in preparation for Hurricane Florence response efforts.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Kiana Kekoa CHARLESTON, S.C. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL-753) oversaw five Coast Guard cutters in the Surface Action Group South during Hurricane Florence response efforts. The...