Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns to Astoria after 49-day counter-narcotics patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns to Astoria after 49-day counter-narcotics patrol
Crewmembers of Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast get underway during small boat operations on April 22, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Ryan Carroll.) ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC 623) returned to their Astoria homeport Friday after completing a 10,000-mile, 49-day counter-narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The cutter served as an on-scene law enforcement...

Coast Guard Cutter Active offloads $220 million in drugs in San Diego

Coast Guard Cutter Active offloads $220 million in drugs in San Diego
Bails of seized cocaine sit on the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC 618) before being offloaded in San Diego, Wednesday. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Gray) SAN DIEGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC 618) offloaded approximately 11,500 pounds of seized cocaine in San Diego, Wednesday. The drugs, worth an estimated $220 million, were seized in the international...

Steadfast returns home after 45-day counter-narcotics patrol

Steadfast returns home after 45-day counter-narcotics patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Trevor Lilburn ASTORIA, Ore. –– The Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returned to its homeport of Astoria Saturday following a 45-day counter-narcotics patrol, where the crew transited more than 10,000 miles conducting law enforcement operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During the deployment, the Steadfast’s crew interdicted four...

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns home after 57-day counter-narcotics patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns home after 57-day counter-narcotics patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC 623) crews search a suspected drug smuggling vessel Sept. 9, 2020, while patrolling international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. ASTORIA, Ore. — The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC 623) returned home Sunday following a 57-day counter-narcotics patrol to the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Steadfast travelled more than 10,000...

Cutter Steadfast offloads more than $67 million of cocaine in San Diego

Cutter Steadfast offloads more than $67 million of cocaine in San Diego
The Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast is seen against the San Diego skyline after the crew offloaded approximately 3,905 pounds of suspected cocaine Oct. 1, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN DIEGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC-623) offloaded approximately 3,905 pounds of suspected cocaine in San Diego, Thursday. The drugs, worth an estimated $67 million, were seized in international...

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast receives new commanding officer

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast receives new commanding officer
Capt. Dan Ursino (left) and Cmdr. Craig Allen Jr. (right) salute each other during a modified change-of-command ceremony aboard the cutter while moored in Astoria, Oregon, July 24, 2020. Allen relieved Ursino as Steadfast’s commanding officer during the ceremony, presided over by Rear Adm. Peter Gautier, Coast Guard Pacific Area deputy commander. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Brandon Brooks. ASTORIA,...

Coast Guard to hold memorial service for local helicopter crew

Coast Guard to hold memorial service for local helicopter crew
The CG-6549 Memorial at Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay.   (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard honors the sacrifice of four crewmembers lost at sea in 1997 off the coast of Cape Mendocino, with a live stream scheduled Monday at Coast Guard Sector Humboldt. The public is invited to observe the memorial on the Sector Humboldt Bay Facebook page, which is scheduled for 8:15...

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns home after 65-day counternarcotic patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns home after 65-day counternarcotic patrol
A boarding team member from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast opens a bale of contraband March 15, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo. ASTORIA, Ore. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC 623) returned home Friday to Astoria following a 65-day counternarcotic patrol to the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The cutter intercepted and boarded five suspected smuggling vessels, including one go-fast-style...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads more than 20,000 pounds of illegal drugs

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads more than 20,000 pounds of illegal drugs
The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew offloads more than 18,700 pounds of cocaine, nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana and 15 gallons of liquefied cocaine at Port Everglades, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally) MIAMI—The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew offloaded more than 18,700 pounds of cocaine, nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana and 15 gallons of liquefied...