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 to participate in San Francisco Fleet Week

Coast Guard to participate in San Francisco Fleet Week
SAN FRANCISCO — Coast Guard personnel and assets are scheduled to participate in and conduct maritime safety and security operations for the San Francisco Fleet Week, which is scheduled to kick off Monday with a series of public events, including the arrival of military vessels to the Port of San Francisco. Fleet Week includes a variety of ship tours and static displays from several branches of the...

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...

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns home after $311 million cocaine seizure

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns home after $311 million cocaine seizure
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returned home July 30, 2019 following a 56-day counter-narcotic patrol to the Eastern Pacific Ocean. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Trevor Lilburn. ASTORIA, Ore. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC-632) returned home Tuesday to Astoria following a 56-day counter-narcotic patrol to the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The crew...

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 Steadfast holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast holds change of command ceremony
Vice Adm. Linda Fagan, commander Coast Guard Pacific Area, returns a salute from Cmdr. Daniel Ursino, who assumed command of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast during a change of command ceremony held in Portland, Ore., June 9, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Valerie Higdon. PORTLAND, Ore. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast held a change-of-command ceremony Sunday...

Coast Guard holds memorial for helicopter crew lost 22 years ago

Coast Guard holds memorial for helicopter crew lost 22 years ago
Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay crewmembers gather to honor and remember the crew of CG-6549, June 7, 2019, who were lost on June 8, 1997 in an effort to rescue mariners in distress approximately 60 miles West of Cape Mendocino, California. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard honored the sacrifice of four crewmembers lost at sea in 1997 off the coast of Cape Mendocino,...

Coast Guard to enforce security zone on Willamette River, participate in Rose Festival

Coast Guard to enforce security zone on Willamette River, participate in Rose Festival
A Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team boat crew plies the waters of the Willamette River in downtown Portland during the arrival of the Rose Festival fleet during the 2004 Parade of Ships.  USCG photo by PAC Keith Alholm PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard will be enforcing a security zone along the Willamette River between the Hawthorne and Steel Bridges, in support of the Rose Festival...

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche crew returns home after 95-day counter-narcotics patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche crew returns home after 95-day counter-narcotics patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Waesche file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony L. Soto ALAMEDA, CA — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Waesche (WMSL-751) returned April 8 to the ship’s homeport of Alameda following a 95-day counter-narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Waesche’s deployment supported Joint Interagency Task Force-South, with the ship operating in international waters off the coast...