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...

Coast Guard offloads more than 7.1 tons of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads more than 7.1 tons of cocaine in San Diego
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche poses with pallets holding more than 7.1 tons of contraband Friday at Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal in San Diego April 5, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joel Guzman) SAN DIEGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche offloaded more than 14,300 pounds of cocaine in San Diego Friday. The cocaine was seized in international waters...

El Tiburon Blanco to celebrate 50 years of maritime service

El Tiburon Blanco to celebrate 50 years of maritime service
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast transits under the Astoria-Megler Bridge, located in Astoria, Ore., while displaying “Never Sail Too Far” with their signal flags, Nov. 21, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast. Astoria, Ore. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast is scheduled to celebrate the cutter’s 50 years of maritime service...

Coast Guard offloads approximately 8.5 tons of cocaine

Coast Guard offloads approximately 8.5 tons of cocaine
Crew members from the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast prepare a pallet of seized cocaine to be offloaded at Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal, San Diego, July 16, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Taylor Bacon) SAN DIEGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast offloaded approximately 7,800 kilograms of cocaine, worth nearly $260-million wholesale, seized in international waters of the Eastern...

Coast Guard scheduled to participate in annual Rose Festival

Coast Guard scheduled to participate in annual Rose Festival
Coast Guard Cutter Orcas file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nate Littlejohn PORTLAND, Ore. — Three Coast Guard cutter crews and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew are scheduled to participate in the annual Portland Rose Festival and Navy Fleet Week, June 6 to 11. The Coast Guard Cutters Steadfast, Bluebell and Orcas are participating in the annual Parade of Ships and will be open for free public...

Coast Guard LEDET helps HMCS Whitehorse and Edmonton to get three drug busts in two weeks

Coast Guard LEDET helps HMCS Whitehorse and Edmonton to get three drug busts in two weeks
Three bales of cocaine are transferred from HMCS Whitehorse to a Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB) from the United States Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast Photo: MARPAC Public Affairs By Lt(N) Paul Pendergast, Canadian Joint Operations Command Public Affairs Officer Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Whitehorse and Edmonton had a busy two weeks on Operation CARIBBE, making three drug busts during...