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...

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns to port after 60-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns to port after 60-day patrol
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast transits under the Astoria-Megler Bridge, located in Astoria, Oregon. Coast Guard file photo courtesy of Cutter Steadfast. ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returned to homeport Thursday following a 60-day counter drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The Steadfast crewmembers steamed over 10,500 miles, conducted over 100 readiness drills,...

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...