Coast Guard crew offloads more than 26,000 pounds of cocaine

Coast Guard crew offloads more than 26,000 pounds of cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf crewmembers inspect a low-profile semi-submersible in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean Aug. 14, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAN DIEGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL-750) offloaded more than 26,000 pounds of seized cocaine and marijuana in San Diego, Thursday. The drugs, worth an estimated $390 million, were seized in international...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home following 94-day counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home following 94-day counter-drug patrol
A Coast Guard Cutter Stratton boarding team searches a suspected smuggling vessel interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, May 31, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo. ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) returned to Coast Guard Island Monday after a 94-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Stratton’s deployment began in late March as...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton departs for Eastern Pacific counter-narcotic patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton departs for Eastern Pacific counter-narcotic patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Stratton file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Garrett Raitt ALAMEDA, California – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL-752) got underway from Coast Guard Island Saturday for a months-long deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean, where the crew will patrol international waters off Central and South America to intercept and deter drug trafficking efforts. The cutter...

Return to the 378’: Cutter Stratton engineers collaborate with Philippine navy

Return to the 378’: Cutter Stratton engineers collaborate with Philippine navy
The Philippine Navy ship BRP Andres Bonifacio (PS 17) and the U.S. Coast Guard Legend-class cutter USCGC Stratton (WMSL 752) steam in formation together during a photo exercise as part of Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama Oct. 17, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nathan Littlejohn) by Petty Officer 1st Class Nate Littlejohn When Coast Guard Cmdr. Matthew Gans learned...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns to Alameda following 162-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns to Alameda following 162-day patrol
Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Megan Sullivan hugs her husband Chief Warrant Officer Donald Sullivan following a 162-day deployment in the Western Pacific.  (U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Senior Chief Petty Officer NyxoLyno Cangemi) ALAMEDA, Calif. — The crew aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) returned Friday to their homeport of Alameda following a 162-day deployment to the...

Stratton in the Indo-Pacific – Traversing the new center of gravity

Stratton in the Indo-Pacific - Traversing the new center of gravity
Mike McCord, Scan Eagle site lead, and Technician Dwight Smith, both of Dallas, recover a Small Unmanned Aerial System or drone aboard USCGC Stratton (WMSL 752), in the Pacific, Oct. 31, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir) Story and imagery by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir The lights are low. Green and blue pixels illuminate the faces of watchstanders in the Combat Information...

U.S., Republic of Kiribati conduct joint training at sea

U.S., Republic of Kiribati conduct joint training at sea
The crews of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton and the RKS Teanoai conduct a training exchange in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 7, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir) PACIFIC OCEAN — The crews of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) and the Republic of Kiribati Ship Teanoai (301) conducted a passenger and training exchange in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 7. “The U.S. and...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton arrives in Guam after high seas fisheries boardings

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton arrives in Guam after high seas fisheries boardings
The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton moor the vessel at Victor Pier on Naval Base Guam, Oct. 28, 2019, furthering the Coast Guard’s commitment to regional security and partnerships. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir) APRA HARBOR, Guam — On the heels of their operations combatting United Nations sanctions violations in support of the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet, the...

Coast Guard Cutter conducts DPRK sanctions patrol

Coast Guard Cutter conducts DPRK sanctions patrol
A small boat crew from Coast Guard Cutter Stratton along with a Maritime Security Task Force West team is underway in support of helicopter operations in the South China Sea Sept. 16, 2019. A China Coast Guard ship (on the horizon) shadowed the Stratton crew throughout their transit of the South China Sea. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nate Littlejohn. PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines...