Sector Sault Ste. Marie to receive Purple Heart for long-lost WWI sailor

Sector Sault Ste. Marie to receive Purple Heart for long-lost WWI sailor
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — On the 104th anniversary of the torpedoing of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Tampa, Sector Sault Ste. Marie will receive a Purple Heart on behalf of the family of one of the ship’s crewmen, local Coast Guard sailor Alfonso J. Busho. Personnel from the sector will gather to mark the event at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26 in the sector dining facility. A Sault Ste. Marie native,...

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returns home following successful patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returns home following successful patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Tampa file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lisa Ferdinando PORTSMOUTH, Va. —The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa (WMEC 902) returned to their homeport in Portsmouth, Aug. 24, 2022, after a 56-day Caribbean Sea patrol. During the patrol, Tampa’s crew collaborated with 12 other Coast Guard cutters, numerous Coast Guard aircraft, and other Department of Homeland Security boats...

Coast Guard repatriates 62 people, 1 dog to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 62 people, 1 dog to Cuba
A good Samaritan notified Sector Key West watchstanders of this makeshift vessel about 1 mile south of Alligator Reef, Florida, Aug. 21, 2022. The people were repatriated to Cuba on Aug. 23, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr.’s crew repatriated 62 Cubans and a dog to Cuba, Tuesday, following several interdictions off the Florida’s coast. Coast...

Coast Guard repatriates 109 Haitians

Coast Guard repatriates 109 Haitians
A grossly overloaded sailing vessel near Cay Sal Bank, July 25, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Tampa’s crew repatriated 109 Haitians to Cap-Haitien, Haiti, Saturday, following an interdiction near Cay Sal Bank. A Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew notified Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders, Monday, at approximately 12:45 p.m., of a...

Coast Guard repatriates 66 people to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 66 people to Cuba
Cuban Migrants aboard a good Samaritan’s vessel about 77 miles south of Key West, July 23, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter William Trump’s crew repatriated 66 Cubans to Cuba, Thursday, following several interdictions off the Florida Keys. Coast Guard Cutter Tampa’s crew notified Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders of a rustic vessel, Wednesday,...

Coast Guard repatriates 163 Haitians

Coast Guard repatriates 163 Haitians
A grossly overloaded sail vessel in Biscayne Bay, Florida, July 21, 2022. C (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Tampa’s crew repatriated 163 Haitians to Haiti, Monday, following a grounding in Biscayne Bay. Coast Guard Cutter Manowar, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, Miami-Dade Police Deparment, Biscayne National Park Rangers, Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations,...

Coast Guard repatriates 77 people to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 77 people to Cuba
A migrant vessel approximately 29 southeast of Key Largo, Florida, July 9, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans’ crew repatriated 77 Cubans to Cuba, Wednesday, following several interdictions off the Florida Keys. Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark’s crew alerted Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders of a rustic vessel, Saturday, at approximately 2 p.m.,...

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returns to homeport following 70-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returns to homeport following 70-day patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Tampa tows the fishing vessel Jenna Lee, being towed east of Cape Cod, Feb. 6, 2022. (Coast Guard photo by Seaman Ryan Lloyd) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returned to their homeport in Portsmouth, Virginia, Saturday, after a 70-day patrol in the North Atlantic Ocean. Throughout the patrol, Tampa’s crew conducted search and rescue, law enforcement...

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa crewmembers return home

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa crewmembers return home
Coast Guard Cutter Tampa crew offloads approximately 5,500 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $94.6 million, at Base Miami Beach, Miami, Florida, April 20, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Charly Tautfest) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returned to its homeport in Portsmouth after completing a 56-day counter narcotics patrol in the Central Caribbean, Sunday. The...