Coast Guard posthumously presents two Purple Heart Medals

Coast Guard posthumously presents two Purple Heart Medals
U.S. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Linda Fagan, Pacific Area commander, stands with Lisa Rehman and Bob Kelleher who accepted Purple Heart Medals during a ceremony on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California, Sept. 3, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Masaschi ALAMEDA, California — Vice Adm. Linda Fagan, the U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area Commander, posthumously presented...

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa holds change of command ceremony in Portsmouth

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa holds change of command ceremony in Portsmouth
Coast Guard Cutter Tampa file photo by by PA1 Dana Warr. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Tampa welcomed a new commanding officer during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Wednesday. During the ceremony presided over by Vice Adm. Scott Buschman, Coast Guard Atlantic Area commander, Cmdr. Michael Cilenti assumed command of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa from...

Coast Guard interdicts 49 Haitian migrants 21 miles northeast of Cuba

Coast Guard interdicts 49 Haitian migrants 21 miles northeast of Cuba
Coast Guard Cutter Tampa file photo by by PA1 Dana Warr.MIAMI — The Coast Guard interdicted 49 Haitian migrants Saturday approximately 21 miles northeast of Punta Maisi, Cuba. The crew of the Royal Netherlands Navy ship HNLMS Groningen (P-843) with a Coast Guard law enforcement team interdicted a 35-foot Haitian sail freighter with 49 migrants aboard, three of those being unaccompanied children....

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returns home to Portsmouth from successful drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returns home to Portsmouth from successful drug patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Tampa file photo by by PA1 Dana Warr. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returned to Portsmouth Monday following a successful 85-day counter-narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During their patrol off the coasts of Central and South America, Tampa’s crew successfully interdicted approximately 18,000 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale...

Coast Guard offloads 27,000 pounds of cocaine at Base Miami Beach

Coast Guard offloads 27,000 pounds of cocaine at Base Miami Beach
The Coast Guard Cutter Tampa crew standing among approximately 27,000 pounds of seized cocaine Mar. 22, 2019 at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa (WMEC-902) offloaded approximately 27,000 pounds of cocaine Friday at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach worth an estimated $360 million wholesale seized...

Coast Guard offloads more than 6 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads more than 6 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma offloaded approximately 6 tons of cocaine seized in the Eastern Pacific Ocean were offloaded Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 in Port Everglades. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Brent Sargent MIAMI — Approximately six tons of cocaine seized in the Eastern Pacific Ocean were offloaded Monday in Port Everglades by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma (WMEC-908). The...

Coast Guard offloads more than 7 tons of seized cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads more than 7 tons of seized cocaine in Port Everglades
Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk and Tactical Law Enforcement Team South on top of a self-propelled semi submersible they interdicted July 3, 2018.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — More than 7 tons of cocaine seized in international waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean from early June to mid-July was offloaded by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk (WMEC 913) Thursday in Port Everglades. The...

Coast Guard offloads nearly 2 tons of cocaine in St. Petersburg

Coast Guard offloads nearly 2 tons of cocaine in St. Petersburg
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa, a 270-foot Medium Endurance Cutter based out of Portsmouth, Va., offloads nearly two tons of cocaine Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa offloaded nearly two tons of cocaine Friday in St. Petersburg that was seized...

Coast Guard sees resurgence of low-profile smuggling vessels

Coast Guard sees resurgence of low-profile smuggling vessels
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, forms along side approximately 18 tons of cocaine at 10th Ave Marine Terminal in San Diego on June 15, 2017. The narcotics were seized during 18 seperate interdictions in the Eastern Pacific Ocean from March 2017 through June 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Davonte Marrow) ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard has interdicted seven...