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...

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa offloads $94.6M in cocaine in Miami

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa offloads $94.6M in cocaine in Miami
Coast Guard Cutter Tampa crew offloads approximately 5,500 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $94.6 million, at Base Miami Beach, Miami, Florida, Tuesday April 20, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Charly Tautfest) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Tampa’s crew offloaded approximately 5,500 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $94.6 million, in Miami, Tuesday, after interdicting...

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returns from 57-day Caribbean patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returns from 57-day Caribbean patrol
Petty Officer 3rd Class Brett Krafft and Petty Officer 3rd Class Malcom Woods fold an American flag during a burial at sea aboard the Tampa. U.S. Coast Guard photo. PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returned to their homeport in Portsmouth, after a 57-day counter-drug and migrant interdiction operations patrol, Saturday. Patrolling known drug trafficking areas throughout...

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 Tampa returns home following 55-day counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returns home following 55-day counter-drug patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Tampa file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lisa Ferdinando PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returned to their homeport in Portsmouth, Virginia after a 55-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Saturday The crew of the Tampa interdicted over 5,200 pounds of cocaine, of which 1,950 pounds was successfully recovered, and 3,600 pounds of...

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 Tampa returns home after interdicting $154 million in drugs

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returns home after interdicting $154 million in drugs
Coast Guard Cutter Tampa file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lisa Ferdinando PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returned to their homeport in Portsmouth, Virginia after an 80-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific, Sunday. The crew successfully executed the counter-narcotics mission, interdicting four vessels with a total of over 9,200 pounds of cocaine, worth an...

Coast Guard offloads $338 million of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads $338 million of cocaine in San Diego
Coast Guardsmen assemble before preparing bails of cocaine to be offloaded from the Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) in San Diego, Feb. 10, 2020.(Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Gray) SAN DIEGO – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) offloaded nearly 20,000 pounds of cocaine Monday seized from known drug-transit zones of the Eastern Pacific Ocean worth approximately...

WWII Coast Guard veteran presents Cutter Tampa with flag from original Tampa

WWII Coast Guard veteran presents Cutter Tampa with flag from original Tampa
Alex Obrizok addresses the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa. PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard WWII veteran presented the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa with a historical flag in Portsmouth, Va., Thursday afternoon. Alex Obrizok is a 96-year-old man and resident from North Carolina. He served in the Coast Guard from 1942 to 1946. In addition to his Coast Guard service, Obrizok is also a Navy and Sea...