Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns home following 9-week counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns home following 9-week counter-drug patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Valiant file photo photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned home Monday to Naval Station Mayport following a nine-week counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific. The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew patrolled over 14,000 nautical miles in the Eastern Pacific in support of Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-S). While on patrol, the crew...

Coast Guard offloads 14,000 pounds of marijuana and 3,660 pounds of cocaine

Coast Guard offloads 14,000 pounds of marijuana and 3,660 pounds of cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Bear crewmembers stand among interdicted drugs on the flight deck of the cutter April 18, 2019 at Port Everglades, Florida.  Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC-901) offloaded approximately 14,000 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $12.5 million wholesale and 3,660 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated...

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns home following 6-week counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns home following 6-week counter-drug patrol
A Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew member embraces his child Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, as he returns home to Naval Station Mayport, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned home Wednesday to Naval Station Mayport following a six-week counter-drug patrol in the Caribbean Sea. Coast Guard Cutter...

Coast Guard repatriates 67 migrants to Haiti

Coast Guard repatriates 67 migrants to Haiti
The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew interdicted 67 Haitian migrants Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 approximately 32 miles northeast of Ile de la Tortue, Haiti.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew repatriated 67 Haitian migrants Friday to Cap-Haitien, Haiti. The Valiant crew interdicted the migrants Thursday approximately 32 miles...

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns from Caribbean patrol, hurricane response

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns from Caribbean patrol, hurricane response
A Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew member offloads a bale of cocaine at Station Fort Lauderdale, Sept. 27, 2017.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned home to Naval Station Mayport Friday after completing a multi-mission patrol, including responding to Hurricanes Irma and Maria. During their two-month deployment,...

Coast Guard offloads approximately $15 million worth of cocaine

Coast Guard offloads approximately $15 million worth of cocaine
A Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew member offloads a bale of cocaine at Station Fort Lauderdale, Sept. 27, 2017.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crewmembers offloaded approximately 490 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of approximately $15 million in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Wednesday. The offload...

Coast Guard continues hurricane response in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard continues hurricane response in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Coast Guard Cutter Joshua James file photo SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard continues the hurricane response Monday in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands with 13 cutters and 10 aircraft. Crews continue working to reopen affected ports and waterways to help the flow of humanitarian aid and resume maritime commerce. Reopening affected ports enables critical fuel supplies and commodities to flow...

Coast Guard continues to support relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard continues to support relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands
The crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier loads generators and other supplies to bring to the U.S. Virgin Islands after Hurricane Irma, Sept. 14, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard cutters, personnel and aircraft Friday continue to actively support Hurricane relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands alongside local, federal and Department of Defense partner...

Coast Guard evacuates 99 people, 13 pets from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard evacuates 99 people, 13 pets from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew transported more than 95 adults, kids and pets off St. Thomas to the cutter during Hurricane Irma response and relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard evacuated 99 people and 13 pets from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands after impact of Hurricane Irma, Tuesday. The Coast Guard...