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...

Coast Guard cutters support Hurricane Irma relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard cutters support Hurricane Irma relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands
Coast Guard cutters from Sector San Juan and Sector Jacksonville anchor off the coast of St. Thomas, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 as the crews prepare to bring supplies, equipment, port assessment teams and other government agency responders to some of the U.S. Virgin Islands that impacted most by Hurricane Irma. U.S. Coast Guard photo SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard cutters crews have been arriving...

Coast Guard offloads approximately 18 tons of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads approximately 18 tons of cocaine  in San Diego
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, homported in Alameda, California, forms along side approximately 18 tons of cocaine on June 15, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Davonte Marrow) SAN DIEGO – The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche offloaded approximately 18 tons of cocaine in San Diego, Thursday. Several U.S. Coast Guard cutters seized the cocaine in 18 interdictions...

Cutter Valiant crew returns to homeport after seizing $147 million of cocaine

Cutter Valiant crew returns to homeport after seizing $147 million of cocaine
The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant interdicts bales of cocaine Saturday, April 15, 2017 during an Eastern Pacific Ocean deployment.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Valiant. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returned home Tuesday to Naval Station Mayport from a 63-day patrol after seizing an estimated $147 million worth of cocaine, assisting in the removal...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads more than 18 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads more than 18 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades
Media members get video of over 18.5 tons of cocaine during a drug offload press event in Port Everglades, Fla., May 18, 2017.  MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloaded approximately 18.5 tons (16,856 kilograms) of cocaine Thursday in Port Everglades worth an estimated $498 million wholesale seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The drugs were interdicted...

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew frees entangled sea turtles in Eastern Pacific Ocean

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew frees entangled sea turtles in Eastern Pacific Ocean
A sea tangle swims entangled in a mass of fishing gear and garbage before the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Valiant free it while on a routine patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, April 23, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo.) ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant’s crew saved one baby and three adult olive ridley sea turtles from entanglement in garbage and abandoned fishing...

Coast Guard honors top enlisted members of 2016

Coast Guard honors top enlisted members of 2016
The 2016 Enlisted Persons of the Year pose for a photo with the 2015 Enlisted Persons of the Year following the 2016 Coast Guard Enlisted Persons of the Year Banquet at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., Thursday, May 11, 2017. From left: Petty Officer 1st Class Evan Ward, 2015 EPOY — Active-Duty Component; Seaman Gregory W. Jacquet, 2016 EPOY — Active-Duty Component; Chief Petty Officer Nicole K....

Coast Guard announces active duty and reserve 2016 Enlisted Persons of the Year

Coast Guard announces active duty and reserve 2016 Enlisted Persons of the Year
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced the selection of SN Gregory W. Jacquet of the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant, homeported in Mayport, Florida, and GM1 Nicole K. Cimino of Coast Guard Port Security Unit 313 in Everett, Washington, as the 2016 Enlisted Persons of the Year. Jacquet received the Enlisted Person of the Year-Active Duty Component and Cimino was awarded Enlisted Person of the...

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns to homeport following 5-week Florida Straits patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns to homeport following 5-week Florida Straits patrol
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned Friday to their homeport at Naval Station Mayport following a 34-day patrol. During their deployment to the Florida Straits, the Valiant crew rescued, cared for and repatriated 307 Cuban migrants attempting to enter the United States. “Searching for migrants at sea can be a challenging task,” said Lt. Katherine Ustler, the...