Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returns to homeport after successful patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returns to homeport after successful patrol
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous, a 210-foot Reliance class cutter homeported in St. Petersburg, returned Saturday, July 1, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Venturous crew returned Saturday following a 60-day training and law enforcement patrol in the mid-Atlantic Ocean in support of Operation Ocean...

Coast Guard crew returns from 7-week patrol in the South Florida Straits

Coast Guard crew returns from 7-week patrol in the South Florida Straits
A crew member of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous, a 210-foot Reliance class cutter homeported in St. Petersburg, greets his daughter at the pier Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returned to their homeport Wednesday following a seven-week Joint Interagency Task Force –...

Coast Guard crew returns from 8-week patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean

Coast Guard crew returns from 8-week patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean
Crew members aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous wait to dock at their homeport in St. Petersburg, Florida, Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returned Monday following an eight-week Joint Interagency Task Force – South patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The crew...

Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriates 52 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriates 52 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo repatriated 52 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Wednesday. These repatriations are a result of three separate migrant interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. In each instance, the Coast Guard helped secure the U.S. border and prevented these perilous sea voyages from ending in tragedy. On Saturday, an Air Station Clearwater...

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered repatriates 42 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered repatriates 42 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered, a 154-foot fast response cutter, repatriated 42 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Friday. These repatriations are a result of two separate migrant interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. In each instance, the Coast Guard helped secure the U.S. border and prevented these perilous sea voyages from ending in tragedy. On Monday,...

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence repatriates 12 migrants to Cuba

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence repatriates 12 migrants to Cuba
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence repatriated 12 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Saturday. While on routine patrol a Coast Guard aircraft spotted a vessel with migrants aboard south of Marquesas Keys, Florida, Wednesday. The aircraft notified Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders who quickly diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous to the scene. Upon arriving on...

Celebrating family in a time of thanks

Celebrating family in a time of thanks
Story and photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen Atlantic City – When you ask a couple how they met, you don’t really expect them to say, “Pole vaulting,” but that’s exactly how Nate and Emma Rhodes became friends. Emma studied Fine Arts and Architecture at Connecticut College, across the street from the Coast Guard Academy where Nate was a cadet. Emma’s school wasn’t equipped...

Coast Guard seizes illegal catch, crewmember injured

 Coast Guard seizes illegal catch, crewmember injured
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew poaching in South Texas, Thursday, after it was pursued by a Coast Guard aircraft and intercepted by the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Cobia. In an unrelated incident after intercepting the lancha, a crewmember from the Cobia fell and was injured, requiring a medevac. A 25-foot Mexican fishing boat, also known as a lancha, was...

Coast Guard seizes Mexican boat suspected of poaching in U.S.waters

Coast Guard seizes Mexican boat suspected of poaching in U.S.waters
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard Cutter Venturous crews spotted and intercepted a Mexican boat suspected of poaching fish from U.S. waters off South Texas, Thursday. At approximately 11:30 p.m., crews on the Cutter Venturous spotted four lanchas approximately 11 miles north of the U.S. and Mexico maritime border and 31 miles offshore inside the Exclusive Economic Zone. A law enforcement boat...