Coast Guard, Columbia navy partner interdict 7.5 metric tons of drugs

Coast Guard, Columbia navy partner interdict 7.5 metric tons of drugs
A Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant Over the Horizon boat crew approaches a 72-foot motor vessel approximately 46 miles northeast of Panama, June 8, 2020. (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard and partner agencies interdicted approximately 1,500 packages testing positive for cocaine on a 72-foot motor vessel approximately 46 miles northeast of Panama, June 8, 2020. While on routine patrol, a Coast...

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returns home after 40-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returns home after 40-day patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant crew stands amongst 6,800 pounds of interdicted cocaine at Port Everglades, Florida, June 23, 2020. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant (WMEC-617) crew returned home to Cape Canaveral, Wednesday, following a 40-day counter-drug patrol in the Western Caribbean. During their patrol, the Vigilant’s...

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 Vigilant crew returns home after 55-day counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant crew returns home after 55-day counter-drug patrol
A Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant crew member embraces his daughter following the crew’s return home to Cape Canaveral, Florida, Feb. 16, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returned home Sunday to Cape Canaveral after a 55-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific. The Vigilant crew’s...

Coast Guard Cutter James offloads 28,000 lbs of cocaine, 11,000 lbs of marijuana

Coast Guard Cutter James offloads 28,000 lbs of cocaine, 11,000 lbs of marijuana
The Coast Guard Cutter James crew stands aboard the cutter October 28, 2019 in Port Everglades, Florida. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Erik Villa Rodriguez Fort Lauderdale – The Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754) crew offloaded approximately 27,300 pounds of seized cocaine worth an estimated $367 million and 11,000 pounds of seized marijuana worth an estimated $10.1 million at Port Everglades...

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant crew returns home after Caribbean patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant crew returns home after Caribbean patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant file photo CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. —The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returned home Sunday to Cape Canaveral after a two-month Caribbean patrol. The crew’s patrol focused on enforcing U.S. federal laws by conducting boardings of U.S. and international vessels throughout the Caribbean basin, while working with other government agencies and international partners,...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing mariner 146 miles southeast of Jamaica

Coast Guard suspends search for missing mariner 146 miles southeast of Jamaica
Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Parrinello. MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing mariner, from the 40-foot sailing vessel Cinnamon Girl, Thursday approximately 146 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica. Missing is Pat Kent. After searching more than 3,800 square miles for over 62 hours, officials were unable...

Coast Guard searching for missing mariner 146 miles southeast of Jamaica

Coast Guard searching for missing mariner 146 miles southeast of Jamaica
Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant file photo MIAMI — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing mariner Tuesday approximately 146 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica. Watchstanders at Coast Guard 7th District Command Center received a report from master of the sailing vessel Cinnamon Girl that a 71-year-old crewmember was went overboard. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant (WMEC-617) was diverted...

Coast Guard interdicts 50 Haitian migrants 46 miles north of Cap-Haïtien

Coast Guard interdicts 50 Haitian migrants 46 miles north of Cap-Haïtien
A Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered (WPC-1104) small boat crew approaches a 30-foot panga vessel with 50 Haitian migrants aboard approximately 46 miles north of Cap Haïtien, Haiti, May 20, 2019.  (Coast Guard Photo) MIAMI — The Coast Guard interdicted 50 migrants Monday approximately 46 miles north of Cap-Haïtien, Haiti. At approximately 5:35 p.m., the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered (WPC-1104)...