Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returns home after 68-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returns home after 68-day patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant (WMEC 617) crew performs a migrant patrol in the Caribbean Sea, July 22, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant’s crew returned to Port Canaveral, Friday, after completing a 68-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. The crew’s deployment was focused on collaborating with other Coast Guard assets to detect, deter,...

Coast Guard repatriates 101 people to Haiti

Coast Guard repatriates 101 people to Haiti
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant’s crew alerted Sector Key West watchstanders of a grossly overloaded and unsafe vessel about 20 miles northwest of Isla de Tortue, Haiti, June 22,2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant’s crew repatriated 101 Haitians to Cap-Haitien, Haiti, Thursday, after being stopped approximately 20 miles northwest of Isla de Tortue, Haiti. Vigilant’s...

Coast Guard repatriates 55 people to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 55 people to Cuba
Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant’s small boat crew transports people to the ship about 25 miles south of Big Pine Key, Florida, June 11, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Issac Mayo’s crew repatriated 55 Cubans to Cuba, Friday, following interdictions off the Florida Keys. Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant’s crew alerted Sector Key West watchstanders of a rustic vessel,...

Coast Guard repatriates 52 people to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 52 people to Cuba
Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell’s crew alerted Sector Key West watchstanders of a rustic vessel about 35 miles south of Key West, Florida, June 6, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard phone by Coast Guard Cutter Margaret Norvell’s crew) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Issac Mayo’s crew repatriated 52 Cubans to Cuba, Tuesday, following six interdictions off the Florida Keys. Coast Guard Cutter...

Coast Guard repatriates 146 people to Haiti

Coast Guard repatriates 146 people to Haiti
A Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations air crew spotted the grossly overloaded vessel approximately 42 miles southeast of Islamorada, Florida, May 24, 2022.  (Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant’s crew repatriated 146 Haitians to Cap-Haitien, Haiti, Friday, after being stopped approximately 45 miles southeast...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads $504 million in drugs

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads $504 million in drugs
The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton’s (WMSL 753) crew poses with approximately 26,250 pounds of cocaine and 3,700 pounds of marijuana at Port Everglades, Florida, Nov. 22, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jose Hernandez) MIAMI— Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton’s crew offloaded approximately 26,250 pounds of cocaine and 3,700 pounds of marijuana worth approximately $504 million,...

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant holds change of command ceremony
Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant. Coast Guard file photo, PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – The crew of the U. S. Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant (WMEC 617) conducted a formal change of command ceremony in Port Canaveral, Thursday. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Jay Guyer relieved Cmdr. Fred Bertsch of the duties of commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant. Bertsch served as Vigilant’s commanding officer...

Coast Guard offloads more than 19,600 pounds of cocaine, marijuana in Alameda, Calif.

Coast Guard offloads more than 19,600 pounds of cocaine, marijuana in Alameda, Calif.
A pallet of seized contraband is shown during a drug offload from the Coast Guard Cutter Munro in Alameda, California, March 23, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor Bacon) ALAMEDA, Calif. ­— The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) offloaded approximately 8,200 pounds of seized cocaine and 11,450 pounds of marijuana Tuesday at the ship’s homeport at Coast...

Coast Guard offloads 7,500 pounds of cocaine, marijuana in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads 7,500 pounds of cocaine, marijuana in San Diego
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf offloads approximately 7,500 pounds of seized cocaine and marijuana in San Diego, March 20, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Travis Magee) SAN DIEGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL-750) offloaded approximately 7,500 pounds of seized cocaine and marijuana in San Diego Wednesday. The drugs, worth an estimated...