Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous returns home after 53-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous returns home after 53-day patrol
USCGC Vigorous (WMEC 627) crewmembers prepare to moor, Virginia Beach, Va., Sept. 5, 2022 following a 53-day patrol to the Eastern Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Hillard) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous (WMEC 627) returned to its homeport of Virginia Beach, Monday, following a 53-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Throughout the patrol,...

Coast Guard offloads more than $3 million in illegal narcotics in Miami

Coast Guard offloads more than $3 million in illegal narcotics in Miami
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous offloads approximately 22 pounds of cocaine and 1,256 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $3 million, Aug. 30, 2022, at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Stephen Lehmann) MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous offloaded approximately 22 pounds of cocaine and 1,256 pounds of marijuana,...

Coast Guard repatriates 86 people to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 86 people to Cuba
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry law enforcement air crew alerted Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders of a rustic vessel about 10 miles south of Key West, Florida, May 7, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton’s crew repatriated 86 Cubans to Cuba, Friday, following seven interdictions off the Florida Keys. Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous’...

Coast Guard transfers 62 Haitians to The Bahamas

Coast Guard transfers 62 Haitians to The Bahamas
Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class NyxoLyno Cangemi MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous’ crew transferred 62 Haitians to Bahamian authorities, Monday, after rescuing them in Bahamian waters. A Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry law enforcement air crew found an overloaded, unsafe, and unstable Haitian sailing vessel, May 2, approximately 75 miles...

Coast Guard repatriates 19 migrants to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 19 migrants to Cuba
A rustic vessel floating approximately 15 miles east of Key Largo, Aug. 7, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr.’s crew repatriated 19 Cubans to Cuba, Wednesday, following four interdictions off the Florida Keys. A good Samaritan notified Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders of a suspicious vessel with two people aboard approximately 15 miles east of...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fishermen off Massachusetts

Coast Guard suspends search for missing fishermen off Massachusetts
Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo BOSTON — The Coast Guard suspended the active search for four missing fishermen off the coast of Massachusetts on Tuesday. “The decision to suspend a search is never an easy one. Our crews conducted searches continuously for over 38 hours covering an area of approximately 2066 square miles,” said Capt. Wesley Hester, Search...

Coast Guard searching for 4 fishermen northeast of Provincetown

Coast Guard searching for 4 fishermen northeast of Provincetown
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry file photo by Aux. Michael Dubin BOSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for four fishermen approximately 20 miles northeast of Provincetown, Massachusetts, Monday. Watchstanders at First District Coast Guard Command Center, in Boston, received notification at 1 a.m., Monday, from the 82-foot fishing vessel Emmy Rose’s emergency position indicating radio beacon. The...

Coast Guard searching for missing mariner 529 miles east of Virginia Beach, Virginia

Coast Guard searching for missing mariner 529 miles east of Virginia Beach, Virginia
Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class NyxoLyno Cangemi PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing mariner who entered the water with two other people 529 miles east of Virginia Beach, Wednesday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard’s 5th District command center received a report at 4:00 a.m. that motor vessel Stena Progress had diverted from its course...

Coast Guard crews assist disabled sailboat off North Carolina coast

Coast Guard crews assist disabled sailboat off North Carolina coast
Coast Guard Cutter Richard Snyder file photo by Auxiliarist Trey Clifton PORTSMOUTH, Va.-The Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous and Coast Guard Cutter Richard Snyder towed a disabled sailboat with two people aboard to safety Tuesday. The crew of the sailing vessel Gaia became disabled after being demasted and losing all electrical power. The crew activated an Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)...