Coast Guard Cutter Waesche offloads 21 tons of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche offloads 21 tons of cocaine in San Diego
Coast Guard Cutter Waesche crewmembers offload seized cocaine from the Waesche in San Diego on June 13, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Rob Simpson. SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded approximately 21 tons of cocaine seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean from the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche in San Diego, Monday. An additional eight tons of contraband...

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returns in time for the holidays

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returns in time for the holidays
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche is scheduled to return to its homeport at Coast Guard Island in Alameda Sunday, after a 106-day deployment. Waesche departed Alameda in August on its 18,000-mile deployment ranging from the coast of Southern California to the Arctic Ocean, and the Bering Sea. During this deployment, Waesche’s crew completed two weeks of weapons system...

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returns home following 79-day deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returns home following 79-day deployment
Fireman Apprentice Ayoub Innabi is greeted by his wife and 5-month-old baby after he and the crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, returned home following a 79-day patrol, March 1, 2015.ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returned to homeport at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., Sunday, following a 79-day, 13,000 nautical-mile patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Since...

Congressman, senior Coast Guard leader visits Coast Guard Cutter Waesche

SAN DIEGO – The chairman of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee met crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche following a 14-week deployment Friday. Congressman Duncan Hunter, California’s 50th Congressional District representative, and Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray, commander of the Coast Guard Pacific Area, visited the cutter from Alameda, Calif., prior to its arrival in...

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche crew returns from a successful multi-mission deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche crew returns from a successful multi-mission deployment
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Alameda-based U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returned to its homeport of Alameda Saturday completing a 14-week deployment that included counter-smuggling patrols, participation in the largest multi-national maritime exercise in the world, and fisheries enforcement operations. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche spent the first month of their deployment off the coast...

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche holds change of command ceremony
HONOLULU – Capt. Robert T. Hendrickson relieved Capt. John W. McKinley as the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche commanding officer during a change of command ceremony at Base Honolulu, Wednesday. Hendrickson most recently served as Commander of U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia in Bahrain. Previously, Hendrickson has served seven tours afloat including two as commanding officer and three as...

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returns to port following RIMPAC 2014 exercises

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returns to port following RIMPAC 2014 exercises
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returned to port at Coast Guard Base Honolulu, Wednesday morning after spending three weeks at sea participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 exercises. During the exercises Waesche demonstrated the Coast Guard’s unique capabilities and partnership with Department of Defense entities and international partners along the Pacific Rim by serving as...

Coast Guard lends expertise to Navy Coastal Riverine Force at RIMPAC

Coast Guard lends expertise to Navy Coastal Riverine Force at RIMPAC
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii – Members of the U.S. Coast Guard, assigned to the Navy’s Coastal Riverine Force (CRF) are participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 Exercise from June 26 to Aug. 1, in and around the Hawaiian Islands. The Coast Guard and Navy have a long history of cooperation within the CRF community. The joint structure of these units provides the Navy with operators who are...

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche arrives in Hawaii for 2014 Rim Of The Pacific

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche arrives in Hawaii for 2014 Rim Of The Pacific
HONOLULU – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche arrived in Hawaii today, to participate in the 2014 Rim Of The Pacific, the largest multi-national maritime exercise in the world. Waesche’s participation in RIMPAC 2014 will highlight the Coast Guard’s unique capabilities and partnerships with Department of Defense entities and international partners along the Pacific Rim. It will also serve as...