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 Escanaba returns home after $60M drug bust

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns home after $60M drug bust
A helicopter interdiction tactical squadron with the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba in pursuit of a drug smuggling vessel in the Caribbean Sea, April 2020. (Photo Courtesy of Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Trees) BOSTON — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned home to Boston Saturday following a 62-day patrol in support of Operation Martillo in the Western Caribbean Sea. Escanaba’s...

Cutter Mohawk returns to homeport from counter-drug patrol

Cutter Mohawk returns to homeport from counter-drug patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray KEY WEST, Fla.—The Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk (WMEC-913) crew returned to their homeport in Key West following a 65-day counter-drug patrol throughout the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea in support of U.S. Southern Command Joint Interagency Task Force-South, as well as the Coast Guard’s 11th District and 7th District. The...

Coast Guard stops drug smuggling operation near Panama

Coast Guard stops drug smuggling operation near Panama
A Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba (WMEC-907) small boat crew recovered 40 bales of cocaine April 13, 2020, and a nearby Panamanian law enforcement boat crew recovered 43 bales, taking a total approximately $60 million wholesale that would have otherwise funded transnational criminal organizations. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba) MIAMI — The Coast Guard stopped a drug...

Coast Guard seizes 1,700 pounds of cocaine off Central-American coast

Coast Guard seizes 1,700 pounds of cocaine off Central-American coast
Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk members conduct a boarding of the fishing vessel Amanda M in the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central America, April 9, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ALAMEDA, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard and Costa Rican authorities seized approximately 1,700 pounds of cocaine Thursday with an estimated value of more than $29 million from a fishing boat in international waters...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton returns home after 80-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton returns home after 80-day patrol
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton returned home to Charleston after completing an 80-day patrol throughout the Eastern Pacific Ocean April 5, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. CHARLESTON, S.C. – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton returned home Sunday to Charleston after completing an 80-day patrol throughout the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The crew offloaded $324 million worth of cocaine...

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns home after Caribbean patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns home after Caribbean patrol
A Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew member embraces his family Feb. 27, 2020, as he returns home to Naval Station Mayport, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Dickinson) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned home Thursday to Naval Station Mayport after completing a nine-week patrol in the Caribbean Sea. The Valiant crew patrolled over...

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returns home after interdicting $154 million in drugs

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returns home after interdicting $154 million in drugs
Coast Guard Cutter Tampa file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lisa Ferdinando PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returned to their homeport in Portsmouth, Virginia after an 80-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific, Sunday. The crew successfully executed the counter-narcotics mission, interdicting four vessels with a total of over 9,200 pounds of cocaine, worth an...

Coast Guard, partners apprehend 9 smugglers, seize $46.2 million in cocaine

Coast Guard, partners apprehend 9 smugglers, seize $46.2 million in cocaine
Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC-901) offload 3,086 pounds of cocaine Tuesday in San Juan, Puerto Rico Feb. 4, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard, United Kingdom Royal Navy and U.S. law enforcement partners seized 1,400 kilograms (3,086) pounds of cocaine and detained nine suspected smugglers following the interdiction of two...