Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returns home after seizing $44 million in cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returns home after seizing $44 million in cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Dependable file photo VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returned home to Virginia Beach, Virginia, Monday after a 59-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. While deployed, the Dependable crew aided Joint Interagency Task Force South in conducting counter-drug and alien migrant interdiction operations. During their patrol, the Dependable’s boarding...

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns home following counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns home following counter-drug patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Alert boarding teams interdict a low-profile go-fast vessel suspected of smuggling cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean Jan. 4, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo. ASTORIA, Ore. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Alert returned home Friday following a 60-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, seizing more than $83 million worth of cocaine during the deployment. The crew...

Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returns home after counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returns home after counter-drug patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Venturous file photo PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returned to St. Petersburg, Tuesday following a 61-day counter-drug patrol in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific Ocean. The crew, supplemented by members from the Coast Guard’s Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team (PACTACLET) and Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) transited...

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable crew returns home after multinational cocaine seizures

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable crew returns home after multinational cocaine seizures
Coast Guard Cutter Dependable file photo Virginia Beach, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returned to Virginia Beach Thursday afternoon after a successful two-month patrol in support of Joint Interagency Task Force-South. The Dependable’s crew patrolled the Eastern Pacific Ocean and interdicted two suspected smuggling vessels, seizing more than five and one-half tons of cocaine valued...

Coast Guard Cutter Bear returns following 3 month deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Bear returns following 3 month deployment
Coast Guard Cutter Bear file photo by PA3 Larry Chambers PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bear returned home to Portsmouth today following a three-month deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean. After transiting from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean through the Panama Canal, the Bear’s crew performed counter-narcotic operations, search and rescue, and maritime law enforcement...

Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane seizes more than 8 tons of cocaine on Pacific patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane seizes more than 8 tons of cocaine on Pacific patrol
A Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane smallboat approaches a suspected smuggling vessel while a helicopter crew from the Coast Guard HITRON Squadron monitors from the air, February 25, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane returned to homeport from a 94-day patrol in drug trafficking zones of the...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home following 60-day deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home following 60-day deployment
Families reunited aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton April 5, 2018. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew S. Masaschi. ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew aboard Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returned Thursday to their homeport in Alameda after saving three lives during a 60-day, 15,000-natical mile, multi-mission deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea. The Stratton crew...

Humboldt Bay-based Coast Guard crew returns home after counterdrug deployment

Humboldt Bay-based Coast Guard crew returns home after counterdrug deployment
Pallets of seized suspected contraband sit on the deck of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf prior to being offloaded by Bertholf’s crew at B Street Pier, San Diego, March 20, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Taylor Bacon/released). MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — A Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and crew returned home Thursday following a 77-day counterdrug patrol in the...

Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returns home after Eastern Pacific patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returns home after Eastern Pacific patrol
Family and friends of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous crew wave to crewmembers returning home to St. Petersburg, Florida, Saturday, March 17, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returned to St. Petersburg Saturday following a 60-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The crew, supplemented...