Coast Guard Cutter Active offloads $159 million of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Active offloads $159 million of cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC 618) members offload illegal drugs in San Diego, Dec. 15, 2020. The narcotics weighed over 9,000 pounds and value at an estimated $159 million. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Gray) PORT ANGELES, Wash. – The Coast Guard Cutter Active returned to its homeport of Port Angeles Friday following a 46-day deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Dec. 18. Nicknamed...

Coast Guard Cutter James returns home from 52-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter James returns home from 52-day patrol
Petty Officer Third Class Sean Benhart conducts preventive maintenance on a MH-65 helicopter from the Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) deployed on the Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754) (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Villa Rodriguez) CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard Cutter James and crew returned to Charleston, Friday, following a 52-day counter-drug...

Cutter Legare crew returns home after counter narcotics patrol

Cutter Legare crew returns home after counter narcotics patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Legare crew transferred 19 suspected smugglers to federal agents at Port Everglades, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Dec. 7, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Charly Tautfest). PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Legare returned to their homeport in Portsmouth, after an eight-week counter narcotic patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Friday. The...

Cutter Thetis returns home after counter drug patrol

Cutter Thetis returns home after counter drug patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Thetis’ law enforcement crew interdicts a low profile go-fast vessel in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Oct. 3, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Thetis’ crew returned home Friday to Key West, after completing a 42-day patrol to the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean. The crew interdicted more than 4,500 pounds of illicit narcotics bound for the...

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba crew returns home to Boston after 65 day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba crew returns home to Boston after 65 day patrol
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned home to Boston after completing a 65-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Tuesday, October 20, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Pappaly) BOSTON – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba (WMEC 907), returned home to Boston, Tuesday, following a 65-day counter-narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns home after 57-day counter-narcotics patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returns home after 57-day counter-narcotics patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC 623) crews search a suspected drug smuggling vessel Sept. 9, 2020, while patrolling international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. ASTORIA, Ore. — The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC 623) returned home Sunday following a 57-day counter-narcotics patrol to the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Steadfast travelled more than 10,000...

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...