Coast Guard Cutter Bear returns home

Coast Guard Cutter Bear returns home
The crew of USCGC Bear (WMEC 901) returns to home port, June 22, 2023, at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kate Kilroy) PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC 910) returned home to Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Thursday, following a 65-day Caribbean Sea patrol. While underway in the Seventh Coast Guard District’s area of responsibility...

Coast Guard, Navy conduct joint Oceania Maritime Security Initiative Patrol

Coast Guard, Navy conduct joint Oceania Maritime Security Initiative Patrol
Members from U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 106 embarked aboard USS Tulsa (LCS 16) make their approach to a foreign vessel during an Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) boarding. (U.S. Navy photo by Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Jake D. Sampson) HONOLULU — A Coast Guard law enforcement detachment, embarked aboard the Navy littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16), conducted...

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant interdicts self-propelled semi-submersible

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant interdicts self-propelled semi-submersible
U.S. Coast Guard boarding team members remove cocaine from a self-propelled semi-submersible smuggling vessel in September.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo) JACKSONVILLE— The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew intercepted a drug-laden, 40-foot self-propelled semi-submersible (SPSS) in the Eastern Pacific. While on routine patrol in the Eastern Pacific, Valiant’s crew interdicted a self-propelled semi-submersible...

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Navy offload more than 5,100 pounds of seized cocaine

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Navy offload more than 5,100 pounds of seized cocaine
Crew members from the Coast Guard Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team offloads approximately 5,100 pounds of suspected cocaine from the Royal Canadian Navy HMCS Edmonton at Naval Base San Diego Dec. 7th, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Taylor Bacon) SAN DIEGO — U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy crews offloaded more than 5,100 pounds of seized cocaine Friday, worth nearly $70 million...

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 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 Pacific Southwest recognizes enlisted persons of the year

Coast Guard Pacific Southwest recognizes enlisted persons of the year
Rear Adm. Todd Sokalzuk (left), Coast Guard 11th District commander, and Master Chief Petty Officer Ryan Fahlenkamp (right), Coast Guard 11th District command master chief, congratulate Petty Officer 2nd Class David Holland (center), a maritime enforcement specialist assigned to Coast Guard Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team in San Diego, after Holland was named the enlisted person of the year at...

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...

Cutter Thetis Seizes Nearly 7 Tons of Cocaine and Rescues Ocean Wildlife

Cutter Thetis Seizes Nearly 7 Tons of Cocaine and Rescues Ocean Wildlife
Coast Guard Cutter Thetis file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Masaschi. KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returned to homeport in Key West Sunday following a 68-day Eastern Pacific counter drug patrol. The cutter Thetis crew worked alongside the Coast Guard Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team (PACTACLET), an aviation detachment from the Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction...