Coast Guard Cutter James returns home from 62-day counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter James returns home from 62-day counter-drug patrol
Crew members from the Coast Guard Cutter James and Tactical Law Enforcement Team-South (TACLET-South) remove contraband from a low profile vessel in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter James) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James returned to Charleston Thursday following a 62-day counter-drug patrol in support of Operation Martillo,...

Coast Guard aircrews rescue 12 people, 2 pets in Terrebonne Parish

Coast Guard aircrews rescue 12 people, 2 pets in Terrebonne Parish
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies rescued 12 people and two pets from flooded areas of Terrebonne Parish in Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received the first call for assistance at 4:30 a.m. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew,...

Coast Guard pre-stages assets for Tropical Storm Barry

Coast Guard pre-stages assets for Tropical Storm Barry
Members at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans preparing their assets to respond to Tropical Storm Barry, July 12, 2019. NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has begun securing its area of responsibility along the Gulf Coast as the threat of Tropical Storm Barry continues to move inland, Friday. Personnel in the Eighth Coast Guard District are pre-staging assets in safe and nearby locations to prepare...

Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returns to Key West after 3 month Africa Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returns to Key West after 3 month Africa Patrol
Petty Officer 1st Class Joel Gibney hugs his family Thursday, May 23, 2019 as the cutter pulls into Key West, Florida following a three month deployment in support of U.S. Africa Command. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally KEY WEST, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC-910) returned to their homeport in Key West, Florida, Thursday after a three-month...

Coast Guard members receive the Humanitarian Service Medal from the Netherlands

Coast Guard members receive the Humanitarian Service Medal from the Netherlands
The U.S. Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Team South crewmembers were awarded Thursday Mar. 7, 2019 with the Humanitarian Service Medal for their relief efforts during Hurricane Irma on 2017.  (Coast Guard photo by Seaman Erik Villa Rodriguez) MIAMI — A Dutch delegation visited Coast Guard Air Station Miami Thursday on behalf of the Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to present...

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 Mohawk returns to Key West after 42-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk returns to Key West after 42-day patrol
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk (WMEC 913) is shown on the flight deck of the cutter during a 42-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. KEY WEST, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk (WMEC 913), homeported in Key West, returned Sunday following a 42-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. The cutter crew worked with multiple Customs and Border...

Coast Guard offloads nearly 2 tons of cocaine in St. Petersburg

Coast Guard offloads nearly 2 tons of cocaine in St. Petersburg
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa, a 270-foot Medium Endurance Cutter based out of Portsmouth, Va., offloads nearly two tons of cocaine Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Florida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa offloaded nearly two tons of cocaine Friday in St. Petersburg that was seized...

Coast Guard crews deliver food, water to Hurricane Maria-impacted areas of Puerto Rico

Coast Guard crews deliver food, water to Hurricane Maria-impacted areas of Puerto Rico
Click on video to open on our Flickr page. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida, MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew deployed to Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico, and a Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Team South crewmember deliver bottled water from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to survivors of Hurricane Maria near Orocovis, Puerto Rico, Oct. 9, 2017. Personnel from...