Coast Guard crews deliver supplies during Hurricane Maria recovery phase

Coast Guard crews deliver supplies during Hurricane Maria recovery phase
Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Stirling, a Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Team South crewmember, gives his satellite phone to a local in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 6, 2017, so she can call her son in Alaska who she hasn’t been in contact with since Hurricane Maria. The Coast Guard is part of the overall federal hurricane recovery phase of the response to Hurricane Maria. (U.S....

Coast Guard crews continue to deliver Hurricane Maria relief supplies

Coast Guard Rear Adm. Peter J. Brown, commander of the Coast Guard Seventh District, is greeted at Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 4, 2017, during a visit to check on operations in the area. Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen has been vital in the interagency response to the devestation caused to the area by Hurricane Maria. (Coast Guard photo by Eric D. Woodall)   Coast...

Coast Guard, Navy complete joint fisheries patrol in Oceania, promote regional stability

Coast Guard, Navy complete joint fisheries patrol in Oceania, promote regional stability
PACIFIC OCEAN – The guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) transits the Pacific Ocean while investigating a shipping vessel.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Emiline L. M. Senn) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and Navy completed a 33-day joint mission in the Central and South Pacific under the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative to combat transnational...

Cuban Migrant Crisis: U.S. Coast Guard still focused on saving lives

Cuban Migrant Crisis: U.S. Coast Guard still focused on saving lives
Cuban nationals aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore eat rice and beans after being interdicted by Coast Guard crews in the Florida Straits, Dec. 8, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ashley J. Johnson) Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ashley J. Johnson FLORIDA STRAITS- The crew could not have been separated from the dock for more than an hour. The thick salt...

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell returns home with more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell returns home with more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine
SAN DIEGO – Coast Guardsmen offloaded more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine at Naval Base San Diego and were recognized by a senior Coast Guard official for their role in counter drug missions during a 90-day deployment Monday at 10 a.m. The crew of Cutter Boutwell turned the cocaine, worth more than $423 million wholesale, over to agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency. The drugs were seized and...

Coast Guard and Navy offload more than $90 million of seized cocaine

Coast Guard and Navy offload more than $90 million of seized cocaine
MAYPORT, Fla. – The guided missile frigate USS Nicholas (FFG-47) and its embarked Miami-based Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Team South offloaded more than 7,400 pounds of cocaine and 240 pounds of marijuana at Naval Station Mayport, today. During the deployment, the Coast Guard law enforcement detachment and the Nicholas participated in multiple interdictions that kept 7.2 Million doses of...

Coast Guard law enforcement team, USS Oak Hill seize two ton cocaine shipment

MIAMI – The U.S. Coast Guard announced on Thursday the seizure of more than two tons of cocaine from a vessel in the Gulf of Mexico in early December. A Coast Guard deployable specialized forces team operating from the USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) discovered more than two tons of cocaine during counter narcotics operations in the Gulf of Mexico, Dec. 2.“This has been a great experience for us, being able...

Coast Guard law enforcement team particpates in joint US/Mexican excercise and rescue

MIAMI – The Miami-based U.S. Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Team (TACLET) South concluded its participation in support 2011 Gulf of Mexico (GOMEX) Quick Draw evolution, June 24, 2011. GOMEX was designed to test a Coast Guard, Navy and Mexican Navy response time to a security or Maritime Homeland Defense threat. During the two-week exercise, the TACLET South Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET),...

Coast Guard rescues one of its own

Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Krystyna HannumMIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued four boaters, including a Miami-based Coast Guardsman, from a capsized pleasure craft about 20 miles east of Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday morning. Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Russell, a damage controlman assigned to Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Team South based in Opa Locka, Fla., was boating with his...