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...

28 Rescued After Fishing Boat Catches Fire

28 Rescued After Fishing Boat Catches Fire
MIAMI — The Coast Guard responded to a fishing boat on fire, and a good Samaritan rescued 28 people aboard the boat Friday, 46 miles southwest of Serranilla Bank, Colombia. At 11:33 p.m. Thursday, Coast Guard Seventh District Miami, watch standers received a report from the Jamaican Defence Force stating a 131-foot fishing boat was on fire and needed emergency assistance. Watchstanders issued an...

Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin returns home after eventful 100-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin returns home after eventful 100-day patrol
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin returned to homeport on Sunday June 9 following a successful 3 ½ month patrol in counter-drug missions, search and rescue, maritime exercises and community outreach. The Gallatin’s counterdrug operations for this patrol resulted in the collective seizure of more than 2,200 lbs. of cocaine and 3,500 lbs. of marijuana, worth approximately...

Coast Guard law enforcement nabs more than 2 tons of cocaine

Coast Guard law enforcement nabs more than 2 tons of cocaine
EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN – The U.S Coast Guard, the U.S. Navy, and the Colombian Navy join forces to disrupt and seize a major drug shipment consisting of 112 bales of cocaine, weighing approximately 4,910 lbs., during an interdiction off the Pacific Coast of Colombia in support of Operation Martillo, Monday, June 4. In a coordinated effort, crews from the San Diego-based U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sherman,...

Coast Guard Cutter Campbell returns to port after Caribbean patrol

USCG File Photo by Coast Guard Cutter CampbellKITTERY, Maine – Coast Guard Cutter Campbell returned to its homeport of Kittery, Maine on Monday Feb. 14, 2011, after completing a 60-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea, which encompassed the Christmas and New Year holidays. The Campbell conducted a multi-mission patrol in the region including the enforcement of international laws and treaties working...