Coast Guard Cutter Chase Provides Training to Peruvian Coast Guard

PAITA, Peru – Crewmembers aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Chase conducted law enforcement training with members from the Peruvian Coast Guard during their recent patrol to the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island holds change of command ceremony

KEY WEST, Fla. — Coast Guard Sector Key West conducted a change of command ceremony Thursday at 11 a.m. for the Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island, homeported in Key West.

Coast Guard Cutter Chase to hold change of Command

SAN DIEGO — The Command of Coast Guard Cutter Chase is scheduled be transferred from Capt. Brian Perkins to Capt. Greg Sanial June 11 in a change of command ceremony being held at the Naval Base San Diego at 10 a.m.

Touchdown in the Pacific

EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN – The San Diego-based Coast Guard Cutter Chase interdicted a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel loaded with 15,000 pounds of cocaine Jan. 15 here.

Coast Guard Seizes 1.5 Tons of Cocaine After Hot Pursuit

COAST GUARD ISLAND, ALAMEDA, Calif. – While on a counter narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Chase detected a small contact traveling in excess of 30 knots northbound off the coast of Colombia. The Chase immediately began preparations to interdict the suspected go-fast vessel. A go-fast vessel is usually a powerful, custom-built, fiberglass boat with at...

A Different Kind of Bale Out

It weighs about 50 pounds. It is packaged in white or black plastic woven fabric, much like the material used for a 20-pound bag of rice. Except it’s cocaine, not rice, that’s packaged within 20 kilo-sized bricks each measuring the size of an elementary school textbook are filled inside of what is commonly referred to as a bale of cocaine.

Cutter Chase Returns From 3 Month Eastern Pacific Deployment

SAN DIEGO – High-speed pursuits of drug smugglers, evasion of tropical storms, and service as an instrument of international relations – those are some of the adventures experienced by the men and women aboard the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Chase during its second consecutive Eastern Pacific patrol. The cutter returned home to Naval Base San Diego July 20 after a three-month deployment, during...

Chase Returns From An Eventful Eastern Pacific Deployment

SAN DIEGO – High-speed pursuits of drug smugglers, evasion of tropical storms and service as an instrument of international relations – those are some of the adventures experienced by the men and women aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Chase during its second consecutive Eastern Pacific patrol. The cutter returned home to Naval Base San Diego July 20 after a three-month deployment, during...

Tropical Storm Alma Can’t Keep Coast Guard Cutter Chase From the Job

SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard Cutter Chase assisted a broken down sailing vessel while battling the elements of Tropical Storm Alma Thursday. At about 9 a.m., the crew of the Chase received a report of a sail boat in distress more than 180 miles away. The two-person crew of the Stravaig had experienced the wrath of Tropical Storm Alma, the first tropical storm of the Central American season, and...