Successful drug bust, oil spill response highlight Cutter Tampa’s patrol

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard Cutter Tampa crew will conclude a two-month patrol in the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico when they return to Portsmouth Thurs., June 17.

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa to return home Friday

PORTSMOUTH, VA. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa is scheduled to return to Portsmouth 9 a.m. Friday following a busy, 61-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea.

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa to visit Tampa and offer public tours

TAMPA, Fla. – The Coast Guard Cutter Tampa will be at the Port of Tampa, Cruise Ship Terminal 6, 1333 McKay Street, Tampa, where free tours of the ship will be offered to the public Friday and Saturday.

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returns home after busy patrol

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returned to Portsmouth Tuesday following a busy 62-day patrol to the Caribbean.

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returns home following 25-day Caribbean patrol

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returned home Tuesday following an eventful 25-day Caribbean Sea Patrol. The Tampa crew began their patrol by interdicting a “go-fast” vessel headed toward the U.S. Tampa boarding team members intercepted and boarded the vessel, and detained the two crewmembers aboard suspected of migrant smuggling. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa makes second trip to Haiti with relief supplies

MIAMI – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa delivered humanitarian relief supplies to the people of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday after several devastating tropical storms and hurricanes severely flooded portions of the island. The delivery of nearly 17,700 pounds of food supplies donated by Kids Against Hunger, an international food relief organization, was the second shipment within a...

Coast Guard rescues, repatriates 142 Haitian migrants

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa repatriated 142 Haitian migrants to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Clearwater, Fla., deployed to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, in support of Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos spotted an overloaded 50-foot sail freighter Saturday about 12 miles north of Île de la Tortue, Haiti. The Tampa crew...

Coast Guard cutter to deliver humanitarian relief aid to Haiti

MIAMI – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa is scheduled to deliver humanitarian relief supplies to Port au Prince, Haiti, Tuesday after Tropical Storm Hanna and Hurricane Ike severely flooded portions of the island. The 6,000 pounds of supplies were donated to Food for the Poor Inc., an international aid agency based in Florida. Supplies include hygiene items, food, water, bed linens and...

Cutter Tampa returns home from 64 day Caribbean patrol

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (D5 Public Affairs)- The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter TAMPA returns to Portsmouth today following a successful 64 day patrol to the Caribbean. TAMPA began the patrol conducting migrant operations in the Florida Straits, and later traveled to the shores of Haiti where they teamed up with the Royal Bahamian Defense Force to prevent illegal migrants and drugs from entering the Bahamas...