Coast Guard medevacs 48-year-old woman from cruise ship

MIAMI- Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous and Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., medevaced a 48-year-old woman at about 11:30 a.m., Sunday from the 856-foot cruise ship Sea Princess, homeported in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Coast Guard keeps millions in drugs off streets

MIAMI – In the last six weeks, Florida-based Coast Guard units have aided in the interception of almost 13,300 pounds of cocaine worth more than $180 million and more than 4,600 of pounds of marijuana worth more than $4 million.

Coast Guard offloads 2,500 pounds of marijuana

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous, while on routine patrol in the Caribbean Sea Thursday, interdicted a vessel with four people and 107 bales of marijuana aboard.

Coast Guard Cutter Venturous Will Hold change of command on Tuesday

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard Cutter Venturous is scheduled to conduct a change of command ceremony Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg’s South Moorings.

Coast Guard repatriates 35 Haitian migrants

Editors note: This story clarifies news reports concerning the Coast Guard’s role during an at-sea interdiction involving alleged migrant smugglers in command of an overloaded vessel with more than 100 Haitian migrants aboard. MIAMI – The Coast Guard Cutter Reliance repatriated 35 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti, Wednesday, after a dangerously overloaded vessel with more than 100...

Diligence returns from Alien Migrant Interdiction Operations

WILMINGTON, N.C. – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Diligence will return to its homeport of Wilmington, Sept. 30, after patrolling in the Windward Pass in support of Coast Guard Alien Migration Interdiction Operations. The Diligence departed Wilmington Aug. 10 for a 52-day patrol in the Windward Passage. The Diligence crew started this patrol by embarking 43 Haitian migrants attempting to gain illegal...

Coast Guard to honor cruise ship Carnival Liberty captain and crew

MIAMI – Coast Guard Rear Adm. Steve Branham, Commander Coast Guard Seventh District, will present a United States Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award during an award ceremony to be held Saturday for the captain and crew of the cruise ship Carnival Liberty. Capt. Marco Nogara and his crew are being recognized for their distinguished contributions to the Coast Guard in support of humanitarian...

Cutter Venturous Returns Home from 30 Day Patrol

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.(D7 Public Affairs) – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Venturous, homeported in St. Petersburg, is scheduled to return home Friday, at 9 a.m., after a busy 30-day patrol in the Florida Straits. Venturous patrolled the Florida Straits while working in close cooperation with the Royal Bahamian Defense Force in efforts to disrupt the flow of illegal alien migrant and narcotic smuggling...