Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home following 94-day counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home following 94-day counter-drug patrol
A Coast Guard Cutter Stratton boarding team searches a suspected smuggling vessel interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, May 31, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo. ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) returned to Coast Guard Island Monday after a 94-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Stratton’s deployment began in late March as...

Coast Guard Cutter James seizes 3,350 lbs of marijuana off Central American

Coast Guard Cutter James seizes 3,350 lbs of marijuana off Central American
The Coast Guard Cutter James with its deployed 26-foot over-the-horizon cutter boat and a go-fast vessel interdicted off the Coast of Central America in mid-May 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard seized approximately 3,350 pounds of marijuana in mid-May with an estimated value of approximately $6 million from a go-fast vessel in international waters of the Pacific Ocean...

Coast Guard seizes 1,700 pounds of cocaine off Central-American coast

Coast Guard seizes 1,700 pounds of cocaine off Central-American coast
Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk members conduct a boarding of the fishing vessel Amanda M in the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central America, April 9, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ALAMEDA, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard and Costa Rican authorities seized approximately 1,700 pounds of cocaine Thursday with an estimated value of more than $29 million from a fishing boat in international waters...

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returns home after interdicting $154 million in drugs

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returns home after interdicting $154 million in drugs
Coast Guard Cutter Tampa file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lisa Ferdinando PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returned to their homeport in Portsmouth, Virginia after an 80-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific, Sunday. The crew successfully executed the counter-narcotics mission, interdicting four vessels with a total of over 9,200 pounds of cocaine, worth an...

Cutter Seneca returns home after migrant interdiction and counter-narcotics patrol

Cutter Seneca returns home after migrant interdiction and counter-narcotics patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Seneca file photo BOSTON — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returned home to Boston after a 57-day deployment in the Caribbean Sea, Tuesday, Jan. 28. Throughout the patrol, Seneca rescued 187 Haitian migrants, conducted countless hours of training exercises with Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, and spent several weeks as a law enforcement presence in the southern Caribbean aided...

Cutter Seneca returns to Boston after offloading over 12,000 pounds of cocaine

Cutter Seneca returns to Boston after offloading over 12,000 pounds of cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter SENECA file photo by Auxiliarist David Lau BOSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returned home to Boston after a 93-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Friday, Sept. 27. Seneca intercepted three drug smuggling vessels transporting cocaine from South America bound for the United States. The interdictions during this patrol resulted in the apprehension of nine suspected...

Coast Guard Cutter Munro returns home to Alameda following 98-day counterdrug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Munro returns home to Alameda following 98-day counterdrug patrol
Petty Officer 2nd Class Marcus Lee, an electronics technician aboard Coast Guard Cutter Munro, hugs his dog in Alameda, California, after returning to homeport, July 15, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Ryan Estrada) ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew aboard Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) returned home to Alameda Monday following a three month counter-drug patrol in international waters off...

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk returns after 90-day Eastern Pacific patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk returns after 90-day Eastern Pacific patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk (WMEC-913) patrols the the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Thursday, May 16, 2019.   (Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk (WMEC-913) returned to their homeport in Key West following a 90-day counter-smuggling patrol in support of Joint Interagency Task Force-South, operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The Mohawk crew, along with...

Coast Guard cutter Resolute returns home from 60-day deployment

Coast Guard cutter Resolute returns home from 60-day deployment
Coast Guard Cutter Resolute File Photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Resolute (WMEC-620) returned home on Sunday, May 19th to St. Petersburg following a 60-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Upon getting underway, Resolute patrolled south to the Panama Canal, transiting the 51 mile canal and passing through three separate locks over the course of 10 hours to reach the...