Coast Guard Cutter Northland returns home from Caribbean Sea

Coast Guard Cutter Northland returns home from Caribbean Sea
Coast Guard Cutter Northland prepares to moor at its homeport in Portsmouth, Va., Monday. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Hillard) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Northland (WMEC 904) returned to their homeport in Portsmouth, Monday following a 59-day Caribbean Sea patrol. In support of the Coast Guard’s Seventh District and Operation Vigilant Sentry...

Coast Guard ready for Hurricane Ian

Coast Guard ready for Hurricane Ian
MIAMI — Crews across the Seventh Coast Guard District are prepared to support the State of Florida’s rescue, response and recovery needs following Hurricane Ian’s anticipated arrival, Tuesday. Hurricane Ian is projected to make landfall as a Category 4 storm with winds estimated to reach between 130 and 156 miles per hour. Additional severe weather risks include storm surge, heavy seas, and rain...

Homeland Security Task Force-Southeast hosts migration exercise

Homeland Security Task Force-Southeast hosts migration exercise
Members of Homeland Security Task Force – Southeast discuss, review and validate plans, procedures and capabilities during an exercise, at U.S. Southern Command in Doral, Florida, Nov. 10, 2021. (Photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Stephen Caruso). MIAMI — Homeland Security Task Force – Southeast held a three-day exercise, Monday through Wednesday, at U.S. Southern Command in Doral, to discuss, review...

Coast Guard Interdicts 10 Cuban migrants and 2 suspected smugglers

Coast Guard Interdicts 10 Cuban migrants and 2 suspected smugglers
A Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans small boat crew approaches a 30-foot go-fast vessel with approximately 12 miles off of Villa Clara Province, Cuba, May 20, 2019. (Coast Guard Photo) KEY WEST, Fla.— The Coast Guard interdicted 10 Cuban migrants and two suspected smugglers Monday 12 miles off of Villa Clara Province, Cuba. Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received notification of an illegal...

Coast Guard, SOUTHCOM participate in Integrated Advance 2019 exercise

Coast Guard, SOUTHCOM participate in Integrated Advance 2019 exercise
Coast Guardsmen participate in the Integrated Advance 2019 exercise at the Miami-Dade County Emergency Operations Center. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — The Homeland Security Task Force Southeast (HSTF-SE) and U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)’s annual interagency exercise, Integrated Advance, is taking place April 15 through April 18. Integrated Advance provides...

Coast Guard continues support in wake of Haiti earthquake – Jan 14 Update

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard, the first Department of Homeland Security agency to provide assistance to Haiti following Tuesday’s earthquake, continues to provide support Thursday to the U.S. Government’s humanitarian assistance and disaster response efforts.