Coast Guard Cutter Decisive returns home from drug interdiction patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Decisive returns home from drug interdiction patrol
A member of Coast Gaurd Cutter Decisive’s Law Enforcement Team moving contraband from the flight deck to the forecastle.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Decisive (WMEC-210) returned to their homeport of Pensacola Nov. 3, after completing a 40-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and offloading $20.3 million worth of cocaine and...

Coast Guard ends 37-day response to Hurricane Sally aftermath on Gulf Coast

Coast Guard ends 37-day response to Hurricane Sally aftermath on Gulf Coast
Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Jeremy Thomas, a marine science technician, oversees cleanup efforts at Joe Patti Seafood Marina following storm damage caused by Hurricane Sally, Sept. 26, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Cox) MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard Sector Mobile Incident Command has concluded a 37-day coordinated response effort to Hurricane Sally along the...

Coast Guard works with Florida to remove oil from Gulf Islands National Seashore

Coast Guard works with Florida to remove oil from Gulf Islands National Seashore
The Coast Guard coordinated efforts to remove weathered oil, discovered after Hurricane Sally, from a half-mile area of Johnson Beach, Florida, Oct. 15, 2020. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ed Wargo. MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard federal on scene coordinator and the state on scene coordinator from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, in consultation with Federal...

Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless nets $59 million in cocaine during 56-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless nets $59 million in cocaine during 56-day patrol
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless  offloads bales of cocaine weighing 2290 kilograms at Sector St. Petersburg Oct. 7, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ayla Hudson) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless and crew returned to their homeport of Pensacola, Florida, after a 56-day patrol where the cutter and crew interdicted and seized more than 59 million dollars...

Crews focus on pollution cleanup, salvage operations

Crews focus on pollution cleanup, salvage operations
Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Jeremy Thomas oversees cleanup efforts at Joe Patti Seafood Marina following storm damage caused by Hurricane Sally, Sept. 26, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Cox) MOBILE, Ala. — Coast Guard Sector Mobile Hurricane Sally response operations transitioned to a maritime environmental response Tuesday focusing on pollution cleanup and salvage...

Coast Guard sees uptick in illegal charters following Hurricane Sally

Coast Guard sees uptick in illegal charters following Hurricane Sally
NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard Sector Mobile issued a Marine Safety Information Bulletin addressing the increase in unregulated ferry crossings within the Sector Mobile Inspection Zone, Friday. Some roads leading off of barrier islands near Pensacola, Florida, are closed due to impacts from Hurricane Sally, creating an increased demand for alternate methods of transportation. However, recreational...

Coast Guard continues Hurricane Sally response operations

Coast Guard continues Hurricane Sally response operations
Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River Shallow Water Rescue Teams assisted Escambia County Emergency Management with search and rescue efforts on Inneratity Island, Florida checking on the local residents affected by Hurricane Sally (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sydney Phoenix) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is continuing its Hurricane Sally response operations Friday following...

Coast Guard rescues 9 people, 1 dog near Navarre Beach

Coast Guard rescues 9 people, 1 dog near Navarre Beach
A Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley Shallow Water Response Team rescued nine people and one dog Sept. 16, 2020 near Navarre Beach, Florida who were affected by Hurricane Sally.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Ohio Valley Shallow Water Response Team) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued nine people and one dog Wednesday near Navarre Beach, Florida. A Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley Shallow...

Coast Guard conducts first Hurricane Sally post-storm overflights along Gulf Coast

Coast Guard conducts first Hurricane Sally post-storm overflights along Gulf Coast
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk and MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrews conducting critical incident search and rescue overflights of the areas impacted by Hurricane Sally in Fort Morgan, Alabama, Sept. 16, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is conducting critical incident search and rescue overflights Wednesday along the Eastern Gulf Coast Region for Hurricane Sally...