Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to Wilmington, NC

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to Wilmington, NC
The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence moored in downtown Wilmington, N.C. U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Marin. Wilmington, N.C. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to Wilmington on Saturday, following a 42-day patrol in the Caribbean. The crew of the Diligence performed counter-drug operations and participated in international engagements in support of Joint...

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Navy offload more than 5,100 pounds of seized cocaine

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Navy offload more than 5,100 pounds of seized cocaine
Crew members from the Coast Guard Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team offloads approximately 5,100 pounds of suspected cocaine from the Royal Canadian Navy HMCS Edmonton at Naval Base San Diego Dec. 7th, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Taylor Bacon) SAN DIEGO — U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy crews offloaded more than 5,100 pounds of seized cocaine Friday, worth nearly $70 million...

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returns home following counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returns home following counter-drug patrol
Crewmembers from U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Seneca inspect a suspected drug smuggling vessel in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean Monday, August 20, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — The crew aboard Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returned Tuesday to their homeport of Boston following a 50-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Seneca crewmembers and a tactical law enforcement...

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to Wilmington after successful drug-interdiction patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to Wilmington after successful drug-interdiction patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Diligence file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to Wilmington from a successful 65-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific today. The crew interdicted four high speed suspected smuggling vessels, detained 13 suspected drug traffickers and seized approximately 2,850 kilograms of cocaine, worth an estimated $90 million. In addition...

Coast Guard Cutter Legare Returns from Operation Unified Resolve Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Legare Returns from Operation Unified Resolve Patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Legare file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Legare returned to Portsmouth on Sunday after completing a 45-day deployment to the Caribbean Sea in support of Operation Unified Resolve. Operation Unified Resolve is a combined effort between Joint Interagency Task Force South, the Coast Guard and international partners in the Caribbean region to interdict vessels smuggling...

Cutter Escanaba returns after nabbing self propelled semi-submersible vessel smuggling cocaine

Cutter Escanaba returns after nabbing self propelled semi-submersible vessel smuggling cocaine
Members of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba crew stand next to approximately 12.4 tons of cocaine Dec. 7, 2017, aboard the cutter at Port Everglades Cruiseport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric Woodall) BOSTON — The crew of the 270-foot Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba “The Pride of Boston” returned to their homeport in Boston Thursday following...

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew returns to Wilmington

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew returns to Wilmington
A Coast Guard Cutter Diligence pursuit team works to interdict a “go-fast” boat suspected of illegal drug smuggling.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cutter Diligence) WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew returned to Wilmington Wednesday following a 65-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. The Diligence crew was deployed in support of Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-South)...

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to Wilmington, NC

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to Wilmington, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to Wilmington Tuesday following a 62-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific. The crew of the Diligence performed a wide range of Coast Guard missions during the patrol, from public affairs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to drug interdiction operations stretching from Mexico to Panama. The Diligence crew patrolled in support...

Coast Guard offloads $44.2 million of cocaine interdicted in the Caribbean Sea

Coast Guard offloads $44.2 million of cocaine interdicted in the Caribbean Sea
Coast Guardsmen offload 65 bales of cocaine, weighing approximately 1,340 kilograms at Coast Guard Base San Juan, Puerto Rico, Oct. 26, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ricardo Castrodad) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guardsmen offloaded approximately 1,340 kilograms of cocaine Monday, seized during two separate drug smuggling attempts in the Caribbean Sea, worth an estimated wholesale value of...