Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward returns from patrol with 2,800 pounds of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward returns from patrol with 2,800 pounds of cocaine
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward returns to its homeport at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach in San Pedro, California after a successful counter narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Aug. 29, 2019  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Ian Gray) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward (WPC-1130) returned from their first patrol of the drug transit zones...

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 Hamilton offloads 26,000 pounds of cocaine, 1,500 pounds of marijuana

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads 26,000 pounds of cocaine, 1,500 pounds of marijuana
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan, Rear Adm. Peter Brown and The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew stand on the flight deck amongst 26,000 pounds of interdicted cocaine and 1,500 pounds of interdicted marijuana at Port Everglades, Florida, June 6, 2019.  Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. Miami – The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL-753) crew offloaded...

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns home following 9-week counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns home following 9-week counter-drug patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Valiant file photo photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned home Monday to Naval Station Mayport following a nine-week counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific. The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew patrolled over 14,000 nautical miles in the Eastern Pacific in support of Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-S). While on patrol, the crew...

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...

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche crew returns home after 95-day counter-narcotics patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche crew returns home after 95-day counter-narcotics patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Waesche file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony L. Soto ALAMEDA, CA — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Waesche (WMSL-751) returned April 8 to the ship’s homeport of Alameda following a 95-day counter-narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Waesche’s deployment supported Joint Interagency Task Force-South, with the ship operating in international waters off the coast...

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returns home after seizing $44 million in cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returns home after seizing $44 million in cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Dependable file photo VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returned home to Virginia Beach, Virginia, Monday after a 59-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. While deployed, the Dependable crew aided Joint Interagency Task Force South in conducting counter-drug and alien migrant interdiction operations. During their patrol, the Dependable’s boarding...

Eyes in the sky: one air station’s Herculean efforts to stop drug smugglers

Eyes in the sky: one air station’s Herculean efforts to stop drug smugglers
A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, conducts pre-flight checks before departing the air station, Jan. 8, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Corinne Zilnicki) Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Corinne Zilnicki It was completely dark in the middle of the Caribbean Sea on the evening of October 3, 2018. Dense bands of cloud...

Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless returns home after patrol in Carribbean

Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless returns home after patrol in Carribbean
Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Renee C. Aiello The Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless returned home to Pensacola, Florida, after completing a 59-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. During the patrol, Dauntless conducted joint operations with Department of Homeland Security air and surface assets to intercept over 80 migrants heading for U.S. soil, conducted four medical evacuations...