Coast Guard Cutter Stratton departs for Eastern Pacific counter-narcotic patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton departs for Eastern Pacific counter-narcotic patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Stratton file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Garrett Raitt ALAMEDA, California – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL-752) got underway from Coast Guard Island Saturday for a months-long deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean, where the crew will patrol international waters off Central and South America to intercept and deter drug trafficking efforts. The cutter...

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns home from counterdrug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns home from counterdrug patrol
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alert sails near Puerto Chiapas, Mexico, while participating in a three-day North American Maritime Security Initiative exercise, March 1, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard Cutter Alert (WMEC 630) returned home to Astoria Sunday following a 69-day Eastern Pacific counterdrug deployment. The crew patrolled international waters off the coast of...

Coast Guard conducts operation at U.S. Virgin Islands ferry terminals

Coast Guard conducts operation at U.S. Virgin Islands ferry terminals
Coast Guard and federal law enforcement authorities completed a three-day multi-agency operation Feb. 22, 2020 in the U.S. Virgin Islands in support of Operation Full Court Press. SAINT THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands – Coast Guard and federal law enforcement authorities completed a three-day multi-agency operation Saturday in the U.S. Virgin Islands in support of Operation Full Court Press. This joint...

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns home after Caribbean patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns home after Caribbean patrol
A Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew member embraces his family Feb. 27, 2020, as he returns home to Naval Station Mayport, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Dickinson) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned home Thursday to Naval Station Mayport after completing a nine-week patrol in the Caribbean Sea. The Valiant crew patrolled over...

Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returns to Key West from drug interdiction patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returns to Key West from drug interdiction patrol
A cocaine smuggling vessel drifts in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean after being intercepted by the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis November 16, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returned home Thursday to Key West, Florida, after completing a 79-day patrol throughout the Eastern Pacific Ocean in support of U.S. Southern...

Coast Guard, Colombian navy conduct joint-agency engagement

Coast Guard, Colombian navy conduct joint-agency engagement
MIAMI – The Coast Guard and the Colombian navy participated in a Joint Interagency Task Force-South engagement while in support of Operation Martillo, Wednesday and Thursday. Coast Guard Cutters Forward (WMEC-911), William Flores (WPC-1103) and Isaac Mayo (WPC-1112) crews, partnering with the Colombian navy, participated in a regional engagement event in Cartagena, Colombia. Transnational criminal...

Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane returns to homeport after 78-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane returns to homeport after 78-day patrol
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane transits through the Gatun Locks within the Panama Canal, Panama, Sept. 23, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Simpson) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane (WMEC-903) returned to homeport in Portsmouth following a 78-day patrol in the eastern Pacific Ocean, Thursday. The crew of the Harriet Lane...

Coast Guard seizes approximately 5,000 pounds of cocaine

Coast Guard seizes approximately 5,000 pounds of cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane file photo PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane intercepted a self propelled semi-submersible vessel in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean and seized approximately 5,000 pounds of cocaine October 23. The crew was alerted to the presence of a suspected narcotic-trafficking semi-submersible vessel by the crew of a maritime...

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returns home after patrol in Caribbean

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returns home after patrol in Caribbean
Coast Guard Cutter Dependable file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The crew of the United States Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returned home after a 49-day patrol conducting counter-drug and migrant interdiction missions in the Caribbean Sea, Wednesday. The crew of the Dependable conducted two separate counter-narcotics boardings while tasked as a surface asset...