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...

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant interdicts self-propelled semi-submersible

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant interdicts self-propelled semi-submersible
U.S. Coast Guard boarding team members remove cocaine from a self-propelled semi-submersible smuggling vessel in September.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo) JACKSONVILLE— The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew intercepted a drug-laden, 40-foot self-propelled semi-submersible (SPSS) in the Eastern Pacific. While on routine patrol in the Eastern Pacific, Valiant’s crew interdicted a self-propelled semi-submersible...

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca offloads more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine in Miami

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca offloads more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine in Miami
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca (WMEC-906) crew offloaded more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine Friday at Coast Guard Sector Miami. The drugs were interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, including contraband seized and recovered in more than five interdictions of suspected drug smuggling vessels by U.S. Coast Guard cutters: The...

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...