Coast Guard Cutter Campbell returns to homeport after 60-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Campbell returns to homeport after 60-day patrol
USCGC Campbell (WMEC 909) transits toward its homeport, on Nov. 30, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Olivia Anthony) Newport, R.I. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Campbell (WMEC 909) returned to their homeport in Newport, Rhode Island Friday after a 60-day counterdrug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean to support Joint Interagency Task Force – South. With the assistance of an embarked...

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns home following 77-day deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns home following 77-day deployment
Crew from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf inspect a low-profile vessel while conducting law enforcement operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Oct. 18, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Oliver Fernander). ALAMEDA, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) and crew returned to Alameda, Saturday, after traveling over 18,000 nautical miles during a 77-day counter-narcotic...

Coast Guard offloads more than $101 million in illegal narcotics

Coast Guard offloads more than $101 million in illegal narcotics
A crewmember from Coast Guard Cutter Northland offloads illegal narcotics in Port Everglades, Florida, Nov. 11, 2022.  U.S Coast Guard photo. MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Northland (WMEC 904) offloaded approximately 5,363 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $101 million in Port Everglades, Friday, along with 11 suspected smugglers who were apprehended to face prosecution in federal...

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returns home after Caribbean Sea patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returns home after Caribbean Sea patrol
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Valiant (WMEC 621) returned to their homeport at Naval Station Mayport Nov. 7, 2022 following a 35-day Caribbean Sea patrol. While underway in the Coast Guard Seventh District’s area of operations and in support of Joint Interagency Task Force – South, Valiant conducted counterdrug and migrant interdiction operations. Within the first week of...

Coast Guard Cutter Active returns to Port Angeles after patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Active returns to Port Angeles after patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Active transits outbound from San Diego following a logistics stop during the cutter’s patrol of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Sept. 6, 2022.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd class Devin Adams. PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC 618) and crew returned to their homeport Friday after a 65-day patrol in international waters of the Eastern Pacific...

Cutter Legare returns from three-month counter narcotics deployment

Cutter Legare returns from three-month counter narcotics deployment
A Coast Guard Cutter Legare crew member greets his four-legged friend at the pier in Portsmouth, Va., Wednesday. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Hillard) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Legare (WMEC 912) returned to their homeport Wednesday, after an 11-week counter narcotics deployment that included key partner nation engagements and search and rescue...

Coast Guard offloads more than $475 million in illegal narcotics in Miami

Coast Guard offloads more than $475 million in illegal narcotics in Miami
Bales of illegal drugs, worth an estimated $475 million, are offloaded onto pallets, Sept. 15, 2022, at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida. The illegal narcotics were offloaded by the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Legare (WMEC 912). (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Stephen Lehmann) MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Legare (WMEC 912) offloaded approximately 24,700 pounds...

Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous returns home after 53-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous returns home after 53-day patrol
USCGC Vigorous (WMEC 627) crewmembers prepare to moor, Virginia Beach, Va., Sept. 5, 2022 following a 53-day patrol to the Eastern Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Hillard) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous (WMEC 627) returned to its homeport of Virginia Beach, Monday, following a 53-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Throughout the patrol,...

Coast Guard offloads more than $3 million in illegal narcotics in Miami

Coast Guard offloads more than $3 million in illegal narcotics in Miami
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous offloads approximately 22 pounds of cocaine and 1,256 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $3 million, Aug. 30, 2022, at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Stephen Lehmann) MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous offloaded approximately 22 pounds of cocaine and 1,256 pounds of marijuana,...