Coast Guard offloads $14 million cocaine shipment in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard offloads $14 million cocaine shipment in San Juan, Puerto Rico
The Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous offloaded approximately 1,230 pounds of cocaine in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Aug. 14, 2015. Two suspected drug smugglers transporting the contraband were apprehended following the interdiction of a go-fast vessel Aug. 11, 2015, approximately 17 nautical miles south of Humacao, Puerto Rico. The suspected drug smugglers and the contraband were transferred to Immigration and...

Happy 233rd Birthday Marines

The staff of Coast Guard News would like to wish a happy 233rd birthday to the United States Marine Corps. In honor of them, here is what may be the greatest commercial ever made for the Marines, followed by Admiral Allen’s birthday message.

Coast Guard Sets Security Zones for Great White Fleet

NEW YORK – A 500-yard security zone will be established around vessels participating the the week-long salute to the Navy Great White Fleet from Oct. 10 to Oct. 14, 2008. The security zone around the Dutch submarine Walrus will will be enforced from Ambrose Channel to Pier 74 North in Brooklyn, N.Y. from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, 2008. The security zone around the Nassau will...

Coast Guard investigating Hurricane Ike related pollution incidents

WASHINGTON — U.S. Coast Guard units operating in the Houston – Galveston area of responsibility have as of 4 p.m. Tuesday processed 51 reports of pollution and repaired or replaced 40 percent of critical aids to navigation damaged or missing in the wake of Hurricane Ike. Of the 51 pollution reports, 15 incidents require active cleanup, 14 require passive action and 22 require no further action...

Coast Guard Rescues Two From Plane Crash

SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard rescued two people involved in a plane crash, today. At approximately 2 p.m., Coast Guard Sector San Francisco received a report of a plane crash in the shallow area of the San Francisco Bay near the Bay Bridge toll plaza. An HH-65 “Dolphin” Helicopter immediately launched from Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco, as well as a 25-foot Response boat...