Coast Guard Port Security Unit 309 Deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 309 Deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Members from Coast Guard Port Security Unit 309 board a plane at Mansfield Lahn Air National Guard Base in Mansfield, Ohio, Oct. 25, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Steenson). PORT CLINTON, Ohio – Service members from Coast Guard Port Security Unit 309, based in Port...

Coast Guard interdicts 71 Cuban migrants

MIAMI — The Coast Guard interdicted 71 Cuban migrants at sea during five separate incidents since April 4, 66 of whom were repatriated over the past five days to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Five Cuban migrants were transferred to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for further processing. For more...

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence returns home from successful counter narcotics patrol

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Confidence returned to homeport in Port Canaveral Sunday morning after a 60-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. The crew of the cutter Confidence departed Port Canaveral Jan. 21 to conduct a homeland security, law enforcement, and counter narcotics patrol. While underway, Confidence crewmembers were involved in two high speed chases of go-fast vessels suspected...

Coast Guard interdicts 4,000 pounds of cocaine, 940 pounds of marijuana from 2 go-fast vessels

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dallas, homeported in Charleston, S.C., interdicted approximately 4,000 pounds of cocaine and 940 pounds of marijuana during two separate cases while patrolling the Caribbean Sea. While conducting a patrol, Dallas crewmembers located a 40-foot go-fast vessel north of Hobbies Cays, Honduras, Dec. 22. Dallas crewmembers witnessed personnel aboard the go-fast...

Coast Guard interdicts 12 Cuban migrants, repatriates 11

MIAMI – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Key Biscayne repatriated 11 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Thursday. Crewmembers from the cruise ship Navigator of the Seas located a rustic vessel in danger of sinking with 12 Cuban migrants aboard south of Key West, Fla., Sunday. The 12 Cuban migrants were brought aboard the cruise ship and further transferred to the Coast Guard Cutter...

Coast Guardsmen get holiday call from President Obama

WASHINGTON – Two deployed U.S. Coast Guardsmen received a holiday phone call from President Barack Obama Sunday. Petty Officer 1st Class Gilbert Zepeda and Petty Officer 2nd Class Derek W. Weatherly, both currently deployed with Maritime Safety and Security Team San Diego (91109), answered the President’s calls at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. “It was an honor,” Weatherly said. “A person...

Coast Guard repatriates 52 Cuban migrants

MIAMI — The Coast Guard repatriated 52 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Saturday The migrants were interdicted at sea during four separate cases since Oct. 12. Two Cuban migrant were transferred to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for further processing Monday. “U.S. Coast Guard policy is to deter and respond to dangerous, and illegal maritime migration by intercepting vessels...

Coast Guard interdicts 2,927 pounds of cocaine from two fishing vessels

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence interdicted 2,927 pounds of cocaine during two separate cases while patrolling the Caribbean Sea. While conducting a patrol, Diligence crewmembers located a fishing vessel in the Eastern Caribbean Sea Sept. 16. Diligence crewmembers made a plain-view discovery and retrieved 54 individually wrapped packages that tested positive for cocaine. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Bear to return home to Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the 270-foot Coast Guard Cutter Bear, homeported here, is scheduled to return at 10 a.m., Thursday, following a 58-day deployment and a successful drug-bust in the Caribbean. While deployed and operating with a multi-national force for a joint training exercise, the crew of the Bear was diverted to interdict and seize a speed boat carrying 4,355 pounds of cocaine. The...