Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returns home after 71-day deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returns home after 71-day deployment
A Jamaica Defence Force coast guard ship and the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard cutter Jaguar depart from Kingston Jamaica behind the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Resolute, March 20, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Sarah Ritchie) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returned home Saturday to St. Petersburg following a 71-day deployment. While on deployment, the Resolute...

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns from Caribbean patrol, hurricane response

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns from Caribbean patrol, hurricane response
A Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew member offloads a bale of cocaine at Station Fort Lauderdale, Sept. 27, 2017.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned home to Naval Station Mayport Friday after completing a multi-mission patrol, including responding to Hurricanes Irma and Maria. During their two-month deployment,...

Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returns to homeport after successful patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returns to homeport after successful patrol
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous, a 210-foot Reliance class cutter homeported in St. Petersburg, returned Saturday, July 1, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Venturous crew returned Saturday following a 60-day training and law enforcement patrol in the mid-Atlantic Ocean in support of Operation Ocean...

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville conducts change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville conducts change of command ceremony
Capt. Jeffrey Dixon, left, transfers command of Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville to Capt. Todd Wiemers, right, Friday, April 21, 2017, during the unit’s change of command ceremony at Naval Station Mayport, Florida. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville conducted a change of command ceremony Friday at Naval...

Wilmington welcomes home Coast Guard Cutter Diligence

Wilmington welcomes home Coast Guard Cutter Diligence
The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence transits through the Florida Straights near Key West, Florida, May 31, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) WILMINGTON, N.C. – Families, friends and well-wishers welcomed home the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crew in Wilmington, North Carolina, June 21, 2016 following a 53-day patrol, which included 21 days at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, for tailored ship’s training...

Cutter Valiant returns following 6-week Operation Southeast Watch

Cutter Valiant returns following 6-week Operation Southeast Watch
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned home to Naval Station Mayport, Friday, after completing a six-week deployment to the Florida Straits and Windward Passage in support of Operation Southeast Watch. Under Operation Southeast Watch, the Cutter Valiant’s crew worked alongside interagency and international partners to humanely embark, process and care for 172 Cuban...

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returns from record-setting counter-drug deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returns from record-setting counter-drug deployment
JACKSONVILLE — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned home to Naval Station Mayport, Wednesday, after the cutter and its crew seized more than $141 million worth of illegal narcotics during an eight-week counter-drug deployment. The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant was deployed to the Eastern Pacific Ocean in support of Joint Interagency Task Force South, operating off the coast of Central and...

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns to homeport from 63-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns to homeport from 63-day patrol
Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul Farrell kisses his wife during the unit’s return to homeport in Naval Station Mayport, Fla. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned to homeport at Naval Station Mayport, Thursday, after a 63-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During their nine-week, counter-drug...

Coast Guard suspends search for two boaters; investigates distress call as probable hoax

Coast Guard suspends search for two boaters; investigates distress call as probable hoax
CRESCENT BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended its search for two boaters who reportedly abandoned ship three miles off of Crescent Beach Wednesday, at 10:41 a.m., Thursday. Coast Guard search crews covered an area of approximately 87 square nautical miles in an area stretching between five miles north and five miles south of Matanzas Inlet, Florida. The Coast Guard search lasted approximately...