Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver off Mayport

Coast Guard suspends search for missing diver off Mayport
Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended the search, Tuesday, for Timothy Obi, a 37-year-old male diver who went missing Saturday approximately 46 miles east of Mayport. Diving equipment matching the description of Obi was located by a diver Tuesday at approximately 1 p.m. about 250...

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returns home after 26-Day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returns home after 26-Day patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Valiant file photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant (WMEC-621) crew returned home to Naval Station Mayport, Tuesday after completing a 26-day patrol conducting law enforcement operations in the Caribbean Sea. Coast Guard Cutter Valiant patrolled over 4,600 nautical miles in the Caribbean Sea, conducting counter-narcotics operations in support of Joint Interagency...

Cutter Valiant returns home after interdicting $27 million in cocaine

Cutter Valiant returns home after interdicting $27 million in cocaine
The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant (WMEC-621) crew offloads approximately 1,600 pounds of seized cocaine at Coast Guard Sector Miami, Florida, Oct. 9, 2020. Coast Guard photo by SN Eric Rodriguez. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned to Naval Station Mayport Tuesday after completing a seven-week counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. While on patrol, the Valiant crew...

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant Returns to Jacksonville After 60-day Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant Returns to Jacksonville After 60-day Patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew on a port call mid-may 2020, in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) JACKSONVILLE— The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Valiant (WMEC-621) returned home to Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Monday after completing a 9-week patrol conducting operations in the Windward Passage between Haiti and Cuba in support of Coast Guard 7 th District and Operation Southeast...

Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returns home from 61-day deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returns home from 61-day deployment
Coast Guard Cutter Resolute file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returns home on Wednesday, May 13 to St. Petersburg, Florida following a 61-day Caribbean Sea deployment. On 13 March 2020, Resolute departed homeport and transited to Naval Station Mayport to participate in the Coast Guard’s biennial shipboard training assessment,...

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns home after Caribbean patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns home after Caribbean patrol
A Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew member embraces his family Feb. 27, 2020, as he returns home to Naval Station Mayport, Florida.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Dickinson) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned home Thursday to Naval Station Mayport after completing a nine-week patrol in the Caribbean Sea. The Valiant crew patrolled over...

Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returns home after 62-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returns home after 62-day patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returns to it’s homeport in St. Petersburg, Florida, (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashley J. Johnson.) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous (WMEC-625) returned home to St. Petersburg, Thursday following a 62-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. Venturous’ crew spent the first three weeks of the patrol...

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns home following 9-week counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew returns home following 9-week counter-drug patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Valiant file photo photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned home Monday to Naval Station Mayport following a nine-week counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific. The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew patrolled over 14,000 nautical miles in the Eastern Pacific in support of Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-S). While on patrol, the crew...

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville holds change of command ceremony
Capt. Todd Wiemers, left, transfers command of Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville to Capt. Mark Vlaun, right, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, during the unit’s change of command ceremony.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Capt. Mark Vlaun relieved Capt. Todd Wiemers as the commander of Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, Tuesday during a change of command...