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...

Coast Guard searching for two boaters who abandoned ship

Coast Guard searching for two boaters who abandoned ship
CRESCENT BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard is searching for two boaters who abandoned ship, Wednesday, approximately three miles off the coast of Crescent Beach, Florida. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, Florida, command center were notified of the situation at 5:48 p.m., by a VHF radio call from the boat operator. The report stated that the operator and his wife had abandoned...

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant back home for 4th of July

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant back home for 4th of July
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned to their homeport in Naval Station Mayport Friday following a 10-week deployment to the Florida Straits and Windward Passage in support of Operation Southeast Watch. During the patrol, Valiant and other Coast Guard assets worked jointly with Customs and Border Protection to detect, interdict and rescue individuals attempting to...

Coast Guard suspends search for four fishermen

Coast Guard suspends search for four fishermen
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended the search for four fishermen whose vessel reportedly caught fire and sank Monday. The search was suspended at approximately 1:20 p.m., Tuesday. Coast Guard search crews covered an area of 2,260 square miles from south Jacksonville Beach to St. Augustine since the initial distress call was made, Monday afternoon. The Coast Guard search lasted approximately...

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns to homeport after 54-day deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returns to homeport after 54-day deployment
BOSTON — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned to their homeport in Boston yesterday after a 54-day deployment in the Caribbean. During the patrol, the Escanaba’s mission was to detect and interdict vessels suspected of narcotics trafficking in the waters south of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic in support of Operation Unified Resolve. The Escanaba, in conjunction with Coast...

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returns to Mayport after migrant, counter-narcotics patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returns to Mayport after migrant, counter-narcotics patrol
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned home to Naval Station Mayport Wednesday, after completing a six-week deployment in the Florida Straits and Eastern Caribbean Sea in support of operations Southeast Watch and Unified Resolve. Cutter Valiant responded to a surge of illegal migration attempts in the Florida Straits following the U.S. government announcement to normalize...