Disabling fire allows Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew to interdict $32.5 million of cocaine

MIAMI — The crew of the United States Coast Guard Cutter Valiant interdicted a go-fast vessel carrying approximately 2,654 pounds of cocaine, with a wholesale value of $32.5 million while on patrol in the Caribbean Sea as part of Operation Martillo May 31, 2012. Valiant’s embarked helicopter crew from the Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron, based in Jacksonville, Fla., worked...

Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin crew to return to Charleston, S.C., following three month patrol

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The crew of the 378-foot Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin is scheduled to return to its homeport of Charleston, S.C., Wednesday at 6 p.m. During the 91-day patrol, the Gallatin crew conducted law enforcement and supported U.S. counter-drug operations in the Caribbean Sea and Florida Straits while deployed with an aviation detachment from the Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical...