Families welcome home Cutter Northland after successful counter-drug patrol

Families welcome home Cutter Northland after successful counter-drug patrol
Crew and families happily reunite for the Cutter Northland’s return to return to homeport Jan. 28, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Sarah B. Foster) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Families, friends and well-wishers welcomed home the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Northland Thursday following a 56-day Eastern Pacific patrol that resulted in a combined seizure of more than 7,500 kilos...

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns to homeport

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns to homeport
The Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf and its crew returns to its homeport of Alameda, Calif., Nov. 24, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Stanton) ALAMEDA, Calif. The crew of an Alameda-based Coast Guard Cutter returned home today after completing a 104-day multi-mission deployment in which they seized over $455 million worth of illegal narcotics. Bertholf was deployed to the...

Family welcomes home Coast Guard Cutter Spencer crew in Boston following 65-day patrol

Family welcomes home Coast Guard Cutter Spencer crew in Boston following 65-day patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Spencer’s crew moors in Boston Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, after a 65-day patrol of the Caribbean Sea. During the patrol, (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham) BOSTON — Family welcomed home Coast Guard Cutter Spencer’s crew when the ship returned to its homeport in Boston, Friday at 8 a.m. after a 65-day patrol of the Caribbean Sea. During the...

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns to Boston after Caribbean Sea deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns to Boston after Caribbean Sea deployment
BOSTON — The Coast Guard Cutter Spencer is scheduled to return to Boston, Friday at 8 a.m. after a 65-day patrol of the Caribbean Sea. Spencer conducted several search and rescue cases as well as counter narcotics and migrant interdiction operations. As part of Operation Martillo, Spencer intercepted four go-fast vessels suspected of trafficking drugs, and directly contributed to the seizure of...

Coast Guard offloads $41 million of seized drugs

Coast Guard offloads $41 million of seized drugs
Lt. Michael Cortese directs the offload of seized cocaine and marijuana at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney) MIAMI — Coast Guardsmen offloaded approximately 1,100 kilograms of cocaine and 4,420 pounds of marijuana, interdicted in the Caribbean Sea as part of Operation Martillo and Unified Resolve worth an estimated wholesale value of...

Coast Guard scheduled to offload $41 million of drugs in Miami

Coast Guard scheduled to offload $41 million of drugs in Miami
MIAMI — Coast Guardsmen are scheduled to offloaded approximately 1,100 kilograms of cocaine and 4,420 pounds of marijuana, interdicted in the Caribbean Sea as part of Operation Martillo and Unified Resolve worth an estimated wholesale value of $41 million at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla., Tuesday. In one case, a Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft, in support of Operation Unified Resolve,...

Coast Guard offloads more than $11 million worth of drugs in Miami

Coast Guard offloads more than $11 million worth of drugs in Miami
MIAMI — Crewmembers of Coast Guard Station Miami Beach, Florida, offloaded 254 kilograms of cocaine and 3,662 pounds of marijuana interdicted in the Caribbean Sea as part of Operation  Martillo worth an estimated wholesale value of $11.8 million, at Base Miami Beach, Friday. On Sept. 3, a maritime patrol aircraft reported a suspicious Panamanian flagged sailing vessel southeast of Nicaragua....

Coast Guard to offload more than $11 million worth of drugs in Miami

Coast Guard to offload more than $11 million worth of drugs in Miami
MIAMI — Crewmembers of Coast Guard Station Miami Beach, Florida, are scheduled to offload 254 kilograms of cocaine and 3,662 pounds of marijuana interdicted in the Caribbean Sea as part of Operation  Martillo worth an estimated wholesale value of $11.8 million, at Base Miami Beach, this morning. On Sept. 3, a maritime patrol aircraft reported a suspicious Panamanian flagged sailing vessel southeast...

Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returns home after seizing $140 million of cocaine in Pacific Ocean

Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returns home after seizing $140 million of cocaine in Pacific Ocean
The embarked helicopter crew who were essential to mission success by stopping non-compliant vessels. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jonathan Anderson. KEY WEST, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returned home to Key West, Florida, Sunday after an exciting and eventful 65-day patrol operating off the coast of Central and South America. Thetis, a 270 foot cutter based...