U.S., Canada announce record drug seizure rates

U.S., Canada announce record drug seizure rates
A Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell crewman guards more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine during an offload at Naval Base San Diego, April 16, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Connie Terrell)SAN DIEGO – Officials from the U.S. and Canada welcomed back a U.S. Coast Guard cutter with more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine Thursday as allied forces set record drug seizure rates in the Eastern...

U.S. and Canada team up for five and a half ton cocaine seizure

U.S. and Canada team up for five and a half ton cocaine seizure
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell crewmembers maneuver the ship’s interceptor boat while patrolling in the Eastern Pacific . ALAMEDA, Calif. ­­­­— The largest maritime cocaine seizure in the Eastern Pacific Ocean since 2009 was seized by the U.S. Coast Guard along with the U.S. Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, and a Joint Interagency Task Force in early March. More than five and half tons of contraband...

Coast Guard helicopter medically evacuates HMCS Calgary crewmember off Monterey, Calif.

Coast Guard helicopter medically evacuates  HMCS Calgary crewmember off Monterey, Calif.
SAN FRANCISCO — A sailor suffering from chest pains aboard the HMCS Calgary, a 440-foot Canadian naval frigate transiting toward San Francisco for Fleet Week, was medically evacuated at approximately 10 p.m. Thursday night approximately 27 miles northwest of Monterey. The Coast Guard command center in San Francisco received the request for medical assistance from the frigate. After evaluating...

San Francisco Fleet Week 2014 kicks off

San Francisco Fleet Week 2014 kicks off
SAN FRANCISCO — Fleet Week kicks off in the Bay Area with the Parade of Ships arrival to the Port of San Francisco and other events open to the public this Thursday through next Monday. With the Bay Area’s largest military presence with more than 4,000 men and women based in San Francisco, Coast Guard personnel and assets will participate and provide maritime security for the Fleet Week...

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from Royal Canadian Navy frigate 30 miles east of Va.

Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from Royal Canadian Navy frigate 30 miles east of Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 26-year-old crewmember Monday from a 440-foot Royal Canadian Navy frigate approximately 30 miles east of Wachapreague. Personnel aboard the HMCS Halifax contacted Coast Guard 5th District Command Center watchstanders at approximately 3:40 p.m. Sunday requesting a medevac for a crewmember experiencing abdominal pain. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast...

Canadian Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard to Join Coast Guard and USAF For SAR Exercise on West Coast

Canadian Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard to Join Coast Guard and USAF For SAR Exercise on West Coast
courtesy Royal Canadian Navy PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. — Personnel from the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), Royal Canadian Air Force and Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) will join members of the United States Coast Guard and United States Air Force in Prince Rupert, B.C. for a Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) to be held from April 29 to May 1, 2013. Residents of Prince Rupert and surrounding areas can expect to...

Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay arrives in Chicago to commemorate bicentennial of War of 1812

Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay arrives in Chicago to commemorate bicentennial of War of 1812
CHICAGO — The Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay arrived at Navy Pier in Chicago Tuesday to help kick off events commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812. The Coast Guard cutter was joined by the USS Hurricane and USS De Wert. Ships from the Royal Canadian Navy will arrive tomorrow. The modern Coast Guard was established in 1915, when the Revenue Cutter Service merged with the United States...

Canadian officers to honor fallen shipmate

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. – A group of retired Royal Canadian Armed Forces officers will present a photograph of Royal Canadian Navy Sub Lieutenant Allen Alltree to Captain Christopher Martino, commanding officer of Coast Guard Group / Air Station Humboldt Bay at a ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday.