Coast Guard, North Carolina Aquarium release turtles offshore Cape Henry, Va.

Coast Guard, North Carolina Aquarium release turtles offshore Cape Henry, Va.
Crewmembers aboard Coast Guard Cutter Heron work together to lift a sea turtle out of its transport container offshore Cape Henry, Virginia, Nov. 18, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Jaime Brady) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard released 14 sea turtles 70 miles southeast of Cape Henry, Virginia, Sunday. Crewmembers aboard Coast Guard Cutter Heron worked with members of the North Carolina...

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue injured sea turtle 2 miles southeast of Plantation Key

Coast Guard, partner agencies rescue injured sea turtle 2 miles southeast of Plantation Key
Members of Coast Guard Station Islamorada place an injured sea turtle into a container of water Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 to be transported to the Marathon-based Turtle Hospital. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class John Brandt MIAMI — The Coast Guard and partner agencies rescued an injured sea turtle Tuesday approximately 2 miles southeast of Plantation Key. Watchstanders with Coast Guard...

Cutter Campbell returns to Maine after seizing $209 million cocaine

Cutter Campbell returns to Maine after seizing $209 million cocaine
Coast Guard Cutter Campbell file photo. BOSTON — Coast Guard Cutter Campbell returned to its homeport in Kittery, Maine, Friday after an 80-day counter-narcotic patrol in the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean. Campbell’s crew disrupted six narcotic smuggling ventures, seized about 12,000 pounds of cocaine, worth $209 million, and detained 24 suspected smugglers. Equipped with an MH-65...

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to Wilmington after successful drug-interdiction patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returns to Wilmington after successful drug-interdiction patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Diligence file photo WILMINGTON, N.C. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to Wilmington from a successful 65-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific today. The crew interdicted four high speed suspected smuggling vessels, detained 13 suspected drug traffickers and seized approximately 2,850 kilograms of cocaine, worth an estimated $90 million. In addition...

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk seizes more than 3 tons of cocaine, rescues sea turtle

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk seizes more than 3 tons of cocaine, rescues sea turtle
A sea turtle entangled with a life ring that the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk crew rescued during a 53-day Eastern Pacific counter drug patrol. (Coast Guard photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk returned to homeport in Key West Wednesday following a 53-day Eastern Pacific counter drug patrol. The cutter Mohawk crew successfully interdicted five vessels suspected of illegal narcotics...

Coast Guard rescues entangled sea turtle off Cuttyhunk Island

Coast Guard rescues entangled sea turtle off Cuttyhunk Island
BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued an entangled sea turtle Sunday after it got tangled in a lobster pot off Cuttyhunk Island. A fisherman contacted Coast Guard Station Menemsha around 12:30 p.m., reporting the distressed turtle. A 29-Foot Response Boat-Small crew from Station Menemsha launched with a member from the Massachusetts Department of Natural Resources. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard rescues sea turtle west of Longboat Key, Fla.

Coast Guard rescues sea turtle west of Longboat Key, Fla.
CORTEZ, Fla.— The Coast Guard rescued a sea turtle tangelled in crab pot rigging west of Longboat Key, Florida, Thursday. At 9:06 a.m. watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Cortez received a call from a Good Samaritan reporting a sea turtle was in danger. A 29-foot Response Boat-Small-II from the station was launched and arrived on scene to find the turtle tangled in crab pot rigging. Crewmembers...

Coast Guard rescues injured sea turtle in Tampa Bay, Fla.

Coast Guard rescues injured sea turtle in Tampa Bay, Fla.
Crewmembers from Aids to Navigation Team St. Petersburg, Florida, rescued an injured loggerhead sea turtle in the Tampa Bay, Florida, Monday, May 9, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard rescued an injured sea turtle in the Tampa Bay, Fla., Monday. At around 11:30 a.m. crewmembers from Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team St. Petersburg, were returning from servicing...

Coast Guard Cutter Cushing crew helps release 130 turtles

Coast Guard Cutter Cushing crew helps release 130 turtles
Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan W. Kwedar’s son, Peyton, stands aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Cushing near rehabilitated sea turtles about to be released Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Trey Clifton) ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. — The Coast Guard assisted with the release of 130 sea turtles Thursday into Gulf Stream waters off the Outer Banks. The crew of the Coast...