U.S. Coast Guard Seizes Drug-Laden Semi-Sub

ALAMEDA, Calif.— More than 4,500 kilograms of illegal narcotics were removed from a semi-submersible vessel in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala, by crewmembers of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis and other U.S. law enforcement agency personnel, with assistance from Guatemalan authorities Saturday following the seizure of the low-profile smuggling vessel by the Jarvis last week.

Pentagon Channel Reports on Coast Guard Drug Bust Off Guatamala

The Pentagon Channel reports on a drug bust by the Coast Guard and Guatamalean authorities last Thursday. The Coast Guard stopped the semi-submersible vessel and arrested 4 Columbians and 1 Mexican. The semi-submersible was carrying about 10 tons of cocaine. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); var _bos = _bos||[]; _bos.push({ "div": "Brid_29352540",...

USCGC Chase comes home after successful 3-month Counter Narcotics patrol

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Chase returned to homeport here, Thursday, after a successful three month deployment conducting law enforcement operations off the coast of Central and South America.

Touchdown in the Pacific

EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN – The San Diego-based Coast Guard Cutter Chase interdicted a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel loaded with 15,000 pounds of cocaine Jan. 15 here.

12 smugglers apprehended from three semi-submersible vessels in Eastern Pacific

ALAMEDA, Calif – A dozen suspected drug smugglers were apprehended between New Years Eve and January 8 by the U. S. Coast Guard in the Eastern Pacific Ocean following the interception of three semi-submersible drug trafficking vessels by U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships on routine patrol in the region.   The suspects will be turned over to the U.S. Dept. of Justice.

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett returns home from successful counter-drug patrol

SEATTLE — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett will be returning to their homeport at Pier 36, here Friday at 3 p.m., from one of the most successful Eastern Pacific Ocean counter-drug patrols in recent Coast Guard history.

A Look Inside a Self-Propelled Semi-Submersible Vessel – Video

This video provides a look inside a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel carrying 15,000 lbs. of cocaine. The semi-submersible was apprehended near Guatemala on Wednesday by the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett. After the 4 man crew and cocaine were transferred to the Midgett, it was determined that the vessel could not be towed back to port. It was declared a hazard to navigation and sunk by the Midgett. U.S....

Dangerous Working Conditions for Boarding Teams – Video

This video was shot by Coast Guard Petty Officer Second Class Prentice Danner from the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett. It shows members of two boarding teams from the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett while conducting the boarding of a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel carrying 15,000 lbs. of cocaine near Guatemala. As you can see, the deck of the submersible was underwater at times while the boarding...

Interdiction Committee to hold press briefing on semi-submersible interdiction

WASHINGTON — The Interdiction Committee and the U.S. Coast Guard are scheduled to conduct a press briefing here Friday, 10 a.m., in the commandant’s situation room, 2100 2nd St. SW, to announce details of the second interdiction of a drug laden self-propelled, semi-submersible vessel since Saturday. Rear Adm. Joseph R. Castillo, the Coast Guard’s director of response policy, U.S. Navy...