Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returns after 97-day deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returns after 97-day deployment
Family and friends wait patiently for the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Waesche to arrive at the pier on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., Nov. 20, 2016.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jordan Akiyama. ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returned to Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif. Sunday at 10 a.m., following a 97-day, 15,000 nautical-mile patrol off...

Coast Guardsmen seize more than 2 tons of cocaine from semisubmersible

Coast Guardsmen seize more than 2 tons of cocaine from semisubmersible
SAN DIEDGO, Calif. – Coast Guardsmen seized more than 5,600 pounds of cocaine and apprehended five suspected drug smugglers from a self-propelled semi-submersible, or SPSS, in the Pacific Ocean off Central America September 6. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche from Alameda, California, in partnership with a Joint Interagency Task Force South patrol aircraft from the U.S. Navy, intercepted...

Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returns home from 5-week patrol in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returns home from 5-week patrol in St. Petersburg, Fla.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute, a 210-foot Reliance Class Cutter homeported in St. Petersburg, returned home before the holidays after their five-week patrol, Wednesday. During the homecoming, the crew of the Resolute offloaded recovered contraband from a self propelled semi submersible that scuttled itself in the Western Caribbean Sea. While operating in the...

Coast Guard, partner agencies interdict 5th Western Caribbean drug sub

MIAMI — The crews of the Coast Guard Cutter Decisive, Coast Guard Cutter Pea Island, Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-S), and the Honduran Navy interdicted a drug smuggling, self-propelled semi-submersible (SPSS) vessel in the Western Caribbean Sea March 30. SPSS vessels are used regularly to transport illegal narcotics in the Eastern Pacific, and this interdiction is only the fifth Coast...

Coast Guard offloads 7 tons of cocaine in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. —The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cypress, a 225-foot buoy tender homeported in Pensacola, Fla., along with several state, federal and local partners, offloaded seven tons of cocaine at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Friday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk, a medium-endurance cutter homeported in Key West, Fla., interdicted a drug smuggling, self-propelled semi-submersible...

Coast Guard interdicts semi-submersible vessel in Caribbean Sea

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk, a medium-endurance cutter homeported in Key West, Fla., interdicted a drug smuggling, self-propelled semi-submersible (SPSS) vessel, commonly referred to as a drug sub, in the Western Caribbean Sea, Sept. 30, 2011. The total interdiction is approximately seven tons and valued at nearly $180 million wholesale. The crew of the Mohawk stopped two SPSS...

Second interdiction of Western Caribbean drug sub by Coast Guard

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk, a medium-endurance cutter homeported in Key West, Fla., interdicted a drug smuggling, self-propelled semi-submersible (SPSS) vessel, commonly referred to as a drug sub, in the western Caribbean Sea Sept. 17. Used regularly to transport illegal narcotics in the Eastern Pacific, this interdiction is only the second Coast Guard interdiction of an SPSS...

Cutter Dallas returns home from eventful three-month deployment

HARLESTON, S.C. – 160 crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Dallas will return home to Charleston, S.C., Sunday at 11:45 a.m. following a three-month deployment in the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean.

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns home to Astoria today

SEATTLE – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Alert will return to their homeport in Astoria, Ore., Thursday at 9:30 a.m. While on a routine patrol in the Eastern Pacific, the crew of the Alert successfully interdicted a Self-Propelled Semi-Submersible vessel (SPSS) laden with approximately 5,000 kg. of cocaine. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...