Coast Guard Cutter James seizes 3,350 lbs of marijuana off Central American

Coast Guard Cutter James seizes 3,350 lbs of marijuana off Central American
The Coast Guard Cutter James with its deployed 26-foot over-the-horizon cutter boat and a go-fast vessel interdicted off the Coast of Central America in mid-May 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard seized approximately 3,350 pounds of marijuana in mid-May with an estimated value of approximately $6 million from a go-fast vessel in international waters of the Pacific Ocean...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton departs for Eastern Pacific counter-narcotic patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton departs for Eastern Pacific counter-narcotic patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Stratton file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Garrett Raitt ALAMEDA, California – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL-752) got underway from Coast Guard Island Saturday for a months-long deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean, where the crew will patrol international waters off Central and South America to intercept and deter drug trafficking efforts. The cutter...

Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returns to Key West from drug interdiction patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returns to Key West from drug interdiction patrol
A cocaine smuggling vessel drifts in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean after being intercepted by the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis November 16, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) KEY WEST, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returned home Thursday to Key West, Florida, after completing a 79-day patrol throughout the Eastern Pacific Ocean in support of U.S. Southern...

Coast Guard, Navy working together during USNS Comfort Deployment 2019

Coast Guard, Navy working together during USNS Comfort Deployment 2019
The Coast Guard Cutters Margaret Norvell and Kathleen Moore crews provide force protection and enforce a 500-yard security zone around the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), Nov. 4, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo MIAMI — Coast Guard cutters are assisting the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) in November during its medical assistance mission in Haiti, the last stop of a deployment...

Coast Guard, SOUTHCOM participate in Integrated Advance 2019 exercise

Coast Guard, SOUTHCOM participate in Integrated Advance 2019 exercise
Coast Guardsmen participate in the Integrated Advance 2019 exercise at the Miami-Dade County Emergency Operations Center. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — The Homeland Security Task Force Southeast (HSTF-SE) and U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)’s annual interagency exercise, Integrated Advance, is taking place April 15 through April 18. Integrated Advance provides...

Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returns home after counter-drug patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returns home after counter-drug patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Venturous file photo PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Venturous returned to St. Petersburg, Tuesday following a 61-day counter-drug patrol in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific Ocean. The crew, supplemented by members from the Coast Guard’s Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team (PACTACLET) and Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) transited...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads more than 18 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloads more than 18 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades
Media members get video of over 18.5 tons of cocaine during a drug offload press event in Port Everglades, Fla., May 18, 2017.  MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloaded approximately 18.5 tons (16,856 kilograms) of cocaine Thursday in Port Everglades worth an estimated $498 million wholesale seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The drugs were interdicted...

Coast Guard, Army CBSI-Taft participate in Tradewinds 2016

Coast Guard, Army CBSI-Taft participate in Tradewinds 2016
U.S. Coast Guard and partner nation Coast Guard members complete boat checks June 7, 2016 in St. George’s, Grenada, as part of Tradewinds 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Leake The Caribbean Basin Security Initiative Technical Assistance Field Team is participating in Exercise Tradewinds 2016, a multi-national maritime security and disaster response exercise in...

Commandant meets with U.S. Southern Command Commander to discuss Western Hemisphere strategy

Commandant meets with U.S. Southern Command Commander to discuss Western Hemisphere strategy
U.S. Coast Guard Commandant, Adm. Paul Zukunft, and U.S. Southern Command Commander, Gen. John Kelly met at U.S. Southern Command Headquarters on Sept. 4, 2014 to discuss strategic objectives, mutual priorities and opportunities for collaboration in Latin America and the Caribbean. The meeting centered on the synchronization of existing efforts in ensuring safety and security along U.S. and regional...