Coast Guard, partner agencies continue to support Haiti

Coast Guard, partner agencies continue to support Haiti
A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter rescue crew and lands after conducting a medical evacuation in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Estrada) MIAMI — The Coast Guard, USAID, U.S. Southern Command and Joint Task Force-Haiti continued to have unity of effort and respond to critically injured Haitian citizens, Tuesday, by transporting...

Coast Guard, Navy offload $211 million worth of cocaine, marijuana in San Diego

Coast Guard, Navy offload $211 million worth of cocaine, marijuana in San Diego
Members of Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 407 (LEDET) offloads 11,400 pounds of cocaine and 9,000 pounds of marijuana in San Diego, Feb. 1, 2021.(Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Gray) SAN DIEGO – Coast Guard and Navy personnel offloaded approximately 11,400 pounds of cocaine and 9,000 pounds of marijuana Monday, amounting todd more than $211 million from seizures in international...

Coast Guard provides assistance after Hurricane Eta

Coast Guard provides assistance after Hurricane Eta
A Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) MH-65 Dolphin aircrew forward deployed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Seneca medevacs a Honduran near Puerto Lempira, Honduras Nov. 13, 2020. The Coast Guard is assisting in urgent search and rescue and redistribution of relief aid in Honduras affected by Hurricane Eta. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) PUERTO LEMPIRA, Honduras — A Coast Guard...

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...