Responders hold successful search and rescue exercise in Guam

Responders hold successful search and rescue exercise in Guam
A Guam Fire Rescue crew and a U.S. Coast Guard Station Apra Harbor 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew compare notes during an exercise in Tumon Bay on Aug. 11, 2022. (Guam Fire Rescue photo by Nick Garrido) SANTA RITA, Guam — The U.S. Coast Guard, Guam Fire Rescue, Guam Police Department, and the U.S. Navy conducted a successful search and rescue exercise (SAREX) in Guam, Aug. 10 – 11. “This is...

Coast Guard to hold search and rescue exercise off Tumon Bay

Coast Guard to hold search and rescue exercise off Tumon Bay
Coast Guard Cutter Frederick Hatch file photo by Ensign Luis Hofschneider SANTA RITA, Guam — The U.S. Coast Guard, Guam Fire Rescue, Guam Police, and the U.S. Navy will conduct a search and rescue exercise (SAREX) in Guam, Aug. 10 – 11. This year’s SAREX will entail a coordinated response to an overdue vessel off Tumon. It will include the deployment of floating mannequins and data marker buoys...

Coast Guard crew offloads $223 million worth of drugs in San Diego

Coast Guard crew offloads $223 million worth of drugs in San Diego
The Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL-756) crew offloads about 11,300 pounds of cocaine and roughly 4,000 pounds of marijuana worth more than $223 million on March 31, 2022, in San Diego. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Gray) SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) crew offloaded more than 11,300 pounds of cocaine and more than 4,000 pounds of marijuana...

Mariners advised of search and rescue exercise off N.C. coast

Mariners advised of search and rescue exercise off N.C. coast
File photo of a joint-service search and rescue exercise, October 22, 2020, near Virginia Beach, Virginia. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Capt. Timothy Eason CAPE LOOKOUT, N.C. — The U.S. Coast Guard, the Navy, the Marines and the Air Force will be conducting a search and rescue exercise off the coast of Cape Lookout on Tuesday, or if impacted by inclement weather, on Thursday. Mariners are advised to...

Coast Guard and NAMSI partners take part in PASSEX in San Diego

Coast Guard and NAMSI partners take part in PASSEX in San Diego
Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward (WPC 1130), along with the U.S. Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, and Mexican Navy participated in a North American Maritime Security Initiatives passing exercise Thursday off the coast of Point Loma. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alexander Gray. SAN DIEGO — Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward (WPC 1130), along with the U.S. Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, and Mexican...

Coast Guard Cutter Kimball returns home from expeditionary patrol in the Pacific

Coast Guard Cutter Kimball returns home from expeditionary patrol in the Pacific
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) underway in the Pacific, April 4, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball) HONOLULU — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) returned to Honolulu Friday after completing an expeditionary patrol supporting Operation Blue Pacific, Op Rai Balang, and Op Aloha Shield in the Pacific. During the 82 day...

Coast Guard Joint Service Operation Prevents Weapons Smuggling

Coast Guard Joint Service Operation Prevents Weapons Smuggling
A joint team from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, and U.S. Coast Guard onboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill seize illicit shipments of weapons and weapons components during a maritime security operation off the coast of Somalia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Louis Thompson Staats IV) by Petty Officer 3rd Class Louis Staats, U.S. 5th Fleet A joint team...

Coast Guard, partners interdict 2 tons of drugs throughout Caribbean in September

Coast Guard, partners interdict 2 tons of drugs throughout Caribbean in September
MIAMI — The Coast Guard and partner nations halted more than 4,000 pounds of cocaine during September, worth almost $73 million. These interdictions were a direct result of the partnerships with crews aboard Dutch, British and U.S. naval ships with embarked Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment boarding teams who worked jointly with U.S. Southern Command and other Department of Defense agencies...

Coast Guard offloads estimated $216 million of cocaine, marijuana at Port Everglades

Coast Guard offloads estimated $216 million of cocaine, marijuana at Port Everglades
A crew member from Coast Guard Cutter Harriet lane oversees a pallet of drugs offloaded from the ship in Port Everglades, Florida, Sept. 17, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicole J. Groll) MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane (WMEC 903) crew offloaded approximately 12,100 pounds of cocaine and approximately 5,759 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $216 million,...