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,...

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue crew of dismasted sailing vessel

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue crew of dismasted sailing vessel
A U.S. Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules observes the crew of the commercial vessel Kalamazoo as they rescue the crew of the dismasted 42-foot sailing vessel Coco Haz III about 656 miles off Hawaii Dec. 29, 2019. HONOLULU — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans aboard two commercial vessels located and rescued the crew of the 42-foot white dismasted sailing vessel Coco Haz III 656 miles west southwest of...

Coast Guard searching for tour helicopter off Kauai’s Nā Pali Coast

Coast Guard searching for tour helicopter off Kauai's Nā Pali Coast
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by PA3 Luke Clayton HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is searching for seven people overdue aboard a tour helicopter on Kauai. The owner of an overdue tour helicopter contacted watchstanders at JRCC Honolulu at 6:06 p.m. Thursday. They stated the aircraft was due back at 5:21 p.m. from a tour of Kauai’s Napali Coast with one...

Coast Guard medevacs sailor from USS Ralph Johnson 34 miles off Washington coast

Coast Guard medevacs sailor from USS Ralph Johnson 34 miles off Washington coast
Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley SEATTLE — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a Sailor from a U.S. Navy destroyer Tuesday off the coast of Washington. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received an initial request for medevac from crew members aboard the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) approximately...

Coast Guard suspends search for two missing boaters

Coast Guard suspends search for two missing boaters
Coast Guard file photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday for two missing boaters who did not return from a trip near Port Canaveral. Missing are Brian McCluney and Justin Walker. After searching more than 146,368 square miles, an area equivalent to the size of Montana for over 281 hours, officials were unable to locate the boaters who were reported overdue Friday...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton departs Malaysia after joint training exercises

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton departs Malaysia after joint training exercises
LUMUT, Malaysia – Capt. Bob Little, commander of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton explains the process of a replenishment-at-sea to a Royal Malaysian sailor as part of the at-sea phase of Maritime Training Activity Malaysia 2019.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tristin Barth) LUMUT, Malaysia — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) completed...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton arrives in Malaysia

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton arrives in Malaysia
The Coast Guard Cutter Stratton sails alongside the Indonesian Bakamla (coast guard) vessel KN Tan Jung Datu in the Singapore Strait, Aug. 11, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. LUMUT, Malaysia — The Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) arrived in Lumut August 13 following numerous exercises and engagements with the Indonesian navy and coast guard. While in Lumut,...

Coast Guard awards contract for new Polar Security Cutter

Coast Guard awards contract for new Polar Security Cutter
WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy, through an Integrated Program Office (IPO), awarded VT Halter Marine Inc., of Pascagoula, Mississippi, a fixed price incentive (firm) contract for the Detail Design and Construction (DD&C) of the Coast Guard’s lead Polar Security Cutter (PSC). The initial award is valued at $745.9 million and supports non-recurring engineering and detail...