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,...

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...