Coast Guard offloads more than 11 tons of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads more than 11 tons of cocaine in San Diego
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton poses with more than 11 tons of cocaine in San Diego, Oct. 3, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Taylor Bacon) SAN DIEGO —The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloaded more than 11 tons of cocaine seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean from late August to mid-September Wednesday in San Diego. The drugs were seized during...

Coast Guard conducts international rescue of three Chuukese fishermen

Coast Guard conducts international rescue of three Chuukese fishermen
Coast Guard Cutter Kiska file photo HONOLULU — Three Chuukese fishermen from the Federated States of Micronesia are home safe Tuesday after missing at sea for a week in the Pacific. Following an extensive multi-national search coordinated by the Coast Guard Sector Guam Command Center, the three fishermen were ultimately located 85 nautical miles (nearly 100 statute miles) off Chuuk by a U.S. Navy...

Coast Guard to provide security during USS Detroit commissioning ceremony

Coast Guard to provide security during USS Detroit commissioning ceremony
Members of Coast Guard Sector Detroit take a tour of the USS Detroit, Oct. 18, 2016. The Coast Guard has been providing on-water security for the ship since its arrival in Detroit. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Sector Detroit. DETROIT — Coast Guard Sector Detroit is scheduled to provide security for the USS Detroit during its commissioning ceremony in Detroit, Saturday. Boaters...

San Francisco Fleet Week 2016 kicks off

San Francisco Fleet Week 2016 kicks off
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Fleet Week kicks off in the Bay Area with events open to the public Oct. 3-10, including the Parade of Ships arrival to the Port of San Francisco. With the greater San Francisco Bay Area’s largest military presence totaling more than 4,000 men and women, Coast Guard personnel and assets will participate and provide maritime security for the Fleet Week events. These Coast...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 4 following in-air mishap off NC coast

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 4 following in-air mishap off NC coast
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The U.S. Coast Guard and a good Samaritan fishing vessel crew rescued four survivors following an in-air mishap involving two U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornets 25 miles east of Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. Coast Guard Fifth District Command Center watchstanders were notified at approximately 10:30 a.m. that two Navy jets suffered an in-air mishap and four people were in the water....

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Cuban migrant off the coast of Key West, Fla.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Cuban migrant off the coast of Key West, Fla.
MIAMI — Search efforts for a Cuban migrant who was reported missing off the coast of Key West, Florida, were suspended Wednesday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Guard Sector Key West received a report from a good Samaritan of a landing of 11 Cuban migrants on Man Key, Florida. The migrants claimed two other men in their group were last seen swimming towards Key West. A Naval Air Station Key West launched...

Coast Guard to hold memorial service for crew of CG 1363

Coast Guard to hold memorial service for crew of CG 1363
Coast Guard file photo of CG 1363 water taxiing. MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif.  — The Coast Guard will hold a memorial service this Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay in McKinleyville in remembrance of the crew and passengers of the CG 1363 helicopter that crashed after rescuing 10 people 51 years ago during the North Coast’s “Storm of the Century.” The ceremony honors the sacrifice...

Coast Guard, partners nab 2,400 pounds of marijuana off Mexico

Coast Guard, partners nab 2,400 pounds of marijuana off Mexico
Crew members aboard Coast Guard Cutter Midgett offload an estimated 2,400 pounds of marijuana Nov. 16, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Sondra-Kay Kneen) ALAMEDA, Calif. – U.S. Coast Guard crews, along with partner agencies, recovered an estimated 2,400 pounds of marijuana jettisoned from a panga vessel approximately 200 miles off the U.S. and Mexico border in international...

Coast Guard finds debris while searching for missing container ship caught in Hurricane Joaquin

Coast Guard finds debris while searching for missing container ship caught in Hurricane Joaquin
MIAMI – Coast Guard search and rescue crews have located multiple objects in the water in the search area for the El Faro. Life jackets, life rings, containers and an oil sheen have been located by Coast Guard aircrews.  The objects have not been confirmed to be from the El Faro at this time. Coast Guard assets involved in Sunday’s search include: Two HC-130 Hercules airplane from Coast Guard...