Coast Guard, Navy interdict, seize $331 million of cocaine

Coast Guard, Navy interdict, seize $331 million of cocaine
SAN DIEGO — More than eight and half tons of cocaine seized or recovered in fourteen interdictions in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean were offloaded from the USS Vandergrift (FFG 48) Friday and turned over to federal officials as evidence in the prosecution of suspected smugglers. Another two tons of contraband seized in five additional cases in the Eastern Pacific region were...

Rescued child remains stable aboard Navy vessel, slated for Wednesday arrival in San Diego

Rescued child remains stable aboard Navy vessel, slated for Wednesday arrival in San Diego
ALAMEDA, Calif. — A family with a sick infant rescued from a disabled sailboat approximately 1,500 miles southwest of San Diego remains stable aboard a Navy frigate and is slated to arrive in San Diego Wednesday. The rescue follows a call from the sailing vessel Rebel Heart operator Thursday to the Coast Guard requesting assistance for a one-year-old child. A Coast Guard flight surgeon recommended...

Rescued family safely aboard Navy ship

Rescued family safely aboard Navy ship
ALAMEDA, Calif. — A family with a sick infant safely boarded the frigate USS Vandgrift Sunday morning as part of a rescue by Coast Guard, California Air National Guard and Navy personnel approximately 900 miles southwest of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Vandgrift arrived on scene at 1 a.m. and in an abundance of caution waited until first light to commence the rescue. At approximately 8 a.m., Sailors...

California Air National Guard Continues Rescue Effort

California Air National Guard Continues Rescue Effort
Moffett Federal Airfield – A team of California Air National Guardsmen from the Bay Area’s 129th Rescue Wing continues their lifesaving mission of an American infant off the coast of Mexico. On Thursday evening, four pararescuemen from the 129th RQW parachuted to the 36-foot sailing vessel Rebel Heart to provide immediate medical attention to a seriously ill 1-year-old girl. While her...

Coast Guard, Air Force, Navy respond to sick one year old off Mexico

Coast Guard, Air Force, Navy respond to sick one year old off Mexico
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Coast Guard, Air Force and Navy personnel are responding to the report of a sick infant aboard a 36-foot sailboat approximately 900 miles southwest of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. At approximately 7 a.m. Thursday, Coast Guard personnel in Alameda, Calif., were notified via a satellite phone from the vessel operator that a one year-old child aboard the sailing vessel, Rebel Heart,...