Bellingham based Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin returns from patrol off Baja, significant drug bust

Bellingham based Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin returns from patrol off Baja, significant drug bust
SEATTLE — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin, homeported in Bellingham, returned Monday after a Pacific patrol to support counter drug operations off Southern California. Terrapin crewmembers conducted a 42-day patrol totaling nearly 600 operational hours, completing 20 recreational safety boardings and interrupting the illegal flow of narcotics into the U.S. While working jointly with Customs...

Coast Guard ramps up security efforts for 57th Presidential Inauguration

Coast Guard ramps up security efforts for 57th Presidential Inauguration
WASHINGTON — Members from various Coast Guard units throughout the United States joined together Sunday in support of the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington Monday. Members of the Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team from Coast Guard Regional Dive Locker East, located in Portsmouth, Va., and Coast Guard Regional Dive Locker West, located in San Diego, Calif., patroled areas...

Coast Guard, Oregon Army National Guard conduct week-long training exercise

Coast Guard, Oregon Army National Guard conduct week-long training exercise
ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard Sector Columbia River’s Vessel Boarding Security Team and the Oregon Army National Guard 102nd Civil Support Team trained together in Astoria this week to prepare for potential chemical and/or radiation threats posed by vessels entering the Columbia River. In the event that the Coast Guard VBST discovers high levels of radiation or unfamiliar chemicals aboard a vessel,...

Video – First Contact: Vessel Boarding Security Team

PHILADELPHIA – Members of the Vessel Boarding Security Team at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia are responsible for ensuring safety and security for the Port of Philadelphia by boarding vessels of foreign countries entering the United States. US Coast Guard Video story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Crystalynn A. Kneen googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...