Monday, November 11, 2019

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Coast Guard Cutter James Returns Home from 62-Day Counter-Drug Patrol

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard cutter James returned to Charleston on Oct. 31 following a 62-day counter-drug patrol in support of Operation Martillo in the eastern Pacific Ocean, the Coast Guard’s 7th District said in a release.  During their patrol, the James’ crew, along with…

Icebreaker Returns Home After 3-Month Arctic Deployment

SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy returned home on Nov. 2 to Seattle following a three-month deployment to the Arctic in support of Coast Guard operations and multiple scientific research missions sponsored by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Office of Naval…

Cutter Returns to Oregon Following $54 Million Cocaine Seizure

ASTORIA, Ore. — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alert returned to their homeport on Oct. 25 following a 10,700-nautical-mile, 65-day, multimission patrol that resulted in the interdiction of nearly 4,000 pounds of cocaine worth about $54 million, the Coast Guard said in a release.  Alert’s crew…

Coast Guard Cutter Conducts DPRK Sanctions Patrol

PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton pulled into Puerto Princesa on Oct. 14 for Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama following operations in the Yellow Sea where the crew supported United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) enforcement against illicit ship-to-ship transfers that…

Cutter Alex Haley Returns Home After 40-Day, 5,000-Mile Patrol

KODIAK, Alaska — The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returned to their homeport in Kodiak on Oct. 20 following a 40-day deployment throughout the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands, the Coast Guard 17th District said in a release.   Since departing Kodiak in…

Coast Guard Repatriates 76 Dominicans Following Three Interdictions at Sea

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence repatriated 76 of 80 Dominican migrants to a Dominican Republic navy vessel on Oct.  18 following the interdiction of three separate illegal migrant voyages near Puerto Rico, the Coast Guard’s 7th District said in a release. …

Coast Guard Offloads $92 Million Worth of Cocaine in San Diego

SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard offloaded more than $92 million worth of seized cocaine in San Diego on Oct. 16, according to a release from the Coast Guard’s 11th District.  The cocaine was seized in international waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean. The contraband represents four…

Coast Guard Sets New Record for Illegal Fishing Vessel Interdictions

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement crews interdicted a record-breaking number of lanchas throughout the Gulf of Mexico for fiscal year 2019, according to a Coast Guard 8th District release.  Since October 2018, Coast Guard assets and personnel have detected a total…