Sunday, March 29, 2020

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Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma Returns Home after $12.5 Million Drug Bust

BOSTON — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returned to Kittery, Maine, on March 12 after a 70-day counter-drug patrol in the eastern Pacific Ocean, the Coast Guard 1st District said in a release.  Tahoma’s crew seized about 700 pounds of cocaine, valued…

Keel-Laying of Coast Guard’s First OPC Set for April

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard plans to celebrate the keel-laying of the first Heritage-class offshore patrol cutter (OPC) next month in Panama City, Florida.  Testifying March 10 before the House Homeland Security Committee, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl L. Schultz said the keel of…

Cutter Munro Returns After Counter-Drug Patrol; $115 Million in Cocaine Seized

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard Cutter Munro returned home on March 1 after a 78-day deployment, during which the crew seized an estimated $115 million worth of cocaine from suspected smugglers in the eastern Pacific Ocean, according to a Coast Guard Pacific Area release.  The crew patrolled known drug-transit…

Coast Guard Interdicts Illegal Foreign Fishers in Pacific

HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard interdicted several foreign vessels whose crews were fishing inside the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) on two separate occasions in the first two months of 2020, according to the Coast Guard’s 14th District.   “While we’ve seen incursions into the EEZs of partners and…

Polar Star Completes Antarctic Treaty Inspections, Resupply Mission

MCMURDO STATION, Antarctica — The 159 crew members onboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star departed McMurdo Station on Feb. 19 after escorting three refuel and resupply vessels and assisting with a five-day inspection of foreign research stations, installations and equipment in Antarctica, according to the Coast Guard Pacific…