Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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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…

Coast Guard Repatriates 82 Dominican, 5 Haitian Migrants

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutters Joseph Tezanos and Heriberto Hernandez repatriated 82 migrants from the Dominican Republic and five Haitians to a Dominican navy vessel on Oct. 7 following the interdiction of five illegal migrant voyages in Mona Passage, according to a Coast Guard release.  Eight other Dominican migrants…

Coast Guard Interdicts 13 Migrants, Suspected Smuggler

MIAMI — The Coast Guard interdicted 13 migrants and one suspected smuggler on Sept. 25 miles east of Miami, the Coast Guard 7th District said in a release.  The Coast Guard Cutter William Trump crew detected a westbound 21-foot cabin cruiser about 25 miles…

Coast Guard Commissions Newest Fast Response Cutter in Honolulu

HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard commissioned the newest Hawaii-based 154-foot fast response cutter (FRC) in Honolulu on Sept. 26, according to a Coast Guard 14th District release.  “There is no greater reflection of the commandant’s strategic vision and commitment than the fact that as we commission the…

Coast Guard Cutter Interdicts Semi-Submersible in the Eastern Pacific

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew intercepted a drug-laden semi-submersible in the eastern Pacific, the Coast Guard 7th District said in a release.   While on routine patrol in the eastern Pacific, Valiant’s crew interdicted a self-propelled semi-submersible in international waters carrying about 12,000…

Navy Tests Mine Countermeasures on USNS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams

NORFOLK, Va. — USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams (T-ESB 4) has finished a three-day voyage in the Chesapeake Bay to test an anti-mine system, the public affairs offices of the program executive officers for ships and unmanned and small combatants said in a release.   The expeditionary sea base (ESB) ship used the Littoral Combat…