Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant (WMEC-617) returns home after 40-day Western Caribbean counter-drug patrol

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant (WMEC-617) crew returns home to Cape Canaveral,​ Wednesday,​ following a 40-day counter-drug patrol in the Western Caribbean. During their patrol, the Vigilant’s crew participated in a four-day multi-national counter narcotics joint operation with the Armed Forces of Honduras and later worked with the Colombian Navy in the interdictions Leer másCoast Guard Cutter Vigilant (WMEC-617) returns home after 40-day Western Caribbean counter-drug patrol[…]

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returns to Jacksonville after 60-day patrol

JACKSONVILLE— The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Valiant (WMEC-621)​ returned home to Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Monday after completing a 9-week patrol conducting operations in the Windward Passage between Haiti and Cuba in support of Coast Guard 7 th District and Operation Southeast Watch.​ Coast Guard Cutter Valiant patrolled over 11,000 nautical miles in the Caribbean, working closely Leer másCoast Guard Cutter Valiant returns to Jacksonville after 60-day patrol[…]

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant interdicts approximately 6,800 lbs of cocaine near Costa Rica

CARIBBEAN SEA — The Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant (WMEC-617) crew seized a total of 122 bales of cocaine, Monday, in back-to-back interdictions of go-fast vessels just off the coast of Limon, Costa Rica. The forward-deployed Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew aboard the USCGC Vigilant successfully disabled the first go-fast vessel and observed the crew throwing packages overboard. Once Leer másCoast Guard Cutter Vigilant interdicts approximately 6,800 lbs of cocaine near Costa Rica[…]

Coast Guard Cutter James offload approximately 30,000 pounds of drugs at Port Everglades

MIAMI — The​ Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL-754)​ crew offloaded approximately 23,000 pounds of cocaine and approximately 6,900 pounds of marijuana, all worth more than an estimated $408 million, Tuesday in Port Everglades. The drugs were interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, and in Leer másCoast Guard Cutter James offload approximately 30,000 pounds of drugs at Port Everglades[…]

Coast Guard search for overdue sailboat SS Chuckahui Kai off Hawaii

HONOLULU — Coast Guard USCGC Oliver Berry and HC-130 Hercules are search for the overdue private sailing vessel SS Chuckahui Kai between Oahu and Maui, Monday. Crews aboard an Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules plane, the Cutter Oliver Berry (WPC 1124), Cutter Kittiwake (WPB 87316), and a Station Maui 45-foot Response Boat-Medium are conducting Leer másCoast Guard search for overdue sailboat SS Chuckahui Kai off Hawaii[…]

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue mariner 500 miles offshore

KODIAK, Alaska – Coast Guard Seventeenth District command center personnel coordinated efforts with motor vessel President Eisenhower to rescue a 67-year-old man from his disabled and adrift 38-foot sailing vessel Miss Lilly, located roughly 500 nautical miles south-southwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Thursday.​ At approximately 9:00 a.m. Thursday, Coast Guard District 17 command center watchstanders Leer másCoast Guard, good Samaritan rescue mariner 500 miles offshore[…]

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