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USCGC Hamilton returns home after 72-day patrol

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Legend-class national security cutter USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753) crew returned home Wednesday to Charleston after completing a 72-day patrol throughout the Eastern Pacific Ocean.​ The crew offloaded 26,250 pounds (11,907 kilograms) of cocaine and 3,700 pounds of marijuana worth $504 million Monday at Port Everglades.​ ​ ​ Hamilton’s crew interdicted five Leer másUSCGC Hamilton returns home after 72-day patrol[…]

Coast Guard conducts overflights along the Gulf Coast​ after Hurricane Ida

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard aircrews are conducting critical overflights along the Gulf Coast Region of Louisiana following Hurricane Ida. These critical overflights post-storm are divided in search and rescue (SAR) missions and assessing for damage. The Coast Guard aircrews conducts these missions from today Monday. The USCG has brought to bear more than Leer másCoast Guard conducts overflights along the Gulf Coast​ after Hurricane Ida[…]

Coast Guard HITRON History Series: AET1 Kimberly Dechmerowski

In this USCG HITRON History Documentary Series, the Coast Guard speak with Petty Officer 1st Class Kimberly Dechmerowski, an avionics electrical technician. Dechmerowski and the first female gunner of Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron. The HITRON operations started as an experiment in 1998 to halt the flow of illegal drugs into the U.S. Drug trafficking organizations Leer másCoast Guard HITRON History Series: AET1 Kimberly Dechmerowski[…]

The USCG and U.S. Border Patrol conducted a maritime patrol in Canadian border

JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard (USCG) personnel partnered with U.S. Border Patrol agents near Southeast Alaska and the Canadian border, November 17-18, 2020 as a joint interagency effort to enforce border security, motor vessel safety and educate vessel operators on border crossing requirements. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130J Super Hercules aircrew provided logistical Leer másThe USCG and U.S. Border Patrol conducted a maritime patrol in Canadian border[…]

Coast Guard rescue father and son offshore Destin Harbor, Florida

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Coast Guard crews rescue a father and son in the water Thursday evening near Destin Harbor, Florida.​ The rescued was Chris Best, 52, and his 4-year-old son. Both were recovered and returned to shore with no reported injuries. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 3 p.m. of Leer másCoast Guard rescue father and son offshore Destin Harbor, Florida[…]

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