Coast Guard HITRON provides humanitarian assistance to Honduras after Hurricane Eta

PUERTO LEMPIRA, Honduras — A Coast Guard Helicopter Tactical Squadron (HITRON) MH-65 Dolphin aircrew forward deployed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Seneca (WMEC-906) provided humanitarian assistance, Friday, to Honduran villages after Hurricane Eta impacted the country. The HITRON aircrew and Seneca crew medevaced multiple people and redistributed relief aid across the hurricane impacted area as Leer másCoast Guard HITRON provides humanitarian assistance to Honduras after Hurricane Eta[…]

USCGC Dauntless net 59 million dollars in cocaine during 56-day patrol

NEW ORLEANS —​ The Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless returned to their homeport of Pensacola, Florida, after a 56-day patrol where the cutter and crew interdicted and seized more than 59 million dollars in cocaine.​ ​ In late August, the USCGC Dauntless crew responded in support of Hurricane Laura relief efforts as an offshore search and rescue Leer másUSCGC Dauntless net 59 million dollars in cocaine during 56-day patrol[…]

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast crew offloads more than $67 million of cocaine in San Diego

SAN DIEGO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC-623) offloaded approximately 3,905 pounds of suspected cocaine in San Diego, Thursday. The drugs, worth an estimated $67 million, were seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean and represent two suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America Leer másCoast Guard Cutter Steadfast crew offloads more than $67 million of cocaine in San Diego[…]

Coast Guard crew to offload more than 26,000 pounds of cocaine, marijuana worth $390 million in San Diego

SAN DIEGO —​ The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL-750) is scheduled to offload more than 26,000 pounds of seized cocaine and marijuana in San Diego, Friday. The cocaine, worth an estimated $390 million, was seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The contraband represents 13 suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions Leer másCoast Guard crew to offload more than 26,000 pounds of cocaine, marijuana worth $390 million in San Diego[…]

HITRON, el Escuadrón Táctico de Interdicción del U.S. Coast Guard

Con base en Jacksonville (Florida), HITRON es el Escuadrón Táctico de Interdicción (Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron) del U.S. Coast Guard especializado en la lucha contra el tráfico de drogas. Para llevar a cabo su misión la Unidad está capacitada y autorizada para el Uso de Fuerza Aerotransportada (AUF, Airborne Use of Force), tanto en las Leer másHITRON, el Escuadrón Táctico de Interdicción del U.S. Coast Guard[…]

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[…]

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