The Coast Guard Cutter Confidence seizes 1,090 lbs of cocaine from smuggling vessel off Central American coast

ALAMEDA, Calif. – A 54-year-old Coast Guard Cutter Confidence seized approximately 1,090 pounds of suspected cocaine in mid-May with an estimated value of $18.7 million from a go-fast vessel in international waters of the Pacific Ocean off Central America. A maritime patrol aircraft spotted a suspected smuggling vessel and diverted the crew aboard the Coast Leer másThe Coast Guard Cutter Confidence seizes 1,090 lbs of cocaine from smuggling vessel off Central American coast[…]

Coast Guard Cutter James seizes 3,100 lbs of cocaine from smuggling vessel off Central American coast

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard Cutter James seized more than 3,100 pounds of cocaine in mid-May with an estimated value of $53.5 million from a low-profile go-fast vessel in international waters of the Pacific Ocean off Central America. A maritime patrol aircraft spotted a suspected smuggling vessel and diverted the crew aboard the Coast Leer másCoast Guard Cutter James seizes 3,100 lbs of cocaine from smuggling vessel off Central American coast[…]

Coast Guard Cutter Active to return home following counter-narcotic patrol, $37M worth of cocaine seized

SEATTLE — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC 618) is scheduled to return to Port Angeles Tuesday following a 47-day counter-narcotic patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, during which they seized over 2,000 pounds of cocaine worth approximately $37 million from suspected drug smugglers. The Coast Guard, Navy, Customs and Border Protection, FBI, Immigration and Leer másCoast Guard Cutter Active to return home following counter-narcotic patrol, $37M worth of cocaine seized[…]

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 presumed lost at sea, Bahamas

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescue two fishermen, Monday, who were presumed lost at sea, 23 miles northeast of Cat Island, Bahamas. Rescued were Domingo Jimenez, 45, and Ramon Castillo, 29, both from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, forward deployed for Operation Leer másCoast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 presumed lost at sea, Bahamas[…]

Suspect apprehended in historic Coast Guard drug bust off Oregon coast sentenced to prison

PORTLAND, Ore. – The suspect apprehended in a historic Coast Guard drug seizure off the Oregon coast in 2019 was sentenced to prison yesterday. John Philip Stirling, 66, a Canadian citizen, was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison and five years’ supervised release for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine under the Maritime Drug Leer másSuspect apprehended in historic Coast Guard drug bust off Oregon coast sentenced to prison[…]

Coast Guard assists the vessel Smoker II crew members 79 miles offshore Freeport, Texas

HOUSTON​ —​ The Coast Guard assisted seven mariners after their vessel, Smoker II, began taking on water 79 miles offshore Freeport, Texas, Wednesday. At 10:29 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified by the crew of the 51-foot Smoker II that they were taking on water. The vessel’s dewatering pumps were keeping up with the Leer másCoast Guard assists the vessel Smoker II crew members 79 miles offshore Freeport, Texas[…]

Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Pensacola, Florida

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard assisted a vessel, Liberty Call, in distress that was taking on water offshore Pensacola, Florida, Thursday.​ Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a distress call at about 1 a.m from the recreational vessel Liberty Call, which had struck a submerged object and was taking on water, with two Leer másCoast Guard assists vessel taking on water near Pensacola, Florida[…]

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker in Raritan Bay, N.Y.

NEW YORK​ — The Coast Guard maritime and helicopter crews suspended the search today Sunday morning for a missing kayaker in Raritan Bay, New York. At 3:12 p.m. on Saturday,​ Coast Guard Sector New York​ command center​ watch standers received a call from citywide 911 that three kayaks, each with one person on board, had Leer másCoast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker in Raritan Bay, N.Y.[…]

Coast Guard: the false distress communications put lives at risk in Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska — The U.S. Coast Guard received multiple reports of false distress communications in various parts of Southeast Alaska recently, putting mariner’s lives at risk.​ Coast Guard Investigative Service is working with the Juneau Police Department to investigate these calls, and urges the public to be aware that knowingly and willfully communicating a false Leer másCoast Guard: the false distress communications put lives at risk in Alaska[…]

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for missing diver near Port Royal Sound

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coast Guard crews are search with a MH-65, the Cutter Pompano and Response Boat, along with partner agencies, for a missing diver in Port Royal Sound, Wednesday. Coast Guard Sector Charleston​ command center​watchstanders received a request for helicopter assistance from Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office at 3:42 p.m. Tuesday,​ for a missing​ 49-year-old​ diver in a black Leer másCoast Guard, partner agencies search for missing diver near Port Royal Sound[…]

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