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Coast Guard rescue 10 Haitians near Mona Island, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard cutters and helicopters crews search for possible migrants in the water Friday, following the rescue of 10 Haitians Wednesday from a disabled vessel near Mona and Monito Island, Puerto Rico. At this time, search efforts have revealed no signs of people in the water. Coast Guard watchstanders received Leer másCoast Guard rescue 10 Haitians near Mona Island, Puerto Rico[…]

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[…]

The largest drug interdiction of USCGC Hamilton history

MIAMI— The largest drug interdiction in USCGC Hamilton history with 26,250 pounds in cocaine and 3,700 pounds in marijuana worth approximately​ 504 million dollar were downloaded yesterday, Monday, at Port Everglades. The Coast Guard’s strong international relationships, with key partners like Canada along with our specialized capabilities and unmatched authorities, allow for a unity of Leer másThe largest drug interdiction of USCGC Hamilton history[…]

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Coast Guard veteran Mike Swierc turns 100-year-old

Coast Guard story by Petty Officer 1st Class Corinne Zilnicki Nearly 80 years have passed since Mike Swierc vaulted over the side of a ship hundreds of yards off Utah Beach during the first wave of the D-Day invasion. But for Mr. Swierc, a 100-year-old Coast Guard veteran, the memories of those fateful days and Leer másCoast Guard veteran Mike Swierc turns 100-year-old[…]

Coast Guard HITRON history series: Captain Tony Tangeman (Retired)

In this HITRON history series, the USCG spoke with Tony Tangeman (retired Captain). He was the chief of law enforcement for the Coast Guard and the project manager for the proof of concept team that determined the use helicopters to stop the fast vessels dedicated to narcotics smuggling. This project led to the formation of Leer másCoast Guard HITRON history series: Captain Tony Tangeman (Retired)[…]

Coast Guard seizes 7.5 dollar million in cocaine, Caribbean Sea

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard seized 250 kilograms of cocaine in the Caribbean Sea, with an estimated wholesale value of 7.5 million dollar. The USCGC Reef Shark transferred custody of two smugglers and offloaded the drug at Coast Guard Base San Juan Saturday, following USCGC Kathleen Moore’s interdiction of a go-fast smuggling Leer másCoast Guard seizes 7.5 dollar million in cocaine, Caribbean Sea[…]

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