Tag Archives: USCG

Royal Navy ship assists in Caribbean drugs bust by UK Ministry of Defence [MoD]

RFA Wave Knight and the US Coast Guard worked together to seize cocaine in the Caribbean with an estimated wholesale value of £8.5 million in what was Wave Knight’s second successful counter-narcotics operation in 3 weeks. While on patrol in the Caribbean Sea on 11 February, the crew of Wave Knight detected a suspicious speedboat […]

U.S. Icebreaker Deploys to McMurdo, Antarctica

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star departed Coast Guard Base Seattle for Antarctica, Tuesday, in support of Operation Deep Freeze for the first time since 2006 with the task of resupplying the National Science Foundation Scientific Research Station in McMurdo. For more than 50 years, Coast Guard icebreaker crews have deployed to Antarctica in support of […]

US Coast Guard and CBP seize 306 pounds of cocaine – DominicanToday.com

Miami.– A joint team comprised of Coast Guard members and Customs and Border Protection officers discovered and seized approximately 306 pounds of cocaine concealed among a shipment of cocoa beans coming from the Dominican Republic Sunday, EFE reported. The team, made up of Coast Guard personnel from Sector New York in Staten Island, and CBP […]

Caribbean drug trade rises under new generation of ‘Cocaine Cowboys’ | Reuters

The Caribbean is becoming a hot spot again for drug smuggling into the United States as a new generation of “Cocaine Cowboys” plows the seas in fast boats in search of easy entry points for illicit shipments into the world’s largest consumer market. About 14 percent of U.S.-bound cocaine shipments – roughly 42 tons – […]

Suspected smugglers on Jet Skis caught 30 miles offshore Key West | KeysNews.com

Two Cuban-born men on personal watercraft were arrested Friday night after fleeing from a Coast Guard cutter 30 miles south of Key West. “It wouldn’t be the first time we’ve seen Jet Skis this far offshore, but it’s not very common,” said Coast Guard Investigative Service Agent in Charge Paul Shultz. “Jet Skis this far […]

Coast Guard to Acquire 6 More Sentinel-class

The Coast Guard has received approval to move forward on the production and eventual deployment of up to 30 fast response cutters (FRC). The decision means the Coast Guard may continue to acquire the FRC as the budget allows and that new plans are in place to support new cutters as they are commissioned. [object […]

Mayport-based Navy command seizes cocaine worth $78 million – Jacksonville Business Journal

A U.S. Navy frigate working with the Mayport Naval Station-based 4th Fleet has seized $78 million in cocaine from a fishing boat in the Western Caribbean Sea. The 2,123 pounds of drugs were taken by the Coast Guard law enforcement division aboard the USS Rentz and the Coast Guard cutter Forward in August. [object HTMLTextAreaElement] […]