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April 15, 2019

SOUTHCOM Hosts Interagency Exercise

U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)’s annual interagency exercise, Integrated Advance, began today and will continue through Thursday, Apr. 18.

April 8, 2019

Coast Guard offloads more than 7.1 tons of cocaine in San Diego

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche offloaded Friday in San Diego more than 14,300 pounds of cocaine seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean from February to late March.

April 1, 2019

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton Records First Marijuana Interdiction

MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew conducted its first-ever stop, interdiction, and seizure of a vessel trafficking marijuana March 22, while on patrol in the central Caribbean Sea.

Dec. 11, 2018

U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Navy offload more than 5,100 pounds of seized cocaine

U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy crews offloaded more than 5,100 pounds of seized cocaine Friday, worth nearly $70 million wholesale, in San Diego following a 49-day counterdrug patrol in the Eastern Pacific aboard Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Edmonton with an embedded U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment.

Oct. 29, 2018

Air Guard member instrumental in rescue of four boaters

ARLINGTON, Va. – When a small boat capsized off Costa Rica's southern coast in mid-October, Senior Master Sgt. Angel L. Correa sprung to action from a U.S. Coast Guard HC-130J Super Hercules aircraft to save the four people aboard the foundering craft.

June 11, 2018

Coast Guard Participates in Caribbean Disaster Response Exercise

U.S. service members and more than 20 Caribbean partner nations’ governments, industrial and civic organizations are taking part in Exercise Tradewinds 2018 in the West Indies.

May 11, 2018

Coast Guard offloads 6 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James offloaded approximately 6 tons of cocaine, Thursday, in Port Everglades worth an estimated $180 million seized in international waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

April 27, 2018

US, International Partners Interdict Half Ton of Cocaine, Rescue Four Suspects

Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO), the U.S. Navy's coastal patrol ship USS Zephyr (PC 8) and the Colombian navy ship ARC "07 de Agosto" intercepted a low-profile go-fast vessel (LPGFV) and seized more than 1,000 pounds of cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, April 7.

March 9, 2018

SOUTHCOM, DOD Recognize Technicians Assisting Caribbean

U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) recognized a team of subject-matter experts providing technical assistance to maritime-security forces in the Caribbean March 8 after the team earned a Department of Defense award for “excellence in maintenance training, advice, and assistance of foreign security forces.”

Oct. 18, 2017

Coast Guard Transfers Two Former Cutters To Costa Rica

The Coast Guard conducted a transfer ceremony of the former cutters Long Island and Roanoke Island to the Costa Rican coast guard in Caldera, Costa Rica, Oct. 13. Costa Rica is the third nation to receive 110-foot patrol boats through the Office of International Acquisition’s Excess Defense Articles (EDA) Program.

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