Tag: drug sub

In the zone: A crew’s determination ‘over the horizon’ part 2

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Stratton interdicts 8.4 tons of uncut cocaine after hunting a drug smuggling semi-submersible in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, July 18, 2015. Waiting. Watching. Always Ready.

A herculean effort

Air Station Sacramento

The HC-130 Hercules aircraft is a mainstay of the United States Coast Guard air fleet. The service’s history with the airplane dates back to 1958, and the “Herc” continues to prove itself time and again. Operated by a crew of seven, the Hercules can airdrop life rafts, deliver critical supplies or survey a coastline after a natural disaster. But for the 190 members stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, the Hercules does more than just proves itself – it sets the bar for excellence.

Not lost in translation

Petty Officer Reyes

Relationships between the United States and countries in Central and South America are critical to the Coast Guard’s continuing efforts to intercept the flow of drugs in the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean, key maritime transit zones leading to the U.S. border. For one Coast Guardsman, building a partnership between two nations became a reality.

Rising threat of drug subs in the Caribbean

Drug sub

Since 1890, anti-narcotic laws and smuggling threats have changed drastically, with transnational crime organizations using varying tactics and techniques including go-fast vessels and semisubmersible vessels to smuggle drugs into the United States.

Spotting drug subs from the sky

A sinking self-propelled, semi-submersible was interdicted in the Western Caribbean Sea March 30, 2012, by the crews of Coast Guard Cutter Decisive, Coast Guard Cutter Pea Island, Joint Interagency Task Force South and the Honduran Navy. The SPSS sank during the interdiction in thousands of feet of water. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Coast Guard crews

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Another drug sub busted

A sinking self-propelled, semi-submersible vessel was interdicted in the Western Caribbean Sea March 30, 2012, by the crews of Coast Guard Cutter Decisive, Coast Guard Cutter Pea Island, Joint Interagency Task Force South and the Honduran Navy. The SPSS sank during the interdiction in thousands of feet of water. U.S. Coast Guard photo. It’s been

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Colombian assistance key to drug interdiction & regional stability

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp meets members of the National Police of Colombia. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. The relationships between the United States and countries in Central and South America are critical to the Coast Guard’s continuing efforts to intercept the flow of drugs in the Caribbean

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2011 Video of the Year: Day 9

Top 10 Videos 2011

Thirteen miles northeast of the Big Island, Hawaii, a pilot makes a crash landing into the ocean and a Coast Guard aircrew is there to rescue him. More than 4,000 miles away, a Coast Guard boatcrew interdicts a cocaine-laden drug sub in the Caribbean Sea seconds before it sinks.  These real-life operations, like many performed

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Your Coast Guard in 2011 – Pacific Area

Coast Guard Pacific Area is responsible for 74 million square miles of ocean, ranging from South America, north to the Arctic Circle and west to the Far East. With such an expansive area, crews must remain ever-vigilant for the full gamut of Coast Guard missions.

Third time’s a charm: 7 tons of cocaine seized

Cocaine offload

Rear Adm. Bill Baumgartner, commander of the 7th Coast Guard District, congratulates the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Cypress during the contraband offload. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael De Nyse. While some claim 13 is an unlucky number, the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk would disagree. In just 13

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