U.S. military, law enforcement agencies and regional partner-nation law enforcement agencies patrol the waters in the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and the Eastern Pacific on a year-round basis in an effort to detect, monitor and interdict illicit traffickers.
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“Our crew used their unique capabilities and authorities as a military service, law enforcement agency, and member of the U.S. intelligence community to disrupt transnational organized crime networks in the Eastern Pacific and keep drugs from making it to the U.S.,” said Capt. Edward A. Westfall, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell. “These illegal drug networks are dangerous breeding grounds for all types of trafficking and their immense profits fuel violence and instability.”
Written by Ens. Ray Chaisson, Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba. Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba is moored alongside of the Mexican Navy ship Baja California at its first port call for UNITAS. Escanaba and Baja California represent two of the four countries participating in this year’s exercise. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. John Goshorn. As a
Crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba put their training to use as they tie down a Navy Seahawk. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann. Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann It’s official. The start of the 52nd annual UNITAS multilateral training event has begun. Unitas, Latin for unity,
The Honduran Patrol Vessel, Tegucigalpa, Colombian patrol boats, the Escanaba and its small boat conduct training exercises. U.S. Coast Guard photo by ENS Ray Chaisson Post Written by Ensign Ray T. Chaisson, USCGC Escanaba Public Affairs Officer USCGC Escanaba (WMEC 907) USCGC Escanaba recently participated in a multilateral naval exercise with the Colombian and Honduran