Tag: self-propelled semi-submersible

Crew recognized for ‘treasure’ hunt

Drug offload

While bad guys don’t take a break for the holidays, the good guys don’t either. And remembering to thank the good guys is the best gift ever. Just before the holidays, two recognition events marked a law enforcement milestone for the Coast Guard and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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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Your Coast Guard in 2011 – Southeast

2011 marked a year of exceptional security operations for the men and women of the 7th Coast Guard District. In addition to stopping the first-ever drug sub found in Caribbean waters, crews operating in the 7th District went on to interdict an unprecedented three more in rapid succession. The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Seneca made the first interdiction and marked the first time the Coast Guard successfully completed an underwater drug recovery.

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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Second Caribbean drug sub bust

A Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk boarding team member carries a bale of cocaine interdicted from a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel in the Caribbean Sea. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Earlier this summer, Compass featured a story on Coast Guard Cutter Seneca seizing close to $180 million dollars worth of cocaine in the first Coast Guard self-propelled semi-submersible

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Global partnerships tackle drug trafficking

Lt. j.g. Peter Deneen and his team practice searching for contraband during a training session at the International Maritime Interdiction Course. Photo courtesy of Lt. j.g. Peter Deneen In a span of 12 hours this spring, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman stopped two drug-trafficking attempts while patrolling the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The

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Drug Subs: Tune into the NatGeo special this Sunday

Guardians from CGC Jarvis detain personnel aboard a self-propelled semi-submersible (SPSS) captured in the Eastern Pacific off the coast of Central America, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) Click the image to read more about the bust. This Sunday the National Geographic Channel will air Inside Cocaine Submarines . The NatGeo special will

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itCG – Veterans Day wrap-up, missing fisherman, Jarvis homecoming, Rescue 1705 memorial online

A video crew for the ESPN2 show “First Take” filming as part of its Veterans Day coverage from USCG Training Center Cape May. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/CWO Veronica Bandrowsky) From President Obama‘s address at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to Commandant Allen and Secretary Napolitano‘s tribute on Coast Guard Hill, America honored the veterans

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