Dauntless Returns to Pensacola With 2,000 LBS of Cocaine

October 26, 2018 – Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless is scheduled to return home to Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, Saturday following a 54-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The 76-person crew interdicted two vessels with an estimated combined total of over 2,000 pounds of cocaine, which is worth more than approximately $27.2 million dollars. The crew departed Pensacola in September for a patrol in support of Operation Martillo. The operation sends Department of Defense and U.S. Coast Guard crews to work with partner nations to curtail the flow of…

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USCGC Tampa Offloads Two Tons of Cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Tampa offloaded nearly two tons of cocaine Friday in St. Petersburg that was seized in the Caribbean Sea. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSVC7aG-OVY[/embedyt] While patrolling in support of Operation Unified Resolve and Operation Martillo, approximately 1,580 kgs of cocaine were seized, worth $46,681,100 wholesale, by U.S. Coast Guard and partner nation crews between Dec. 20-22, 2017. On Dec. 20, 2017, 820 kgs were interdicted during a joint boarding conducted by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier and Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez, two Sentinel-class cutters homeported in San Juan, Puerto…

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USS Zephyr Successfully Completes 4th Fleet Patrol

USS Zephyr (PC 8) will return from a 76 day patrol in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations Nov. 10. Zephyr began its FOURTHFLT patrol Aug. 26 and conducted counter illicit-trafficking operations in support of Operation Martillo. Operation Martillo, a joint international law enforcement and military operation involving U.S., European, and Western Hemisphere partner nations, targets illicit trafficking routes in the waters off Central America. U.S. Navy forces support the Joint Interagency Task Force South led operation in the Western Caribbean and Eastern Pacific through available air and surface…

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