Parade of Ships Kicks off Seattle Fleet Week

July 31, 2019 – Guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111), Royal Canadian navy ships HMCS Edmonton, and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC 618) participated in a parade of ships in Elliott Bay, July 29, to kick off the 70th annual Seattle Fleet Week. Seattle Fleet Week 2019 is a time-honored celebration of the sea services and provides an opportunity for the citizens of Washington to meet Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services…

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San Fransico Fleet Week kicks off with ship arrivals

October 2, 2018 – More than 1,800 Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen assigned to units within the region, as well as Sailors from the Royal Canadian Navy recently moored in the Bay area in support of the 38th annual San Francisco Fleet Week. Fleet Week is a tradition in several cities across the U.S. that helps to raise public awareness of the role that sea services play in national prosperity and security as well as an opportunity to engage with local communities. The week-long tribute to the sea services is…

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Port Angeles-based Coast Guard cutter returns home following counterdrug patrol

USCGC Active (WMEC 618) returned home to Port Angeles Friday following a counterdrug patrol in international waters off the coast of Central America in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The 75-member crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Active deployed to the Eastern Pacific Ocean where they interdicted three “panga” style vessels and one pleasure craft, resulting in the seizure of more than three tons of illicit narcotics worth an estimated $95 million in wholesale value. The crew apprehended 11 suspected drug smugglers during the interdictions who will be prosecuted in the…

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USCGC Active Returned to Port Angeles

Coast Guard Cutter Active, a 210-foot Medium-Endurance Cutter, is scheduled to return home to Port Angeles, Washington, Tuesday, following a successful 65-day counter-narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The Active’s crew patrolled the region in support of Joint Interagency Task Force South, a National Task Force under U.S. Southern Command. During the patrol, the Active’s 75-member crew deployed off the coast of Central America, intercepted numerous vessels, detained suspected drug smugglers, and seized more than 1,500 kilograms of cocaine valued at more than $49 million. The cutter’s crew also…

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Ships depart Los Angeles as Fleet Week concludes

The second annual Los Angeles Fleet Week came to a close as participating U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and Royal Canadian Navy ships departed the Port of Los Angeles September 5. The guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105), amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23), Los Angeles-class submarine USS Pasadena (SSN 752), and mine countermeasures ship USS Scout (MCM 8) represented the U.S. Navy, along with personnel from Coastal Riverine Group 1, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 1, and Navy Region Southwest. Marines with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, the…

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