USCGC Steadfast returns home after $311 million cocaine seizure

July 31, 2019 – Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC-632) returned home July 30th to Astoria following a 56-day counternarcotic patrol to the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The crew interdicted five suspected smuggling vessels, including three pangas, a fishing vessel and a sailboat, and the crew recovered floating bales of contraband yielding more than 23,000 of cocaine. The Steadfast crew offload more than 26,000 pounds of seized cocaine in San Diego Friday, which was a result of the cutter’s five interdictions, bale recovery and an interdiction case by the Coast Guard Cutter…

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13 Tons of Cocaine Offloaded in San Diego

July 26, 2019 – Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC-632) offloaded more than 26,000 pounds of seized cocaine in San Diego Friday. The cocaine, worth an estimated $350 million, was seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The contraband represents six suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions and the recovery of floating cocaine bales by the crews of two Coast Guard cutters off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America between late June and mid-July. Five of the interdictions were carried out by the Steadfast’s crew, one of the…

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Bollinger Delivers 30th FRC Robert Ward

August 21, 2018 – Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the USCGC ROBERT WARD, the 30th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard took delivery on the 21st of August, 2018 in Key West, Florida. “We are proud to announce the delivery of the latest FRC, the USCGC ROBERT WARD,” said Ben Bordelon, Bollinger President & C.E.O. “This will be the second of four FRC’s to be stationed in San Pedro, CA. The vessel’s commissioning is scheduled for February, 2019 in California. Previous cutters have been stationed…

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