Seneca returns home after 86-day patrol in Atlantic Ocean

March 30, 2019 – Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returned to its homeport in Boston Saturday after an 86-day patrol in the northern Atlantic Ocean. During the patrol, Seneca’s crew responded to four search and rescue cases. One notable case involved a disabled fishing boat taking on water 100 miles off shore during blizzard conditions. The crew rescued four fishermen and put the fishing boat in tow. The tow was later transferred to a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Station Rockland, Maine for escort to shore. Seneca boarding teams completed 31…

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USCGC Seneca Returns Home From Successful Drug Patrol

September 25, 2018 – Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returned Tuesday to their homeport of Boston following a 50-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Seneca crewmembers and a tactical law enforcement detachment team conducted multiple interdictions while patrolling international waters off the coast of Central America and South America in support of the Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-South). The interdictions resulted in more than 1,840 kilograms of cocaine and 35 pounds of marijuana seized with an estimated value of $61 million street value. Throughout the patrol, Seneca intercepted…

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USCGC Tahoma Offloads Over Six Tons of Cocaine in Port Everglades

September 15, 2018 – Approximately six tons of cocaine seized in the Eastern Pacific Ocean were offloaded Monday in Port Everglades by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma (WMEC-908).   The drugs, worth more than an estimated $170-million, represent drugs seized from six suspected smuggling vessels interdicted by crews from Tahoma and two other Coast Guard cutters between late July and August. ·        Tahoma was responsible for three interdictions, seizing an estimated 3,962 kilograms. ·        The Coast Guard Cutter Tampa (WMEC-902) was responsible for two interdictions, seizing an…

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Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returns to Boston following 58-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returned to her homeport of Boston Friday after a 58-day patrol of the Western Caribbean. The patrol capped off a 34 week span in which the Seneca’s crew conducted two Caribbean patrols and underwent an 82-day, $2.2 million dollar drydock maintenance and repair period at GMD Shipyard in Brooklyn, New York. During Seneca’s most recent patrol, the cutter rode out January’s “Bomb Cyclone” near Gardiner’s Bay, New York and provided offshore search and rescue capabilities for any potential mariners in distress during the storm. Seneca then…

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