Astoria-based Coast Guard cutter returns to port after 60-day patrol

December 5, 2019 – Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast returned to homeport Thursday following a 60-day counter drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The Steadfast crewmembers steamed over 10,500 miles, conducted over 100 readiness drills, enforced maritime safety and security and deterred illicit narcotics movements in the region. The 210-foot cutter provided maritime domain awareness and served as an on…

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San Francisco Fleet Week Kicks Off

October 8, 2019 – The 39th annual San Francisco Fleet Week kicked off Oct. 6 as ships arrived bringing U.S. Navy, Marines, and Coastguardsmen together with the city to celebrate the military sea services. This year is expected to be one of the largest San Francisco Fleet Weeks with eight ships and more than 2,300 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsman participating. “I…

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Coast Guard Participates in San Francisco Fleet Week

October 6, 2019 – Coast Guard personnel and assets are scheduled to participate in and conduct maritime safety and security operations for the San Francisco Fleet Week, which is scheduled to kick off Monday with a series of public events, including the arrival of military vessels to the Port of San Francisco. Fleet Week includes a variety of ship tours…

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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…

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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…

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Rose Festival Fleet Week

Since the very beginning of the Rose Festival back in 1907, visiting ships and other fleet-related elements (like submarines) have been making their way to Portland’s waterfront. The City of Portland is known to be a favorite port of call for military (and non-military) visitors — and citizens enjoy making these visitors welcome! One of the purposes of Fleet Week…

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Astoria-based Coast Guard cutter to celebrate 50 years of maritime service

December 5, 2018 – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast is scheduled to celebrate the cutter’s 50 years of maritime service by offering free public tours, Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Since the cutter’s commissioning in 1968, its crew has performed nearly all of the U.S. Coast Guard’s eleven statutory missions. The cutter is best known,…

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US Coast Guard scheduled to participate in annual Rose Festival

Three Coast Guard cutter crews and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew are scheduled to participate in the annual Portland Rose Festival and Navy Fleet Week, June 6 to 11. The Coast Guard Cutters Steadfast, Bluebell and Orcas are participating in the annual Parade of Ships and will be open for free public tours and the helicopter crew will demonstrate search…

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