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 offloads more than $50 million worth of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence crewmembers offloaded approximately 1,800 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of more than $50 million in St. Petersburg, Saturday. The offload is a result of a drug interdiction in the Caribbean by Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma crewmembers in August. While on routine patrol, Tahoma crewmembers detected and intercepted a 226-foot tanker suspected of smuggling contraband. The Tahoma crew launched a Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and small boat to the tanker. Coast Guard law enforcement officers seized 60 bales of contraband, which…

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Naval Station Mayport Sends Ships to Sea Ahead of Hurricane Irma

As a precautionary measure, U.S. Navy ships home ported at Naval Station Mayport are getting underway in anticipation of Hurricane Irma. The following ships headed to sea September 6: USS Shamal, USS The Sullivans, USS Bulkeley And USCGC Tahoma. USS Philippine Sea, USS Farragut and USS Lassen are scheduled to depart September 7. USS Hue City, USS Tornado and USS Roosevelt will be moved to a safe haven location and made ready for heavy weather. USS Detroit and USS Milwaukee will both remain in port and will be heavy weather…

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U.S. Coast Guard offloads 13 tons of cocaine in San Diego

February 17, 2017 – The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett offloaded more than 13 tons of cocaine at Naval Base San Diego, Thursday. Several U.S. Coast Guard cutters seized the combined total tons of cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean from mid-November 2016 through January 2017. The drugs, interdicted in international waters off the coast of Central and South America by crews of U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Sherman, Tahoma, Midgett, Diligence and Mellon were offloaded Thursday at Naval Base San Diego from the Midgett. The load represents 21 separate interdictions of suspected drug smuggling…

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