USCGC Reliance Returns from a 71-Day Patrol

USCGC Reliance (WMEC 615) returned to homeport in Pensacola Thursday, after a 71-day Caribbean Sea patrol. The Reliance crew supported the U.S. Coast Guard 7th District and Joint Interagency Task Force-South throughout their patrol, aiding in missions to interdict the flow of illegal drugs and prevent migrant trafficking throughout the maritime approaches to the United States and Caribbean partners. Reliance interdicted…

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USCGC Hamilton Returns to Charleston After Deployment

USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753) returned home Friday following a 12-week multi-mission deployment in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The crew deployed in early March to participate in the Tailored Ship Training Availability, a three-week training program was testing the crew in naval warfare, damage control, engineering, navigation, and seamanship drills and exercises. Hamilton’s crew performed exceptionally well,…

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FS Germinal Makes Port Call in Cartagena, Colombia

Deployed in the Caribbean Sea, the surveillance frigate (FS) Germinal made a stopover in Cartagena de Indias from May 13 to 18. Through the various representation activities, formal visits and reception on board, the links have been consolidated between the French Navy and the Armada de Colombia , both major players in the fight against drug trafficking at sea in…

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Legare Has A Busy Eastern Pacific, Caribbean Patrol

USCGC Legare (WMEC 912) returned home in April after a 12-week counter-narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The Legare crew patrolled over 19,500 miles throughout the heart of the Eastern Pacific Ocean in support of Campaign Martillo, working in conjunction with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and other partner nation…

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USCGC Reliance Returns From 52-day Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Reliance (WMEC-615) returned to homeport in Pensacola, Friday, following a 52-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea in support of the Coast Guard Seventh District. The Reliance crew supported the U.S. Coast Guard Seventh District throughout their patrol aiding in missions to interdict and disrupt the flow of illegal drugs and migrant trafficking while supporting national security and strengthening relationships with…

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Coast Guard Cutter Valiant Home After 30-day Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Valiant (WMEC 621) and crew returned to Naval Station Mayport, Friday, after completing a 30-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. The Valiant’s crew patrolled over 6,300 miles in the Caribbean Sea, conducting a variety of operations in support of Coast Guard District 7. The crew partnered with both foreign and domestic military agencies in the detection, interdiction,…

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Wave Knight Helps Dutch Tackle Drug-Traffickers in Caribbean

If you’ve never seen Holland from the air… here it is. With RFA Wave Knight. The two vessels linked up in the Caribbean as both conduct counter-narcotics patrols to prevent the flow of illegal drugs through the region to the United States and beyond. Wave Knight reverted to her core business for the rendezvous: pumping fuel from her tanks into…

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Wave Knight Delivers £17m Blow to Caribbean Drug Runners

COCAINE worth more than £17 million has been seized by the Royal Navy’s Caribbean Task Group – less than 24 hours into the first drugs patrol of their deployment. Support ship RFA Wave Knight intercepted the suspect craft as it headed across the Caribbean Sea at speed. Despite efforts by the suspected traffickers to dump their cargo overboard, eight bales…

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