RFA Wave Knight delivers vital aid to St Vincent after Volcano

June 12, 2021 – The Royal Navy has delivered 75 tonnes of crucial aid to Commonwealth citizens whose lives have been thrown into turmoil by a volcano. Support ship RFA Wave Knight offloaded 135 pallets of emergency assistance in St Vincent – the Caribbean island badly affected by the unexpected and violent eruptions of La Soufrière in April. The intense…

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US and Dominican Republic Conduct Bilateral Interdiction Exercise

May 24, 2021 – USS Sioux City (LCS 11) and the Dominican Republic Navy conducted a bi-lateral interdiction exercise in the Caribbean Sea, May 23. During the exercise, forces worked together to find, track and intercept a simulated drug smuggling vessel and practiced a series of tactical shipboard movements, formations, and vectoring. They also tested maritime command and control capabilities.…

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USS Wichita Interdicts $12 Million of Narcotics in the Caribbean Sea

May 21, 2021 – Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Wichita (LCS 13) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) 402 seized an estimated $12 million in suspected drugs, May 1. While on routine patrol, Wichita’s embarked helicopter, assigned to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, Detachment 8 located a go-fast vessel (GFV) in…

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USCGC Valiant Returns to Mayport

March 16, 2021 – The USCGC Valiant (WMEC-621) crew returned home to Naval Station Mayport, Tuesday after completing a 26-day patrol conducting law enforcement operations in the Caribbean Sea. Coast Guard Cutter Valiant patrolled over 4,600 nautical miles in the Caribbean Sea, conducting counter-narcotics operations in support of Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-S), Coast Guard District 7 and Coast…

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‘Drug hunter’ Groningen strikes again in the Caribbean

October 1, 2020 (Google Translation) – HNLMS Groningen has again stopped 2 drug shipments in the Caribbean. This concerns the 4th and 5th catch within a month. Last Saturday, the navy ship intercepted almost 284 kilos of drugs and on Monday even 1,720 kilos of cocaine and 29 kilos of crystal meth. How much was actually taken off the market…

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USS William P. Lawrence Freedom-Of-Navigation Operation Challenges Venezuela’s Excessive Maritime Claim

September 30, 2020 – Today, the U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) challenged Venezuela’s excessive maritime claims in international waters during a successful freedom of navigation operation in the Caribbean Sea. The U.S. Navy previously contested Venezuela’s excessive claims on July 15, when the USS Pinckney (DDG 91) lawfully and peacefully asserted internationally-recognized maritime…

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USS Nitze Conducts “Freedom of Navigation” off Venezuela

June 23, 2020 – USS Nitze (DDG 94) conducted a freedom of navigation operation, contesting an excessive maritime claim by Venezuela. The U.S. Navy ship conducted the operation in international waters outside Venezuela’s 12 nautical-mile territorial jurisdiction. During the operation, the ship lawfully navigated an area the illegitimate Maduro regime falsely claims to have control over, a claim that is…

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RFA Argus and HMS Medway Ready for Caribbean Hurricane Season

June 11, 2020 – The Royal Navy’s task group in the Caribbean has come together once more as hurricane season preparations continue in earnest. RFA Argus and HMS Medway are in the region to support British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean during hurricane season and to carry out counter-narcotics operations. The two ships met up in the seas near the…

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USCG LEDET from USS Lassen Recover Drugs in Caribbean

May 14, 2020 – USS Lassen (DDG 82) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team recovered more than 3,500 pounds of marijuana, May 2. While on routine patrol, approximately 15 miles northeast of Navassa Island an embarked MH-60R Sea Hawk assigned to the “Proud Warriors” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 72, Combat Element (CEL) 2…

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