Ventôse Cocaine Bust off Dominica

June 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – Committed to the fight against drug trafficking since May 23, 2019, the surveillance frigate Ventose made the interception of a Go Fast on the night of Sunday, May 26 to Monday, May 27, 2019, off the coast of Dominica . While the helicopter embarked on board is in surveillance flight, it detects, not far from a tapouille, a boat Go Fast type fast remoteness. This suspicious situation triggers the launching of the Ventôse Armed Forces speedboat by the visiting team. Then begins a chase…

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Admiral Gorshkov Task Group in Caribbean

June 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – The medium sea tanker Kama and the logistics ship Elbrus from the detachment of the Northern Fleet ships performing missions in the far ocean zone successfully completed the passage of the Panama Canal and met with the frigate Admiral of the Soviet Union Gorshkov. The rescue tug “Nikolay Chiker” completes the passage of the channel and in a few hours will join the squad. In the Caribbean, the detachment of the Northern Fleet is divided. Some ships will go east to the islands of…

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Groningen Takes Part in Major Cocaine Bust

May 23, 2019 (Google Translation) – The patrol ship Zr. Ms Groningen intercepted more than 1,600 kilos of cocaine in the Caribbean last week. This happened together with an American coast guard team on board the Groningen. After the NH-90 on-board helicopter discovered a suspicious boat, it was stopped. The drugs and crew have been transferred to the US Coast Guard authorities. They ensure further prosecution. Groningen has been active in the Caribbean since 20 April. The ship is used as a station ship for drug control operations and humanitarian…

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Vigilant crew returns home after Caribbean patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returned home Tuesday to Cape Canaveral after a two-month Caribbean patrol. The Vigilant crew returned to their homeport of Cape Canaveral, concluding their patrol in which the crew enforced U.S. federal laws by conducting numerous boardings throughout the Caribbean, while working with other government agencies and international partners, to increase national security. While at sea, the crew disrupted the illegal and perilous voyages of 100 Haitian migrants and ensured their safe return to their home country. The Vigilant crew also saved the lives of three men…

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USCGC Dauntless Returns From Caribbean Patrol

February 14, 2019 – The Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless returned home to Pensacola, Florida, after completing a 59-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. During the patrol, Dauntless conducted joint operations with Department of Homeland Security air and surface assets to intercept over 80 migrants heading for U.S. soil, conducted four medical evacuations at sea saving nine lives, and assisted in a drug interdiction seizure. Dauntless supported Operation Unified Resolve, a combined effort between Joint Interagency Task Force South, Coast Guard, and international partners in the Caribbean region. The emphasis of…

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Caribbean Nations Must Evolve Networks to Face New Challenges, Tidd Says

By Jim Garamone Networks are a fact of life in the world today and they are both the problem and the solution, U.S. Southern Command’s chief said today at the Caribbean Nations Security Conference in Georgetown, Guyana. Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd reiterated a theme he broached in last year’s conference: the idea of networks. Networks are a fact of life in the 21st century and they drive the world. “They are a defining characteristic of our daily lives,” the admiral said. “We rely on them, we’re part of them,…

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Marine frigate to the Caribbean

Google Translation Frigate Van Speijk left Den Helder October 30th to the Caribbean. There the ship addresses both drug-fighting operations and various coastguard tasks. In case of emergency, it also grants humanitarian aid. The Van Speijk solves Zr. Ms. Zeeland as a station ship. The frigate has 2 very fast rubber boats and an NH-90 maritime combat helicopter on board. These are suitable for rapid interception in drug-fighting operations. The multipurpose frigate also has a boarding team to board other ships and search them. Zeeland disturbed a drug transport in…

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