Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell crew hosts Guatemalan Navy commandant

In the Zone: U.S. military, partner nations test capabilities in Eastern Pacific

U.S. military, law enforcement agencies and regional partner-nation law enforcement agencies patrol the waters in the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and the Eastern Pacific on a year-round basis in an effort to detect, monitor and interdict illicit traffickers.


The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell stands at attention among pallets of seized cocaine during an award ceremony aboard the Boutwell at Naval Base San Diego, Oct. 6, 2014. The Boutwell returned from a 90-day counter drug patrol in which they made six drug interdictions. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Connie Terrell.

Coast Guard, Western Hemisphere partners seize $423M in cocaine during multiple drug busts

“Our crew used their unique capabilities and authorities as a military service, law enforcement agency, and member of the U.S. intelligence community to disrupt transnational organized crime networks in the Eastern Pacific and keep drugs from making it to the U.S.,” said Capt. Edward A. Westfall, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell. “These illegal drug networks are dangerous breeding grounds for all types of trafficking and their immense profits fuel violence and instability.”


Coast Guard Escanaba and Baja California

UNITAS 2011: International partners

Written by Ens. Ray Chaisson, Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba. As a deployed cutter, Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba has had the opportunity to interact with several foreign navies. These interactions have led to many long lasting professional relationships and produced frameworks […]


Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba

Sea services of the Americas kick off UNITAS 2011

Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann It’s official. The start of the 52nd annual UNITAS multilateral training event has begun. Unitas, Latin for unity, is a South American and U.S. sponsored series of annual military exercises aimed at […]


Escanaba Trains with the Colombian and Honduran Navy

USCGC Escanaba Trains with Colombian and Honduran Navy

Post Written by Ensign Ray T. Chaisson, USCGC Escanaba Public Affairs Officer  USCGC Escanaba recently participated in a multilateral naval exercise with the Colombian and Honduran Navies. The goal of the multilateral exercise was to compare drug interdiction policy, practice […]