Largest drug seizure in the 1st Coast Guard District’s history

If you speak with Coast Guardsmen from the 1st Coast Guard District – stretching from the Canadian border in Maine to northern New Jersey – about the missions they routinely perform, you will likely get a standard answer from just about every member: search and rescue, recreational boating safety, aids to navigation, ports waterways and coastal security, living marine resource enforcement and ice breaking. But if you ask the crew underway aboard Coast Guard Cutter Dependable last week, they would answer counter drug operations.

It takes more than luck

With frigid temperatures strong winds and fast-moving currents, lives at sea can be lost or saved in a matter of minutes. Perhaps no one understands this more than the fisherman. Fishermen live their lives on the water and understand the […]