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2013 Videos of the Year: Panga Interdiction

Today brings us to video number seven and drops us in the middle of a Coast Guard law enforcement operation as a crew intercepts a drug panga approximately 90 miles southwest of San Diego, where 31 bales of marijuana were […]


1,300 pounds of marijuana, 1 ton of cocaine, 10 migrants & 15 suspects

Co-authored by Lt. Kevin Connell, Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau. What have you been up to so far this year? Ask this question to any crewmember aboard Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau and they just might tell you about their interdiction of […]


Midnight marijuana smuggling attempt halted

Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory J. Mendenhall, 11th Coast Guard District public affairs. The waters surrounding Catalina Island are mostly calm and uneventful late at night. You may see only the occasional breaching of a dolphin or the […]


CGC Edisto marijuana bust

Coast Guard seizes a ton of marijuana

Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta Disco, public affairs specialist, and Lt. Ari Fitzwater, CGC Edisto commanding officer, contributed to this post The Coast Guard interrupted a suspected drug smuggling operation about 40 miles from San Diego last Friday, seizing 25 […]


itCG – drug bust, mishap drill, tactical boat training, Coast Guard Lady

Earlier this week, Guardians intercepted four speedboats carrying more than 260 kilos of cocaine off the coast of Mexico. The bust highlights both the importance of drug interdiction missions off Latin America but also the cooperation between the Coast Guard […]


Guardians of the Week – Crew of the CGC Dolphin

Since June, the CGC Dolphin has made two drug seizures totaling over 2,300 pounds of marijuana valued at over $2 million. The cutter Dolphin, an 87-foot Marine Protector-class Coastal Patrol Boat (CPB) based in Miami, is quickly making a name […]


itCG-Marijuana bust pictures, fatal boat crash, marine safety, cruise ship medevac, Mississippi River closure

Post Written by Bob Hopkins Click here for a photo from yesterday’s itCG blogpost on the Coast Guard Cutter Venturous’ offload of 107 bales of marijuana weighing roughly 2,500 pounds and worth about $1.6 million. Guardians from Coast Guard Station […]


itCG-CGC Venturous offloads 107 bales of marijuana, two fatal maritime incidents

Coast Guard Cutter Venturous pulled into the Coast Guard base in Miami yesterday to offload 107 bales of marijuana weighing roughly 2,500 pounds and worth about $1.6 million. The cutter was on a routine patrol in the Caribbean last Thursday […]


itCG-29 migrants detained, drug smuggling suspects charged, CGC Sycamore’s in Russia, CGA soccer

Coast Guard worked with Border Patrol agents yesterday to apprehend 29 suspected illegal migrants off the coast of Southern California. One boat made it to shore and six people were taken into custody by Border Patrol. A Coast Guard helicopter […]


itCG-700 pounds of marijuana seized, signal fire helps rescuers, rogue wave injures sailors, daring cliff rescue

Coast Guard Cutter Drummond intercepted a boat in the Florida Straits and confiscated 700 pounds of marijuana worth about $600,000 on Wednesday. Click here to watch a video of the offload and to hear remarks from the cutter’s Commanding Officer. […]