In the zone: A crew’s determination ‘over the horizon’ Part 1

Cocaine seizures prevent drugs from reaching America’s streets, but they also deliver a blow to the wallet and influence of transnational organized crime groups. Without the Coast Guard and its partners, hundreds of millions of dollars would flow past U.S. borders and fuel these crime-terror-insurgency organizations.


Air Station Sacramento

A herculean effort

The HC-130 Hercules aircraft is a mainstay of the United States Coast Guard air fleet. The service’s history with the airplane dates back to 1958, and the “Herc” continues to prove itself time and again. Operated by a crew of seven, the Hercules can airdrop life rafts, deliver critical supplies or survey a coastline after a natural disaster. But for the 190 members stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, the Hercules does more than just proves itself – it sets the bar for excellence.


Colombian assistance key to drug interdiction & regional stability

The relationships between the United States and countries in Central and South America are critical to the Coast Guard’s continuing efforts to intercept the flow of drugs in the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean maritime transit zones that lead to […]


First Caribbean drug sub bust

First Caribbean drug sub bust

UPDATE: Paragraph three was updated to include Customs and Border Protection’s contributions to the drug interdiction operation, and paragraph five was updated to clarify the SPSS was the first Caribbean interdiction by the U.S. Coast Guard. As America’s lead maritime law […]


itCG – international drug bust, bird rescue, boaters rescued, oil spill mystery continues

Guardians from CGC Jarvis seized a self-propelled semi-submersible loaded with 4,500 kilograms of illegal narcotics and its crew of four while patrolling off the coast of Central America. The Jarvis is part of a multi-agency drug interdiction task force patrolling […]