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  • 19 September 2016

    Royal Netherlands Navy offshore patrol ship HNLMS Groningem has seized two tonnes of cocaine after intercepting a small fishing boat in the Caribbean Sea. Five crew members were detained and transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard together with the found contraband. A U.S. maritime reconnaissance plane spotted the fishing boat and directed the navy ship with an […]

  • 8 August 2012
    Training & Education

    The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36), recovered 49 bales of narcotics from the Caribbean Sea during Operation Martillo, Aug. 3. Underwood pursued a “go-fast” speed boat late Tuesday evening, Aug. 2, but it dumped its load before Underwood was able to effect a boarding. A Customs and Border Protection maritime patrol […]

  • 2 March 2015

    The guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59) rescued six stranded fishermen set adrift in the western Caribbean Sea when their ship experienced engine trouble on Feb. 21. The all-Colombian crew was stranded aboard their fishing vessel DELTA 1 when their diesel engine suffered a catastrophic failure 175 miles northwest of Cartagena, Colombia. Their safety was […]

  • 6 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On May 3 two US Navy vessels met in the Caribbean Sea for a replenishment-at-sea.   As the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) was sailing to Jamaica for Continuing Promise 2015, it met with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) and engaged in RAS. Continuing Promise is a U.S. […]

  • 25 February 2014

    The Royal Fleet Auxiliary Naval Support Ship RFA Wave Knight has seized cocaine with an estimated wholesale value of £8.5 million in her second successful counter narcotics operation within three weeks.   While on patrol in the Caribbean Sea on the 11th of February the crew of Wave Knight detected a suspect speedboat operating in […]

  • 19 November 2013

    The crew of the Cape May-based Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous returned on Sunday from a 48-day patrol. The Vigorous crew departed Oct. 1 for a counter-drug and counter-human trafficking patrol throughout the Caribbean Sea. During the patrol, Vigorous crewmembers offloaded $40 million worth of cocaine at Port Everglades, Fla. On Nov. 12, the Vigorous crew […]

  • 4 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s River class offshore patrol vessel, HMS Mersey, has sailed from Florida, USA after completing her final preparations to start Counter Drug Operations in the Caribbean and Central America. The ship arrived in Key West, Florida after battling storms en route. Key West is home to the Joint Inter Agency Task Force South (JIATF-S), […]

  • 17 August 2018

    The Royal Netherlands Navy offshore patrol vessel HNLMS Friesland has seized 406 kilos of cocaine from a vessel in a joint operation with the Sint Maarten coast guard. The drugs were seized on Thursday after a suspect vessel was spotted by Friesland’s NH90 helicopter. According to the Dutch Navy, the intercepted vessel attracted attention due to […]

  • 25 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The crew of the Portsmouth-based Coast Guard Cutter Northland is scheduled to return to Base Portsmouth Thursday evening following a 63-day patrol deployment in the Caribbean Sea in support of Operation Martillo and Caribe Venture.   While on patrol, on July 8, the Northland detected the suspicious 68-foot motor vessel An-Nur transiting the Caribbean Sea […]

  • 10 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships Goose Bay and Shawinigan, in collaboration with the U.S. Navy and in support of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), assisted in seizing more than 1000 kg of cocaine while patrolling in the Caribbean Sea, as part of Operation CARIBBE, on March 1, 2015. Following the initial search of a suspect vessel […]

  • 2 June 2017

    U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned from a Caribbean Sea patrol after seizing $2.2 million worth of marijuana and some 375 kilograms of suspected cocaine. USCGC Diligence returned to Wilmington on Wednesday after spending 65 days on patrol. The cutter’s crew was deployed in support of Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-South) and performed several Coast Guard missions, […]

  • 15 April 2016

    One U.S. Coast Guard and one Navy vessel seized around 1.110 kilograms of cocaine worth approximately $32.7 million dollars in an April 7 operation in the Caribbean Sea. During a routine patrol on April 7, the crew of a maritime patrol aircraft flying in support of JIATF-S detected a suspicious 30-foot blue-hulled go-fast vessel with […]

  • 5 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The US Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to Wilmington on March 2, following a 46-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. During the patrol, the crew aboard the Diligence was diverted to conduct a search and rescue mission of four Italian sailors aboard the 30-foot sailing vessel Algeria, which became disabled off the Coast of […]

  • 30 March 2016

    Royal Canadian Navy ships deployed to the international operation Caribbe, HMCS Summerside and Saskatoon, assisted in the seizure of almost 700 kg of cocaine while on patrol in the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean. The Canadian Navy said the interception involving HMCS Summerside took place on March 7, 2016, in international waters off […]

  • 27 March 2014

    The Dutch Navy’s Holland-class offshore patrol vessel takes fuel from a Fast Fleet Tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service RFA Wave Knight in the Caribbean Sea.   The Dutch patrol vessel is deployed to the Caribbean Sea since February, to aid to counter-smuggling operations together with US Coast Guard’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squardron (HITRON) […]

  • 29 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Coast Guard Cutter Bear returned to its homeport in Portsmouth, Virginia Friday following a two-month long patrol in the Western Caribbean Sea.   During their patrol, Bear’s crew coordinated with multiple countries in Central and South America, along with partner agencies to stem the flow of illegal drugs into the United States. The unified effort […]

  • 28 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Coast Guard seized more than 3,500 pounds of marijuana with an estimated wholesale value of $3.5 million and detained five suspected smugglers during a drug interdiction in the Caribbean Sea, southwest of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.   While on patrol July 8, the Coast Guard Cutter Northland detected the suspicious 68-foot motor vessel […]

  • 10 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Netherlands Navy frigate HNLMS De Zeven Provincien (The Seven Provinces) left her homeport Willemstad, the Netherlands, for the Caribbean Sea. The first ship of the De Zeven Provincien class will be used as a station ship in the Lesser Antilles, Caribbean Sea. A Belgian Navy Alouette III helicopter, along with its support team, […]

  • 24 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returned to homeport at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, Monday, after a 66-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. During the patrol, on Sept. 9th, the Tahoma crew pursued a “Go-Fast Vessel” to verify the vessel’s nationality. With the assistance of a maritime patrol aircraft, […]

  • 12 October 2015

    The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to their homeport in Wilmington, North Carolina, on Saturday, following a 45-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. During their patrol, the Diligence crew conducted search and rescue operations off the west coast of Cuba and conducted drug interdiction operations in the vicinity of Columbia and […]

  • 5 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine agents aboard a P-3 Orion aircraft assisted in the interdiction and seizure of more than 679 pounds of cocaine on Oct. 25. The estimated street value of the narcotics is $9,240,000. The P-3 aircraft patrolling during the operation are based at OAM’s National Air Security […]

  • 21 May 2015

    The Royal Netherlands Navy intercepted a shipment of 6,000 kilos of marijuana in the Caribbean Sea. After a suspicious fishing vessel was spotted in the Caribbean by a USCG patrol aircraft, the Navy sent its patrol vessel Zr.Ms. Zeeland to conduct a routine inspection. Shortly after, the large amount of marijuana was found aboard the vessel […]

  • 29 February 2016

    U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Forward returned to its homeport of Portsmouth, Virginia, on February 28, following a two-month patrol in the western and central Caribbean Sea. Forward’s patrol resulted in the seizure of more than 124 kilograms of cocaine and disruption of more than 1.3 tonnes of marijuana with a combined worth of approximately $10.5 million. These counter-drug […]

  • 15 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Crewmembers aboard the United States Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous are scheduled to offload approximately 1,212 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated wholesale value of approximately $40 million today at Port Everglades in Broward County, Florida. The drugs are the results of two interdictions carried out as part of international Operation Martillo, which is one component […]

  • 27 February 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    An SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter landed aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59) during night flight operations. The helicopter, assigned to The Immortals of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (Light) (HSL) 60, conducted the operation on February 24, while it was in the Caribbean Sea. Kauffman is underway in support of Operation Martillo, a joint operation with the U.S. […]

  • 10 May 2016

    Dutch Navy’s air defense and command frigate HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën (F802) intercepted 320 kilos of drugs in the Caribbean Sea between Venezuela and Jamaica. Four suspected drug smugglers were arrested during the operation. A Caribbean Coast Guard maritime patrol aircraft discovered a small, fast-sailing ‘go-fast’ vessel and informed the frigate. De Zeven Provinciën then […]

  • 13 April 2012

    On 4 April, the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard intercepted a stash of 91 kilos of drugs near Curaçao. Earlier, on 20 March, 500 kilograms of cocaine had been found on a so-called go-fast boat in the international waters of the Caribbean Sea. These seizures were made during an operation led by the Royal Netherlands Navy […]

  • 18 March 2014

    The Royal Netherlands’ Navy Holland-class offshore patrol vessel HNLMS Zeeland entering Aruba mid March.   Built at the Damen Schelde shipyard in Vlissingen, HNLMS Zeeland is a new addition to Dutch Navy’s fleet, commissioned in August 2013. The vessel is deployed to the Caribbean Sea since February, to aid to counter-smuggling operations together with US […]

  • 19 July 2016

    The U.S. Coast Guard has offloaded approximately $5 million worth of cocaine seized during two separate interdictions in the Caribbean Sea as part of Operation Unified Resolve. About 150 kilograms of the contraband was offloaded Monday, July 18, at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg. In one case, Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 407 aboard the USS Shamal, […]