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  • 4 March 2016

    Colombian Navy’s Neptuno Task Force Against Drug Trafficking joined forces with National Police and the Technical Investigation Unit of the Prosecutor’s Office – CTI to seize 1,173 kilograms of cocaine in the ​​Mulatos area, Gulf of Urabá, Colombia On March 3 members of the ‘Neptuno’ unit detected a four-crew Go Fast vessel that set sail from a […]

  • 18 January 2016

    With information provided by the National Police, Colombian National Army units managed to seize 548 kilograms of cocaine in the area of ​​Puerto Granados, in the town of Bahia Solano – Choco. The Colombian Navy said the seized shipment was intended to be exported from the country by sea. Had the contraband reached the streets, it would […]

  • 17 December 2015

    Coordinated maritime control efforts between the Colombian Navy and the National Police have resulted in a 574-kilogram drug bust in the Colombian Pacific.  The Colombian Poseidon Task Force Against Drug Trafficking intercepted two vessels in waters off the Tumaco municipality. Three Colombians and two Ecuadorian citizens made up the crews of the boats. After searching the motor boats, […]

  • 8 January 2016

    Units of the Colombian Navy and the National Police of Colombia on January 7 seized 86 kilograms of cocaine which were being transported aboard a sailing boat named Vagamundo. The Navy said the intercept was made in the area of ​​Bocachica in the bay Cartagena, where two men of Colombian nationality were captured. The result was […]

  • 22 February 2016

    Approximately 440 kilograms of cocaine were seized from a container ship travelling from Panama to Guatemala, the Mexican Navy said in a report. Joint efforts between the Mexican Navy and the country’s tax administration service (SAT) resulted in the seizure which was made February 19. A scan of the ship’s cargo conducted by the Navy determined that three […]

  • 26 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The United States Coast Guard (USCG) cutter Seneca returned on September 25 to her homeport of Boston following a 50-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Seneca crewmembers and a tactical law enforcement detachment team conducted multiple interdictions while patrolling international waters off the coast of Central America and South America in support of the […]

  • 23 November 2015

    The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded more than 25 tons of cocaine seized in the Eastern Pacific Ocean drug transit zone off the coast of Central and South America in San Diego, USA. The contraband, hauled from the decks of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf at the Port of San Diego Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal, was […]

  • 21 January 2016

    In a coordinated operation between the Colombian Navy, the Narcotics Division of the National Police and the Attorney General’s Office a cocaine shipment was found in the Colombian port city Cartagena. This operation was supported by the United States agency Homeland Security Investigations, an investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security. The shipment, distributed in 51 packages, was found inside a 20-foot container […]

  • 30 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Legare returned home to Portsmouth on April 28 after seizing a large amount of drugs in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.  Last week, the Legare crew stopped in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to offload 24,886 pounds of cocaine and 2,664 pounds of marijuana seized from suspected smugglers. As informed, […]

  • 30 March 2016

    Naval Today recently reported about a U.S. Coast guard vessel seizing around 5,800 kilograms of cocaine worth more than $193,939,000 in the Eastern Pacific Ocean on March 3. The U.S. Coast Guard has now released a video showing how dramatic an interception of a drug semi-sub in reality is. Directed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, […]

  • 14 June 2016

    The U.S. Coast Guard offloaded approximately 21 tons of cocaine seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean from the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche in San Diego, Monday. An additional eight tons of contraband seized in the region was transferred ashore in Miami earlier in the day. The drugs were interdicted in international waters […]

  • 11 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    San Pedro-based fast response cutter (FRC) returned to its homeport on December 8 following a two-week patrol that included the ship’s first drug bust, the US Coast Guard said.  The crew of the recently commissioned FRC Forrest Rednour interdicted approximately 1,000 pounds of marijuana from a suspected smuggling vessel on November 28 in international waters, […]

  • 11 December 2015

    The Royal Navy has carried out its second drugs bust in the Mediterranean in just two weeks with HMS St Albans seizing around 320kg of cannabis. The Type 23 frigate stopped the drug smugglers during a routine security patrol and prevented around £1 million worth of narcotics reaching European markets. It is the second drugs […]

  • 5 September 2016

    The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Tampa returned to Portsmouth, Virginia following a 65-day, counter-narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central and South America. During their patrol, Tampa’s crew interdicted approximately 2,059 kilograms of narcotics with an estimated wholesale value of $68 million. They also forced traffickers to […]

  • 10 March 2016

    Having seized more than $141 million worth of illegal narcotics, the United States Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned to its Naval Station Mayport homebase on March 9 from an eight-week counter-drug deployment. The Valiant was deployed to the Eastern Pacific Ocean in support of Joint Interagency Task Force South, operating off the coast of Central […]

  • 5 February 2018

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga carried out another successful drug interdiction operation on February 1, bringing the total value of drugs seized by the crew since November 2017 to over AU$1 billion. The latest operation took place in the Western Indian Ocean and resulted in the seizure of 414 kilograms of heroin valued in […]

  • 15 April 2014

    Crewmembers from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Cutter Legare are going to offload approximately 3,300 kilograms of cocaine today at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach.   The cocaine haul is a result of two separate drug interdictions and has an estimated wholesale value of $110 million. USCGC Legare (WMEC-912) is a United States Coast […]

  • 8 August 2017

    The U.S. Coast Guard has offloaded an estimated 3.1 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades on Monday. U.S. Coast Guard cutter Escanaba offloaded the $85 million worth of cocaine following a number of drug interdictions made by U.S. and allies in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean. “The offload today represents the combined efforts of […]

  • 16 May 2012
    Industry news

      EADS North America has delivered the fourth and final Airbus Military CN235-300 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) to be supplied to the Mexican Navy under a U.S. Coast Guard managed foreign military sales agreement. The Coast Guard employs the CN235-300 in the HC-144A Ocean Sentry configuration for a range of missions, including search and rescue, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 August 2016

    The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sherman offloaded approximately 11 tons of cocaine at Naval Base San Diego, August 18. Several U.S. Coast Guard cutters seized a combined total of approximately 11 tons of cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean from mid-June through July. The drugs, interdicted in international waters off the coast […]

  • 19 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    US Office of National Drug Control Policy Deputy Director for Supply Reduction Marilyn Quagliotti presented the United States Interdiction Coordinator (USIC) Award to Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) Thursday. Deputy Director Quagliotti, who serves as the U. S. Interdiction Coordinator (USIC), said: Operation Bahamas Turks and Caicos is an outstanding example of a partnership […]

  • 3 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The crew of US Coast Guard Cutter Alert returned to Astoria on Sunday following a counter-drug patrol in the eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of South and Central America. Alert’s crew members successfully conducted a 70-day patrol traveling more than 12,600 miles scouring the eastern Pacific Ocean for illicit traffickers using their two small […]

  • 12 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy has decided not to reactivate old Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates, according to an USNI News report which cites an internal service memo. The main driver for the decision is likely the cost of bringing the ships – the last of which was decommissioned in 2015 – out of mothballs. According to USNI News, […]

  • 28 August 2014

    The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Tampa successfully interdicted more than 970 kilograms of cocaine from a 226-foot Panamanian-flagged freighter in international waters in the Caribbean Sea Aug. 10.   The Tampa was on patrol in support of migrant and drug interdiction operations in the Windward Passage when they came across the suspect […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Aura Systems, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Coast Guard will renew its support contract with Aura.   This support contract is to provide service and support for the VIPER systems installed on the U.S.C.G patrol boats. The U.S.C.G RB-M response boats now in production use dual AuraGen/VIPER systems, to provide both AC (alternating current) […]

  • 20 July 2015

    Irish Navy’s newest Naval Service Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) LÉ James Joyce arrived in Haulbowline on Friday 17th July. The LÉ James Joyce, was handed over to the Irish Naval Service (INS) at Babcock’s Appledore shipyard in North Devon where the ship was built. The commissioning ceremony for the LÉ James Joyce is yet to […]

  • 29 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard (USCG) will decommission today Sherman (WHEC 720), its ninth high endurance cutter. The decommissioning ceremony will take place at Coast Guard Base Honolulu at 2 pm local time. In late-January, the cutter returned from its final deployment, completing a 76-day patrol in the Bering Sea. Sherman’s operational resume includes action in […]

  • 23 January 2013

    The crew of the 210-foot Coast Guard Cutter Confidence returned to homeport in Port Canaveral Monday morning, concluding a 56-day deployment in the southern Caribbean during which the crew interdicted an estimated $25 million worth of drugs. The cutter and crew departed Port Canaveral Nov. 28, 2012, to conduct a counter-drug law enforcement patrol under […]