Coast Guard to Enforce Rose Festival Security Zone

June 5, 2019 – The Coast Guard will be enforcing a security zone along the Willamette River between the Hawthorne and Steel Bridges, in support of the Rose Festival and Fleet Week, Wednesday, through Monday. The security zone is set in place to protect the various vessels that will be moored along the waterfront near Tom McCall Park, as well as, the visiting public. A lane will be established for human-powered craft, such as kayaks and paddle-boards, which will allow those watercraft to transit the zone without a dedicated escort.…

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Glace Bay and Oriole to Represent RCN at New York Fleet Week

March 27, 2019 – Five U.S. Navy ships, three U.S. Coast Guard cutters, four U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) Yard Patrol boats (YPs), one Military Sealift Command ship, and two Royal Canadian Navy vessels will participate during 2019 Fleet Week New York (FWNY), May 22-28. It is anticipated that approximately 2,600 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will participate this year. Ship and pier locations include: Manhattan, Pier 88: (Tours will be closed Sunday, May 26) • San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New York (LPD 21), from Mayport, Florida will embark…

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RCN & US Coast Guard Offload 5,100 lbs of Cocaine in San Diego

December 7, 2018 – A Coast Guard Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team member puts a bale of cocaine on a pallet as U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy crews offload more than 5,100 pounds of seized cocaine Dec. 7, 2018, worth nearly $70 million wholesale, in San Diego following a 49­ day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific aboard Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Edmonton with an embedded U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment. The cocaine was seized in international waters off the coast of Central and South America…

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U.S., Canadian officials meet on emerging threat from drug traffickers

U.S. forces and international partners continue to see new smuggling tactics by transnational organized crime networks in the eastern Pacific Ocean including vessels specifically constructed for purposes of smuggling narcotics and other illicit contraband.  Senior officials from the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Southern Command and the Canadian Armed Forces are meeting in San Diego this week to discuss  tactics of transnational crime networks and international efforts to combat the threat posed by these criminal organizations. These senior officials include: • U.S. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Fred Midgette, commander, Pacific Area •…

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RCN helps keep over nine tonnes of cocaine off the streets on Operation CARIBBE

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is wrapping up deployments on Operation CARIBBE for 2017. Working collaboratively with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the United States-led Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATFS) over the past year, the CAF directly supported the ongoing multinational campaign to disrupt illicit trafficking. Three Royal Canadian Navy maritime coastal defence vessels and a Royal Canadian Air Force CP-140 Aurora long-range patrol aircraft deployed to regions in the eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Saskatoon, Nanaimo, and Moncton, along with…

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HMCS Nanaimo Completes Operation Caribbe Tasking & Returns to Esquimalt December 15th

The success of HMCS Nanaimo and the embarked United States Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) continued when they recently assisted in seizure of approximately 1,511 kilograms of cocaine off the coast of Mexico. “The effectiveness of the close partnership between the skilled crew of HMCS Nanaimo and the USCG LEDET team embarked on board is evidenced by their continued success on the high seas,” said the Commanding Officer of HMCS Nanaimo. “The men and women of Nanaimo are proud to be part of this important operation to keep…

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Master Mariners of Canada Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

Master Mariners of Canada is celebrating 50 years of encouraging a high and honorable standard of ability and professional conduct among senior officers of the Canadian Merchant Service. To mark the occasion, a special conference is being held in conjunction with the Master Mariners of Canada Annual General Meeting in Vancouver – the location of the organization’s founding in 1967. The theme of the conference is: Mitigating Risk in Marine Transportation: are moratoriums necessary in the 21st century? “We exist in part to promote and maintain efficient and friendly cooperation…

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San Francisco Fleet Week Kicks Off

The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) arrived at pier 30/32 in San Francisco today, kicking off the 37th annual San Francisco Fleet Week, which runs Oct. 1 through 10. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105), the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Champion (MCM 4), U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WHEC 726), and Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigate HMCS Winnipeg (FFH 338) will also be in San Francisco for this year’s celebration. More than 2,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guard members will participate in San…

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