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US Coast Guard boarding team members climb aboard a suspected smuggling vessel in September.

The Coast Guard busted another ‘narco sub’ carrying 12,000 pounds of cocaine

"Narco subs" have become increasingly popular with smugglers, as they can carry huge drug loads and are hard to detect.
US Coast Guard cutter Midgett crew members seized more than 2,100 pounds of cocaine from a low-profile go-fast vessel interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, July 26, 2019.

The Coast Guard’s newest cutter busted 2,100 pounds of cocaine before it even got to home port for the first time

The Coast Guard has been hauling in record amounts of cocaine, and this was likely the first of many such busts for the cutter Midgett.

The US Coast Guard has called off its search for a Carnival cruise worker who went overboard

The Carnival Cruise Line employee went overboard on July 4 while working on the Carnival Victory ship.
US Coast Guard Legend-class maritime security cutter USCGC Bertholf sails into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

The US Navy sailed between China and Taiwan again, and the Coast Guard joined in this time

US Navy and Coast Guard on Sunday sailed ships through the strategic Taiwan Strait, where the US is trying to increase its presence.
Coast Guard cutter Polar Star crew members on the ice about 13 miles from McMurdo Station in Antarctica, January 26, 2018.

A fire broke out aboard the US’s only heavy icebreaker in one of the most remote places on earth

The Polar Star makes a resupply trip to Antarctic research stations each year, but the journey is increasingly challenging for the aging icebreaker.

Judge orders US Coast Guardsman accused of plotting domestic terrorism to remain behind bars

Hasson was arrested on drug and weapons charges; the judge ordered him held without bail for 14 days while prosecutors build their case.

Federal prosecutors say US Coast Guard lieutenant plotted ‘massive domestic terror attack’ targeting civilians, politicians, and journalis...

Prosecutors say 49-year-old Christopher Hasson went to great lengths to plot a "massive" terror attack in the US, collecting a cache of weapons.
The Coast Guard cutter Polar Star breaks ice in McMurdo Sound near Antarctica, January 10, 2018.

The US’s only icebreaker made its annual trip to Antarctica, and it got banged up on the way

Icebreaker Polar Star is the only ship that can smash its way through Antarctic ice, but the annual mission batters the aging vessel.
Crew from the Coast Guard cutter Stratton return after a humanitarian assistance/disaster relief exercise, July 13, 2016.

The Coast Guard is about to miss their 2nd paychecks from the government shutdown — and a top officer is warning them about ‘misinformatio...

Active-duty and retired Coast Guard members are about to miss their second paycheck, and service leaders are telling them to look for assistance.

The only military branch affected by the government shutdown is about to miss its 2nd paycheck, and its leaders are sounding off

Many Coast Guard members live paycheck to paycheck, and the looming possibility of missing a second one has caused real hardship.