2017 Operational Highlights


Coast Guard Cutter Stratton | Arctic | Heartland | 2017 Hurricanes

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stands with Coast Guardsmen before a drug offload aboard the USCGC Stratton (WMSL 752) in San Diego Sept. 20, 2017. More than 55,000 pounds of cocaine and a smaller amount of heroin was seized by the Stratton's crew. The Coast Guard and its interagency partners seized over 455,000 pounds of cocaine worth more than $6 billion wholesale in Fiscal Year 2017, breaking the U.S. record for most cocaine seized in a single year.

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The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Maple follows the crew of Canadian Coast Guard Icebreaker Terry Fox through the icy waters of Franklin Strait, in Nunavut Canada, August 11, 2017. The Canadian Coast Guard assisted Maple's crew by breaking and helping navigate through ice during several days of Maple's 2017 Northwest Passage transit.

America's Future as An Arctic Nation | Testing Search and Rescue Testing Arctic Navigational Safety


The Coast Guard Cutter Cypress crew works to correct aid to navigation in the Savannah River after Hurricane Matthew, Oct. 12, 2016. The Cypress is a 225-foot buoy tender built for maintaining aids to navigation. U.S. Coast

Inland Fleet

Hurricane Response

A Coast Guard flood punt team assists with search and rescue efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Hastings, Florida, Sept. 12, 2017. The flood punt team traveled from Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River, Tennessee, to assist with Hurricane Irma rescue operations.

Salvaging boats, protecting the environment: The aftermath of Hurricane Maria | Coast Guard works to identify owners of stranded boats in Puerto Rico | Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Maritime Safety and Security Team Miami | Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: MK1 Ryan Swartz | Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Coast Guard chaplains during 2017 hurricane season | Coast Guard Auxiliary answers the call | Innovation Program seeks hurricane lessons learned from Coast Guard responders