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A Coast Guard ship makes its way past the Statue of Liberty on the opening day of Fleet Week in New York City on May 24, 2017. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

A U.S. Coast Guard cutter ship intercepted a self-propelled, semi-submersible vessel that was smuggling more than 3,800 pounds of cocaine off the coast of Texas last month.

On Nov. 12, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Marine Operations (AMO) tracked the vessel through international waters before arresting the drug smuggling crew, according to a CBP statement.

All three were arrested and the cocaine was seized. The suspects will face charges in the United States.

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MIAMI, United States (CMC) — The United States Coast Guard says crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter William Trump repatriated 15 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Saturday.

The US Coast Guard said the aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami observed a migrant rustic Wednesday while on patrol about 65 miles southeast of Dry Tortugas, Florida.

Watch-standers at Coast Guard Sector Key West “diverted the cutter William Trump crew who arrived on scene, interdicted and safely embarked the migrants,” the Coast Guard said.

“Illegal migrant ventures at sea are both risky and dangerous,” said Commander Willie Carmichael, deputy chief of enforcement for the Coast Guard 7th District.

“The Coast Guard and its partner agencies will continue to maintain a constant presence to stop and prevent illegal migration, and do everything we can to rescue those who put themselves at risk aboard unseaworthy rafts before they end tragically.”

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The hallways at the Soldiers and Sailors home is a bit more festive today, thanks to several members of the US Coast Guard.

Coast Guard members arrived at the Soldiers and Sailors Home to help hang holiday wreaths on residents doors and in the hallways.  For these guys, it’s a chance to give back to the community that brought them here today and an opportunity to meet the men and women who served our country.

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A US Coast Guard Cutter would be transferred to Sri Lanka further enhancing US-Sri Lanka Indo Pacific Partnership, the US Embassy said today.

Ahead of the transfer, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon said this Coast Guard Cutter is a tangible symbol of growing partnership between the two countries and reflects shared commitment of the two nations to regional stability.

Mr. Shannon who visited Sri Lanka last month announced that the US would offer a second US Coast Guard cutter to the Sri Lankan Navy pending completion of Congressional notification.

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — The United States Coast Guard on Sunday repatriated 67 Haitians, whose boat was intercepted about 51 kilometres north-east of Turtle Island on the north coast of the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country.

The Coast Guard said that since October 1, approximately 200 Haitians have tried to migrate illegally to the United States by sea and has renewed its warning to people not to attempt the dangerous journey since many have lost their lives on previous occasions.

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U-1023 in Plymouth after being captured. She was the same type as U-223, which sank the Dorchester.

US Coast Guard Cutter Comanche left Boston in January 1943. She made contact with her convoy on the 29th and proceeded as scheduled. It was a routine escort, three troopships, and three Coast Guard cutters. They sailed into the frigid waters of the North Atlantic, hoping and praying they would return home again.

They were following Convoy Route “SG,” from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Greenland. They knew these waters well, but the men on board were cautious, two ships had been sunk on this patrol just five months ago. Despite the possible danger, they knew these troopships needed to continue their journey. The men on board were required in Europe, to help win the war so they could all finally get back home.

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PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):

11:30 a.m.

President Donald Trump says he tries to make sure that the military equipment the U.S. sells abroad is not quite as good as what the country keeps at home.

Trump tells members of a Coast Guard station in Florida, “I always say, make ours a little bit better. … Keep about 10 percent in the bag.” That apparently extends to material sold to allies. Trump says, “You never know about an ally. An ally can turn.”

Trump told several dozen men and women at the Riviera Beach station that, “Nobody has the equipment that we have.”

He added that the country’s “doing really well,” pointing to stock market records and his efforts to roll back regulations and beef up the military.

Trump is spending Thanksgiving at his private club in Palm Beach, Florida.

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The crow’s nest of USCG Duane as seen beneath the waters off Key Largo, Florida in March 2007

Robert William Goehring (no relation to the infamous Nazi, Hermann Goehring) was born on February 12, 1917, in Somerville, New Jersey. He spent a good portion of his high school years training to be a cadet. Upon graduating in 1935, he made a beeline to the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut and signed up on August 5.

The promotions came quickly. Lieutenant (junior grade) in 1941, Lieutenant in 1942, and Commander in 1943.

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As detailed on the official U.S. Coast Guard website, “The mission of the United States Coast Guard is to ensure our Nation’s maritime safety, security, and stewardship.”

The vision of this branch of our armed forces is “We will serve our Nation through the selfless performance of our missions.  We will honor our duty to protect those we serve and those who serve with us.  We will commit ourselves to excellence by supporting and executing our operations in a proficient and professional manner.”

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The Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard made an appeal to lawmakers Wednesday for a much-needed increase in funding to sustain the strain placed on their resources created by the 2017 hurricane season.

The Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmospheres, Fisheris, and Coast Guard held a hearing Wednesday with the purpose of examining the role of the Coast Guard in preparing for these natural disasters.

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