Coast Guard personnel or attached LEDET
to supervise drug interdiction operations regardless of whether the ship is operating in international waters or United States domestic waters.
The 151 staff was about 40 people strong, the LEDET
had roughly 10 people, and the ERSS team added another 15 to the mix.
Our combined team of ship's crew, (LCS Surface Warfare) Mission Package, aviation detachment and Coast Guard LEDET
showed great teamwork and resolve," said Cmdr.
After this information was relayed by the LEDET
team to the Colombian government, the government ordered the Gran Tauro to return to Buenaventura and report to the Port Captain.
During the 2-day rescue operation, LEDET
personnel discovered that the vessel and 5 Ecuadorian nationals aboard had been struck by heavy weather, disorienting the crew and setting the small vessel 100 nautical miles off-course.
Simultaneously, the LEDET
worked with Iraqi marines to review VBSS techniques, inspections and security sweeps.
Coast Guard LEDET
boarding personnel, Halyburton brought an air detachment from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light (HSL) 48, Det.
perform the actual boarding of suspect vessels and, if needed, arrest their crews.
This includes the airborne use of force (AUF) capability on Royal Navy and auxiliary vessels attempting to stop noncompliant drug smuggling go-fast vessels, as well as expanding the authorization to carry LEDETs
in waters beyond the Caribbean and Bermuda areas of operations subject to the consent of both parties.
Under current timetables, in 2010 the CMIC will develop into a platform for government-wide information-sharing and further progress will be made on the LEDET
Because the Coast Guard is not part of the Defense Department and has law-enforcement responsibilities, LEDETs
, at they are called, have full arrest powers.
Operational Highlights: In 2012, the Coast Guard expended over 1,924 cutter days and 3,860 aircraft hours on counterdrug patrols; conducted 12 joint operations with partner nations; and deployed 17 LEDETs
aboard British, Dutch and Canadian warships.