Deep Sea Drug War: New England Coast Guard crews in the Pacific

PANAMA CITY — Sean Ryan stands at the highest point on his Coast Guard ship and gazes through a pair of binoculars.

There’s something on the horizon and if it is what he thinks it is, his day is about to get a lot more interesting.

Standing on the helm of the Coast Guard Ship ‘The Active’, it’s his job to know when the chase is about to begin.

And in this case, it’s about to.


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Boston 25's Blair Miller spent 10 days aboard a U.S. Coast Guard ship in the Pacific Ocean to report this story on how New England crews are being used to combat drug smuggling.

Go behind the scenes and get acquainted with the ship, The Active, in the video below.