The boat is the guided-missile frigate “USS Nicholas,” which was in the Pacific Ocean as part of Operation Martillo, the multinational effort against drug smuggling.
The U.S. Southern Command said that crew members of the “Nicholas” pulled bales of cocaine totaling 4,910 pound from the sea during the incident June 4. The action also involved the “U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sherman” and a Colombian naval vessel.
U.S. Navy and Coast Guard crew members appear to have chased the gofast boat back into Colombian waters where a Colombian patrol boat captured it and its crew.