After three months patrolling the Bering Sea, the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Midgett returned to their Honolulu homeport on Friday, March 4.
During their time at sea, crew members provided enforcement of federal laws and regulations in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone near Alaska’s Aleutian Islands chain and protection of the country’s fisheries and marine resources, according to the USCG. They also served as a search and rescue platform and assisted helicopter crews working out of Dutch Harbor and Cold Bay, Alaska.
“This increased operational range for the aircrews and provided them with fuel for high-endurance missions,” according to the agency, adding that crew members also participated in training and emergency response drills.
“Navigating Alaskan waters was extremely exciting and rewarding,” Midgett Commanding Officer Capt. Willie Carmichael said. “I’m proud and impressed by my crew’s service and commitment to promote safety and security in Alaskan fisheries that are so vital to the U.S. economy.”