Cutter Returns to Astoria

The 210-foot cutter Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast recently came back to Astoria, Oregon, after a 60-day counter drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

The crew of the Steadfast – a Reliance Class cutter that has been based in Astoria since 1994 – traveled more than 10,500 miles and conducted more than 100 readiness drills. Sailors also supported volunteer projects, including painting and improving the outside of an elementary school for special needs students in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. In addition, they helped build a retaining wall that provides pedestrian access to a primary school in Huatulco, Mexico.

The Steadfast was part of the 2019 San Francisco Fleet Week Parade of Ships and hosted over 1,500 public tours.

By Karen Robes Meeks