USCG Cutter Steadfast Returns to Astoria, Oregon

USCG Cutter Steadfast Returns to Astoria, Oregon

After 55 days on narcotics enforcement patrol, the crew members of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Steadfast returned to Astoria, Oregon on Oct. 7. The 210-foot medium endurance cutter traveled over 11,000 miles between Oregon and Central America, doing training, law enforcement, search and rescue and helicopter operations in international waters, the agency said. The crew was deployed with Maintenance Augmentation Team Seattle, Electronic Support Detachment Petaluma and cutter Argus, which is expected to be commissioned soon. During their tour, Steadfast crew members pursued a high-speed, panga-style vessel suspected of smuggling contraband before handing off the case to a partner…
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USCG Cutter Steadfast Returns to Oregon from Narcotics Patrol

USCG Cutter Steadfast Returns to Oregon from Narcotics Patrol

After 55 days patrolling the Eastern Pacific Ocean, the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Steadfast returned to its Astoria, Oregon, homeport on June 18. The crew of the 210-foot, 54-year-old Reliance Class cutter patrolled over 11,000 miles providing law enforcement and search-and-rescue operations off Central America coastal waters from Mexico to Costa Rica, according to the USCG. During its counter drug patrol, crew members partnered with Mexican law enforcement to “locate, track, and interdict fast-moving drug smuggling vessels,” work that resulted in 2,747 kilograms of cocaine seized by Mexican authorities. The estimated value of that haul is $109…
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