US Coast Guard Cutter Munro Returns Home

By Karen Robes Meeks

After being deployed for 78 days in drug-transit areas in the Eastern Pacific, the 418-feet long US Coast Guard Cutter Munro recently came home to Alameda, California, the agency said.

From late December to mid January, crew members interdicted three suspected drug-smuggling ships with 6,680 pounds of pure cocaine.

“I truly could not have asked for a better crew with whom to share these memories, but we didn’t do this alone,” said Capt. Jim Estramonte, Munro’s commanding officer. “Through all our adventures, the friends and family members of Munro’s crew have supported us. It is their hard work at home that allows us to serve. Their sacrifice does not go unnoticed. So, thank you to all those that make our success possible.”

By Sarah Spangler