The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba (WMEC 907), returned dwelling to Boston, Tuesday, following a 61-day counter-narcotics patrol within the Caribbean Ocean.
The 270-foot Escanaba’s 100-person crew supported operation Leeward Horizon and Unified Resolve, presidential initiatives designed to disrupt transnational prison organizations in Central and South America.
Escanaba’s crew deployed with two members from the Barbadian Coast Guard, serving to strengthen an important maritime partnership and enhancing the interoperability between the 2 nations.
Whereas transiting to their operational space, Escanaba’s crew supplied humanitarian and medical help to 25 Haitian migrants together with 5 youngsters and a pregnant girl. The migrants had been rescued from an unseaworthy vessel and had been in the end repatriated to Haiti.
The crew of Escanaba additionally rescued two mariners stranded at sea roughly 25 miles from St. Lucia and performed two boardings of Venezuelan fishing vessels actively fishing within the territorial seas of different nations These boardings assisted within the disruption and reporting of huge unfold unlawful, unregulated and unreported fishing (IUU) within the space.
“I’m more than happy with the whole staff effort from our crew on this patrol,” stated Cmdr. Mike Nalli, Escanaba’s commanding officer. “We accomplished a number of coaching occasions with associate nations to fight the circulation of unlawful medicine into our nation and disrupt the prison networks which function in that a part of the Caribbean. General, the crew and I are thrilled with what we achieved and are excited to be dwelling.”
As well as, the crew of Escanaba additionally accomplished a biennial coaching assessments in Mayport, Florida previous to patrol departure. This coaching evaluated their general readiness in 5 warfare classes: Weapons Methods, Command and Management, Injury Management and Medical, Engineering, and Navigation and Seamanship. Demonstrating proficient mission capabilities, the crew accomplished over 65 drills and evaluations, incomes an general rating of 96%.
Referred to as “The Pleasure of Boston,” the Escanaba is a medium-endurance cutter homeported in Boston.
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