Coast Guard Cutter Decisive returns to Pascagoula, Miss.

GULF OF MEXICO - The Coast Guard Cutter Decisive passes in front of the Q4000 while patrolling the area near the BP wellhead in August, 2010. U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Eggers

Cutter Decisive - USCG file photo

Pascagoula, MS – The Coast Guard Cutter Decisive, a 210-foot medium endurance cutter, will return to its homeport of Pascagoula Friday morning after being deployed to the Caribbean Sea since November.

The Decisive and its 75-member crew will be returning to Pascagoula following a two-month deployment to the Caribbean Sea. The Decisive crew worked with Joint Interagency Task Force South to conduct operations in support of national security and regional stability. The crew had the opportunity to visit Forte-de-France, Martinique, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Bridgetown, Bardados, and San Juan, Puerto Rico where they worked closely with the French Navy as well as the Trinidad and Venezuelan Coast Guard.

During Decisive’s deployment the crew assisted with the interdiction of more than 273 kilograms of cocaine.

“I have a tremendous crew who answered the call of duty over the holidays to keep approximately $6.5 million worth of drugs off the streets and protect our nation’s borders. I am enormously proud of each and every one of them,” said Cmdr. Teri Jordan, commanding officer of the Decisive.

The Decisive is responsible for maritime law enforcement, homeland security and search and rescue missions.

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