Alameda Cutter Recognized For Record Drug Interdiction

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman was presented the Golden Eagle Award here today for superior performance in the interdiction of illicit drugs during the ship’s deployment to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility.

The award was presented by Mark Campbell, Chief of International Interdiction and U.S. Interdiction Coordinator executive director, and Patrick Ward, acting Deputy for Supply Reduction in the Office of National Drug Control Policy, both from Washington, D.C.

Working with the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, from San Diego, the two cutters recently recovered approximately 42,845 pounds of cocaine aboard the Panamanian flagged motor vessel Gatun during a maritime seizure.

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