Coast Guard Cutter Campbell returns to Kittery, Maine

KITTERY, Maine – Coast Guard Cutter Campbell returned to Kittery, Maine June 4, 2010, after completing a 31-day patrol in the coastal waters of New England.

The crew of the Campbell boarded 18 commercial fishing vessels in the region, one of which resulted in a small vessel 85 miles off the coast of Maine being escorted to safety, ensuring compliance with safety regulations and enforcing fisheries laws.

The Campbell crew also assisted with a large search and rescue mission for two missing kayakers near Portland, Maine.

On May 19, the Campbell anchored in the Thames River near the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., to celebrate the 2010 graduation ceremony and then proceeded to New York to lead the Fleet Week Parade of Sail.

The Campbell preceded the Iwo Jima Battle Group from the Verrazano Narrows Bridge to the George Washington Bridge passing and saluting historic Fort Hamilton and the World Trade Center site along the way.

The Campbell welcomed over 3,000 visitors during the four day port visit, and participated in community service events at local hospitals and schools, and competed against Navy and Marine Corps teams in football, basketball, and softball tournaments.

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