Coast Guard Cutter Dallas arrives in Boston

BOSTON – The Coast Guard Cutter Dallas, a 378-foot high-endurance cutter based in Charleston, S.C., is in Boston today for a brief stop during its fisheries and maritime domain awareness patrol in the Northeast.In a switch from its normal mission of counter-drug operations in the Caribbean, the 160-person crew of the Dallas is patrolling the fishing grounds off the coast of New England enforcing fisheries regulations.

This marks the first time in several years that a high-endurance cutter has deployed to New England waters. Until the mid-1990s, the Dallas and three other high-endurance cutters were homeported in the Northeast; the Dallas and the Gallatin in New York and the Chase and the Hamilton in Boston.

“The New England maritime environment can be challenging and unforgiving,” said Capt. Eric Brown, commanding officer of the Dallas. “Our job is to work hard and provide the highest level of quality service to the mariner and the region.”

ATLANTIC OCEAN- Coast Guard Cutter Dallas patrols off-shore of Massachusetts conducting lobster vessel boardings. (Coast Guard Photo by Chief Petty James Moerls)

ATLANTIC OCEAN- Coast Guard Cutter Dallas patrols off-shore of Massachusetts conducting lobster vessel boardings.

Coast Guard Photo by Chief Petty James Moerls

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