Coast Guard Cutter Decisive returns from 54-day patrol

Coast Guard 8th District News
PASCAGOULA, Miss., — The Coast Guard Cutter Decisive, homeported in Pascagoula, returned home after a 54-day patrol in the Florida Straits assisting the 7th Coast Guard District in illegal migration interdiction, search and rescue and law enforcement missions.

On Feb. 24, Decisive was tasked with embarking 13 Cuban migrants from the Coast Guard Cutter William Flores. For the next two days, the migrants remained aboard Decisive where they received food, water, shelter and basic medical attention. On Feb. 26, the migrants were transferred to the Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island for repatriation back to Cuba.

While patrolling the Straits of Florida, Decisive conducted recreational boating safety boardings to ensure safety of boaters and their vessels at sea.

After 31 days in the Florida Straits, Decisive transited to Naval Station Mayport, Fla., for the cutter’s Tailored Ships Training Assessment. TSTA is a three-week training and evaluation of the crew’s command and control, seamanship, damage control and engineering knowledge and skills. The crew conducted 142 drills in navigation, engineering, seamanship, casualty control and rescue and assistance and attended damage control schools.

Coast Guard Cutter Decisive (U.S. Coast Guard file photo)

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