Coast Guard Cutter Dependable to return home from 57-day patrol

5th Coast Guard District News
CAPE MAY, N.J. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dependable is scheduled to return to its homeport of Cape May Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

During the 57-day patrol, the Dependable crew conducted fisheries operations in the North Atlantic, and counter-drug and migrant interdiction operations in the Caribbean Sea.

In the North Atlantic, the Dependable crew was tasked with enforcing marine mammal protection laws and fisheries and safety regulations, successfully completing 18 boardings. In the Caribbean Sea, the Dependable crew took part in counter-drug and migrant interdiction operations alongside the DEA, Customs and Border Patrol, the Joint Interagency Task Force South and the Dominican navy.

Throughout the patrol, the crew constantly enhanced its readiness through drills and training exercises. The Dependable moored in Boston, San Juan, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The cutter Dependable is a 210-foot medium endurance cutter with 85 crewmembers that conducts maritime safety, security and stewardship operations in the waters stretching from the U.S. and Canadian maritime border off New England, to the Florida Straits and greater Caribbean Sea.

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dependable file photo by Petty Officer Third Class Mike Lutz

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dependable file photo by Petty Officer Third Class Mike Lutz

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