Coast Guard Cutter Resolute crew returns home after 7-week patrol

Coast Guard District 7 News
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returned home Thursday after a seven-week deployment in the Caribbean in support of routine law enforcement operations.

Working in conjunction with the Coast Guard’s 7th District in Miami and Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Resolute crew stopped a non-compliant vessel resulting in the seizure of 165 kilograms of cocaine valued at more than $4.5 million. In a separate incident, the Resolute crew interdicted a vessel with 47 Haitian migrants and safely repatriated them to Cap Haitien, Haiti.

In addition to completing more than 140 training drills and 200 helicopter evolutions, the Resolute crew made three port calls throughout the region. In Puerto Rico, crewmembers spent a day volunteering at a local orphanage, painting the building, landscaping and cleaning playground equipment. Resolute crewmembers also hosted a reception for local law enforcement partners, celebrating the Coast Guard’s critical role and relationships in the Caribbean and waters surrounding Puerto Rico.

In Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands, the Resolute crew hosted a professional exchange with the Royal Turks and Caicos Marine Police, exchanging best practices for engineering and navigation. The crew also received a visit from the Turks and Caicos Islands Governor, Damian Ric Todd, who toured his first Coast Guard cutter.

Resolute is a 210-foot Reliance class cutter and has a crew complement of 12 officers and 62 enlisted personnel.

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