Coast Guard Cutter Resolute crew to return home after 50-day patrol

Caribbean Sea - The Coast Guard Cutter Resolute, a 210-foot medium-endurance cutter homeported in St. Petersburg, Fla., passes by a Haitian sailboat off the coast of Haiti during a patrol in March 2011. Resolute's crew provided humanitarian assistance and maritime security for the Haitian government. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Resolute.

The Coast Guard Cutter Resolute passes by a Haitian sailboat off the coast of Haiti. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Resolute.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute is scheduled to return home Thursday at 10 a.m., after a successful 50-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea.

During the patrol, the Resolute’s crew patrolled the waters off Haiti’s coast to provide humanitarian assistance and maritime security for the Haitian government. The cutter also served in command of a task unit composed of three other Coast Guard cutters and six aircraft.

In addition to their assigned missions, the crew completed a bi-annual aviation certification process, which ensures that the ship’s flight deck and crew are fully capable of conducting all-weather helicopter operations.

“On top of working around the clock to patrol the Haitian coast, our crew completed nearly 100 drills and training exercises,” said Cmdr. Samuel Jordan, Resolute’s commanding officer. “I am extremely proud of their incredible level of dedication and stamina throughout the deployment.”

During a port-of-call on Grand Turk Island in the Turks and Caicos Islands, Resolute’s crewmembers hosted a reception on the ship’s flight deck for government officials and community representatives to further strengthen relationships between the U.S. Coast Guard and the Turks and Caicos government. This was the first time a medium endurance cutter has visited the island in three years.

The Resolute is a 210-foot Medium Endurance Reliance Class cutter and has a crew compliment of 12 officers and 68 enlisted personnel.

 

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