Coast Guard Cutter Thetis Returns Home

Coast Guard Cutter Thetis

Cutter Thetis file photo

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returned to homeport at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., Sunday, following a two-month deployment.

Thetis crewmembers set sail from Key West Nov. 28 and spent the first month of their deployment patrolling the Western Caribbean Sea. During this patrol, Thetis crewmembers interdicted two go-fast vessels, each loaded with cocaine.

Thetis crewmembers interdicted a go-fast vessel Dec. 17 carrying more than 3,300 pounds of cocaine. The contraband was offloaded at Base Support Unit Miami Dec. 29.

Thetis crewmembers interdicted a go-fast vessel Dec. 4 carrying more than 1,100 pounds of cocaine. The contraband was transferred to the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Spencer and offloaded at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for further transfer to Clearwater, Fla., Dec. 10.

During the second half of the Thetis crew’s deployment, they traveled to Naval Station Mayport, Fla., where they received training in firefighting, damage control, navigation, naval combat, and search and rescue.

The Thetis is a 270-foot medium-endurance cutter responsible for conducting search-and-rescue, law-enforcement and homeland security missions throughout the Caribbean Sea.

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