Family welcomes home Coast Guard Cutter Spencer crew in Boston following 65-day patrol

The Coast Guard Cutter Spencer’s crew moors in Boston Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, after a 65-day patrol of the Caribbean Sea. During the patrol, Spencer’s crew intercepted four go-fast vessels suspected of trafficking drugs, and directly contributed to the seizure 2,204 pounds of marijuana and 13,697 of cocaine worth approximately $50 million. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham)

The Coast Guard Cutter Spencer’s crew moors in Boston Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, after a 65-day patrol of the Caribbean Sea. During the patrol, (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham)

BOSTON — Family welcomed home Coast Guard Cutter Spencer’s crew when the ship returned to its homeport in Boston, Friday at 8 a.m. after a 65-day patrol of the Caribbean Sea.

During the patrol, Spencer conducted several search and rescue cases as well as counter narcotics and migrant interdiction operations.

As part of Operation Martillo, Spencer intercepted four go-fast vessels suspected of trafficking drugs, and directly contributed to the seizure of 1,000 kilograms (2,204 pounds) of marijuana and 1,677 kilograms (3,697 pounds) of cocaine worth approximately $50 million.

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer is a 270-foot medium endurance cutter with a crew compliment of 14 officers and 86 enlisted personnel.

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