Photo – Coast Guard and Navy Capture Pirates

GULF OF ADEN May 13, 2009 – Members of a visit, board, search and seizure VBSS team from the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg CG 64 and U.S. Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Team South Detachment 409 capture suspected pirates.

GULF OF ADEN May 13, 2009 - Members of a visit, board, search and seizure VBSS team from the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg CG 64 and U.S. Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Team South Detachment 409 capture suspected pirates.

GULF OF ADEN May 13, 2009 - Members of a visit, board, search and seizure VBSS team from the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg CG 64 and U.S. Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Team South Detachment 409 capture suspected pirates.

Members of a visit, board, search and seizure VBSS team from the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg CG 64 and U.S. Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Team South Detachment 409 capture suspected pirates after responding to a merchant vessel distress signal while operating in the Combined Maritime Forces CMF area of responsibility as part of Combined Task Force CTF 151.

CTF 151 is a multinational task force established to conduct counter-piracy operations under a mission-based mandate throughout the CMF area of responsibility to actively deter, disrupt and suppress piracy in order to protect global maritime security and secure freedom of navigation for the benefit of all nations.

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric L. Beauregard

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2 Comments

  1. jo says:

    good job. im 15 and want to become inrolled in the coast guard can you lead me on what to do.

  2. cgnews says:

    First off, stay in school, study hard and get good grades.
    Secondly, visit http://GoCoastGuard.com and review the information there.