Alameda cutter returns home after Southeast Asia patrol

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau returned to homeport here today, following a 21-week deployment to Southeast Asia where the cutter participated with naval forces of Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, the Phillipines and Thailand in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) and Southeast Asian Cooperation Against Terrorism.

CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises designed to increase the understanding of Southeast Asian cultures in the event the militaries are called upon to work together in real-world operations. The tri-fold CARAT mission includes enhancing regional cooperation; building friendships between the United States and nations involved, and strengthening professional skills at every level.

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