Coast Guard Cutter Campbell crew returns home after 62-day patrol

1st Coast Guard District NewsBOSTON — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Campbell crew returned to their homeport of Kittery, Maine, after a successful 62-day patrol in the North Atlantic, Tuesday.

As an essential component in the Coast Guard’s variety of offshore missions, Campbell’s crew conducted 72 fisheries and recreational boardings, ensuring compliance with safety regulations and enforcing fisheries laws during the patrol, and conducted a search and rescue case involving a reported lost kayaker near Nahant, Mass.

Campbell was also a part of a search and rescue exercise involving multiple naval and air assets, including Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England, the 1st Coast Guard District, Station Castle Hill and Station Point Judith in Rhode Island, and Air Station Cape Cod in Massachusetts. With on scene endurance unique to the Coast Guard’s offshore assets, Campbell acted as the on scene coordinator during the exercise.

Working with Air Station’s Elizabeth City, Cape Cod, and Atlantic City, the crews conducted over 250 helicopter evolutions on five separate occasions.

The Campbell is a 270-foot Medium Endurance Cutter homeported in Kittery at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

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