Coast Guard Cutter Decisive crew returns home from Caribbean Patrol

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PASCAGOULA, Miss. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Decisive returned to their homeport in Pascagoula, Mississippi on Friday, following a six-week patrol in the Caribbean Sea supporting the Joint Interagency Task Force-South.

During the deployment, the 70-member crew of the Decisive was primarily responsible for conducting counter drug operations in support of U.S. and international laws.

The Decisive worked directly with federal and international partners at JIATF-S and the 7th Coast Guard District to combat transnational organized crime networks operating in the Caribbean Basin. The Decisive’s efforts directly contributed to the prevention of more than 4,100 pounds of contraband from reaching American shores.

During the Decisive’s 39-day deployment, the cutter’s crew also conducted a professional exchange with members of the Honduran Navy.

These interdictions were part of Operation Martillo, an international operation focused on sharing information and bringing together air, land and maritime assets from the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security, as well as Western Hemisphere and European partner nation agencies, to counter illicit trafficking.

After a long, successful patrol, the Decisive’s crew is happy to return home to their loved ones in time for the holiday season.

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