Coast Guard Cutter Decisive returns to homeport after 58-day patrol

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Decisive conducts damage control training in the Gulf of Mexico, March 28, 2019. The training included hose handling and pipe patching, to ensure that all crewmembers are familiar with the various evolutions and get hands-on practice handling the equipment (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo/Released)

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Decisive conducts damage control training in the Gulf of Mexico, March 28, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)

PENSACOLA, Fl. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Decisive is scheduled to return home to Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, Friday, following a 58-day patrol.

The 75-person crew departed to complete a three-week Tailored Ship’s Training Availability in Mayport, Fl., during which time the cutter’s material condition, administration and drills are assessed. During TSTA, the crew performed 110 drills with a 98.2% average score across all mission areas.

Following TSTA, the Decisive became the first 210-foot Coast Guard cutter to conduct ship-helicopter operations with three Army H-6 helicopters, “Little Birds,” from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.

The crew patrolled in support of the Seventh Coast Guard District focusing on protecting living marine resources through daily law enforcement boarding of commercial fishing vessels along the southwest coast of Florida.

The Decisive crew embarked a rescue and assistance team to a fishing vessel taking on water, the Miss Winnie, with three people on board. The team stabilized the vessel.


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