Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane to return home to Portsmouth on Wednesday

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane is scheduled to return to their homeport of Portsmouth, Va., Wednesday following a patrol in the Carribean Sea.

The 60-day patrol included a search and rescue operation, counter-narcotics operations and a community relations project in Fort-De-France, Martinique.

The Harriet Lane’s crew assisted with the repair of a disabled sailing vessel and ensured the vessel safely arrived to St. Georges Harbor, Grenada.

During their stop in Martinique, over a dozen of the Harriet Lane’s crewmembers volunteered to assist an elderly couple paint their home.

“We have been as busy as ever with Coast Guard operations, crew training and exercising our many shipboard duties to maintain the highest levels of cutter mission readiness,” said Cmdr. J.W. McKinley, commanding officer of the Harriet Lane. “We are all very much looking forward to reuniting with our families and friends following our patrol.”

The Harriet Lane is a 270-foot medium endurance cutter.

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