Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk returns to homeport

Southeastern Coast Guard News
KEY WEST, Fla. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk returned to homeport Sunday following a successful four-week patrol Gulf of Mexico Law Enforcement patrol in the detection of illegal fishing in the United States’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

Working with air assets from U. S. Customs and Border Protection, Mohawk stopped a Mexican vessel illegally fishing in the U.S. EEZ. The four Mexican crewmembers were detained and transferred to Coast Guard Station South Padre Island, Texas and their catch was confiscated. In addition to enforcing the maritime boundary, the cutter conducted safety examinations of U.S. flagged commercial fishing vessels and performed numerous operations with Coast Guard helicopters.

“I am very pleased with the performance of the crew during the patrol,” said Cmdr. Adam Morrison, Mohawk’s commanding officer. “The crew successfully executed every mission and we accomplished a great deal of training that has better prepared the crew for its next operational patrol.”

The crew will be prepare for the Mohawk’s transit to the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore later this summer to begin the Guard Mission Effectiveness Project. This year long maintenance period will repair, replace, and upgrade vital ship’s systems to ensure the Mohawk’s continued success for many more years.

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