CGC Zephyr returned to homeport in Pascagoula, Mississippi, yesterday after a 46-day patrol. While underway, the cutter patrolled approximately 6,300 square miles and boarded 56 commercial fishing vessels. Fisheries boardings check for compliance with federal laws and regulations as well as fishing and safety equipment. The cutter also assisted with the apprehension of eight illegal
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After months of training, Coast Guard Port Security Unit (PSU) 301 left Cape Cod, Mass., and arrived in Kuwait to relieve their west coast counterparts, PSU 311 from San Pedro. While on deployment, PSU 301 will work with Navy Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron Five. Story here Over at Erika’s Powerboating blog, she provides some great
For a great historical account of the Coast Guard’s role during the Prohibition Era, read this blog post over at EagleSpeak. Our duties then were not much different than our duties now protecting our borders from the smuggling of illegal drugs, people and contraband.