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The Long Blue Line: Cutter Dependable—50 Years of “Credibility Built on Excellence”

The Coast Guard Cutter Dependable underway in the Eastern Pacific Ocean on patrol. The Cutter Dependable's crew returned to their homeport, Virginia Beach, Va., after a two-month patrol of the Eastern Pacific Ocean May 4, 2017. During this patrol, the crew seized over 8,000 pounds of cocaine with an estimated value of $122 million which will be used as evidence to prosecute 19 suspected smugglers. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Dependable.

Today marks the golden anniversary of the Coast Guard Cutter Dependable’s service in the Coast Guard. Over its distinguished 50 years of service, the cutter and its crews have earned countless honors and awards for law enforcement, living marine resources, search and rescue and humanitarian missions they have conducted.

Officer of the Deck: BM2 Christopher Holmes

Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Holmes as coxswain.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Holmes as coxswain. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Written by Lt. j.g. Samuel England, Coast Guard Cutter Dependable. “Nowhere in military or civilian life is there a parallel to the range and degree of responsibility that is placed in the hands of the OOD.” Watch Officer’s Guide. Officer of the deck.

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itCG-CGC Dependable and crew honored, fishermen rescued, search for cruise ship passenger

Yesterday, Coast Guard Cutter Dependable and crew were honored for their achievements during a recent 52-day patrol in the eastern Caribbean where they recovered drugs, seized vessels and detained individuals suspected of drug trafficking. In a time-honored tradition, five decals were placed on the hull of the cutter. Four decals of a marijuana leaf and

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