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.
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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.
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