Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returned to her homeport of Boston Friday after a 58-day patrol of the Western Caribbean.
The patrol capped off a 34 week span in which the Seneca’s crew conducted two Caribbean patrols and underwent an 82-day, $2.2 million dollar drydock maintenance and repair period at GMD Shipyard in Brooklyn, New York.
During Seneca’s most recent patrol, the cutter rode out January’s “Bomb Cyclone” near Gardiner’s Bay, New York and provided offshore search and rescue capabilities for any potential mariners in distress during the storm.
Seneca then continued to the Western Caribbean, where the crew conducted enforcement in support of the Coast Guard’s Western Hemisphere Strategy designed to keep the maritime borders of the United States secure and prevent the illicit trafficking of narcotics.
“I am exceptionally proud of the resilience of the crew during this period and the hard work they’ve put into the vessel to ensure she was ready to complete all Coast Guard missions,” said Cmdr. Alan McCabe, Commanding Officer of Seneca, “After more than 200 days away from our family and friends, we are all very excited to finally return to Boston.”