Coast Guard Cutter Thetis Rescues Sea Turtles in Gulf of Guinea

March 27, 2019 – Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC 910) rescued two loggerhead sea turtles in the Gulf of Guinea while conducting routine training in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations, March 23, 2019. A Coast Guarsdman standing watch spotted the sea turtles tangled in a commercial fishing net. The officer of the deck instructed crew members to deploy a small boat crew to safely cut the distressed turtles free of the net. “I was able to work with my fellow crew members to help save not one but…

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Release of turtle caught in fishing net

Google Translation A National Navy vessel developing maritime control operations in the Pacific Ocean assisted a turtle that was entangled in a fishing net in the general area of ​​the Gorgona National Natural Park. The facts were presented when the crew of the ship sighted among the waves a sea turtle swimming with difficulty. Immediately, the Surface unit deployed a zodiac boat with crew to rescue her. Military personnel pulled the turtle out of the water, which could be as long as 70 centimeters, and freed it from the fishing…

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