USCGC Bertholf Returns to Alameda After Deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) returned to homeport in Alameda Monday, following a 105-day deployment throughout the North Pacific. The crew patrolled more than 27,000 miles for approximately three months alongside partner agencies to support international cooperation for Operation North Pacific Guard, the U.S. Coast Guard’s annual Northern Pacific illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing patrol. An integrated international law…

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USCGC Munro Returns from WESTPAC Deployment

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) and crew returned to their Alameda homeport Wednesday following a 102-day, 22,000-nautical-mile deployment to the Western Pacific. Munro departed Alameda in July to the Western Pacific to operate under the tactical control of U.S. Navy 7th Fleet to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific. “Munro’s deployment demonstrated the Coast Guard’s unique authorities…

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US Coast Guard Concludes Training with Philippine Maritime Agencies

September 1, 2021 – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) arrived in Subic Bay, Philippines, Tuesday following operations and exercises in the West Philippine Sea with the Philippine Coast Guard and the Philippine Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources. Munro’s crew participated in bilateral operations, professional exchanges, search-and-rescue and communications exercises, small boat operations, multi-vessel maneuvering, and maritime…

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USCGC Stratton returns from 105-day deployment

June 11, 2021 – Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) returned to Alameda Friday following a combined 105-day deployment to Alaska and their biannual shipboard training off the coast of San Diego. Stratton’s crew, along with an embarked MH-65 helicopter aircrew from Air Station Kodiak, patrolled the Bering Sea up to the Arctic’s ice edge. While deployed, they conducted two…

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USCGC Munro Unloads Massive Narcotic Haul at Alameda

March 23, 2021 – Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) offloaded approximately 8,200 pounds of seized cocaine and 11,450 pounds of marijuana Tuesday at the ship’s homeport at Coast Guard Base Alameda. Prior to the Munro’s arrival in Alameda, the crew transferred 12 detainees, approximately 9,200 pounds of cocaine and 2,150 pounds of marijuana to law enforcement officials in San…

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USCGC Douglas Munro Completes Final Patrol

March 16, 2021 – Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro, the service’s last operational 378’ high endurance cutter, returned home to Kodiak, Alaska on Saturday, following a 49-day deployment in the Bering Sea. While deployed, the crew of the Douglas Munro, and its embarked MH-65 helicopter aviation detachment from Air Station Kodiak, safeguarded the $13.9 billion Alaskan fishing industry and provided…

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Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf Returns to Alameda

March 15, 2021 – Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) returned home to Alameda Monday following a three month, 15,000 mile, multi-mission patrol. In January, Bertholf boarded three vessels in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. “Early in the patrol, we interdicted three go-fast vessels over a span of six hours,” said Capt. Brian Anderson, Bertholf commanding officer. “We used every available…

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USCGC Stratton Home after COVID Outbreak

November 18, 2020 – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL-752) returned to its homeport Wednesday at Coast Guard Island in Alameda after 11 crew members tested positive for COVID-19 during the deployment. The affected crew members reported mild symptoms and are receiving medical care. The cutter was met by Coast Guard medical staff, who conducted testing of the entire…

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USCGC Munro Returns to Alameda

September 7, 2020 – Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) returned home Monday to Alameda following a three month, 15,000 mile, multi-mission patrol. Munro’s crew began their patrol in the Bering Sea and spent 37 days enforcing fisheries regulations from Alaska to the maritime boundary line separating U.S. and Russian waters. Munro’s crew boarded 11 commercial fishing vessels to ensure…

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