USCGC Harriet Lane Returns to Portsmouth From Patrol

USCGC Harriet Lane (WMEC 903) returned to homeport in Portsmouth April 4th following a 50-day patrol in the North Atlantic Ocean. While on patrol, the Harriet Lane crew navigated over 6,559 miles along the southeastern coast of the United States, extending as far south as the northern coast of Cuba and east to The Bahamas, performing migrant interdiction and search…

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Exercise Tradewinds 2022 Planners Meet In Mexico

Defense and public-security planners from the Caribbean, Central America, North America, and Europe met Jan. 31-Feb. 4 in Chetumal, Mexico, to discuss planning details for the annual, multinational, multi-domain exercise Tradewinds. Mexico and Belize will co-host this year’s Tradewinds May 7-21, with Mexico playing host to naval exercise activities and Belize hosting the land activities. This year marks the first…

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USCGC and CBP Intercept Illegal Haitian Immigrant Attempt

October 12, 2020 – The Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations interdicted 23 illegal Haitian migrants and two Bahamian suspected smugglers approximately 10 miles east of Palm Beach, Friday. The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge (WPC-1102) crew and a CBP AMO surface asset crew interdicted a 25-foot pleasure craft with 25 people aboard approximately 10…

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AUTEC Personnel Save Green Sea Turtle Entangled by Rope, Nets

July 16, 2020 – Best known for housing the third largest barrier reef in the world, Andros Island in the Bahamas boasts a diverse marine population amid pristine waters. It’s perhaps less well known to serve as home to NUWC Division Newport’s Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC). On July 13, these two worlds collided when a large endangered…

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