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Alameda-based Coast Guard : The crew aboard Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returned Thursday to their homeport in Alameda after saving three lives during a 60-day, 15,000-natical mile, multi-mission deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea.

The Stratton crew began their deployment conducting counter drug operations off the coast of Central America supporting Joint Interagency Task Force South and international partners to disrupt the flow of narcotics trafficked by transnational organized crime networks. An aircrew and a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron, based in Jacksonville, Florida, was embarked aboard Stratton during their time in theater acting as a force multiplier capable of providing airborne use of force in maritime drug interdiction efforts.

Stratton also served as a search and rescue platform in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska during the deployment. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew embarked aboard Stratton to enhance the cutter’s search and rescue capabilities in the region. The Stratton crew and helicopter aircrew saved three lives after conducting medical evacuations from three different vessels during the patrol. The crews transported the injured or sick personnel ashore to receive higher level medical care.

Stratton’s boarding teams conducted eight domestic fisheries boardings to ensure the vessels and their crews were operating within compliance with federal fisheries laws and met vessel safety regulations. Read more

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 Alameda-based Coast Guard : The crew aboard Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returned Thursday to their homeport in Alameda after saving three lives during a 60-day, 15,000-natical mile, multi-mission deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea.

 Alameda-based Coast Guard : The crew aboard Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returned Thursday to their homeport in Alameda after saving three lives during a 60-day, 15,000-natical mile, multi-mission deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea.