U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Resolute Returns Residence After 41-Day Central Caribbean Patrol

After ten allegedly missing people, an extensive search began

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Cutter Resolute and its crew returned to St. Petersburg Tuesday after a 41-day patrol in the central Caribbean. (U.S. Coast Guard image)

(US COAST GUARD) – The US Coast Guard’s Cutter Resolute and its crew returned to St. Petersburg Tuesday after a 41-day patrol in the central Caribbean.

The Resolute crew patrolled the coast of Haiti in support of Operation Southeast Watch. The team focused its efforts on known transit zones and served as a presence to prevent dangerous migration travel.

Security guards received an urgent radio call on May 13 from a cargo ship that reported that it had collided with a wooden sailboat about 2 miles from Isla de la Tortue.

The small boat sank, leaving two people in the water. The Resolute and their small boat crews were conducting search patterns with an Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk flight crew deployed forward at Great Inagua.

The small boat crew found the men in the water holding onto foam fish buoys. After a medical examination, it was found that both survivors are in good health and have been safely returned to port.

On May 28, the Resolute crew banned two Cuban migrants on a makeshift raft 15 miles south of Key West.

During the routine patrol on May 27, the bridge team discovered several Cuban migrants in the water about 25 kilometers south of Key West. (U.S. Coast Guard image)

During the routine patrol on May 27, the bridge team discovered several Cuban migrants in the water about 25 kilometers south of Key West.

The team alerted Key West Coast Guard guards. The response efforts resulted in the rescue of eight people and the recovery of two deceased.

After ten allegedly missing people, an extensive search was initiated. Search and rescue lasted two days before the search was discontinued.

On May 27, the Resolute crew intervened two suspected smugglers and 25 Cuban migrants 60 miles south of Key West.

The Resolute crew completed emergency drills and training under several incidents. The Damage Control Olympics are a unique and active way to train crew members in proper damage control procedures.

At the same time, the Navigation Seamanship Olympics achieve the same goal of creating an interactive learning environment, but focus on rescue and assistance and small boats. (U.S. Coast Guard image)

At the same time, the Navigation Seamanship Olympics achieve the same goal of creating an interactive learning environment, but focus on rescue and assistance and small boats.

These training courses improve technical skills, build camaraderie, and ensure technical skills are maintained.

The Resolute, a 210-foot Reliance-class cutter with a crew of 72, entered service on December 8, 1966. Click here to visit the Resolute website.

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