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Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba Returns to Boston After North Atlantic Ocean Patrol

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned to Boston Thursday following a 70-day patrol in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Throughout the patrol, Escanaba’s crew focused their efforts on search and rescue, vessel safety, and federal fisheries enforcement.

The crew assisted five people aboard the fishing boat Perseus after it became disabled 60 nautical miles off the coast of Massachusetts. The crew towed Perseus back to Boston.

Law enforcement teams conducted over 80 at-sea safety and fishery boardings.

The crew’s pursuit team also conducted training exercises in preparation for future patrols.

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba, known as “The Pride of Boston”, is a 270-foot medium endurance cutter with a crew compliment of 100.

Read more at USCG

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