Archive for October 30th, 2015

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns home to Boston after Caribbean Sea deployment

October 30, 2015

300x450_q95Chief Petty Officer John Mincey, a crew member aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Spencer, holds his daughter after the cutter returned to homeport in Boston Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, after a 65-day patrol of the Caribbean Sea. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham)

BOSTON — Family welcomed home Coast Guard Cutter Spencer’s crew when the ship returned to its homeport in Boston, Friday at 8 a.m. after a 65-day patrol of the Caribbean Sea.

During the patrol, Spencer conducted several search and rescue cases as well as counter narcotics and migrant interdiction operations.

As part of Operation Martillo, Spencer intercepted four go-fast vessels suspected of trafficking drugs, and directly contributed to the seizure of 1,000 kilograms (2,204 pounds) of marijuana and 1,677 kilograms (3,697 pounds) of cocaine worth approximately $50 million.

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer is a 270-foot medium endurance cutter with a crew compliment of 14 officers and 86 enlisted personnel.

The media release with more details and photos from the patrol is available here: Coast Guard Cutter Spencer returns to Boston after Caribbean Sea deployment

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