Coast Guard Cutter Seneca Returns to Boston Following 58 Days at Sea
BOSTON, Mass. — Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returned to its homeport in Boston on May 15 after a 58-day counter-drug patrol in the Western Caribbean Sea, the Coast Guard said in a release.
During the patrol, the crew transported more than 1,500 kilograms (3,306 pounds) of cocaine from Coast Guard and foreign assets who were a part of a coalition of agencies known as a Joint Interagency Task Force. In addition, the cutter’s crew transported 20 detainees and nearly 2,600 pounds of marijuana for further disposition.
“Our crew did some outstanding work this patrol and provided critical support to the overall U.S. effort in the Caribbean,” said Cmdr. Alan B. McCabe, commanding officer of the Seneca. “The crew took pride in their work and demonstrated the professionalism that Seneca is known for.”
The Seneca crew also responded to two search-and-rescue cases. The crew successfully dewatered a recreational vessel off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., and assisted local authorities in rescuing a family from a 46-foot pleasure craft, which caught fire off the coast of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Seneca is a 270-foot medium endurance cutter with a crew complement of 13 officers and 90 enlisted personnel.