ALAMEDA, Calif. — The crew aboard Coast Guard Cutter Munro returned Dec. 24 to their homeport in Alameda after a 105-day, 17,000-nautical mile, multimission deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean, according to the Coast Guard Pacific Area.
The crew conducted a Western Pacific Living Marine Resources patrol during the 105-day deployment. Munro’s law enforcement teams conducted 10 at-sea inspections of foreign-flag fishing vessels on the high seas to counter illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing practices in the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission area.
“The crew worked tirelessly to execute 10 fisheries boardings, 186 flight evolutions and dozens of boat operations in support of fisheries enforcement which demonstrates U.S. presence in the Western Pacific,” said Munro’s commanding officer Capt. Jim Estramonte. “Munro’s successful deployment paves the way for future Coast Guard Oceania patrols. Having the opportunity to bring the cutter to Guadalcanal, a place of Coast Guard lore, made the patrol even more meaningful for the crew.”