USCGC Alex Haley Back in Kodiak, Alaska

The crew of US Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returned to Kodiak, Alaska, Sunday following a successful 70-day deployment patrolling more than 10,800 miles throughout the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands.

Alex Haley, known as the “Bulldog of the Bering,” departed Kodiak on Dec. 1, 2014, and spent the last 70 days conducting law enforcement and community outreach operations in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands. During the deployment, Alex Haley’s crew performed 41 at sea domestic fisheries enforcement boardings and covered more than 5,000 square miles in search efforts for the sunken Korean fishing vessel 501 Oryong.

Alex Haley is a 282-foot medium endurance cutter that routinely conducts operations in the Bering Sea, the Aleutian Islands and the Gulf of Alaska. These operations occur under the tactical control of the 17th Coast Guard District in Juneau.

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